Autumn's Rich Tones and Textures Stun on Socialite Olivia Palermo

By Patrick Michael Hughes on October 23, 2012 3:39pm 

MANHATTAN — New Yorkers' closets are changing as fast as the leaves this autumn, with fall-flavored outfits featuring rich tones and textures spotted on style-conscious city dwellers ranging from fashion bloggers to socliate Olivia Palermo.

Neutral camel tones, vintage folkloric tapestries, longhair acrylics, and mélange looks are emerging as the noticeable fashion trends during the early days of the season.

The street styles are very reflective of many of the looks seen on the runways in London and Milan, with urban dwellers leaning toward muted chic, distressed patinas and plush cocoon effects. 

Street Chic spotted reality TV star Palermo in SoHo wearing a very chic monochromatic neutral and camel look. Her outfit featured a soft tunic knit top, skinny light camel leather pants and two-tone tan-and-black patent leather shoes with a wonderful cobalt blue Dior tote.

Black and camel tones with a folkloric twist were also seen on luxury PR director Chinae Alexander, whose mix of vintage patterns worn with eye-catching striped color gave her a very modern look.

Street Chic spotted great examples of the trend in autumn blues paired with a soft bow blouse, micro-printed pants and black plaid boots. The very hip look of fashion blogger and street-style veteran Nefeli Georgala proved very eye-catching, espcecially her leopard scarf paired with a taupe long-hair coat and black wide-brim hat. 

Aerated knits with large open weaves were also spotted in a russet-brown dress worn with black leggings and knee-high black boots. A russet-brown cardigan paired with a chambray shirt on musician John Bryan of The Sobs was reflective of the urban Downtown feel of classic preppy style.

We were also struck by the seemingly infinite styles of leggings hitting the avenues. Our camera caught a noteworthy variation on nightlife personality and writer Christian Ellermann, whose retro Madonna T-shirt, flannel and denim jacket, thick-soled Doc Martens boots and a leather military-style hat struck a stylish silhouette.

We also thought the layers of olive and claret worked well with two-tone leggings and boots on hip-hop artist Emily B’s stylist Benji in Chelsea.

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