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Express Fall/Winter 2013 Preview

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Pops of scarlet red, houndstooth and statement necklaces are the leading trends in Express' Fall/Winter 2013 collection. How do I know? Because on a hot and sticky summer day, I was munching on mince pies and sipping warming winter cocktails at their preview event.

We all know Express as the go-to-get-everything store for a reasonable price, whether it be workday essentials, an "I just want to look cute" outfit or a sparkly party dress. The latter most definitely dominates the new line as the store is kicking up its holiday offerings with sequins and faux fur galore. Snoods graced most of the mannequins, while handbags and shoes were bejewelled in studs and bling. But about those shoes… did you know that Express' designer, Deborah Castle, hails from Toronto and studied at Ryerson? Pretty neat huh?

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Also catching my eye at the event was Express' vast array of statement necklaces, which range from $20 to $80. I can understand the higher price on some as they weighed their coinage in metal and jewels, making them the perfect piece to jazz up a plain dress or tee. Oh, and let's not forget the guys, who this season can look forward to Chuck Bass bow ties, beanies and thick cable knit scarves. I'll let you peruse some photos of the upcoming styles that will be hitting stores within the coming month, but let me know what you think of the new threads in the comments section below.

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