Fall Fashion: Fresh Prints, Fierce Furs, and Glints of Glam

CITY CHIC: Six stylish Chicagoans, ages 28 to 65, hit the streets to show off this season’s top trends. PLUS: 18 must-haves for your fall shopping list

Fresh prints, fierce furs, and glints of glam are among the trends you’ll be seeing this season. Whether you aim to overhaul your wardrobe or add just a few key pieces, see below for more inspiration—from the runways to the streets of Chicago—and fall’s best clothing and accessories.

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A SPRINKLE OF SPARKLE

Elise Bergman

“Embellishments soften and dress up the silhouette. It’s playful, elegant, and cool.”
—Elise Bergman, 28; Clothing designer, Bucktown

Embellished rayon and polyester knit top, $330, and embellished satin and tulle skirt, $330, Cynthia Rowley, 810 W. Armitage Ave. Nylon socks, $8, American Apparel, 39 S. State St. Suede sandals, $225, BCBG, 1714 N. Damen Ave.

 

Models wearing Dior, Bottega Veneta, and Jason Wu
From left: Dior, Bottega Veneta, and Jason Wu

 

 

Crystal NECKLACE

Crystal NECKLACE, $425, Swarovski, 540 N. Michigan Ave.

 

Lanvin crystal-embellished satin CLUTCH

Lanvin crystal-embellished satin CLUTCH, $1,590, net-a-porter.com

 

Diane von Furstenberg beaded silk COAT

Diane von Furstenberg beaded silk COAT, $995, dvf.com

 

Photography: (Bergman) Taylor Castle, (all others) courtesy of vendors

 

POWERFUL PATTERNS

Michelle Vondiziano

“With a few necklaces, gloves, and a fur, the kimono-like print is especially regal.”
—Michelle Vondiziano, 30; Design store manager, Bridgeport

A.L.C. wool blazer, $636, Intermix, 40 E. Delaware Pl. Derek Lam satin T-shirt, $850, and satin skirt, $790, Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave. Elizabeth and James rabbit fur collar, $365, Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave. Carolina Amato kid leather gloves, $300, carolinaamato.com. Winifred Grace African phono bead necklace, $415, winifredgrace.com. Winifred Grace brass-plated necklace, $250, P.45, 1643 N. Damen Ave. Stella McCartney faux-crocodile pumps, $980, stellamccartney.com.

 

Models wearing Miu Miu, Suno, and Giambattista Valli
From left: Miu Miu, Suno, and Giambattista Valli

 

Carven calfskin PURSE

Carven calfskin PURSE, price on request, carven.com

 

Silk DRESS

Silk DRESS, $298, Eskell, 1509 N. Milwaukee Ave.

 

Loeffler Randall king snake, stingray, and patent leather HEELS

Loeffler Randall king snake, stingray, and patent leather HEELS, $395, loefflerrandall.com

 

Photography: (Vondiziano) Taylor Castle, (dress) Jeff Harris; (all others) courtesy of vendors; Styling: (dress) Anne Wlaysexski-Russo For R.J. Bennett Represents

 

FALL FLORALS

Aya-Nikole Cook

“In this dress, I instantly feel elegant, very feminine, and powerful.”
—Aya-Nikole Cook, 36; Yoga instructor, Evanston

Cotton and silk dress, $3,995, and suede belt, $595, Burberry, 540 N. Michigan Ave. Felt clutch, $695, Tory Burch, 45 E. Oak St. Jennifer Myer Jewelry 18-karat gold bangle, $1,650, and 18-karat gold cuff, $6,800, Barneys New York, 15 E. Oak St. Merino tights, $68, Wolford, 54 E. Oak St. Calfskin booties, $895, Burberry.

 

Models wearing Christopher Kane, Nina Ricci, and Peter Pilotto
From left: Christopher Kane, Nina Ricci, and Peter Pilotto

 

Cotton SKIRT

Cotton SKIRT, $80, Topshop, 830 N. Michigan Ave.

