Pre-fall’s rich, moody mix of embroidery, embellishment, fringe and fur lets you embrace an endless summer — and prepare for fall’s inevitable arrival. Here are seven great buys (that hit all price points!) that you can start wearing now and carry into fall, plus the inspiration (from Anna Sui’s fall 2015 collection) to pull it off.
This summer, Japanese-inspired styles make their way to fashion’s forefront in the form of sculptural obi belts, kimono-style jackets, and sleek architectural takes on shape and function. Here are my eight favorite ways to tap into the look.
This spring, the luxe texture—in versions both real and faux—edges out splashier leopard and zebra prints. It’s more muted and generally rendered in softer, spring-perfect shades. Consider the print a neutral, which means it’s a wardrobe workhorse. But be mindful of fit. For instance, a snake-print dress with a second-skin fit can skew cheap. Look instead for a shift; the boxier shape keeps the look modern and chic. Here’s how to wear the reptilian look without looking cheesy, like, er, well, this.
The updated twist to Out of Africa dressing is less rugged and more regal — silk instead of khaki, stone instead of wood, flashes of rose gold, and all-neutral everything.
It still feels a touch too wintery for bright, sunny florals. But there’s no need to forego prints altogether. The best transitional prints now are those with big personality, from birds and records to superheroes and scribbles. Here are eight picks that you can wear now, and all spring long.
Fur is everywhere this season, popping up in unexpected places: the back of a heel, the cap sleeves of a sweater, an entire skirt. Whether you prefer yours in poufs or full pelts, here are the best ways to move beyond mink this winter.
Diving into winter’s best color palette is like unwrapping a roll of Smarties: icy blue, powdery mauve, the palest pistachio. It’s a refreshing alternative to staid winter whites, and the sweetest twist to cold-weather dressing.
Forget “Look at me!” fashion. This fall, embrace discreet, anti-trend dressing (known as “normcore”) with posh, understated classics that let you blend in — albeit stylishly — with the crowd.
Looks so comfy-cozy, right?
This week, I got Be Well Philly assistant editor Adjua Fisher to give us the scoop on her effortlessly cool look. What you can’t see in the photo: The back of her top features lacy black panels, and that lipstick of hers never comes off. Here’s how she does it.
The Look: Denim Shirt by Vintage Havana; Levi’s 535 denim leggings in Black as Night; Steve Madden boots; Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Matte Lip Tar in Harlot (“Literally the greatest product of all time. It’s a super-high-pigment lip stain that lasts all day, even through a Chipotle burrito lunch. It’s that good.”)
My Style: “I wear some form of jeans and black booties Every. Single. Day. Even in the summer. So I have a pretty laid-back uniform of sorts, I guess.”
Photo by Jessica Vermeer H. Webster