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Hot List: Fall Fashion

The Hot List is a weekly roundup of our latest impulse buys.


Blocks of suede trim take a versatile, super-soft cotton tunic by Staccato from common to cool. $45. Niche Boutique, 816 Broad Ripple Ave., 317-205-9680

Lucky bootie at DSW

Lucky bootie at DSW

The scooped edge, the seaming, the heel and toe proportions, the broken-in leather—everything about Lucky’s “Brolley” bootie adds up to a go-to favorite. $90. DSW, multiple locations

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James Dant flannel

A guy can have a closetful of flannel, but it’s not enough without a piece from local designer and shopowner Tommy Dant’s brand-new collection with Crawford Denim. We’d go with lumberjack red. $125. James Dant, 5624 E. Washington St., 317-974-9715

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Leggings at Ohh So Fly

The trend in athleisure wear these days? The bolder, the better—like these Prism Sport python crops. $80. Ohh So Fly (inside Fit Flex Fly), 1706 E. 86th St., 317-218-3928

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Dottie Couture long vest

Finally! A vest in a longer length to pair with skinny jeans and leggings—and in a hot fall-fashion color, burgundy. $54. Dottie Couture, 8594 E. 116th St., Fishers, 317-578-8201

Fernandez began writing for Indianapolis Monthly in 1995 while studying journalism at Indiana University. One of her freelance assignments required her to join a women's full-tackle football team for a season. She joined the staff in 2005 to edit IM's ancillary publications, including Indianapolis Monthly Home. In 2011, she became a senior editor responsible for the Circle City section as well as coverage of shopping, homes, and design-related topics. Now the director of editorial operations, she lives in Garfield Park.