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Top Styles To Wear Now and Into the Fall
I have always been a firm believer in the old adage, "What goes around, comes around," and honestly try to live my life accordingly. I mean, why get your knickers in a twist because someone decides that they are soooo much more important than you and are therefore entitled to jump into your cab while you grapple with luggage, gorgeous spanking new handbag, and cell phone while negotiating madcap rush hour sidewalk traffic in Christian Louboutin and Nicole Miller on a sweltering July afternoon?! Does it make me a bad person because I felt the teeniest little thrill as I watched said cab speed away, bearing said VIP smugly ensconced in rear seat—with the shoulder strap of her to-die-for LV Suhali handbag hanging out the door, dragging along the gritty streets? Sheer divine retribution (though I must admit to feeling an honest-to-goodness pang of regret for what once was a most glorious handbag).
Which brings us to my most recent brush with serendipity. Was walking briskly down the street, juggling carrier bags containing my lunch hour shopping-fest booty (positively divine cashmere sweater—perfect for summer evenings; fabu green denim jeans for this weekend's little jaunt up the coast; sassy new leather platforms to wear with darling denim and the pièce de résistance—a lovely little frock for a romantic dinner out), when who should I practically knock over with my Saks bag(s)? None other than my old college nemesis and archrival-for-the-love-of-a-boy (she won, then dumped him and broke his little two-timing heart) Krystal Kerigan! I had a moment to survey her in all her too-tight-jeans-bleach-blonde-big-haired-big-(saggy)-boobed glory (and believe me, darlings, the years have not been kind!) before she realized it was me. Her Tammy Faye eyes widened as they took in my über-chic style: flirty knee length skirt, exotic luscious silk tunic cinched with little leather belt, covetable Christian's and a deliriously gorgeous Roberto Cavalli tote (a re-gift from my chic mentor/boss, but who needs to know that?). A slow sneer began to spread across her face, but before she could open her mouth to utter a word, I slowly slid my eyes from the top of her dried-out over-bleached over-blown hair to the tips of her desperately-in-need-of-a-pedicure toes and back up again, sighed, and with a little "who would ever believe it" shake of my head simply stepped around her and continued on my merry way. As I heard her snort and say, "Well! That's a fine how-do-you-do!" I realized that there is another old adage that is particularly true: Living well is the best revenge!
And speaking of living well, this week we're going to get a jump on fall with fabulous items that work well no matter the temperature. These classic pieces are a great fashion foundation and will quickly become wardrobe staples.
Cropped jacket: Wear over a skinny tee or tank, paired with plaid bermudas, leather ballerina flats and a funky shoulder bag for a chic city look. When things get chilly, layer a close fitting sweater and button-down blouse under the cropped jacket. A long skirt, tights, knee boots and a slouchy leather handbag adds just the right touch of chic bohemian style.
Silky blouse: Wear this gorgeous silky blouse with a colorful tank, chic cropped trousers (or even a floaty skirt) and skinny strapped thongs for a great weekend-at-the-beach look. This gorgeous blouse will do double time as a fabulous work foundation piece this fall. Pair it with a great pencil skirt, a sleek structured jacket and a great leather belt. Finish with mid-heel pumps, a fabulous leather tote and stackable bangles for a professional style statement.
Wide-legged trousers. Get thee a pair immediately! These are all the rage this fall, so show your fashion savvy by premiering your own style now. Go for ladylike glamour by pairing your trousers with a feminine blouse, tucked in or belted, peeptoe wedges and feminine accessories. (This is the perfect occasion for the Hermès scarf tied around your handbag.) When autumn winds blow in, top those trousers with layered knits, blouses and blazers, stacked heel oxfords and a more structured handbag.
Girly Dress : Particularly, the trapeze dress—a fabulously versatile style, no matter the season. Wear it now with a wide belt, sassy espadrilles and a long chain necklace. When the weather cools down, add a cashmere turtleneck underneath, top with a retro jacket and accessorize with a pair of really great ankle boots.
Denim Skirt: A classic A-line denim skirt will carry you through all of the seasons and is a must-have wardrobe staple. Pump up the girly factor with a lined chiffon cami, flirty jewelry and a pair of flats for those sunny summer days, For fall, go preppy with a buttondown oxford and funky vest, a boxy cardi nipped in with a narrow belt, tights and this fall's hottest oxfords. A sleek and chic tote and chunky jewelry is the way to go with accessories.
Wide strapped jumper: Wear it as a sunny sundress with ankle tie sandals and belted with a bright scarf or funky belt. Fun bangles, girly dangles and a fabulous little beach bag to finish. When the temps drop layer your jumper over a toasty cashmere or cotton crewneck sweater and a cozy velvet jacket. Slip into preppy loafers with tights and toss your girly goodies into a mini leather shoulder bag.
Well, dearest girls, I think we've got our work cut out for us! The best part is that if we get a head start now, while things are still fresh on the racks, fresh on the shelves and fresh in our minds, we will be that much further ahead of the pack when the weather turns nippy this fall.
Shop smart, stay happy and smile pretty!
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