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NorthPark Turns 50

NorthPark Center asserts 50 years of Dallas fashion authority with this season's must-buys


7 for all Mankind flare jeans
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Ted Baker floral scarf
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Tory Burch vest
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Kate Spade Dawn shoe
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Make Up For Ever red lipstick
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As the city’s preeminent mecca of shopping, NorthPark Center is where generations of women have shaped their personal style for the last 50 years. Its ever-changing halls continue to offer the best designers and hottest trends season after season, and the shopping center is launching a new trend campaign called “NorthPark Now” this month to assure women know just what to purchase this season.

A guide to the season’s best buys at a variety of price points, this curated collection includes tips on how to wear the looks of the moment so the reader can shop with ease. In order to celebrate the first issue, director of fashion and beauty Victoria Snee has revealed the top five items every woman needs in her fall wardrobe.

For even more essential looks, local fashionistas will be treated to a complimentary fashion show Friday, October 9, at 3:30 pm, with styles from Banana Republic, Dillard’s, Gap, Macy’s, and Pinto Ranch Fine Western Wear. Harper’s Bazaar will present a show hosted by the magazine’s executive fashion and beauty editor, Avril Graham, at 7 pm. Tickets are $50 and can be reserved by visiting the NorthPark Center website.

An all-star lineup of designer shows will follow Saturday, October 10, starting at 10 am, with Nordstrom Beauty and ending at 7 pm with a presentation by Roberto Cavalli. Go here for a full schedule.

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A Flare Jean
“This is the most prevalent jean trend,” Snee says. “Pair them with a chunky heeled boot or shoe, and watch your legs instantly elongate. Skinny jeans are definitely still in style, but a great pair of flares is the new look of the season.” Flares can be found at all price points from stores such as 7 for all Mankind (pictured), Banana Republic, Free People, Gap, Lucky Brand, Madewell, and True Religion.

A Dark Floral
“We often think of floral prints for spring only, but you can absolutely wear a beautiful floral dress, top, or pant into the fall,” Snee explains. “The look for these blooms is definitely darker but can be brightened when you pop a great floral accessory. Look for these prints in fashion, jewelry, shoes, and accessories.”

Designers such as Ted Baker (pictured), BCBG, CH Carolina Herrera, and Kate Spade are picking up on these moody posies.

A Long Vest
A luxe layer made for the climes of Dallas, Snee says, a long vest “gives a great layered look and can easily be paired with pants, denim, and even leggings. Crop styled jackets have been on trend for so many seasons, but I love the option of a longer look.” Anthropologie, Eileen Fisher, Elie Tahari, Intermix, and Tory Burch (pictured) are just a few who have embraced this trend.

A Chunky Heel
Bye-bye sky-high stilettos: Snee is “rejoicing” over the chunky heel. “It’s comfortable, chic, and stylish This fall footwear look easily transitions from day to night and works with dresses, skirts, and pants. You must add a chunky heel to your wardrobe this fall.” Aldo, Salvatore Ferragamo, Frye Company, Michael Kors, and Kate Spade (pictured) are taking this look in stride.

A Deep Red Lip
Never out of fashion, a deep red lip nonetheless looks extra-fresh for fall 2015. “A deep red lip is everywhere,” observes Snee. “Shades of brick, burgundy, and bright red were all over the runways. Just remember to line your lips first with a redcolored liner before applying to ensure perfect application.” Find your perfect hue at Aveda, BareMinerals, MAC Cosmetics, Make Up For Ever (pictured), or Sephora.

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