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NADINE_DISTRESSEDBLACK_SIDE.jpgA footwear brand that just danced across our radar is Koolaburra, a fashion-forward label with an authentic heritage in sheepskin. Inspired by both modern and classic love songs, the line strives for the perfect juxtaposition of rocker chic and boho sensibility. We love how they married clogs and booties in the style to the left for an utterly chic result. Not only are these shoes stylish, they are functional too: lined with sheepskin, they’ll be sure to keep your toes toasty warm this fall and winter.

Koolaburra Nadine Lace-Up Clog, $340 at moxsie.com

doru-olowu-spring-2012-thumb.jpgAnother up-and-coming label that caught our eye during fashion week was Duro Olowu. The London-based designer mixed interesting prints (like floral and leopard) and classic, feminine silhouettes for very “proper” yet statement looks. The collection was inspired by West Indian immigrants arriving in England in the 1950s, including Olowu’s mother, and has a clear vintage vibe. Here are some of our favorite looks:

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creatures-of-the-wind_spring2012_thumb.jpgIt’s always interesting to see which new designers are showing at fashion week, and one label that definitely caught our eye this season was Creatures of the Wind, designed by Shane Gabier and Chris Peters. After only two collections, the duo had already nabbed a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund nomination, so we knew we could expect  good things. Inspired by psychedelic experiences, the collection is actually extremely wearable with pops of bright colors, eye-catching prints, and on-trend silhouettes. We’re already adding a few looks to our spring wish lists!

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vintage_navajo_sweaters_thumb.jpgNavajo-inspired knits are a major trend for fall, and Etsy has a plentiful selection of sweaters available in their vintage section. Here are a few finds we were able to dig up:

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A classic envelope clutch is essential for your “going out” wardrobe, and this style we found on indie shopping site Sense of Fashion is super chic and affordable at only $35.faux_leather_envelope_clutch_thumb.jpg We love the faux leather python look, which can match any outfit! Perfect for pairing with your LBD on a Saturday night.

FurorModa Snake Envelope Bag - $35 at senseoffashion.com

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