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No, you don’t need a dragon tattoo to pull off fall’s tough-girl fashion, but a little attitude wouldn’t hurt. Say hej to the season of the warrior princess (even if she just comes out on weekends)

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STEP INTO A NEW PERSONA: With a single zip, a form-fitting jumpsuit can transform your style from mundane to mighty. Greta Constantine jumpsuit, $895 by special order through Holt Renfrew private brand gloves, $115 at Holt Renfrew ( Senso shoes, $198 at Capezio ( Visor, stylist’s own.

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ESCAPE INTO A CAPE: When it comes to toppers, think short and boxy over those that flap in the wind. Jeremy Laing cashmere topper, price upon request through Jeremy Laing silk mesh shirt, $495 at Jonathan+Olivia ( and The Room in Vancouver ( Danier leather leggings, $499 through .

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SHOW SOME SKINS: Everything from leggings to dresses come in leather this season; wear it as an accent to amp up an ensemble or head-to-toe for some serious impact. Alexander Wang dress, $815 at Holt Renfrew ( Greta Constantine turtleneck dress (underneath), $395 by special order through Senso shoes, $198 at Capezio ( Hat, stylist’s own.

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SIGN UP FOR BOOT CAMP: Racy over-the-knee boots look as fierce with a sexy slit skirt as they do with skinny jeans tucked in. Thakoon top, price upon request at The Room ( Jeremy Laing skirt, price upon request through Chanel boots, $2,150 through Jennifer Behr headband, $95 through .

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PUMP UP THE VOLUME: Go in for generously proportioned shapes and silhouettes as long as they’re structured and paired with streamlined accessories. Pink Tartan pony-hair shirt, price upon request through Calvin Klein Collection leather pants, $2,995 through Calvin Klein Madison Avenue (212-292-9000). Aldo shoes, $90 through PHOTO SHOOT CREDITS: Styling by Tiyana Grulovic; makeup and hair by Gian Luca Orienti/

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