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Love falling into you...

Waiting for cool autumn nights, corset lacing, a whimsy of gossamer textures, innovative shoulder pads and puff sleeves, midnight cappuccinos, muted palettes, delicate ruffle detailing, and biker boots.
(Image credit: Farfetch, Pistachio, Alexander McQueen dress-Fall 06, Stylehive, NET-A-PORTER, Jason Wu's AvantGuards, Jimmy Choo, Topshop)