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Oct. 6, 2006 12:00 AM
Designers took the more-is-more approach, piling tweed coats
cardigans over blouses at Celine, strapless dresses over sweaters at
Miu Miu and dresses over pants at Max Azria. It's the new modesty, a
sharp turn from society's glorification of skin.
In Arizona, the cold-weather trend might seem excessive. (Really, who
here needs long scarves over two cardigans, as shown at
with the right pieces, it's easy to get the look without feeling like a
bundled-up little kid who tips over as soon as she steps onto the snow.
Instead of seven sweaters, go easy with one sweater vest over a
shirtdress. Instead of shorts over trousers, an exaggerated look at
Chloe, try a trench coat over leggings.
Genevieve Yraola, senior fashion market editor at Shop,
Etc., suggests sticking with coordinating colors and
"Keeping the look monochromatic creates a longer, leaner silhouette,"
she says. "If you're doing color, keep it on top, with restrained
As October temperatures hover in the '80s, lightweight fabrics are key.
To prevent a bag-lady effect, balance full silhouettes with narrow
Here's how to get fall's layering look, both at work and at play.
On the model: Cable-knit sweater vest, $98 at
over a patterned wrap dress by Lapis, $88, skinny belt by Lulu, $10,
peep-toe flats by Steve Madden, $89.95, teardrop earrings by Rachel,
$14, all at Nordstrom, and bracelet by Adrienne Vittadini, $48 at
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