An inexpensive way to update your wardrobe for fall is to pair your basic wardrobe staples (ie: white blouse, gray pencil skirt, little black dress, and camel or brown cashmere turtlenecks) with patterned tights. Spotted on the Dolce and Gabanna, Anna Sui, and Chanel runways, patterned tights can infuse your wardrobe with a new sense of vitality and whimsy. Pair them with over-sized costume jewelry and sumptuous velvet coats or cropped leather jackets, in order to channel the Park Avenue granny/ 70's "Biba look" of fall 2008. Picks from joyofsocks.com include Peacock Tights, Elephant Tights, and Tiny Hearts Tights.
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photo credit woman: Biba lady (http://www.vintagefashionguild.org)