Thursday, August 28

Fall Style Resolutions

Why wait for January? September is the right time to re-envision your wardrobe and change up your point of view.

Resolve to.... Add Some Edge to a Sweet Ensemble

A neat pink overcoat plus a pretty print dress and structured purse equals girlie- that is, until you look down.  Instead of predictable pumps, slip on these sleek metallic sneaks to ground the feminine vibe and make the look cool.  Ditto the rose metal watch and retro shades.

Linda Farrow
Rebecca Taylor
J. Crew

Anne Klein
Common Projects
Tory Burch

Resolve to.... Master Minimalism

The simplest things are often the trickiest ones to pull off.  Think streamlined, but never boring. Made from linen, this cinched sheath reads ultra-sophisticated when paired with a white oxford, so you can skip the fussy extras.  Let a woven gold bangle peek out from under the sleeve and play off the navy with tan riding boots.

Isabel Marant

David Yurman
Ralph Lauren
Saint Laurent

Resolve to.... Bank on Bold Color

Still staring into the closet of bland hues?  Snap out of it and reach for coral, crimson, or mustard. Fiery orange and deep crimson seem unlikely mates, but they contrast nicely when teamed with camel.  Look to hints of navy, teal and brown to tie together your brights and neutrals. A pleated skirt and sophisticated tote add polish.

LK Bennett

RED Valentino
Gianvito Rossi

Resolve to.... Throw in a Menswear Twist

Showcase your boy-meets-girl style without looking as if you raided his closet. Heading to brunch?  Swap out your jeans for tweed pants that pick up the rich navy in your blouse.  Accent with a pair of shiny patent oxfords and fedora, but keep the tomboy references in check with delicate jewelry.


Paul Smith
Tory Burch
J Crew

Banana Republic

Resolve to.... Rethink Sweater Dressing

It's a no-brainer to grab a thick knit when the temps plummet, but up the style factor with a flowy dress instead of jeans. A gray angora shell seems deceptively low-key, until you pair it with a blush midi dress.  The combo is soft and charming, especially when you bring in similarly-hued booties and dainty pearls.  Hello, date night!

Marc Jacobs

Tory Burch
Sophie Bille Brahe

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