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The Belk Fall Fashion Preview

Posted: Monday, Aug. 11, 2014

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Samantha is a writer and stylist with a love for pretty details. She took her trip down the aisle in June 2013 and is now living the married life in Charlotte's South End. Samantha can be reached here.

August is always one of my favorite times of the year. Why? One reason is that it’s my birthday month but the other reason is that it means beautiful fall styles are hitting my favorite stores. Both reasons don’t bode well for my bank account.

At the end of July I had the opportunity to attend Belk’s Fall Fashion Preview and once again was blown away by all the ultra-chic styles forecasted for the upcoming season. Arlene Goldstein, Belk’s Vice President of Trend Merchandising, gave us the scoop on all the fall must-haves and I’ll admit, I’ve already added some of them to my closet.

Every season, Belk comes out with style statements, which define the biggest trends. This Autumn, the statements were Complex Simplicity, His is Hers, and Rebel Rebel. According to Goldstein, Complex Simplicity is all about “new proportions, shape shifts and new age tailoring.” Look out for innovative textiles, edgy accents and graphic patterns. His is Hers speaks to the menswear inspired clothing that will be cropping up. I’m talking blazers, richly textured fabrics, and wine inspired colors like sangria and mulberry. Rebel, Rebel pretty much speaks for itself offering studded boots, dark denim and moto details.

My favorite part of the Belk Fashion Previews is always Arlene’s Most Wanted List, which displays the top 10 items you need for the season.

Here’s her Fall 2014 List:

1. A Soft Pant

2. Longer Skirts

3. Creative Cardigan

4. Novelty Vest(My favorite!)

5. Fashion Sweatshirt

6. Tunic Top

7. Midi Length Sheath

8. Statement Neck

9. Over-the-knee boots

10. Satchel

I’ve already added a pair of printed soft pants, a faux fur vest and a pair of over the knee boots to my wardrobe. Now it just needs to get cooler! Belk has amazing options for each trend and they always offer amazing deals. Go shop now and get your closet ready before the leaves start falling!

Photos courtesy of Belk

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