Back-to-Cool Wardrobe

This year's stylish fall fashions are an '80s flashback. Designers are focusing on plaids, suede ankle boots, animal prints, argyle sweaters and pretty-in-pink attire. Plastic bangles and hats are also the rage. Find out what five essential couture items fashionistas and frugalistas should have in their closets this fall season.

Updated: September 11, 2009

5 to Try


Super Target

325 N Alafaya Trl, Orlando, FL 32828

Be forever plaid with Mossimo Supply Co.'s plaid pin-tuck shirt dresses in red and black or black and white for $19.99. Give the dresses a retro-look with black leggings or tights, bangles or a hat.


Forever 21

451 E Altamonte Dr Ste 1323, Altamonte Spgs, FL 32701

Take a walk on the wild side by wearing a hot pink and black, long sleeve, zip-up leopard print knit jacket for $19.80 at Forever 21. For colder weather, purchase a City Safari animal-print trench coat for $34.80. Jackets are in sizes small, medium and large.


Kohl's Department Store

945 W State Rd 436 Ste 1155, Altamonte Spgs, FL 32714

It's hip to be square with long- and short-sleeve apt. 9 mock-layer argyle sweaters. The color schemes go hand-in-hand with fall and can be worn with pants or skirts. Sizes are small, medium and large. The long-sleeve sweaters are also available in extra-large. The argyle sweaters are $44 at Kohl's.


Rack Room Shoes

9401 W Colonial Dr Ste 410, Ocoee, FL 34761

Don't leave the house without your short booties! Half boots are a part of each fall season and go well with pants especially, if you don't want to wear the full boot. The Maripe Hepburn short boots at Rack Room Shoes are available in coffee or black and retail for $39.99.