The Mod Squad: Fall Classics with a Modern Twist

Autumn's hottest trends have never looked better with our top picks.

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Amazing Grays


An oversize cape meets its match with scene-stealing metallic denim. A floppy hat tops everything off.

Cape, Talbots, Talbots stores and, $199. Turtleneck, Simply Vera Vera Wang, Kohl's stores and, $60. Jeans, Zara, for locations, $80. Hat, Old Navy,, $20. Bangle, Ted Rossi,, $98.

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Most Wanted


Your go-to black pants and a three-quarter-sleeve sweater have never been so of-the-moment. Faux fur and dot-on-dot prints lend retro style to any wardrobe.

(Left) Sweater, White House Black Market, White House Black Market stores and, $84. Top, Cece Toppings,, $39. Skirt, Loft, Loft stores and, $59.50. Hat, Target, Target stores and, $17. Belt, Forever 21,, $2.50. Bangle, R.J. Graziano, 212-685-1248, $75. Tights, Spanx,, $28. (Right) Top, Jennifer Lopez,
Kohl's stores and, $80. Faux fur stole, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole New York stores, $128. Pants, Simply Vera Vera Wang, Kohl's stores and, $48. Hat, Target, Target stores and, $15. Gloves, Ciré,, $100. Clutch, Forever 21,, $17.

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Let It Ride


This sleek motorcycle jacket is surprisingly feminine, especially when paired with slim-fit python-print pants.

Jacket and pants, Zara, for locations, $250 and $80. Top, H&M, for locations, $18. Cuffs, Ted Rossi,, $85 each.

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Lady and the Vamp


Tough-but-sweet leather and lace accents make a pencil skirt new. Create the illusion of an
empire waist with a wide belt placed up high—the combo elongates and slims.

Top, H&M, for locations, $25. Skirt, BCBG Max Azria, BCBG stores, $178. Belt, Jessica Simpson Collection,, $48. Clutch, Forever 21,, $15. Gloves, Carolina Amato,, $60. Booties, Avon,, $45.

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Frankly Scarlet


A classic sheath dress and high-waisted jeans become instant showstoppers in the season's hottest hue. Talk about well-red.

(Left) Vest, BCBG Max Azria, BCBG stores, $178. Top, Simply Vera Vera Wang, Kohl's stores and, $34. Jeans, American Apparel,, $78. (Right) Dress, Talbots, Talbots stores and, $199. Necklace, Mango,, $40. Clutch, Marimekko,, $135. Bangles (top to bottom): Ted Rossi,, $65; R.J. Graziano, 212-685-1248, $65; Mango,, $25. Ben-Amun,, $95.

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Walk This Way


A belted trench dress—worn as a tunic—partners with wide-leg pants and platform heels to keep you one step ahead.

Trench and pants, Ann Taylor,, $228 and $118. Hoops, R.J. Graziano, 212-685-1248, $30. Necklace, Vince Camuto, Lord & Taylor stores, $75. Cuff and clutch, Ann Taylor,, $68 and $138.

Originally published in the October 17, 2011, issue of Family Circle magazine.

This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings and styles are subject to change.