Although the new meteorological season hasn’t quite arrived, the new fashion season has already gusted across the figurative landscape like a leaf-stripping gale, causing classics to become trends, retro looks to feel refreshed and an overall sophisticated vibe to electrify closets across the land.

LEOPARD MANIA

Animal prints never go out of style – but this season in particular you can’t escape them.

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Alice & Olivia dress, $285, Neiman Marcus (neimanmarcus.com); Vince turtleneck, $265, Neiman Marcus; Aquatalia booties, $575, Neiman Marcus

DECO MEETS DARING

Mix feminine prints and shapes with an edgy biker jacket to radiate personal style.

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Saloni dress, $525, Saks Fifth Avenue (saksfifthavenue.com); Joie leather jacket, $898; Saks Fifth Avenue Earrings, $140, Vie (viestlouis.com)

PALM PERFECTION

Florals are less girly and more sophisticated for fall – especially when worn from head to toe.

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Alice & Olivia blouse, $295; skirt, $295, Vie (viestlouis.com); Earrings, $438, Vie Stuart Weitzman heels, $398, Neiman Marcus (neimanmarcus.com)

SEVENTIES STYLE

Wide-legged jeans have become the jeans for fall, paired with a ribbed turtleneck and platform heels (not to mention an “of the moment” fur bomber) to return the sizzlin’ ’70s to fashion.

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Jacket, $350, Mister Guy (misterguywomens.com); Veronica Beard turtleneck, $178, Mister Guy; James Jeans, $205, Mister Guy Tuckernuck earrings, $80, Tuckernuck (tnuck.com) Prada heels, $680, Neiman Marcus (neimanmarcus.com)

MARVELOUS MOD

Channel your inner Twiggy and rock this mod shift dress that flatters any age or body type.

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Michael Kors dress, $325, Michael Kors Plaza Frontenac (michaelkors.com); Earrings, $20, Shine Boutique (shineboutique.com)

THANK YOU

Ladue News would like to thank:

Model: Rylee Erickson with West Model Management

Hair & Makeup: Brady Nance

Katie is a mom of 3 who loves cooking as much as fashion and secretly wishes she had and Sarah Conroy's job - food photography is what I wish I had a talent (outside of Instagram) for!