Fall is in full swing and winter is just around the corner. That means that layering is my first priority when getting ready every morning. When I’m in California, it’s not as much of an issue, but New York City definitely has me thinking ahead about how I can be most comfortable and stylish with whatever weather the day may bring. One of my favorite ways to layer smart is to go for three pieces on top, and a long jean or skirt/tight combo on bottom. It’s an easy outfit formula that any woman can emulate from garments she already has in her wardrobe as well.
As a stylist, one of my favorite things to do is to tweak trends to make them work in unexpected ways. Fewer things are more satisfying than having someone compliment your outfit, “Oh, I never would have thought of that! You look fantastic.” Camouflage is definitely a go-to for me right now, and I love being able to wear it for all occasions. If you think that camo only belongs in the “casual” section of your closet, think again! By dressing up your favorite printed jacket, you’ve gone ahead and increased the value, longevity, and the versatility of one item, creating a myriad of new options! And who doesn’t love to make the most out of their wardrobe?
The trend so nice, it’s featured twice! This time around, the boots are the stars of the show. If you remember last week’s blog, I donned a gorgeous floral print on a black sleeveless top, paired with a cozy shag coat and voluminous wide leg pants for fall. This time, I’ve switched some proportions around.
While we all love our florals, sometimes they can seem overdone, or not-so-season-appropriate. Any fashion fiend is familiar with Miranda Priestly’s sarcastic comment from The Devil Wears Prada, “Florals for spring? Groundbreaking.” And she’s right, it’s been overdone. But completely abandoning a portion of your patterned basics can take a toll on your overall wardrobe. Make the most of what’s already in your closet by incorporating your favorite flowery frocks this autumn – just understand how to style them correctly. Continue Reading