Opposites Attract

Be the yin to your own yang in fall's most sought-after statement pieces

    You won't find these pieces in your boyfriend's closet, but the same menswear-inspired staples can make up your fail-proof look, for the office or out on the town. (It's all in the details: we swapped brown shoe laces for purple.) Jacket ($99) by Aryn K, from Parc Boutique; Patterned Tank Top ($179) by Mike Gonzalez, from Bumbershute; Jeans ($169) by J Brand, from Parc Boutique; iPad case ($175) by Rebecca Minkoff, from Pumpz & Co.; Boots ($29.99) by Mossimo, from Target
    Elegance makes a comeback. Longer hemlines; tailored styles. Add lace or even a leopard print. Tasteful need not be boring.
    Beauty tip: Move on from the smoky eye. Go for a contoured look: thick liner, light color on eyelids.
    Cardigan ($280) by Milly from Arafina; Top ($198) by Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent from Bluebird; Skirt ($245) by Diane von Furstenberg; Python print heels ($395) by Bettye Muller; Pearls ($19,995) from Wixon Jewelers; Bag ($1,300) by Mulberry from OPM
    You'll never go wrong in head-to-toe black. Mixed materials, especially leather, add an element of sleek surprise.
    Beauty Tip:Try an orangey-red lip. Matteā€”not glossy.
    Dress ($1,150) by Peter Cohen, from Grethen House; Heels ($795) by Yves Saint Laurent, from Neiman Marcus; Necklace ($295) by Candace Ang, from Bumbershute; Bracelets ($218 each) by Alchemy, from StyledLife
    Show your true colors. This season, they're vibrant and saturated. Pick one, or dare to try two.
    Jacket ($595) by Rag & Bone, from Nordstrom; Black leggings ($139) by J Brand, from Bluebird; Bronze plated spike/crystal necklace ($143) by Via Patina, from Ladyslipper; Bag ($250) by Beracamy, from Grethen House; Nude heels ($795) by Christian Louboutin, from Neiman Marcus
    From tweed to fur, fashion takes on dimension this season. Don't be afraid to layer it on.
    Jacket ($3,625) and skirt ($ 1,840) by Lanvin, from Nordstrom; Shirt ($125) by Etoile by Isabel Marant, from Grethen House; Faux fur stole ($148) from Ann Taylor; Heels ($595) by Gucci, from Neiman Marcus; Bracelets ($35 and $26) from Parc Boutique; Spiked cuff ($698) by Philippe Audibert, from StyledLife
    All that glitters is gold. Go for that one knock-out piece, or get the look in more subtle variations: metallic threads or fabrics with sheen.
    Sweater ($238), by Joie from Bumbershute; Skirt ($295) by Alice + Olivia from Neiman Marcus; Belt ($65) by Streets Ahead from Bumbershute; Hera patent flats ($125) by Sam Edelman, from Ladyslipper; Stingray leather wrap around bracelets ($265 each) from Pumpz & Co; Bag ($218) and ring ($138) by Marc Jacobs & studded bracelet ($68) from StyledLife

Black or bright. Girly or menswear inspired. Don't pick sides. Be the yin to your own yang in fall's most sought after trends and statement pieces.

Where To Get It

Ann Taylor: six metro locations, including Rosedale Center, 651-638-3015, anntaylor.comBluebird: 3909 W. 50th St., Mpls., 952-746-8675Bumbershute: 5014 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-475-2684Grethen House: 4930 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-926-8725, grethenhouse.comHubert White: 747 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-339-9200, hubertwhite.comLadyslipper: 4940 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-224-1900, ladyslipperboutique.comNordstrom: Mall of America, 952-883-2121, nordstrom.comNeiman Marcus: 505 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-339-2600, neimanmarcus.comParc Boutique: 320 Hennepin Ave. E., Mpls., 612-353-4966, parcboutique.comPumpz & Co.: Galleria, 952-926-2252, pumpzco.comStyledLife: Galleria, 952-928-8888,


Model: Joy Phillips, Wehmann,; Beauty Styling; Mary Flaa,; Fashion Assistants: Stephani Bloomquist, Katherine Harris; Location: Gather, Walker Art Center