You've had all summer to daydream about fall's dramatic hues and figure-flattering cuts – and now the time has finally come to usher in the season with a bevy of autumnally chic finds, all courtesy of INC International Concepts at Macy's.
Who could have predicted just how relevant peplum would still be even a year ago? Make it work this fall by slipping into this brilliant Sleeveless Lace Peplum Blouse ($59.50). Thanks to a slightly less exaggerated flare, it's more universally flattering and features a romantic lace overlay, to boot. Try it with a pencil skirt and blazer and make that day-to-evening transition a breeze.
With a cool breeze tickling the air, a sweater is practically uniform right now. Try one with a twist, like the Long-Sleeve Tie-Front Sequin Cardigan ($79.50). In a world of staid, no-frills toppers, it's absolutely dazzling – sparkly, fun, and surprisingly practical all at once.
You could charm your wardrobe to bits with anything tweed this fall, but this Metallic Boucle Tweed Ruffle Jacket ($129.50) easily earns top honors for its immaculate design. Lightly dusted with shimmer and beautifully textured with ruffles, it takes traditional tweed in an entirely different – and far more adventurous – direction. Bonus: for all its sass, it goes anywhere from early morning meetings to brunch downtown.
Jungle fever afflicts us year round, but it's definitely a little hotter out there this season. Witness the proof: a figure-conscious High-Waist Animal-Print Bodycon Skirt ($99.50) that offers an explosive take on the classic cheetah print. The fearless, almost hyper fabric will take your wardrobe by storm and work a hint of edgy chic into a palette of relatively pared down pieces.
When in doubt, opt for an ever-reliable floral print. This Sleeveless Printed Shirtdress ($119.50) flaunts gorgeous violet-toned blossoms atop a very seasonal aubergine backdrop. This clever piece embraces all of the facets of effortless chic, making it one of your go-to pieces of the season.
There's something so cool and slick about menswear-inspired pieces that just barely suggest you've been rummaging through his closet. These Ponte-Knit Skinny Tuxedo-Stripe Pants ($69.50) are amazing for their feminine slant – they're sleek and sexy, with a black racing stripe running down the sides for an eye-popping change of pace. Throw in a warm spice hue and you can all but guarantee you'll be wearing these all season.
No doubt you'll find plenty to love in the vast mix of INC International styles this season. Pair them with your existing basics, match them with other hot trends and watch your wardrobe take on a whole new personality. What a perfect way to welcome fall, the eternal season of change!