Friday, September 3, 2010

Top Ten Things You Need for Fall: Part 2

Equipment Blouse in White.
Photo credit:
Tucker by Target.  Photo Credit: Target

(Continuing from the Fall FNO Shop-list series)

You Need: Sweater Jumpsuit

Stella Mccartney has done one for years on her Fall runways, but this seaon the sweater jumpsuit really takes on Mainstreet. It could be a more general acceptance of the romper in the summer (if you can wear a all-in-one in the sweltering heat, you can wear one in wool when the weather is brisk!), or it could be that designers are really embracing the idea of comfortable clothing translating to luxury. Either way, Tucker by Target makes a fantastic fleece version that could take you from home to work in two seconds flat. Add a fabulous belt and heels and you are good to go.

You Need: Skirt in a Luxurious Fabric

Along the lines of simple elegance, designers this season are really celebrating the lady-like looks a la Mad Men. You can't go wrong with a pencil-skirt made in a sumptious fabric paired with a simple white shirt or sweater. Again, we look to the Tucker by Target line for this amazing brocade skirt in gold and navy. At less than $40, it's a little money spent for a look that will go a long way.

You Need: White Silk Blouse

You can thank Phoebe Philo of Celine for delivering some of the most amazing white silk blouses this season. Equipment, a label relaunched in Spring by Current/Elliot designer Serge Azria, brings its history of transforming men's shirt to womenswear to a whole new level by cutting shirts made in luxurious silk. We especially love the washed silk pocket shirt. If you want a cheaper alternative you can find one in Madewell, Jcrew's sister line.

You Need: Chambray Shirt

H&M makes a fabulous version for under $30. Gap, through its 1969 line, makes a tunic version that you can pair with their tailored pants or leggings. We love Chloe's approach by pairing blue chambray with tan wide-leg pants this season.

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