It is important to keep your wardrobe fresh and fun by adding a few key pieces each season to mix and match with your existing items. Brocade was a beautiful trend on the fall runways. Done exquisitely in dresses at Aquilano.Rimondi, and Marchesa,far left, and adding detail to jackets at Ralph Lauren.
Oversized coats (perfect for Chicago fall and winters) are a great investment purchase. Easy to layer under for those really cold days, while looking stylish. DVF, Jil Sander, Zero + Maria Cornejo upped the modern factor in these fresh colors that will brighten any gray days!
Furs over the last couple of years have been stand-outs on the fall runways. However, this fall season, designers have added them in chic & unique ways. As Angela Missoni did to edging of the knit dress. Roland Mouret, truly one of the kindest designers out there, I am thrilled to see him back in business. His flawless use of furs is evident this season, with a caplet worn over a chic belted vest. BCBG added unique cropped jacket over effortless color blocked dresses, right. Lastly, J. Mendel. The king of beautifully designed furs, using techniques passed down from generations beginning in the 1800s. Pairing both trends: this gorgeous fur vest with brocade pants. Photos courtesy of style.com.