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There is nothing more exciting than the lush textures, printed layers and rich colors of fall dressing. InStyle partnered with Halogen, available exclusively at Nordstrom, and Executive Style Correspondent Dana Avidan Cohn to get schooled on the style staples that will keep you fashionable all season long.

Read on to the end for three simple tips to update your fall wardrobe.

Lusting for Leather

Halogen leather shift dress

Key piece: leather shift dress

A black leather shift is essential for those chillier fall days. Wear now with bare legs and lace-ups and add tights when the temps drop. Add dimension by wearing  a thin fitted t-neck underneath to create a sleeve and add a silk tie at the neck in a sophisticated print in lieu of jewelry.

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Why should models have all the fun? Each month we’re finding a “real woman”—i.e., of any shape and size—and giving her the model treatment in The Realest. We bring the wardrobe, stylist, photographer and blog editor—she brings her anything-but-one-size-fits-all personality and style—and we all head out on location for an IRL photo shoot. Meet Lori Ramon, a banker-slash-singer and vintage-fashion lover with a stellar smile.

Lori took us on a tour of some beloved places in her Seattle neighborhood, Capitol Hill. Read on to get to know Lori, and see our stylist suggestions for some of our favorite dress silhouettes for fall.

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On her style: “Being a Jewish American Princess from Texas, I learned at an early age what it felt like to be an outsider. The fact that my mother was probably also one of the only brazen feminists in our suburban neighborhood probably added to that as well. I do think that my being so ‘different’ from everyone from the start definitely influenced my sense of self and fashion. I discovered that I enjoyed being somewhat unusual. It was freeing to be able to express myself without worrying so much about what others thought. I just try to remember the Golden Rule. Basically that’s all any of us need to do to live in a civilized society, right?

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Street Style: Zina at Burberry

Zina (Fashion Vibe) has dynamic style. I never know what trend she’ll try next, and I love that about her. Today’s look is dark and feminine with a retro modern twist. I am obsessed with that wide belt, which Zina said she found at a London vintage shop (so jealous!). Laced stilettos and the ever-chic Valentino bag are sleek and work well with her voluminous culottes and fur coat.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:
Fur Coats | Culottes | Valentino Handbags

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Topshop Marabou Jacket | Halogen Crop Wide-Leg Jumpsuit | Valentino ‘Lock – Medium’ Bag

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This Seventies siren perfectly embodies the season’s top trend: Flared denim is everywhere this month, and this high-waisted version is perfectly retro. A cropped shearling jacket fits the vintage theme to a T; a funky printed blouse and neutral V-neck are straight out of Dazed and Confused, but still feel totally contemporary.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:
V-Neck Sweaters | Print Button-Downs | Flared Jeans

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Halogen Cashmere V-Neck | Topshop Floral Print Blouse | 7 For All Mankind High-Rise Flare Jeans

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Garance Doré is back with her signature style. Garance pulls off casual chic so effortlessly. As you all know, pink is the top color of the season, and this ribbed pullover has a gorgeous hue. The slit details make this jumper a perfect layering piece, and Garance handles the denim on denim trend with understated French flair. Minimal accessories and sleek stilettos keep this look simple and classically cool.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:
Pink Crewneck Sweaters | Chambray Shirts | Light Blue Skinny Jeans

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Halogen Sweater | Foxcroft Shirt | 7 For All Mankind Jeans

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Street Report: Lala Outside Balmain

It was unseasonably warm in Paris today, so Lala’s look is perfect for the weather while hinting at the season to come. Her moto vest is cool and urban, and I love the pairing with a feminine skirt. Lala keeps the genre play going with her studded stiletto boots and modern Chanel clutch. Merci pour l’inspiration, Lala!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:

Black Moto Vests | Tweed Skirts | Black Studded High-Heel Boots

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:


Halogen Moto Vest | Nina Ricci Miniskirt | Valentino Bootie

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Nautical themes are popping up more and more, and I couldn’t be happier! Sailor stripes are classic and add casual French flair to any look.

Anjelica’s simple navy suit is clean and refined, and her red heels and color-blocked bag add some vibrant hues to her tonal look. I do believe I’ve found yet another inspo outfit to emulate this fall!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:

Black and White Striped Tees | Blue Blazers | Red d’Orsay Pumps

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:


T by Alexander Wang Stripe Top | Halogen Blazer | Louise et Cie Pump

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Elena was calling her driver to take her to the next show, but I couldn’t resist taking a quick snap anyway. Logo tops are everywhere right now, and this J.W. Anderson sweater is too good not to share. Black and white continues to dominate the Fashion Week world, and Elena’s look has well-balanced contrast. Her pleated mini and duster coat are interesting new trends—I can’t wait to experiment with these myself! And two of my favorite things—slip-on sneakers and mirrored sunnies—remain staples of the style scene. Thank goodness!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:

Black Graphic Sweaters | Black Leather Slip-On Sneakers | Alexander Wang Satchels

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Halogen Sweater | Ash Leather Slip-On Sneaker | Alexander Wang Leather Satchel

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Yet another killer casual look from Fashion Week, and this time, it’s London style! Grey and navy are proving to be very popular in London—as well as worldwide. Jillian’s separates are loose and relaxed, and the mock-neck sweater is a strong trend for fall, especially in easy-to-wear neutrals. I love how Jillian added a little color and sporty flair to her relaxed look with those bold and bright adidas shoes.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:
Mock Neck Sweaters | Blue Flared Skirts | adidas Sneakers

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Equipment Cashmere Sweater | Halogen Pleated Skirt | adidas Sneaker

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Blogger extraordinaire, Garance Doré, has that special je ne sais quoi quality that makes French women so effortlessly chic. Despite her fashion world celebrity, Garance is so sweet and calm. This tranquility is represented in her style, which is understated and yet unique.

Garance’s gold miniskirt garnered a ton of attention this morning, and I love how she’s toned it down with a loose cashmere sweater. We love you, Garance!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:
Metallic Skirts | Cashmere V-Neck Sweaters | Green Pumps

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Tory Burch Metallic Skirt | Halogen Cashmere Sweater | Manolo Blahnik Pump

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