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We're celebrating our first Ambush Makeover of the fall season, and though New York City is expected to have some pretty high temps today, we're all feeling that autumn-filled vibe.
Style expert Jill Martin stepped outside to find a couple lucky guests to participate in an awe-inspiring makeover filled with new hairstyles, upgraded makeup looks and an outfit to top it off. Martin and celebrity hairstylist Louis Licari gave two enthusiastic (and well-deserving) women a look they could carry well into the fall and winter seasons.
Interested in seeing their transformations? Read on to see our guest's stories and Martin's super chic style choices below.
Julie Work is visiting New York City all the way from Michigan. She and her three best friends Debbie, Wendy and Laura came to town for a fun girls trip — and visiting TODAY was on their bucket list.
After hearing her story, Jill Martin knew that Work was beyond deserving of an Ambush Makeover. She donated a kidney to a man in her church and continually gives back to her community. Though she's an athlete and loves the comfort of practical workout clothes, she wanted a whole new style for the fall season.
Midi Wrap Dress
Martin picked this pretty wrap dress as one of the options for Work. The deep mahogany color is great for fall temperatures while the contrasting lighter shade clings to the final days of summer.
If you're looking for an affordable alternative, this dress currently has a 4.8-star rating so it might be a great option. The round neck also offers more coverage for chilly autumn days.
Calf Hair Shoes
Martin paired the look with some fashionable calf hair kitten heels. The silhouette and pattern are both very on trend for fall and you can wear them with pretty much anything.
If you're looking for flats instead of heels, this cute pair might be right up your alley.
Gold Hoop Earrings
Martin added a pair of simple gold hoops to complete the look.
This traditional pair of hoops features a thinner metal for just a touch of sparkle.
We'd like to say a big happy birthday to Kathy Jacobs, who is celebrating her 70th birthday with a first-time trip to New York City. She has 10 grandkids and three daughters — meaning that with her busy lifestyle, she couldn't prioritize her wardrobe.
She loves wearing anything with bling and Martin was ready to deliver with some bold and practical looks.
Clara Sunwoo is at it again with a completely chic style. This shirt is made with carefree travel fabric that claims to be wrinkle free, ultra lightweight and breathable.
This refined and comfortable shirt is one of those fall style staples you can wear almost anywhere. Whether you want to pair the twisted top with a pair of jeans, leggings or corduroy pants, you'll find that it's super simple to pull off a stylish look.
Sleek Black Pants
Change up the typical office look with a pair of front-slit pants. This style sits just above the ankle, and the slimming silhouette will give any outfit a professional flair.
For a more affordable look, these pants might be the perfect choice. With 28 colors, a price tag under $20 and over 2,500 reviews, we think this could be a fantastic and affordable option.
Snakeskin Heeled Bootie
Martin chose these stunning snakeskin booties to complement a simple, yet polished look. Though they come in a deep burgundy and a white leather option, these animal print ones are perfectly on-trend for the fall season.
If you took a double-take at these booties, we're right there with you. These eye-catching snakeskin sock booties are comfortable, exquisite and currently over 40% off!
Druzy Drop Earrings
Jacobs adores bling and sparkles, which is why these druzy drop earrings are the perfect way to complement her outfit!
The SugarFix line by BaubleBar includes a variety of elegant and bold earrings. Though they still have the same signature look of other BaubleBar earrings, you can get these ones for a fraction of the price.
Voted for the other outfit option? Find the styles below!
Pink Long-Sleeved Dress
The second option for Work was this pretty silk dress. The Victorian-inspired silhouette and delicate pastel color make this a great option for a fancy dinner out.
For a longer hemline in a similar cut, you might want to consider this pleated dress. It's racked up close to 500 reviews on Amazon.
Martin paired the dress with heels designed to look like cork flecked with gold.
For a lower heel, these cork sandals seem like a great option. Plus, they've been discounted to just $15.
Pink Drop Earrings
Martin added a vibrant pair of pink earrings to complete the look.
For a pop of color without all the bling, these earrings could work well. They're currently a bestseller at Walmart and would pair well with a formal dress or a simple T-shirt.
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- Transform your fall wardrobe with 3 Rachel Zoe-approved looks
- After seeing it on Ambush Makeover, tons of TODAY viewers bought this jumpsuit
- The best fall boots for women 2019