Monday, July 23, 2007

Summer to Early Fall Dressing Part 1

Can't believe we are talking about early fall dressing in the middle of the Indian Summer! Inspired by those pre-fall assortment that's gradually creeping into stores, there are few pieces chicettes should stack up now for a breezing summer to fall transition:

Sweater Dresses: Have you seen the 59th St. Bloomingdales windows recently? Bloomies' displaying a great assortment of sweater dresses from LA-based designer Vince. Sweater dresses are here to stay this fall. Update last year's versions by adding more accessories, such as a fabulous belt or long necklaces. My favorite piece is a funnel-necked Vince cashmere dress with three-quarter sleeves. Pair them with bare legs now and add tights as the temperature drops!

Leather Jackets: I'm not talking about the 80s type, motorcycle leather jackets. I'm talking about the cute small ones with a 60s or balloon silhouette -- great for pairing with those menswear-inspired pants this fall! Mike & Christ, Vince, Topshop and H&M have all made a fabulous rendition of Balenciaga-styled jackets in fun colored leather. The jackets, come in orange, tan, black etc., will look chic when paired with wide-legged jeans.

Sweater Jackets: Juicy Couture has come a long way from their terry or velour tracksuits to full fledge RTW bridge designer. I'm falling in love with a 3/4 sleeve marled sweater coat that looks quite similar to the Couture Couture version introduced in Fall 2006. My favorite cheap fashion stop, Target, will introduce a great sweater coat designed by Alice Temperley this September. All these fabulous coats will go well with the breezy summer dresses when the temperature drops.

Photos (from Top): Juicy Couture Marled Sweater Coat, Mike & Christ Leather Jacket, Vince Audrey Sweater Dress.

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