Sunday, September 4, 2011

FALLing Hard

The four pillars of style have arrived: the September issues of Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar and InStyle.  It's love at first sight--again.   Make way for these beauties:

The look: clean lines and fiercely modern, the shift dress and sleek suit win the girl.  Look for ponte knit fabrics, neutral color-blocking and updated cuts.  On cloud 9: Club Monaco, Banana Republic.
The color:  the soul mate this season is RED.  Look for ankle-length pleated trousers, bright wool pea coats, and silky blouses--all paired together. Yow-za: Express,

The shape: the real deals: dolman sleeves, egg-shaped skirts, tuxedo jackets, pleated trousers, maxi wool coats, midi dresses, capes and flare leg jeans.  Total knockout: Nordstrom, ZARA.

The shoe: the most beloved because it “always fits.” Look for platform oxford pumps, laced-up booties, and gorgeous flats.  Love sick:,, DSW.
The pattern: so many to love, so little time. Try snakeskin, polka dots, leopard, color-blocking or black lace for an updated look.  Tres chic: ZARA, Topshop.

The vibe: past loves tend to resurface.  This fall, the '70s bohemian, the '90s minimalist and the '40s retro are the cool kids.  Rocks hard: H&M, BCBG

Shivers everywhere. Welcome back, baby.

stylingstage suggests:

Signature Wide Leg Editor Pant Express:


Daniel Rainn Polka Dot Blouse

Rickie Color-Blocked Ponte Knit Dress BCBG:

Elliott Luca Millana Snake Handbag:
Elliott Lucca 'Millana'  Snake Embossed Shoulder Bag

BB Dakota Belted Tapered Pants

Very Volitile

Printed Midi Dress ASOS:
Image 1 of ASOS Printed Midi Dress with Twist Front

High-rise flared leg jean Old Navy:

Steve Madden Kortshlp Flat
Steve Madden Kortshpl Flat
Knitted Cape ZARA:


Blazer with contrasting lapel ZARA:

Concrete Jungle Leather Bangle Marc by Marc Jacobs:
MARC BY MARC JACOBS 'Concrete Jungle' Skinny Leather Bangle