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Good Buy: Wild Ones

by Edited by Erica Bauwens

With the fall almost upon us, we took to the runway to check out the upcoming trends. Our conclusion? Fashion’s gone wild. From fur and feathers to animal print and leather, you’ll want to discover your inner animal this season.

Be Bold. Make a statement with this comfortable jersey skirt, which draws inspiration from the couture designers walking the runway, with a bright blue shearling fur flap at the hip and a thick leather belt at the waist. Fiona skirt by Acne Studios, $900 at Primadonna, 6001 Lincoln Drive W., Marlton, (856) 810-7577,

Studded Star. Henri Bendel, the newest women’s boutique at the Cherry Hill Mall, boasts a full line of animal-inspired accessories, like their leather bracelet, wrapped in faux-leopard fur and studded with Swarovski Elements crystals. Leather bracelet, $118 at Henri Bendel, 2000 Route 38, Cherry Hill, (856) 910-8006,

Safari Chic. Put the sky-high heels on the backburner this fall. Loafers and comfy slip-ons are lining the shoe selves of shops all across South Jersey, and these shoes’ pop of animal print will make sure you stand out in the crowd. Croquet loafers, $79.95 at Steve Madden, 2000 Route 38, Cherry Hill, (856) 662-5540,

Spotted. We’re going wild for Lucky Brand’s new line of animal prints, especially this great leopard print cardigan. Pair it with your favorite black dress or new skinny jeans for a splash of fall color. Cheetah printed crew neck cardigan, $99 at Lucky Brand, 500 Route 73 S., Marlton, (856) 985-9570,

That’s a Wrap. Turn up the volume on your work wardrobe with Frank Lyman’s newest wrap dress. With a flattering shape and distinctive pattern, it’s perfect for going from a day at the office to a night on the town. Wrap Dress by Frank Lyman Design, $159 at Fashions by Penina, 11 E. Main St., Marlton, (856) 596-1610,

Uniquely Yours. Check out Coach’s new collection of ocelot print bags and accessories. The bright red leather details on this bag will grab everyone’s attention. Legacy Ocelot Print Medium Candace Carryall, $398 at Coach, 1750 Deptford Center Road, Deptford, (856) 686-5738,

Glitzy. This beaded evening gown adds a hint of fun to a formal night out, with a skirt of champagne-colored feathers and a hand-beaded bodice. 11212GL by Terani Couture, $1,675 at Marlene’s Dress Shoppe, 707 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, (856) 858-4777

Trail Blazer. Blazers aren’t just for the boardroom anymore. Step—or slither—out in style thanks to White House Black Market’s sexy take on the classic cut blazer. Snake-Print Jacket, $148 at White House Black Market, 611 Cross Keys Road, (856) 629-2576, Sicklerville,

Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 6 (September, 2012).
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