Hot Fall Fashion Trends

Get the lowdown on the best looks of the season, as selected by PEOPLE's style director, Susan Kaufman. By Serena Kappes

TREND: BLACK

"Black is back in a big way, in every shape and form," says PEOPLE style director Susan Kaufman, "from the little black dress, which can be very romantic with detail like lace or velvet ribbons, to the satin evening suit," like Reese Witherspoon's Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti cocktail dress, Halle Berry's pants ensemble and Jessica Simpson's Yves Saint Laurent jacket. And it doesn't take skill to mix and match: "Anything goes with black."