Metallic hues like copper and bronze are jockeying for position this season. This page: Bronze lurex and wool suit by BCBG and chocolate leather bootie by BCBG Max Azria Footwear (jacket, $510; pant, $394; bootie, $395/BCBG Max Azria Boutiques 888-636- BCBG). Rose gold beaded link chain and pendant by Stephen Dwek (chain, $3,390; pendant, $2,130/Neiman Marcus, NorthPark Center and The Shops at Willow Bend).
Coats are anything but boring this season. Creative touches, such as big buttons, roomy pockets, and dis-tinctive shapes, keep you out of the mainstream. Ivory wool twill coat and black wool and silk-barred skirt by Marc Jacobs (coat, $1,400; skirt, $725/Forty Five Ten and Neiman Marcus, The Shops at Willow Bend). Fur felt hat by Bailey Tomlin London ($365/Saks Fifth Avenue, Dallas Galleria). Shoes by Marc Jacobs.
This autumn leather takes on a soft, sophisticated feel. Black sleeveless leather top by Carolina Herrera ($1,800/Stanley Korshak). Felt fur hat with fur accent by Kokin ($275/Saks Fifth Avenue, Dallas Galleria).
Body-length knit cardigans are a wardrobe staple. Long beige knit cardigan with fringe and printed bootleg pant by Escada (cardigan, $2,400; pant, $800/Escada
Sheer fabrics, silk or chiffon, ruched or ruffled-you can’t go wrong. Black sleeveless wrap top and long black ruffle skirt by Escada (top, $640; skirt, $1,140/Escada Boutiques). Black Ariat Crowne field boot ($530/New Market Saddlery). Black leather choker with gold and crystal flower by Honora ($225/Saks Fifth Avenue, Dallas Galleria).
These aren’t your father’s tweeds. White wool suit with red and black trim and black patent corset by Chanel ($3,255/Chanel Boutiques nationwide). Black and beige patent boots by Chanel ($955/select Chanel Boutiques and Saks Fifth Avenues).