What You’ll Be Wearing This Fall: 8 Best Looks to Steal
This season’s refined earth-mother aesthetic is an opulent blend of moody colors, cozy textures and rich fabrics, sliced through with an occasional flash-sparkle of gilt. It’s a style best approached with wild abandon—mix well! Pile on!—and the warmest way to welcome fall. On the following pages, we show you how to wear it all. Photography by Justin James Muir; styling by Lauren Kozakiewicz; hair and makeup by Alayna Rakes; carpets courtesy of Bloomingdale’s, King of Prussia and Willow Grove.
Bundling up in a cloud of shaggy shearling is far more fun—and immensely more stylish—than tossing on a tired puffy coat.
Proenza Schouler tiered crepe de chine dress, $1,950 at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bala Cynwyd. Tomas Maier shearling coat, $5,950, and Aquazzura Very Eugenie suede pumps, $775, both at Neiman Marcus, King of Prussia. Rings, from $185 to $375, all at Bella Turka, Midtown Village. Carpets courtesy of Bloomingdale’s, King of Prussia and Willow Grove (throughout).
Who needs sleeves? A regal high-drama cape is the chicest alternative to a coat.
Céline pants, $900, and Valentino cloak, $4,490, both at Neiman Marcus. Ivan Grundahl shirt, $275 at Joan Shepp, Rittenhouse. Dior shoes, $1,200 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Rings, from $325 to $525, and earrings, $675, all at Bella Turka.
Dark and Stormy
An inky retro coat delivers fuzzy texture that pairs perfectly with a prim jacquard dress.
Balenciaga spiky mohair egg coat, $3,650, and jacquard dress, $1,555, both at Saks Fifth Avenue. Leaf rings, $325 and $285, both at Bella Turka.
Mix up tonal textures for a modern spin on eclecticism.
Tess Giberson knit fringe jacket, $995, pleated skirt, $795, and Liberty or Death hat, $298, all at Joan Shepp. Weekend Max Mara button-up shirt, $225 at Bloomingdale’s, King of Prussia. Labradorite bangle, $225, and pearl bangle, $135, both at Bella Turka. Saint Laurent suede over-the-knee boots, $1,495 at Neiman Marcus.
Because true decadence can be found in simplicity, like a belted camel-hair coat in fall’s most covetable color.
The return of elegance: A sweeping skirt makes a bold statement. A mélange of materials keeps it fresh.
More refined than the shimmer of sequins, but just as eye-catching.
Dolce & Gabbana jacquard dress, $2,945 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Vintage bracelets, $700 and $495, both at Barbara Ellick.
Piece of My Heart
Channel Janis Joplin with a mash-up of folksy knits, chunky fringe, and just enough rock-and-roll attitude. (Bell-bottoms optional.)
Etro lace-up flared jeans, $570, crochet jacquard top, $685, and vest, $1,660, all at Neiman Marcus. Saint Laurent boots, $995 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Necklace, $700 at Barbara Ellick. Ring, $525, beaded bracelet, $150, and labradorite cuff, $685, all at Bella Turka. Alexander Wang bag, $950 at Boyds, Rittenhouse.