Metallic and Shine: Go With the Glow

In an autumn that sees the ascendance of deep jewel tones, menswear swagger and leather-chic, what trend is emerging to light the way? Get your glitter on, girl, 'cause it's time to shine in all manner of sexy sequins, molten metallics and bejeweled baubles. It's a look that can fit your every mood. The siren shows up in gold or silver skinnies, sequined cocktail frocks or glittered pumps. Sporty gals rock slouchy sequin tanks (some striped), metallic burnout print leggings or glitter-dusted sneaks. Like it ladylike? Try colorful (blue, green, red) sequin-rich pencil skirts, metallic lace dresses or an oversize clutch in rose gold. For just a touch of the trend, pin on the hottest jewelry pick for fall: the floral brooch.

The New Loafer: Day Slipper

Some seasons see a few shoe styles vying for the top-trend spot. This year one stands out. Call it the smoking slipper, the smoking loafer, the modern slip-on: The footwear du jour walks the line between casual and luxe and does it beautifully. The classic silhouette of a man's loafer shoe is transformed by generous dustings of glimmer, unexpected textures (velvet, snake-embossing, lace) and deliciously edgy detailing, including cap toes, rocker-chic studs, jumbo buckles and long tassels. Vamps sometimes don't match the body of the slipper, interiors may be gorgeously quilted for a hidden treat, and the heights range from flat to a 2-inch block heel.