Friday, October 2, 2015

mixing summer and winter

our essentials
when summer meets winter

it is still a good basic!  there is a cut out there for everyone but it may take a few mistakes to find the one for you.  AND for the woman who is never going to wear blue denim you can opt for black.
consider:  Lee, Citizen, Seven for all Mankind, NYDJ,  Levis, Chicos

the t - shirt

white OR black 
again find one that has a neck and sleeve option for you
be prepared to discard if white gets a bit tired or black fades a bit 
consider:  Vince, J Crew, Gap, Target


basic black
always -  the black dress -  especially one that transitions from day to night.  how much you want to reveal is up to you but you might consider adding a belt or unusual jacket.  also consider a new blush or lipstick color .  another choice is a gemstone earring to brighten your face ( it doesn't have be Chanel
 pearls ).  buy it and REALLY wear it
consider : St John classic ( above ), Magaschoni, Laundry, Rag & Bone, Nanette Lepore


THE white blouse/shirt
iron or no iron, silk or poly, find one that you can wear over, under, tucked in or loose
consider: Chicos, Burberry, Brooks Bros., J Crew, Facconable


the fall coat
baby it could be chilly and you can still look fabulous
we loved this oyster white Ann Taylor cashmere.  cashmere is a wonderful warm choice for those who don't want the weight and the shorter coat length makes driving possible. maybe try an exceptionally bright color to make a statement during gray cold days.
consider: Anthropologie, Hermes ( if ....), Bruno Cucinelli 

the black shoe
a pump or an ankle boot, you decide. suede or calf leather up to you,  but always invest in fit and quality.  your happiness level increases dramatically if your shoes don't pinch.
consider: Weitzman, Prada, Bruno Magli, Clergerie

black blazer
but not so traditional, try a new shape, new buttons, different fabric, pattern or lining.  
consider: Pink Tartan ( above ) 

perhaps a nonessential but oh so worth the splurge

Kate Spade hot red wallet

Cartier evening bag, something unusual to carry you beyond boring

the comfy casual oversized cardigan
this is Chicos

gray cashmere hoody to go over and then under as temps drop
add a classic paid cashmere, maybe his will do
a pair of go anywhere boots
these are