 

Silk DRESS

Silk DRESS, $568, Marc by Marc Jacobs, 1714 N. Damen Ave.

 

Embroidered suede BOOTS

Embroidered suede BOOTS, $1,895, Jimmy Choo, 63 E. Oak St.

 

Photography: (Cook) Taylor Castle, (dress) Jeff Harris; (all others) courtesy of vendors; Styling: (dress) Anne Wlaysexski-Russo For R.J. Bennett Represents

 

LOADS OF LEATHER

Yumi Minamikurosawa

“I love the way these pants fit: slim but not too clingy.”
—Yumi Minamikurosawa, 37; Art director, Gold Coast

Theory lambskin jacket, $925, Neiman Marcus. Altuzarra silk twill dress, $1,995, net-a-porter.com. Lambskin pants, $395, AllSaints Spitalfields, 700 N. Michigan Ave. Manolo Blahnik calfskin pumps, $595, Neiman Marcus.

 

Models wearing Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, and Alexander Wang
From left: Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, and Alexander Wang

 

Malene Birger lambskin PANTS

Malene Birger lambskin PANTS, $895, net-a-porter.com

 

DKNY lambskin BLAZER

DKNY lambskin BLAZER, $895, Bloomingdale’s, bloomingdales.com for stores

 

Banana Republic lambskin TUNIC

Banana Republic lambskin TUNIC, $130, bananarepublic.com for stores

 

Photography: (Minamikurosawa) Taylor Castle, (Valentino, YSL) Imaxtree; (blazer, pants) Jeff Harris; (all others) courtesy of vendors; Styling: (blazer, pants) Anne Wlaysexski-Russo For R.J. Bennett Represents

 

BOXY ANDROGYNY

Carolyn Rosenberg

“This jacket is structurally perfect—Fitted and comfortable to boot.”
—Carolyn Rosenberg, 44; Jewelry designer, Lake View

Zero + Maria Cornejo polyester matelasse jacket, $1,150, Ikram, 15 E. Huron St. Stella McCartney embroidered poplin top, $1,495, and wool pants, $845, stellamccartney.com. Nike wedge sneakers, $135, nikestore.com.

 

Models wearing Céline, Hermès, and Proenza Schouler
From left: Céline, Hermès, and Proenza Schouler

 

Eugenia Kim felt HAT

Eugenia Kim felt HAT, $215, Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave.

 

Acne quilted nylon COAT

Acne quilted nylon COAT, $750, Barneys New York

 

Crocodile-embossed calfskin OXFORDS

Crocodile-embossed calfskin OXFORDS, $398, Stuart Weitzman, 520 N. Michigan Ave.

 

Photography: (Rosenberg) Taylor Castle, (Céline) Imaxtree; (jacket) Jeff Harris; (all others) courtesy of vendors; Styling: (jacket) Anne Wlaysexski-Russo For R.J. Bennett Represents

 

FANTASTIC FURS

Sally Kovler

“These clothes have an edge that I love.”
—Sally Kovler, 65; Philanthropist, Gold Coast

Helmut Lang ironed goat fur jacket, $1,095, Bergdorf Goodman, bergdorfgoodman.com. A.L.C. silk dress, $594, Barneys New York. Merino tights, $68 for similar style, Wolford. Suede wedge boots, $495, L.K. Bennett, 900 N. Michigan Ave.

 

Models wearing Missoni, Fendi, and Rag & Bone
From left: Missoni, Fendi, and Rag & Bone

 

Fox fur BOOTS

Fox fur BOOTS, $2,525, Michael Kors, 900 N. Michigan Ave.

 

C/Fan rabbit fur SCARF

C/Fan rabbit fur SCARF, $172, Cityblue Apparel & Denim, 1444 N. Wells St.

 

Fox fur VEST

Fox fur VEST, $1,675, Vince, 106 E. Oak St.

 

Photography: (Kovler) Taylor Castle, (Missoni) Imaxtree; (scarf) Jeff Harris; (all others) courtesy of vendors; Styling: (scarf) Anne Wlaysexski-Russo For R.J. Bennett Represents

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