fall fashion katharine mcphee

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Katharine McPhee

Where you'll see her: As Paige Dineen, a waitress with a double life, in the upcoming CBS drama Scorpion, about a network of high-IQ crime fighters.

Trend report: Menswear-inspired pinstripes, plaids and tweeds express their feminine side with a silky scarf and stacked heels. Layering makes the look eclectic, not buttoned up.

Personal style: "I gravitate toward eye-catching pieces with hanger appeal," says McPhee. "There are some things that just hang really well, and you know how they'll fit and look. My favorite designers are Phillip Lim, Sandro, Acne, Maison Martin Margiela and Rag & Bone."

Fall obsession: "I'm loving softer colors for fall. I'm not normally a huge color person, but the hues this season tend to be more moody than bright."

Fashion crush: "Kate Moss. She's so classy but edgy and makes everything look effortless."

Coat, COS, $350. Blazer, Massimo Dutti, $275. Top, NYDJ, $88. Pants, Elizabeth and James, $345. Scarf, Paul Smith. Shoes, DKNY.