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Nanette Lepore's Fall 2014 Collection Outfits the Bohemian 9-5

Some designers don't need all the colors of the rainbow to get their point across. Nanette Lepore's Fall 2014 collection stuck almost exclusively to a palette of wine-drenched purple, olive green, and black, broken up by the occasional sparkle — a mature selection of colors for a glamorous woman with a hippie past. Her flower-child tendencies are visible in the loose dresses and messy braids she still favors, but this grown-up bohemian definitely has a day job.

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Nanette Lepore RTW Fall 2014

She wears sweatpants and sequins to the office, but the HR department hasn’t complained once.

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Nanette Lepore RTW Fall 2014

She’s always got a sparkly cardigan tucked into a desk drawer somewhere.

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Nanette Lepore RTW Fall 2014

When she pattern-mixes, she always stays within the same color palette (her tie-dye days are over, after all).

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Nanette Lepore RTW Fall 2014

“It’s not flattering,” she says of her new fur skirt. “It’s fashion.”

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Nanette Lepore RTW Fall 2014

You could say a plunging neckline is her “thing,” but she’d probably tell you it’s actually tarot cards.

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Nanette Lepore RTW Fall 2014

She never met a fur coat she couldn’t belt.

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Nanette Lepore RTW Fall 2014

She’s got a huge collection of her mother’s Woodstock-era dresses, which she likes to pair with oversized lapels and a briefcase.

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Nanette Lepore RTW Fall 2014

And she never could say no to Art Deco sequins.

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Nanette Lepore RTW Fall 2014

Her boots sprout fur like they were born that way.

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Nanette Lepore RTW Fall 2014

A few slashes in her favorite sweater never bothered her.

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Nanette Lepore RTW Fall 2014

And fuchsia at the office? Why not?

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Nanette Lepore RTW Fall 2014

She wears her hair wild and knotted at business meetings…

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Nanette Lepore RTW Fall 2014

…but braids it along her forehead before cocktail parties.

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Nanette Lepore RTW Fall 2014

Naturally, her preferred type of purse is one that keeps her hands free.

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Nanette Lepore RTW Fall 2014

When you see her coming in this coat, you know she’s got a serious deadline — or a date.

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