Love & Fashion: A Guide To Looking Sexy This Fall

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Say yes to flats, Beyonce pregnant in Dolce & Gabbana, black lace, flirty tops, and a healthy back.

Here in NYC, you live and breathe fashion whether you like it or not. With an office near Seventh Avenue (also known as Fashion Avenue), smack dab in the middle of the Fashion Institute of Technology campus, we get our morning mocha at Moda Espresso Bar and our evening shopping on at the Barney's Warehouse Sale. And with Fashion Week just around the corner, it's even harder to ignore that lovely, mysterious world. So we realized that fashion inspires love: It attracts us to people, it repels us from others, and it helps "seal the deal." In this new feature, we'll be rounding up the best of the intersection of love and fashion from the web: flirty fashions, engagement-ring trends, weird celeb outfits — you name it. 

Why it's important to be able to look sexy without sky-high heels. Even Victoria Beckham wore flats recently! (The Frisky)

What is sexy for fall: black lace. (FashionEtc)

What else is sexy? These eight girly tops that do the flirting for you. Really cute, mostly affordable ideas — perfect for a date, the office, or one after the other. (Refinery29)

What's not sexy? A crooked spine. Here are eight secrets to a healthy, younger-looking back. (ThirdAge)

Fall fashion is not just sexy, it's romantic. Say hello to layers and tweed. Check out this photo gallery of street fashions from the sidewalks of Paris, the most romantic city there is (or so I hear). (Glo)

Say hello to September and good-bye to summer weddings. Sofia Coppola just got married in a short lavender dress. Do or don't? Certainly daring. (The Stir)

Don't click on this unless you're ready for a good cry. A guy's engagement goes sour so he puts the ring on Craigslist — for $1. Find out why buddy didn't have the heart to make bucks off his heartbreak. (The Frisky)

To end on a non-heartbreaking note, designers Dolce & Gabbana are "ecstatic" that Beyonce announced her pregnancy at the VMAs while wearing their (sequined) clothes. Congrats and nice style, mama! (The Cut)