The Tour De Fashion at The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills Oct. 25 was packed with fantastic fashion at even more fabulous prices. More than 1,000 shoppers attended the event hosted by E! "Fashion Police" star George Kotsiopoulos that raised $30,000 for various local charities.
From Escada and St. John to Neiman Marcus Last Call and Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store, models walked a runway set up in the center of The Colonnade Outlets to showcase the latest looks for less. It can get challenging dressing for fall in sunny South Florida when it’s November and it’s still 89 degrees. But there are some stylish ways to keep your cool this fall while still looking hot.
Sun Sentinel’s Fashion Editor Rod Hagwood had his own exhibit for the event where he styled his favorite looks for fall. He’s what the phenomenal fashion guru had to say about patterns, texture and the color you can’t live without this season. Hue better work.
“Orange and tangerine are still hot for fall,” Hagwood said. “You want bright orange accessories this season.”
For his carefully curated style suite, Hagwood pulled pieces from a variety of Sawgrass Mills stores including Tommy Bahama, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th and Vilebrequin. “Everyone thinks Tommy Bahama just has menswear but they have glorious womenswear,” Hagwood said. “Resort wear is the uniform of the tropics in South Florida and living here, you need stores that specialize in that. Vilebrequin is another good store that has wonderful stuff for men.”
Loving rock ‘n’ roll, or at least looking like you do, is another must-have look for fall. “There’s a heavy rock ’n’ roll, biker toughness influence this season with leathers and glossy materials,” Hagwood described. “Leather biker jackets and leather details on dresses are also in.”
And while some argue print is dying, it’s alive and well as a trend this season. “It’s all about prints, prints, prints!,” Hagwood exclaimed. “A plethora of prints is important from florals and plaids to geometric patterns.”
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