Hot colors for fall include teal, eggplant, soft orange and cinnamon. And Liz Ziegler of Monkee's of Madeira says designers are taking chances by blasting everything, even shoes, with prints and patterns. Boots will still be big, but with little twists including buckles, embroidery, studs and patterns. Stephanie Rozanovich of Trend Boutique in Oakley forecasts menswear looks and Duru Armagan of Sloane Boutique in Gateway Quarter says printed denim is the season's star.
Cozy & Cool
Gentle Fawn shawl-collar "sweatshirt" cardigan with toggle trim combines two trends "” statement collars and menswear. In heather or eggplant, $78. At Trend Boutique, 2946 Markbreit Ave., Oakley. (513) 351-5574 or
Go Bold
Ethnic prints, including American Indian blanket patterns, are in demand. Legend blazer, $100. At Sloane Boutique, 1216 Vine St., Cincinnati. (513) 579-8111 or
Kick It Up
Old Gringo embroidered, distressed brown leather Bonnie Western-style boots, $530 with Avedon narrow wale iris corduroy low-rise jeans by Citizens of Humanity, $189. At Monkee's of Madeira, 6928 Miami Ave., Cincinnati. (513) 271-0038 or