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    Christine Nelson is the owner of Simply Sassy Coach, a style coaching and personal stylist business.
    $19 Gray is one of the “it” colors for this season, and it’s a nice alternative to black. We’re seeing it a lot in the way of layering, so it’s a good staple to pair underneath a sweater or jacket. I’m a New England gal, so I love a good turtleneck.
    $30 This moto jacket from Target is an easy way to add some edge to your look, and the zipper detailing is a big trend.
    - GAP.COM
    $49.95 We’re seeing animal print in every way, shape and form this season. It’s considered a neutral, so you can pair it with a lot of different things. These pointed-toe leopard print ballet flats from Gap are a good way to incorporate the trend.
    Lindsey Regan Thorne is a Charlotte-based wardrobe stylist and hair and makeup artist. Her business is called “Be Pretty.”
    - ZARA.COM
    $79.90 Embrace traditional, classic print trousers, like these from Zara. An easy item to dress up for the corporate America gal or dress down with a simple chambray for the weekend.
    - ZARA.COM
    $79.90 Color blocking is done right on this gorgeous Zara bag, which can become a staple in your fall wardrobe.
    Layering necklaces like this one from Anthropologie ($48) remain a hot trend, and look great paired with a classic pair of drop earrings.
    $200 A bootie that can be worn with a transitional (season) dress or a cropped pant – these Jeffrey Campbell booties will be making their way into my closet.
    - ASOS.COM
    $64.13 Leather is still just as hot as it was last fall, and this time around we’re seeing it on more than just cropped jackets and skirts. This ASOS shift LBD (little black dress) is a perfect go-to for the fall and winter months.
    Sonya Barnes, CEO of Charlotte-based Harris & Barnes, Inc. image consulting.
    $48 I love anything asymmetrical, and this awesome piece from Nordstrom has the houndstooth/tweed trend that’s in for fall. You can pair this with your leggings or denim, or even gray and wear it to work with or without a white blouse.
    $248 Black leggings can be considered your “black pant” for the season, and this year, leather is all the rage. If you prefer faux or vegan leather to the real thing, these leggings from BCBG Max Azria are a great option.
    $545 These are from Valentino ... need I say more? Red is a neutral for the season, which I personally wear all year round and studs are all about the edgy side. I collect gloves, so this is an investment piece you’ll have for years to come. Leopard-print calf hair and leather gloves, trimmed with the designer’s signature studs and lined with cashmere.
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