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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Summer is slowly coming to an end, which means it is time to start thinking about fall fashion–the cute cardigans, knee-high boots, longer skirts, colorful tights and socks, and anything else that makes you feel all warm and cuddly. With so many styles from which to choose, sometimes, we fashionistas need a little help deciding on our season’s look–And that is where Belk’s “Find Your Fabulous” fall fashion style guide + Arlene Goldstein’s Most-Wanted List comes in handy! So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the styles and must-have list + photos :)

1. Complex Simplicity

In Complex Simplicity, new proportions, shape shifts and new age tailoring are just a few of the details that define this ultra modern message from over-sized and boxy silhouettes to exaggerated sleeves and new age layering. Textiles are innovative. Playing with textures is key while extreme coatings, metallic finishes, trapunto stitches, and new knits insure the absence of anything ordinary. Patterns go graphic, so count on bold contrasts. Sharpen clean lines with edgy accents, including statement jewelry in architectural shapes, structured handbags, sleek ankle boots, and the always-chic over-the-knee boots. Embrace the power of plain. Simple, spare and current!

2. His is Hers (definitely the VIP”s fav!)

His is Hers promises recast classics and a man style mash-up with a quirky kind of coolness. With a feminine twist, borrowed from the boys has never looked better. Yes, classic haberdashery with ladylike leanings. Menswear inspired layers: trousers, crisp white shirts, vests, midi skirts, very important sweaters and more. The fashion flock is going to love new breeds tweeds, luxe wools, leather, and fantastic furs. Plan on pattern mixes as new argyle, herringbone, houndstooth, and animal prints are reinvented and reworked. Consider these new neutrals and pair them fearlessly! It is no surprise to find a penchant for plaids everywhere. Felt fedoras with a Pharrell Williams vibe, satchels, scarves, bold gold chains and statement necks are just a few of the anything-but-basic accessories that complement this trend. Check out the Wine List of Fall’s favorite color palette: sangria and other exotic reds all the way to deep burgundy, merlot, and mulberry.

3. Rebel Rebel 

Play it cool with our [Belk’s] last statement, Rebel, Rebel. Just as the title suggests, this trend eases us out of our fashion comfort zone and celebrates a fierce fem that wants to break a few rules, in a good way! Expect some unexpected pairings: leather and lace, winter florals and British plaids, feminine silhouettes and moto detailing. Say “yes” to studs, nailheads, zips, quilting, and new chain treatments. Red and black is a color combo that is uncommonly trends right while sheers, pleather, dark denim, double-knits, and tweeds are a few of the textiles that send a trendy street-smart message. A passion for plaids, chokers, bold statement necks and cuffs in burnished metals, studded and belted ankle boots, and over the knee boots are just a few of the add-ons that make this style so enticing.

Women’s Most-Wanted List for Fall 2014

Calling all influencers, trendsetters and everyday fashionistas to Find Your Fabulous! It is time to rethink, rework and revitalize that wardrobe. Have no fear. It will be a breeze with Belk’s Most Wanted List featuring better than basic fashion items that will take the guesswork out of looking fresh for fall. Fabulous with a modern, southern slant.

1. Soft Pant:

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Easy elegance is a given with a bottom that will bring a big bang to any wardrobe; softly structured and often athletic inspired. Start with solids and work your way up to bold patterns. Fem is fresher than ever with a sporty attitude.

2. Longer Skirts

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3. Creative Cardigan

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This sweater is the season’s must have completer piece with fresh shapes, clever trims and interesting textures. Let the layering begin!

4. Novelty Vest

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Who Wore What When? Well who knows, but if she wore it with a vest–furry, fluffy, quilted or tailored–then the look was on its way to awesome. Try it! Pair it with a longer skirt for extra style points.

5. Fashion Sweatshirt

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On loan from the gym, this item has had more staying power than anyone could have predicted. Fabric blocking and luxe embellishments have elevated this top from “so so” to seriously chic. 

6. Tunic Top

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No bells, no whistles. Go glam in a top that is pure perfection with its practical polish. High-low hems continue, while novelty fabrics feel so right.

7. Midi-Length Sheath

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Take a look at a twist on a tried and true silhouette. This is the dress that turns a classic into a cause for celebration.

8. Statement Neck

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Logical or luxurious? Both! Bold stones, chain details and burnished metals. This jewelry item can update and refresh any old frock!

9. Over-the-Knee Boots

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Strut your stuff in this fall fashion phenomenon. They feel modern and look so stylish. Worn with slim pants or skirt, it will most definitely deserve a selfie.

10. Satchel

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With its simple shape and subtle details, this classic bag captures an “of the moment” fashion vibe. Perfect to add a pop of color to any look.

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

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3 thoughts on “Kicking Off Fall Fashion with Belk + Arlene Goldstein’s Must-Haves for Women

  1. James P Kane says:

    This gives me some great ideas for jewelry to go with these looks!

    1. Abby Hathorn says:

      Glad you were inspired! The colors of fall are fabulous :)

  2. This year’s autumn will definitely be a treat for the eyes:)

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