Fall is far and away my favorite time of year—particularly for dressing.

In anticipation of the new season, I share wisdom from fashion gurus:

* "In the past, I have had closets so full they could burst. Now I prefer to have only a few things -- but good ones." -- Ines de la Fressange

* "Don't make fashion own you. . . . You decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress." -- Gianni Versace

* "While clothes may not make the woman, they certainly have a strong effect on her self-confidence -- which, I believe, does make the woman." -- Mary Kay Ash

* "Style is very different from fashion. Once you find something that works, keep it." -- Tom Ford

--Kristy Eckert