While most of us still have our toes deep in sand there's a number of us stocking up in cashmere and leather high waisted trousers. Crazy? Absolutely. But it's the smell of those investment heavy Fall pieces that get our wheels churning again and excited about what makes fashion, well...fashion. Coming from a summer daze diving straight into a pile of autumn leaves is a hard transition albeit an exciting one. Dressing the part is just as fun with endless layers, textures, and maintaining bare legs as long as the sun will allow it. This season keep it simple with classic silhouettes in gorgeous fabrics. Dress things up with a sequin T-Shirt over a a-line skirt...leave your cocktail dresses for the Holiday season. Skirts are playful with a school girl attitude, or go long and romantic but with a structural simple jacket on top. Mixing and layering is key, this is the best time of year to be experimental. The time of year your leather uber-mini short-shorts, cropped boots, and cashmere-blend blazer make outright sense.

Clockwise From Left: Cacharel Pre-Fall 2011, Proenza Schouler, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Chanel, Chanel

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