Ask A Las Vegas Stylist: Putting Together Your Top Fall Look

October 29, 2013 5:00 AM

Searching through the stores for your fall wardrobe can be taxing. Fashion expert Wendy Albert makes it easy with these fall fashion tips.

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Wendy Albert (Credit, Christa Emmer)

Wendy Albert 

Senior Director of Marketing
Miracle Mile Shops
3663 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Suite 900
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 866-0703

As the senior marketing director of the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort, Wendy Albert is in charge of helping the stores inside the Miracle Mile Shops market to the over 72,000 people a day that pass through its doors. Albert has been in retail for more than 22 years, working in every aspect of fashion marketing from purchasing to dressing mannequins. Part of her job is to keep up with seasonal trends and compile a list of must haves from retailers in the Miracle Mile. Here are Wendy’s fantastic tips for putting together your fall look.

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Animal Print Dress, Guess (Credit, Christa Emmer)

Sport An Animal Print

If you have a bunch of animal prints leftover from last season, you’re in luck. That trend has filtered over into fall. From pants to shoes and scarves to purses, animal print is in. Go all out or add just a hint of print to your outfit with a leopard print top or zebra print boots. You can even mix and match, wearing different animal prints together. 

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Purple Statement Dress, Bebe (Credit, Christa Emmer)

Purple Reigns

The “it” color for fall is purple. Infuse your your fall wardrobe with violet, fuchsia or royal purple. Choose a pair of purple python heels, a violet cropped jacket or a purple statement dress. You’ll also find purple infused in patterns on dresses, skirts and tops. Add just a hint of purple with bold nail polish and eyeshadows in variations of purple. 

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Rocker Chic, Guess (Credit, Christa Emmer)

Rock it out

The phrase for fall is “rocker chic.” Creating your rocker chic look starts with leather and adds in denim, oversized sweaters and lace. Rocker chic can also be very versatile. Mix a motorcycle jacket with a lace top and add some chunky statement jewelry or pair the jacket with a knit dress for a day-to-night look. Bold black and white prints are also big for fall and will fit nicely into your rocker chic ensemble. Remember, the great thing about being in Vegas is that you can never overdo it.

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French Connection Military Jacket and Camo Top (Credit, Christa Emmer)

Channel The Military

A big inspiration this fall is military wear. Pick up a long jacket adorned with big gold buttons or a cropped military jacket accentuated with metal hardware. Pair it with a camo-printed tee or leggings in army green. Military wear also looks good with the animal print pieces from your closet or a cropped leather motorcycle jacket. Don’t forget to add some rugged leather lace-up boots to top off your look.

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Structured Handbag, Bebe (Credit, Christa Emmer)

Leather Rules 

Top off your fall look with leather. Buy some basic pieces like a cropped jacket or tall riding boots. Accessorize with a leather cuff bracelet or an edgy leather bustier. If leather isn’t your thing, pick up a little something in faux. French Connection has a line of faux leather jackets that are cruelty free and lighter on your wallet. When it comes to handbags, invest in a big, structured bag with lots of studs and hardware. Scale down for a night on the town with a studded clutch or mini bag. 

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Christa Emmer is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in broadcast journalism. She has experience as a news writer, editor and producer in television news. Christa has been a Las Vegas resident for more than 20 years. Follow her on twitter @ChristaEmmer. Her work can be found at

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