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    The Colors and Styles of Fall 2002

    With the end of hot summer nights and long days at the beach, the changing of leaves means more than fall to many fashion conscious students. With the beginning of the autumn season comes a whole new slew of colors, fabrics, and designs that are sure to grab the attention of those around you.

    ‘#9;In the past years, fall clothing was associated with the rich tones of nature and the warmth of the anticipated holiday season. Colors such as dark brown, burgundy, and marigold were always in the stores, as well as fluffy sweaters and corduroy pants. However this year, fall has a few twists and turns that are sure to kick up your fall wardrobe and add some flare to your life. Whether you are shopping in the Hamptons, or in the Smithaven Mall, you are sure to find some of fall’#146;s essential pieces at a budget or luxury price.

    ‘#9;Majestic purple, the color that is usually associated with royalty, is a hot color this fall. You can invest in a floor length cashmere coat, or just a fringed belt, but either way the touch of purple adds life to any outfit. Or, give yourself the imperial treatment and have your nails polished in a deep purple hue.

    ‘#9;Corduroy pants, skirts, and jackets are back and bigger than ever! You can also find a ton of corduroy accessories such as belts, purses, and shoes. The designers of Theory made great corduroy suits in a variety of colors, DKNY makes a knee-length skirt with a flared bottom, and H&M always has excellent knockoffs at student friendly prices.

    ‘#9;The retro seventies look is another theme found all over stores nationwide. Whether you are going for a sweet southwestern look, or a sexy lace and leather outfit, there are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind. First of all, don’#146;t over do it!!! To get a great southwestern look, pair a cream cashmere sweater with a pair of dark bell-bottoms, add a camel colored fringy belt that has a few feathers and beads with pointy leather boots and a suede purse. For a racier look, you can pair a black knee length lacy skirt with a white blouse and look great. There is no need to make the whole outfit lace, a touch here or there will do just fine.

    ‘#9;The mixing and matching of fabrics and colors is another fall fashion statement. Wear suede Gauchos with a silk blouse and high slouch boots, or get a velour sweat suite in your favorite color. Brown worn with pastels, as well as rich tones mixed together, both look fabulous this season. Faux furs, corset tops, and lace up pants are also fall must-haves.

    ‘#9;More important than what you put on your body, the best way to look completely fashionable is to be comfortable in your body. It is the clothing’#146;s job to fit you, not you the clothes. Wear the size that is right for you and be proud of how you look in it. There are styles that flatter every figure, so find which ones work best for you!

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