Fall holiday fashions

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

Holiday season is almost here. That means invitations to holiday parties and seasonal events. Fashion expert Alison Goodman of the Scottsdale Quarter has tips to keep you shining like a star this holiday season.

Don't: be afraid to wear your fancy dresses during the day. Maximize the wear of that cocktail dress by pairing it with a pair of opaque tights and a black blazer during the day. For the fashion risk-takers, throw a long-sleeved white collared shirt or slim-fitting turtleneck under the dress - this look is one of the top trends for winter.

Do: incorporate leather. Leather pieces are everywhere, faux and real. Don a leather skirt, leather peplum top, leather moto jacket, leather leggings - they all work and they're all over! Just be sure to pair your leather with a contrasting fabric: think a chunky wool sweater with leather leggings or a feminine, flirty dress under your moto.

Don't: be afraid of resurrection. Fashion is cyclical and right now, '90s fashion is all the rage: think plaid flannel shirts, Doc Marten combat boots and babydoll dresses with knee-high socks. If the '90s aren't your jam, then jump right back into the swinging '60s: bold-colored shift dresses and slim cropped pants are the perfect pieces to bring the past into the present.

Do: take a cue from the boys. Menswear fashion is having its moment and slim cut suits, wide-leg pants and ties for ladies are a perfect way to change up your work look. Take it back a notch and throw your suit jacket on with a pair of cuffed shorts with tights underneath: masculine and feminine at its finest.