Sunday, September 6, 2015

Fall Wishlist Part III

5. Retro Denim

If there's one trend that seems like a no-brainer, it's the cool, retro 70's vibe that seems to be infusing the racks this season. The disco era gave us plenty of hideous fashion, but if you extract just a few of the best shapes, the right color palette, and the boho spirit of the 70's, you end up with some great pieces that work with a modern closet.

Case in point, a great button front denim skirt -- if you just add one piece to your wardrobe this fall, consider this one. It seems like everyone made a version of it; it's versatile, flattering, fun. It will seem very on-trend right now, but it has a timelessness that means you'll be able to pull it out of your closet for many seasons to come.

Alexa Chung x AG Cool Denim Skirt -- I mean, the name says it all. It's cool. If you're a fan of Alexa Chung's modern manic pixie dream girl vibe, this is the one for you. A little on the long side, but still slim and chic.

A.P.C. Button Front Denim Skirt -- something about the way the buttons extend all the way to the hem makes this seem like the quintessentially French version of this skirt. A perfect little weekend staple.

River Island 70's A-line Button Skirt -- this mini version gives you plenty of room to play with fun tights (and you'll love it all over again once summer rolls around).

ASOS Denim True Midi Skirt with Pockets -- a longer, slinkier version in great pale wash.

I already looked at some options for styling this skirt, but since it's so versatile, let's try a few more...

I miss those New York lazy weekend days when you'd head out for coffee and then maybe do some window shopping, walk through the park, check out the new exhibit at The Met, and find a spot for a long, leisurely dinner. Throw on this skirt with a cute sweater and comfy sandals and you're ready for all of it. With a print blouse, little jacket, and chunky shoes you'll have a perfect work look -- just add tights for those super cold days.

6. Cool Moto

As a Libra, I usually have an aversion to asymmetrical looks. You won't find any handkerchief hems or one shoulder dresses in my closet. But I LOVE a moto style jacket, which usually features uneven draping and a very prominent off-center zipper. Go figure. And apparently everyone loves pretending to be a bit of a biker, because moto jackets are everywhere right now. Here are a few of my favorites:

H&M Biker Jacket -- it is kind of amazing how good faux leathers can be. Totally classic style, teeny price.

H&M Wool Blend Coat -- I just saw this coat in my local store was tempted to snap it up right away. The traditional moto is fitted and hits right at the waist, but this long, oversized version is so cool.

Banana Republic Leather Buckle Moto Jacket -- I was eyeing two different blush leather jackets last year and I totally regret not pulling the trigger. While not a classic fall color, this pale pink color is fun and flattering.

Theory Kinde Leather Sleeve Moto Jacket -- I love the mix of materials and sleek shape.

A great leather jacket goes with everything, you don't really need to style it. But let's do it anyway...

Throw on a leather jacket over your favorite floaty dress and flats to toughen up a sweet look. A cute little date look, no? And I love doing the all black thing sometimes -- skinny jeans, good boots, a few simple accessories. An easy look when you have zero time to think but still want to look chic and pulled together.


  1. I've had a hard time getting on board with the 70's denim skirt trend, but I really like the fall outfit you put together for it.

    1. Thanks! I feel like it's a good blank canvas, so you can have fun making it work with your own vibe.