After moving to a new apartment this Summer, I vowed to “Shop My Closet.” But…these Fall/Winter beauties beckoned. And I am a firm fashion believer in the adage that shoes make your outfit. Give me jeans, a simple top and an amazing pair of Booties, and I’m good to go. Hope you enjoy!
I hope you don’t feel like this is nameless, faceless fashion. But life and work have conspired against a photo shoot with moi just now. Unless you have been in a hardcore retreat from reality, you know that almost every retailer is big into collaboration with the unexpected, the iconic, the high style.
This Fall, Uniqlo has scored a home run (Yay Cubs!) with Ines de la Fressange. In her modeling hayday, IDLF was on every cover, in every editorial, Karl Lagerfeld’s muse. It’s so refreshing that she’s grown up and gone on to do her own thing; i.e., many things. I absolutely love this collection and had no hesitation in indulging. For me, it was her sweaters. They are so high quality but with a super affordable price point.
For me, grey is the new black…brown…navy. I literally have to stop myself from buying another grey sweater. (STOP!) I especially love wearing all grey in a mix of textures and tones. It’s a subtle, sophisticated fashion statement whatever the season.
Each new season gives us a reason to clean out the old (consign, donate, give to a friend, all of the above) and refresh with the new. I haven’t yet fully switched over my closet from spring/summer to fall/winter as the weather keeps seesawing, but I do try to stick to the rule of however much comes in an equal number must go out.
New York Fashion Week has ended with ho hums and scandal. Some issues raised were important, others were silly. But that’s Fashion. And Life. To be discussed.
I loved these paint-splatter jeans the minute I saw them, and for me they are the perfect way to wear white after Labor Day. And as temps dip, they will look great tucked into over-the-knee boots with a black sweater. Seriously, you can never go wrong when building an outfit around black and white. The key is pattern and proportion.
The slip dress is all over the runways, magazine editorials, top blogs. But unless you’re 20 something, “winging it” with this look is not for the faint of heart, especially over 50. My solution? Your favorite tee. It allows you to dress with the support and coverage you want and wow with a look that’s of the moment.
As we head into Labor Day Weekend, I’m taking a last look at some of my favorite looks, all featuring flats. Watch for how key pieces from Summer live on into Fall.