As we say ‘goodbye’ to Indian summers and ‘hello’ to the seasonal chill, we are parsing our closets for the current mood of the season. Forget the trend list as you refresh your closet and rejoice in your personal style. The time of the “top trends” are over. It is all about individual style and sensibilities.
Denim, prints, fur, flare pants, and three quarter length skirts consumed the fall runways in great, varying forms making it crucial to have a sense of oneself. Classic, boyish, retro or edgy – these looks speak to personal sensibilities and unique style awareness in November.
Shopping your grandmother’s closet may return goodies like a fringe, chain purse or a classic slingback. The classics are as current as the new during this absence of trend. Matching the old with the new, like a slingback with a distressed denim, demonstrates clever style. 1. Sandro fir trimmed coat, $910 on sandro-paris.com; 2. Mossimo distressed denim, $29.99 at Target; 3. H&M fringe shoulder bag, $34.99 at hm.com; and 4. Bally slingback pumps, $675 on bally.com.
Mixing prints is an advanced technique. Pairing a water color print with a tribal design is the sign of a free spirit. 1. Merona print dress, $27.99 and 2. Mossimo Supply Co. fold over backpack, $29.99 both at Target; 3. COS suede sandal, $135 on cosstores.com.
Full on print
What is more bold than an full print ensemble? The fall runways were wrought with full print looks. Bold attitudes, take note. 1. By Malene Birger fur coat, $695 on net-a-porter.com; 2. Sandro print frock, $440 and 3. Sandro print trousers, $410 both on sandro-paris.com; 4. Jeffrey Campbell ballet flat, $100 on shopbop.com.
Style comes in all form, the old and the new. This retro look includes some favorite pieces like the vest. The vest needs another moment; Alexa Chung agrees… 1. Mossimo poncho, $34.99 at Target; 2. Joe Fresh flare denim pants, $12.94 at joefresh.com; 3. Alexa Chung for AG Jeans denim vest, $225 on avenue32.com; 4. Lily Bloom tablet crossbody floral bag, $49 at Kohl’s stores.
Ponchos and capes
Ponchos are so necessary during transition season. Ponchos, capes, and cloaks are a must… 1. Adam Lippes for Target mohair fringe poncho, $59.99 at Target stores; 2. Alexa Chung for AG flare denim trousers, $255 on avenue32.com ; 3. Missoni space dye knit beanie, $198 on intermixonline.com; 4. See by Chloe leather and mesh trainers, $175 on net-a-porter.com.
Boyfriend jeans or a crisp men’s shirt reminds us that a good androgynous look never goes out of style. Plaid and denim, a leather oxford, topped with the right hat – cool is the girl with boyish charms. 1. Mossimo plaid pullover, $22.99 at Target stores; 2. Jordache zip moto skinny jeans, $18.88 at walmart.com; 3. Eugenia Kim leather-trim camel felt hat, $240 at net-a-porter.com; 4. H&M croc-print leather lace-up shoe, $99 at hm.com.
Midi length skirts is a lady’s preference. Fur makes every piece more interesting and is the preferred texture of the season. Create a smart look that says “gumption”. 1. Harvey Faircloth faux-fur-accented sweatshirt, $295 on barneys.com; 2. UNIQLO and Lamaire rib midi skirt, $49.90 on uniqlo.com; 3. BCBG Max Azria ‘Fascination’ sunglasses, $160 at nordstrom.com; 4. VC Signature Fringe plunge bootie, $295 on vincecamuto.com.
Prim and polished
A frock with a classic flare silhouette is always a polished look. Top it with a fur coat for evening dinner-ready ensemble. 1. Sandro rabbit fur coat, $1,905; 2. Joe Fresh polka dot ruffle dress, $49 on joefresh.com ; 3. TL 180 Agenda shoulder bag, $595 on clubmonaco.com; 4. Bally ‘Cynthia’ pump, $695 on bally.com.