Rue Horoscopes: September

We may not be experts on astrology or the moon’s position, but we do know style alignment. And in forecasting the next month, here’s what’s in store for you.

Rational, you may be (yes, it does make sense to pay off that credit card bill in full before racking it up again), but emotional, you are not. Step out of your realm of comfort and try out a trend that’s a little scary to you. Unsure about rocking a headpiece? Give it shot. Too shy for a bold brocade print? Wear it with a neutral. You may uncover a new signature look.

Let’s face it, your mood is all over the place right now. Counteract those unstable emotions with a home space that’s uniquely you. Be it a window seat that demands a good book or a living room that relaxes you upon entry; find and design a sanctuary for yourself. If that doesn’t work, make some tea, climb into bed, and watch Sixteen Candles on repeat.

You know those futuristic dreams you’ve been having (think less sci-fi and more future owner of a Versace gown)? Now, more than ever, they’re likely to become reality. No matter how far-fetched they may seem, keep your practical sights set on your goals and good things will happen. And if they don’t, there’s always pre-loved vintage.

Career goals are at the forefront of your attention right now, and if there’s one thing that will make you successful, it’s your work uniform. Okay, maybe not, but it doesn’t hurt to look the part. Gunning for that promotion? Go for a perfectly tailored power suit that demands attention (it’s all about the shoulder fit). Just don’t forget the accessories.

Go ahead, speak up. It’s time to unleash those ideas that you’ve been keeping to yourself. If you’re feeling timid, give yourself a confidence boost with a pop of neon (hello, highlighter-yellow skinny belt) or a pair of platforms that makes you a few inches bolder. No matter how your ideas are received, your self-assured look will ensure a positive outcome.

You’re all “can do” this month, and it’s time to get noticed. How, you may ask? It involves attacking every task with full force and commanding the attention of the room. On the outside, stick to structured silhouettes that flatter your figure (waist belts are always encouraged). On the inside, repeat after us: eye contact, eye contact, eye contact.

You may not like it, but this is one of those “work now, play later” situations. Deal with the practical responsibilities that you’ve been avoiding (we’re looking at you, unpaid parking tickets), before rewarding yourself with the good stuff. Afterward, it’s all fun and games – and hopefully shopping sprees.

You know the feeling of being pulled in two directions at the same time? Don’t worry, it’s totally normal this time of year, with sandal weather dwindling and chunky-sweater weather looming. The best cure? Pair your summer-wear favorites with fall stunners like sundresses with tall boots (just add tights).

You’re all about self-improvement right now, and there’s no better way to help (both yourself and others) than by donating those summer clothes you didn’t touch all season long. Seriously. Bag ‘em and give them a chance at life in another closet. Besides, the best part about clearing out is stocking up. Let the shopping begin.

Experiencing a bit of a roadblock? We know, decisions can be hard (Chanel or rent?). Use the down time this hold-up supplies to really explore your options and do your research. Yes, there are chores to be done and bills to be paid, but that duffel in the DVF Boutique promises to be a much better investment.

Don’t freak out, but you’re a little emotional this month. Maybe it’s the change of season, maybe it’s the fact that white is officially unacceptable to wear until next year, who knows. Level out your feelings with a little structure — a structured handbag, to be precise. Add a scarf, toss in your favorite novel, do whatever it takes to make it yours, then flaunt it. Happiness follows.

There may be a reason for your sudden urge to clam up and bury your feelings… and it has to do with your wardrobe. With the upcoming season change, make sure you’re choosing pieces that really speak – better yet, scream – to you. If your everyday attire is muffling your personal style, start from scratch and build it up one made-for-you piece at a time.

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