One decade, this accessory is déclassé, the epitome of corny. Next decade, it's a precious must-have. Really? The trendlet In a nutshell, that's the story of the fanny pack. For some hipsters and high-fashionistas, it's the go-to for holding keys, lipsticks, and oversize smartphones for quick, selfie retrieval. But runners - especially today's Philadelphia Marathoners - rely on the waist pouch to hold tissues, iPods, and energy gels.
Our favorite fall accessories are likely to match Mother Nature's fiery foliage this year. The trendlet Rust, along with its earthy cousins - burnt orange, terra-cotta, and muddy mustard - are spicing up totes, statement jewelry, scarves, and, yes, microsuede hot pants.
Elizabeth Wellington is the fashion columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer. She covers celebrity style, pop-culture and the burgeoning local designer scene.