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Fall 2008: Bold and Beautiful

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Fall fashion tipsIt's that time of year again. The sun shines a little less, the temperatures start to drop, and the leaves on the trees start to fall. It is time to put away the flip-flops and sandals and say goodbye to the beautiful bright shades of summer. After all, autumn is the time for dark, dry, and gloomy colors…What? Not this fall! This fall is the most colorful yet! Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;}

Fall 2008 is bursting with rich, cool colors. No, this isn't your grandma's fall anymore. This season is marked to bring us vibrant berry blues, plum, burnt orange, deep yellow (not safety vest yellow, please!), shocking red, withered rose pink, and peacock colored green. These colors can be paired with the traditional colors of autumn such as brown, gray, crème, and black. Here are a few looks to help get you started.

For the Down-to-Earth Sister

In this ensemble, we've used the season's signature burnt orange color. It's vibrant and lively, so we paired it with a soothing brown scarf and multi-town shoes. While it's tempting to go overboard with these gorgeous colors, we suggest keeping to one or two bright items per an outfit. Oh, and don't forget this coat would luck stunning over a brown Abaya and Hijab. Just a tip: try not to match burnt orange with too much black. The goal is to look ready for fall, not Halloween!

For the Busy-at-the-Office Sister

Who says office attire has to be drab? This plum tunic goes best with a long skirt, although wide leg trousers would do. We suggest wearing a skirt with blouses that may attract attention to the waist (think ties, ruffles, or belts). It's just a little bit more modest! If you're really feeling bold, try wearing a matching plum-colored underscarf with your white Hijab. It adds to the coordinated look. Going to dinner after work? Dress up this outfit with long string of pearls and a bling-bling ring.

For the Abaya-Loving Sister

These stunning Abayas are both glamorous and modest. With delicate embroidery or bold embellishments, these Abayas are perfect for specials occasions. Considering we have two Eids this season, you can be sure to get lots of fall-color use out of these. Since these Abayas are so vibrant, we advice keeping the jewelry and accessories calm. It's just a matter of balancing things out.

For the Keep-It-Simple Sister

Prices are soaring, and for many their fashion budget is dwindling, but that's okay! A quick and easy way to add fall colors to your wardrobe is with accessories. Take a plain black Abaya and combine it with a vibrant Hijab or a handbag. When aiming for a color-coordinated look, try low-cost ways, such as matching an underscarf to a shirt you already have or to a purse you already own. Focus more on matching your Hijab with your purse instead of matching your purse and shoes.

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Author of this article: Zaynab Herrera
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