Archive for October, 2010

Games by Firelight Top

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Autumn style is all about layering - sweaters, jackets, scarves all find their place. But autumn layers need not all be heavy. In fact, we love the juxtaposition of a lightweight, gauzy top against a heavy sweater or jacket. This loosely fitting, half lace top will do the trick - just remember to slip on an extra tank underneath.

Extra bonus? This top works perfectly for Spring - so you’ll get double mileage from it.

$64.99  at ModCloth.

Add comment October 29th, 2010

J Crew Fine Lambswool Marled Crewneck Sweater

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There’s something that we love about marled sweaters - they’re fantastically textured and weighty in style, making them an attractive counterpart to both trouser pants and jeans. Pair this marled lambswool sweater with jeans and desert boots for a wonderfully textured look that’s equal parts urban and rugged.

$64.50  at J Crew.

Add comment October 27th, 2010

You Said: Yes to Faux Fur

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faux-fur-ankle-boots_102410We asked: Would you wear Faux Fur?

You said:  Yes to Faux Fur, with a 56-44 split in votes.

Style tip? Faux Fur is coming back in a big way for Fall - we’re seeing it as a textured trim on jackets and coats, on vests and gilets, and all over accessories, from scarves to shoes.  The faux fur vest is best paired with something skinny on the bottom to balance out the volume - leggings or skinny jeans, tucked into boots, work quite well.  But you don’t have to go all out to try on the faux fur - you can metaphorically and literally dip your toe into the trend with faux fur boots.  Forever 21’s version is sleek and sophisticated - and perfect to pair with tights and your LBD.

Next question: Tie-neck blouses feel like a fabulous feminine counterpart to the military styles we’re seeing for Fall.  But what about taking this one step further–would you wear a necktie?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

Pictured: Faux Fur Ankle Boots | $80 at Forever 21

1 comment October 25th, 2010

Camo Top

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Army and military styles are supremely chic for Fall 2010. We’re loving this camo print tee for its greyed out take on traditional camouflage - and for how well it pairs with straight leg and skinny jeans.

$35  at Need Supply.

Add comment October 24th, 2010

H by Hudson Black Yorke Combat Boot

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Boot up for the season with these deliciously militant combat boots. We’re digging how the strap detailing brilliantly echoes the lacing on the shoe.

$318  at Oak NYC.

2 comments October 20th, 2010

You Said: Yes to Shorts and Tights

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flannel-shorts-modal-rib-tights_101710We asked: Would you wear Shorts and Tights?

You said:  Yes to the combination of Shorts and Tights, with a 54-46 split in votes.

Style tip? Though shorts are traditionally summer fare, they’re inching their way into autumn wardrobes with the addition of another key piece for fall - textured tights.  As summer waned, we noticed an uptick in the  pairing of shorts and denim cutoffs.  But as we descend deeper into the autumn season, we’re advocating more seasonally appropriate fabrics for the shorts and tights combo.  We’re digging a flannel short (belted, boyfriend style, of course) with a textured tight.  Ribbed styles in dark colors tend to be flattering on those of us not blessed with lanky model legs.  For footwear, try a brogue bootie in the same color as the tights, an elegant way to visually elongate the leg.

Next question: Wherever we go, we’re seeing faux fur - on voluminous vests and jackets - and lining the hoods of army coats. But what do you think?  Tell us, would you wear faux fur?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

Pictured: Flannel Belted Shorts | $80 at Topshop and Modal Rib Tights | $16.85 at ASOS

2 comments October 17th, 2010

First Snow of the Season Coat

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Snuggle up as the temperature drops this autumn in this pristine ivory coat. We love the funnel neckline and the the crisp military influence. What to wear with it? Try a skinny trouser pant and knee-high boots.

$69.99  at ModCloth.

4 comments October 15th, 2010

Warehouse Metal Beaded Crossover Belt

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You know that yawnworthy black dress you have sitting at the back of your closet? The one that you can always rely on–but doesn’t make you excited to put it on? Breathe new life into your trusty old LBD with this fabulously sculptural metallic beaded belt.

$50.55  at ASOS.

1 comment October 14th, 2010

How to Wear a Shawl Collar Cardigan Without Looking Like Grandpa

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Over the last few years, the shawl collar cardigan (aka the grandpa cardigan) has become a cold weather men’s wardrobe staple.  The marled shawl collar cardigan evokes memories of  your grandpa’s favorite oversized sweater - the one he always wore to family dinner.  Today’s grandpa cardigans are similarly cozy, but they’re cut closer to the body for a more form fitting shape.  We love pairing the knobby, textured cardigan with other distinctive textures - a rough denim or a velvety corduroy would do the trick.  Finish off the outfit with a rough and ready boot for a look that’s casually rugged.

Here’s how to get the look:
Alpaca Shawl Collar Cardigan | $118 at J Crew

Steven Alan for Dockers Collegiate Collar Shirt | $148 at Steven Alan

Steven Alan for Dockers Modern 5 Pocket | $128 at Steven Alan

Quoddy Grizzly Boot | $395 at Need Supply

How would you wear the shawl collar cardigan?  Share your style with us in the comments!

Add comment October 13th, 2010

Husky Knitted Hat

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We’re all for sophistication, we’re all for refined styles, and we’re all for unmistakably chic pieces. But sometimes, we just want fashion to make us smile.

$24  at Topshop.

1 comment October 12th, 2010

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