Falling in Love with Fall Fashion

The all-too-short season of fall conjures up images of stunning foliage, bright orange pumpkins and back-to-school supplies for many of us, but the chill, crisp autumn weather also heralds fall shopping sprees.

Whether you are a mom, college co-ed, up-and-coming professional or anything in between, fall is the time to spruce up your wardrobe.

Goddess Gossip spoke to fashion maven Alison Brettschneider, designer and owner of 25 Park, a tony boutique with four locations throughout New York (and counting) about Fall 2014 fashion trends. She let us in on what we will be seeing more of (think animal patterns) and less of (think black and other darkish hues).

It turns out that maroon is the new black. Jewel tones – ruby, emerald, and sapphire – will also shine this fall, she says. The myth that you can't wear white after Labor Day has been officially debunked. Wintery whites have earned their space and place in the closets of fashionistas across the map in recent years. "If you are going to splurge on one item this fall, go for a faux fur vest or bomber jacket," Brettschneider suggests.

Women will also be on the prowl for Leopard prints. "A look-at-me leopard piece seems more imperative than ever this fall," says celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe in the Zoe report. "It seems that everywhere we turn, animal prints are being worn as chic basics, rather than bold statements. That's exactly why a carefully chosen leopard-print skirt has the potential to be the serious workhorse your fall wardrobe needs." Zoe's pick: the Elizabeth and James' Adina skirt, at $325.

Shoes complete the look this fall, and stylists in the know say that the two pairs we all must have are lace-up heels and comfy ballet flats.

Happy Shopping!

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