Ask A South Florida Stylist: Putting Together Your Best Fall Look

October 29, 2013 8:00 AM

By Maude Standish

It’s already fall again and the temperatures have dropped (ever slightly of course) – meaning it’s time to scoop up those new fall wardrobes. Before stylish South Floridians hit the shops, they’d be best advised to learn a bit about the most promising trends for the season including menswear-inspired womenswear and slouchy pants. Geri Satin of Satin Image Consulting gives her expert advice as a stylist on what the top trends are and how to reinterpret them for a relevant and head-turning wardrobe this season. Her trend analysis covers color, design, silhouette and styling for a comprehensive shopping guide.
rsz img 1432 neox image photography studio miami Ask A South Florida Stylist: Putting Together Your Best Fall LookGeri Satin
Satin Image Consulting
Miami, FL
(305) 377-0788
Satin Image Consulting is an impressive personal image consulting company and the brainchild of founder Geri Satin. Geri Satin, a former trial lawyer, saw how many professionals would opt for ensembles with no energy or personality as an easy way out of styling quality looks. She works against what she refers to as “image abandonment” for everyone from working professionals to students with quality analyses for personalized color, texture, fit and silhouette options. Factors from personality and lifestyle are kept in mind as well as the more surprising body language, color psychology and fit psychology.

Rock your inner woMAN

Menswear for women made a huge showing on the fall 2013 RTW runways. The blistering heat in September in South Florida means wool-based outerwear is a no-go. You can still pull off the trend by sporting a houndstooth pump, bag or even iPad case. Experimenting with prints and textures is a good way to reinterpret trends.

Green is a go

When it comes to fall, you cannot go wrong with a shade of green. Green is a strong color with a number of great hues that work well with the color palette of the season. Have fun with the color via accessories and ensembles for night and for day. From emerald to army and teal, make like a tree and go green.

Satin talking about fashion (Courtesy of Geri Satin)

Satin talking about fashion (Courtesy of Geri Satin)

White hot

White continues to make an appearance this fall. For the rest of the country, this is big news. For us here in South Florida, it’s just another day at the office. So, here’s the non-newsflash of the century: wear white! Wear it as an accent color via accessories or go full-on head-to-toe white for a stunningly chic monochromatic look.

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Slouch city

This fall, the slouchy pant is back in a big way. These pants come in so many different options offering appropriate looks for power lunches, weekends and nights on the town. Wear yours high on the waist and narrow at the ankle for the most flattering fit and the newest interpretation of the look. For the South Florida clime, opt for a breathable fabric such as cotton or silk.

Lay it on me

Layering is a fashion staple for the season. Women in South Florida should try weather-friendly layering using accessories such as a lightweight scarf, sleeveless vest, high-impact jewelry or a metallic bag. Layering should keep in mind the temperature variations throughout the day as well as a balanced silhouette. Experiment with layering prints with solids, different color combinations, combining textures and more – this is an easy trend to use lots of creativity.

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Chanoa Chen is a well-published blogger and online journalist on topics ranging from luxury lifestyle living to fashion shows and trends. A self-proclaimed Miami Beach fashion expert, she is also working on launching her first jewelry line, Boki Love. Her work can be found at

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