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nicole by Nicole Miller for JCPenney Fall 2011 Lookbook

nicole by Nicole Miller for JCPenney Fall 2011 Lookbook

The summer sun may be blazing overhead but that doesn't mean we can't look ahead to Fall. Here we have a first look at the nicole by Nicole Miller for JCPenney Fall 2011 collection. Most pieces are under $100 and will be available beginning in August through September. Influences range from bohemian and tribal to urban and military, played out in silhouettes like trapeze shape tops, ¾ sleeve tunics and easy blouses over leggings or printed wrap dresses and peplum blouses. Expect to see Nicole Miller's signature artsy prints in a rich color palette of blue, green, violet and magenta, plus lots of black for contrast and effortless drama. I'm in love with the first look (above), it's such a chic yet simple way to look pulled together for fall. On the fence regarding leggings but they look amaze on the models. Which looks do you find inspiring?

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