Tomorrow is the fall equinox so it seemed timely to put together a collection of the color palette and pieces pinned to my digital mood board. I’ve had my eye on a beautiful shade of warm mustard but didn’t really consider how I’d incorporate it into my wardrobe. I wasn’t sure what type of item would work best and get lots of wear. I knew it needed to be a pop, rather than a head to toe look and I wanted something more substantial than an accessory or shoe. Enter the Bella Freud corduroy blazer. My current fall mood board above sums up exactly how I envision styling my find.
First, the color is gorgeous and exactly what I had in mind. It has a subtle 70s vibe which I like, but the sharp tailoring nudges the vintage meter more towards a modern classic. A flattering shade of gold, it injects life to the denim in my closet, but I’m really liking the contrast with ecru, charcoal and black. Pop a white shirt underneath and it’s super crisp.
Speaking of denim, ecru jeans are acting as the anchor to many of my fall looks. If you can find a pair with contrast stitching, that’s a bonus point. Khaite makes a wide-leg cropped style, the Wendell, with all the right details and a good fit that explains the brand’s current cult status which has quickly propelled to the top of my favorites this season.
Leather pants will always be around, but this season, they look best with a straight leg, even slightly cropped. Joseph reinvents their signature Den pant (also available in dark denim) in leather fused to stretch-cotton guaranteeing a comfortable and flattering fit. The button front adds a cool detail and is more interesting than a classic zipper front. The cut hits all the right marks in what I consider the perfect leather pant.
I like my sweaters pretty basic and don’t steer too far away from classic colors. An updated silhouette is often what drives the sale and currently loose, cropped shapes top my list which happen to work beautifully with high-waisted bottoms. I’m eyeing Theory’s hooded cashmere to round out my black sweater selection. The pointelle-knit detailing and wide ribbed trim on By Malene Birger’s oversized sweater were the selling points to justify adding another ecru sweater to my wardrobe. I’m considering it in camel too.
Western accents are big this fall, but I’m only on board in small doses. I’ve never been a fringe or cowboy boot gal, but a cool belt is right up my alley. Personally, I think it’s a classic investment and adore Isabel Marant’s interpretation of the trend. This is a season-less beauty that would look chic with a dress, over a blazer and naturally with jeans or trousers.
Usually there’s a boot for the season that’s on everyone’s radar. This fall, I think the options are wide. Variations on kitten, cone and block heels, fitted sock style or a slouchy shaft, cowboy or combat, they’re all available. I like the combination of several of these elements in Prada’s black suede boot which can be worn slouched or folded over. A metal-tipped heel adds an elevated note.
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