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Hard and soft fashions together at South Bay Galleria [PHOTOS]

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EDGY CHIC: Looking to elevate your fallback cute top and skinnies ensemble? Instead, try pairing a statement jacket with a classic black skirt and sky-high pumps to break your fashion rut. This outfit is perfect for trying the new hot restaurant in town, or the upscale business bar around the corner.

Erica is wearing clothing from bebe at South Bay Galleria, including a black midi tube skirt ($69), black corset belt ($49), white textured top ($44) and a cracked leather faux fur lined motorcycle jacket ($159).

Story by Corynne Randel

Producer/Art director/Photographer Pete Henze (PeteHenze@gmail.com)

Fall brings new kinds of “cool” to the South Bay– from the hint of a chill in the early morning and late night to the coolest new styles.

This season’s trends are all about marrying tough pieces like boots, sexy silhouettes, leather and even studs, with soft pieces like luxurious knit sweaters, lace, ruffles and ultra-feminine styles. These fall trends were made for the South Bay, matching the area’s laid back beach style with sophisticated fashion influences from the city.

With the holiday season around the corner, there’s no better time to pick up the latest fashion must-haves to enjoy those brisk autumn nights on the town and upcoming holiday soirees.

Local photographer Pete Henze captured these styles at the SouthBay’s Meccafor fashion, South Bay Galleria. With high-end stores such as Nordstrom, Cache and bebe, South Bay Galleria has everything that’s needed to prepare for the new season and keep up-to-date on the latest fashions and emerging trends. B

Models: Erica Davis, Gian Rollo.

Stylists: Sean Dennison, Manager Nordstrom Personal Style & Bobbie Casalino-Lewis

Make-up and Hair: Casey Leigh Conover, using Trish McEvoy cosmetics.

Make-up:  Kat Spiropoulos using YSL cosmetics.

Hair: Adriana Suarez

Visit SouthBayGalleria.com for more information on the latest tips and trends for fall.

LUNCHTIME: Break away from the same old pant suit look for that afternoon luncheon or new business meeting. Women can amp up their style with wide legged trousers and a bright top that displays sophistication, but exudes confidence.

Erica is wearing clothing from Cache at South Bay Galleria, including ivory flair leg slacks ($118), a cadet blue high neck top with peplum ($98), as well as bebe two-toned pumps ($149).

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Embrace fall with the comfort and style that is perfect for a Saturday beach date or an afternoon shopping with the girls. A staple ensemble of skinny jeans, a simple tee and a sweater is amped up with a pair of killer booties — the perfect shoe for every Fall occasion and outfit!  

Erica is wearing clothing from Nordstrom, including a Vince Afghan sweater in oat ($445), a Vince heather modal tee ($60), Vince plum skinny jeans, a Diane Von Furstenberg organic silk scarf (165) and Via Spiga Olive suede buckle bootie in olive ($298).

STRAIGHT FROM WORK: Looking for an outfit that will seamlessly transition from a day at the office to happy hour with the girls? Pair a simple, but classic dress, like this Diane Von Furstenberg piece, with a killer pair of heels, like these Stuart Weitzman two-tone stilettos.  Voila!  You have a foolproof outfit that is sure to impress at the board meeting, and with the cocktail crowd.

These items can be found at Nordstrom South Bay Galleria, including the Diane Von Furstenberg dress ($398), Stuart Weitzman two-tone stilettos ($375), and House of Harlow Earrings ($30).

NIGHT OUT: The perfect outfit for a night out on the town, this ensemble includes colored denim, sexy knee-high boots and just enough bling to grab theSouthBay’s attention this fall.

Erica is wearing items from Nordstrom at South Bay Galleria, including a Parker hand-beaded split back top ($330), Vince brand eggplant skinny jeans ($182), Stuart Weitzman charcoal suede knee-high boots ($625), Alexis Bittar handcrafted lucite bangles ($195, $155 and $55), and a Free People nude bando ($32).

Gian is wearing clothing from Nordstrom South Bay Galleria including a Hugo Boss Belt ($85), J. Brand mustard corduroy pants ($181), Vince Plum Henley sweater ($165), a Hugo Boss blazer ($795) and To BootNew Yorkby Adam Derrick lace up boots ($398).

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