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What is it about fall clothes that bring so much excitement ? For me it brings back a memory of shopping for back-to-school clothes — I still remember wanting to get my new pair of jeans for fall as early as possible so I could break them in before school started .

Maybe it ’ s the dog days of summer that feel like they won ’ t end , so when the temperature dips the slightest , we start thinking of sweater weather and relief from the heat . This season beckons us to get some things that are new and noteworthy .
Do you have ideas about what your cold weather wardrobe will look like this fall ? We think it should start with looking at the upcoming trends , then a closet review to see what you have and what could be updated . And finally , make a list of what excites you and will make you feel current and modern all winter long .
DressCode Style ’ s number one trend pick is sustainable fashion . That means redesign , recycle , donate or swap with a friend who lives out of town . We even designate three days each fall in both our stores to do some of this recycling to help our customers .
Our motto of “ Fewer Finer Things ” says it all . We certainly aren ’ t suggesting you buy nothing new , but we do encourage smart purchasing decisions and investing in quality pieces that you will enjoy for seasons to come . Also , learning about sustainable materials that are being used in fabrics is important . Almost every line we carry now has all or a portion of their collections made with the most sustainable materials and practices possible .
Other trend edits on DressCode Style ’ s list ? In fabrics we are loving the return of tweeds , plaids , jerseys and the long running love for leather , faux or real . Also , something sheer or in mesh is worth adding . Important silhouettes include bustiers , fitted blazers , maxi skirts , bootcut jeans , cargo pants and pleated ( yes , I said pleated ) pants . Our favorite color combos are cognac with purple , red with pink and emerald green with Mediterranean blue .
Fall is coming and there is something for everyone ’ s style personality . Cheers to crisp air and falling leaves ! Share with us on Instagram (@ dresscodestyle _) what your favorite must-have trend is this fall — we ’ d love to know !
– Maribeth Geraci , DressCode Style www . dresscodestyle . us