Good quality rainboots,
a practical, yet stylish rain jacket,
a pair of everyday jeans,
a comfortable pair of shoes and,
a cute accessory!
(DISCLAIMER: DON”T HAVE A CHILD FOR THE SAKE OF GETTING A CUTE ACCESSORY, HAVE A CHILD BECAUSE YOU WANT ONE, BUYING a PURSE is WAY LESS TROUBLE, YET DOESN”T BRING YOU QUITE AS MUCH JOY!)
images c/o jcrewing, everlytrue, justinchungphotography, ttlg, vineetkauur
As you know darling readers, I am a big fan of THE Rachel Zoe. She is an amazingly successful business woman, a fabulous dresser, absolutely HILARIOUS and a new Mom. She has a great eye and everything she wears and puts together on her customers… well, I die!
I recently purchased a pair of J Brand High Waisted Flares from Anthro (above) and have been wondering how to pair them for the Fall. I came across her suggestions to such an item here and have been excited about her suggestions. While I would need to adjust her suggestion to my colour palette and more classic taste, I really like how her suggestions also fit my ‘Mommy’ style – as in loose tops and a more, ummm ‘practical’ heel!
For a more casual, weekend look, RZ suggested you pair your jeans with a long, loose-fitting tunic, chunky knit cardigan, and wedge sandals. Hide your messy hair under a stylish hat, such as a feather-adorned fedora and a ruby red manicure!
As for me, I’m attending a friend’s art exhibition tomorrow evening and am hoping to rock the J Brands. Here’s my planned outfit (not as elaborate as RZ’s) but hopefully it will do the trick:
The J Branks paired with a silk black shirt, a simple blazer, some wedges and some funky Boho jewellery. Yay!
info c/o whowhatwear.com
Why am i so excited about Fall? Here’s why…
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1. A colourful fall/winter coat
2. A pleated skirt
3. Prints! eg. bright geometric patterns, flowers and the peppy polka dot.
4. Liquid metallics
5. Nature-inspired items eg. Apache patterns (think Pocahontas!), ponchos, fringing, denim, and snakeskin
6. Coloured trousers
Whatever style whether it be high-waisted, wide leg, tapered or cropped: make sure you have some colourful trousers!
7. Leather skirt
Whatever style that suits you: a simple A-line, a sexy pencil or a pleated piece, this is a good investment!
8. Portfolio bag
Larger clutches and portfolio bags are the hottest handbags for fall.
9. High-heeled loafers
Continuing on with the borrowing-from-the-boys trend – the loafer, however feminisied with a heel!
10. A hat!
Felted hats, fedora, turbans…enjoy covering your hair and keeping your head warm this fall!
pictures courtesy of zara, madewell, club monaco and j crew look books for Fall 2011
Cooler, shorter days. Back to school. Piles of books. Falling leaves. Boots. Jackets. the odd scarf. Fall is almost here!
Here’s my forecast for what we’re going to see this Fall. But as a weather forecaster can get some right and some wrong – expect the same from me – right, wrong and perhaps a few surprises!
1. 70′s fashion
Seventies fashion is going to be a carry-over trend. We’ll see 70′s boho with
more flares and wide-leg pants and 70′s glamour (thin shimmering dresses and high-waisted pants with elegant blouses)
Another carry-over trend is that of the pleat. These are going to hang out with us for awhile so get yourself some. You can still wear the sheer, lightweight fabrics, just style them accordingly for the cooler weather, eg. wear a pleated maxi skirt or dress with socks/tights and heels/boots and some layers on top. Contrast your styles eg. wear a thin, sheer skirt with a boho fur (or faux fur!) or a biker jacket
The luxurious, glamorous, warm, practical fur, faux or real, continues to be popular as a fashion trend in Fall 2011.
5. Solid Metal Jewellery
Clean, simple, minimalist, and modernist jewellery is key for Fall 2011. Look out for cold, hard, solid metal shaped into the forms of cuffs and collars.
images courtesy of theyallhateus, googleimages & Jcrewfall2011lookbook