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Fall 09 Trend Watch

Fall is officially in full swing and it's time to pull out all your sweaters, jackets and long sleeves. While summer is all about t-shirts and shorts, fall is about the fashion. If you're finding last year's wardrobe a bit drab and in need of an update, try picking up on some of these key trends.


Plaid shirts are no longer just for lumberjacks and librarians- they're everywhere this fall and in a good way. Pair with straight leg jeans and sneakers or high tops for a laid back look. Wear a plaid accessory such as a scarf or hat to an otherwise boring outfit for an instant update.

Double Breasted Jackets

THE hot look of the season. Double breasted coats and jackets are sophisticated, sharp, and most importantly, flattering. Choose a style with exaggerated lapels for the illusion of broader shoulders and chest. This year's styles are tailored to the body and full of interesting details.

Motorcycle Jeans

Prepare yourselves, fashionistas, motorcycle jeans are pretty badass. Stitching and seam detail across the knees give you an authentic look Steve McQueen himself would be jealous of. Wear with a simple t-shirt and scarf, or really drive it home with a fitted leather jacket and cool belt.

Fitted Cargo Pants

Ditch the baggy and embrace the new generation of cargos I like to call the "city fit." These are a great denim alternative for when jeans just won't do. Look for a straight leg style with a low rise for a flattering fit. Some styles even have stretch, for ease of movement. Unlike their baggy counterparts, these pants will take you from day to night and you won't miss a beat.

-- Natalie