Fashion is growing up this fall. When you think about it, everything is polished. Even the messy hair was a little more kept and a little less ratty than past seasons. It’s about a loose chignon, not a disheveled bedhead, and it’s about loose, structured pieces, not ultra baggy garments that swallow you whole. Look ahead to your bright future by dressing the part and polishing up where your wardrobe needs it.
Add structure to your wardrobe with this oversized men’s-inspired vest. Worn over a T-shirt and skinnies for day, it also breathes new life into a saucy cocktail dress for a downtown chic we all want to be seen in.
Whatever color you choose, go for a bold lip this fall and winter. Cream finishes work with the done feel of the season, but major gloss is the way to go if you aren’t used to donning dark hues. In a season where neutrals rule, bright lips provide the perfect splash of color and allow you to update your look for under $10.
Ditch cocktail dresses that are tight and short. This season is all about that effortless, relaxed ease that shows you’re confident. An easy-to-wear cocktail dress in silk or chiffon looks modern when it’s a roomier silhouette than we’re used to seeing for evening. Keep hair and makeup prim for that perfect FW09 look.
Dress up your cozy fall and winter garb with a mid-size metallic bag with chain strap. Gone are the days of hauling around a handbag the size of a suitcase. A metallic touch looks posh, but it’s still functional.
Warm up in a luxe knit cardigan coat, which can work with jeans as well as work wear when belted. Instead of reaching for dreary black or brown, let shades of gray, beige or taupe be the neutral of choice which will break up a dark winter wardrobe.