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Embracing fall and seeking out spring

Kelly Bensimon, far right, at Dennis Basso’s February

Kelly Bensimon, far right, at Dennis Basso’s February fashion show. (Getty) Credit: Kelly Bensimon, far right, at Dennis Basso’s February fashion show. (Getty)

New York Fashion Week for spring 2014 is here, and the same thing comes to mind every season. I’m eager to wear all my latest and greatest for fall 2013, but it’s still warm out and I’m more excited about next spring. Fashion: can’t live with it, can’t live without it.

Which shows am I looking forward to? Marc Jacobs, Derek Lam, Calvin Klein, Jill Stuart, J.Crew, Clover Canyon, Badgley Mischka, Ralph Lauren, alice + olivia and Dennis Basso. I wish Ralph Lauren’s line Denim and Supply were having a show, but I’ll just have to head to University Place for the coolest fall weekend looks.

As for what I’ll be wearing to the shows, my fall trend must-haves are:
bedazzled collars and accessories, platforms, faux fur, leather anything and menswear suits. Florals are still big and so are plaids. And gold is the new black.

Beauty-wise, I like tousled sexy hair for fall. Leave your brush in the bathroom and amp your hair with Oribe’s texturizing spray. For a sophisticated edge, wrap it in a bun.

For makeup, go for the “no-makeup makeup” look with the help of Tom Ford Beauty. Or amp it up with a hard-core smoky eye. Red lips are in when paired with nudes, not with black, unless it’s Halloween.

And if you want to get super-trendy, bedazzle your hair with a sexy headband or amp up a T-shirt with leather leggings and go biker.

Tweet me @KellyBensimon, and tell me what you are excited about, or send me photos of your fall looks. I can’t wait to see your style. Visit


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