Wine Colors: Buzz-Worthy

Bordeaux, burgundy, merlot, cabernet and claret: Make a toast to this fall's crop of stimulating shades. These reds, from bright to decadently deep, complement a wide range of skin tones — even more so than expected autumnal shades such as brown and black. Wearing a LRD (Little Red Dress) comes off modern and edgy without being the least bit fad-foolish. Score scarlet shades in long-sleeve jersey wrap dresses, crisp peplum tops or leather pencil skirts. Or wake up your wardrobe with the punch of a bright red wool coat. This opulent color family also makes fall's new handbag shapes even more swoon worthy, while booties, platform pumps and simple slip-ons radiate elegance in vintage hues.

Plaid and Tweed: Check This Out

The menswear look is trending huge for fall, but if you're not into wide trousers, tuxedo jackets or the military vibe, an easy way to integrate stylish masculinity into your wardrobe is with shots of preppy plaid or classic tweed. Choose checks in plaid patterns that seem oversized: "blown-up" plaids are very now. Adventurous types will like cropped pants, leggings or even platform pumps covered in vivacious plaids. Tweeds skew cool in hyperfemme shapes such as mini or pencil skirts, shift dresses and peplum blazers. And the notoriously nubby fabric is now softer, rendered in rayon-wool blends. Or you can get the look without the weight with tweed prints on silk.