Fashion

Unexpected Silhouettes, Mixed-Up Patterns, and a Killer Lady-Suit: Fashion Gets Fun Again

The best looks for fall 2018.


Show of hands — who’s had enough of minimalism? When it comes to getting done up to go out, we say it’s time to get weird and let loose, to trade in that jeans-and-a-nice-top look for something more fun. We’re talking unexpected silhouettes (hello, volume and fringe), mixed-up patterns and, when all else fails, a killer lady-suit.

Now, get out there and show that gala (and drink date, gallery opening, or dinner at Stephen Starr’s new joint) who’s boss.

1. Fringe Out

night out outfits fringe dress

Photo by Trevor Dixon; Styling by Lauren Kozakiewicz; Hair and makeup by Kat Sterrett

Martin Grant fringe dress, $1,495, and Aperlai platform sandals, $995, both at Delsette (Ardmore). Mounser earrings, $225 at Kirna Zabête (Bryn Mawr). Judith Leiber Couture clutch bag, $4,995 at Neiman Marcus (King of Prussia).

2. Wrap It Up

night out outfits wrap gown dress

Photo by Trevor Dixon; Styling by Lauren Kozakiewicz; Hair and makeup by Kat Sterrett

Silvia Tcherassi wrap gown, $2,500 at Kirna Zabête. Fjord earrings, $126, and Aura/Magma two-piece ring, $495, both at Forgeandfinish.com. Saint Laurent Era feather sandals, $795 at Saks Fifth Avenue (Bala Cynwyd).

3. Flower Power

night out outfits flower jacquard dress

Photo by Trevor Dixon; Styling by Lauren Kozakiewicz; Hair and makeup by Kat Sterrett

Dolce & Gabbana jacquard dress, $2,495 at Neiman Marcus. KMO earrings, $210 at Barbara Ellick (Narberth). Swarovski crystal floral ring, $598 at Mindylamcouture.com.

4. Velvet Wonder

night out outfits velvet dress sequined sleeves

Photo by Trevor Dixon; Styling by Lauren Kozakiewicz; Hair and makeup by Kat Sterrett

Monse velvet gown with sequined sleeves, $3,790 at Kirna Zabête. Millianna chandelier earrings, $158 at Eaves (Ardmore). Jimmy Choo Henrietta Glitter Star booties, $995 at Neiman Marcus.

5. Finely Plumed

night out outfits plumed midi skirt sweater

Photo by Trevor Dixon; Styling by Lauren Kozakiewicz; Hair and makeup by Kat Sterrett

Dries Van Noten midi skirt, $960, and sweater, $470, and Rene Caovilla mesh sandals, $1,375, all at Neiman Marcus. Casa Chiqui tassel earrings, $235 at Kirna Zabête. Swarovski crystal floral ring, $398 at Mindylamcouture.com.

6. Full Volume

night out outfits faux fur bottom coat pleated skirt

Photo by Trevor Dixon; Styling by Lauren Kozakiewicz; Hair and makeup by Kat Sterrett

Simone Rocha faux-fur-bottom coat, $3,600, and pleated skirt, $1,010, and Aquazzura platform sandals, $850, all at Neiman Marcus. Oval tube hoops, $45 at Argentovivo.us.

7. Black Tie Optional

night out outfits embellished blazer cigarette trousers

Photo by Trevor Dixon; Styling by Lauren Kozakiewicz; Hair and makeup by Kat Sterrett

Alexander McQueen embellished blazer, $6,890, and tuxedo cigarette trousers, $960, both at Saks Fifth Avenue. Dries Van Noten bib necklace, $328 at Eaves. Estate and fine jewelry rings (worn throughout the package), $950 to $4,550 at Lpriorijewelry.com.

Published as “Night Moves” in the September 2018 issue of Philadelphia magazine.