New York, London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks came to a close yesterday—fashionistas everywhere cannot wait to dive into the new season, even if it means buying just one new item or mixing and matching last year’s wardrobe in a new way.
THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT: Florals to menswear, loving the looks of fall—floral silk dress from dolcegabbana.com; Racil black silk tuxedo from bergdorfgoodman.com
So many options! As the fall shopping season kicks into high gear, it often becomes a bit overwhelming to decide what to buy, what you own that’s totally of-the-moment, and what to put in the back of your closet for now. Mornings have become cool; there’s nothing worse than trying on outfits when you’ve got to get out the door. So here’s a good “Buy/Keep/Store” list, as well as some ideas if you’re in the stores or cruising through favorite retail sites on-line—of course, every look is available at every price point. Nothing more fun than opening packages full of fashion!
Something retro/ “Rock star glam:” Direct from the Milan runway, the meaning of “Nobody does it better!” Donnatella Versace’s tribute to her beloved brother Gianni, on the 20th anniversary of his tragic death—”Gianni’s girls,” now ranging in age from 47 to 51, l-r, supermodels Carla Bruni, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen in Versace gold silk evening gowns—it’s all in the strut!
Something red: Nicole Kidman at the Emmys in red satin Calvin Klein by Appointment; The Row red satin coat at bergdorfgoodman.com
Something bohemian chic: Dakota Johnson in NYC in a Gucci pink/multi floral dress in “Harper’s Bazaar;” red, orange, pink, multi-color floral dress, handbag & shoes, all from gucci.com
Something “stolen from the boys:” Collection black & white plaid flared corset top & pants at ralphlauren.com; Gigi Hadid in NYC in a Prada floral top and black & white plaid pants
Something sparkly: NM Collection gold biker jacket & black sheer wool pleated skirt; Christian Louboutin sequin boots, all from neimanmarcus.com
Something floral: Kate Spade embroidered floral velvet loafers at nordstrom.com; See by Chloe floral blouse at neimanmarcus.com
Those five pounds you’ve been trying to loose: Ashley Graham, who wears a size 14, backstage before walking the runway at the Michael Kors show during New York fashion week—the runways were all about embracing every body type & feeling great about who you are, whether a size 4 or a size 14!
Anything velvet: Embroidered velvet handbag from gucci.com; Alexandre Berman rose velvet booties from bergdorfgoodman.com
Anything in a bold color: Plum faux fur coat, dress, handbag & trench, all from michaelkors.com
Anything feminine & flowy: White lace top, black pleated skirt, grommet belt, quilted bag & scrunchie booties at michaelkors.com; Luisa Cerano black flowy skirt, ivory silk shirt & Hupchick couture jewelry, all at Linda Golden, Haverford
Anything with embellishment, anything individual, eclectic, or “quirky:” Valentino red embellished leather handbag & Fendi pink velvet & satin embellished handbag, both at neimanmarcus.com
Boots & booties: Black riding boots from stuartweitzman.com; Louboutin leopard booties at neimanmarcus.com
Layers of “statement” jewelry: An array of pendants from monicarichkasnann.com; black enamel cuffs with semi-precious stones from verdura.com
Sheath dresses: Store straight sheaths like this and look for one with a fuller skirt, from akris.com
Minis & skirts more than 2 inches above your knee: Even ageless Jennifer Lopez looks dated in this mini; of course Princess Kate never misses—go for a length to your knee instead
Peep-toe pumps: So three years ago!
Button earrings: Put your button earrings in the back of your jewelry box, then try a drop or hoop, real or faux
“I am woman, hear me roar!” becomes fashion’s newest phrase. Fall 2017 is a gorgeous, edge-y, individual season with something for everyone. Have “attitude,” have a voice, let your inner-self—as well as your inner-fashionista—soar! Enjoy every exquisite moment~ Ellyn Golder Saft
ps. If you love fashion and the fashion biz, don’t miss the new documentary, “Zac Posen & the House of Z,” now streaming on vogue.com:
An amazing rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches again story you will love!