Get the Rugged and Refined Look for Fall

October 1st, 2009

Rugged and Refined for Fall
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Love the gamine look but don’t want to look like a schoolgirl?  Get the look of rugged elegance by combining the girly, feminine separates with pieces that are a little rough around the edges.  We love the contrast in textures, styles, and silhouette.  Here’s how to get the rugged and refined look for Fall:

1. Start with a sophisticated base: a tailored blouse (don’t you love the tuxedo pleating?) and a pleated skirt.  The base is prim and proper.
2.  Layer on an outdoorsy parka to add a touch of ruggedness to the refined base layer.  We love the mix of colors (the army green with the sailor white and navy) and the contrast in detailing (oversized pockets and cord detailing vs. tuxedo pleats).
3.  Finish off the look with accessories that blend the sophisticated and the rugged: studded tall flat boots and a serious leather satchel.

How would you get the rugged and refined look?  Share your style with us in the comments!

Entry Filed under: Ready Made Outfits, Women

7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. B a la Moda  |  October 1st, 2009 at 1:56 am

    Love it! Very “schoolish”
    xoxo
    B* a la Moda

  • 2. Sal  |  October 1st, 2009 at 9:09 am

    How fun! I’ve got all the elements of this look, but would never have thought to combine them.

  • 3. Anna  |  October 1st, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    One of my all-time favorite sets! Must have it!!! Thanks Trisha!

  • 4. Cathie  |  October 1st, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Why not try a sheath dress with a motorcycle jacket and boots for a rugged & refined look!

  • 5. JenX  |  October 1st, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    <3 it. Can you please do a posting on fall/winter footwear?

  • 6. Trisha  |  October 1st, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Yes, definitely can do a post on fall/winter footwear!

  • 7. Neha  |  October 2nd, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Also one on how to wear short boots! Especially with things other than tights.

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