Elie Tahari can't help but bring a little fun to his designs, and so for Fall even a (relatively) sober tweed jacket and skinny black knit pants were finished off with an embellished obi belt for a wink of shine. You might be headed to the office, the look said, but that doesn't mean you have to be glum.

Keen on prints, Tahari showed patterns solo and matched every which way—leopard with floral, cherry blossoms on a checkerboard—but the mix was dashed-off enough to make it work. A pair of dresses with open sleeves at the show's end were fitted from the front and billowy from the back; although this is a Fall collection, they begged to be worn near a pool, with a cocktail, stat.