Make a Fashionable Transition to Autumn with The Greatest Of Ease
As the summer sun gives way to the cool vibrancy of autumn in New York, the sundresses, bikinis and sarongs will soon all get packed away. Pumpkin spiced coffee dates will take the place of afternoons at the beach. It’s a cozier time of year. Plus, boots, sweaters and light jackets are back on the menu. Fall is the time for fashion versatility, allowing for layering garments and thoughtful color pairings. Where summer is all about skin, the segue into cooler temperatures makes for a gloriously creative time: let your transition back to the grind be a catalyst for self-expression. Jaunty belts, textured scarves and jackets make for elegant companions to wardrobe staples. Rather than lament the summer’s end, look toward the coming cooler months as a joyous opportunity to step out.
James Perse has long had a focus on comfort meeting class. With two stark options, black or white, the brushed Italian cotton jacket’s sophisticated funnel neck, double layer collar will keep the wind away. A simple piece with all the right moves, the interior edges are bound with jersey fabric, while the exterior is a super durable cotton material with a bit of edge. Pair it with the cropped cargo pants, which are ideal as the temperatures still remain on the warm side. A pull-on waistband with drawstring detailing keep you comfortable while the cotton-blend allow for easy movement. Drawstrings are also at the bottom hem, which crops almost like a capri, keeping you cool. Easy, functional and polished.
Brunello Cucinelli’s fall line is a hybrid of retro and cutting edge glamor. Slip into a pair of the “Dazzling Chevron” slacks. Inspired by classic masculine elegance, they’re an amalgam of wool and cashmere chevron. With a straight and sleek cut, there’s a whisper of the feminine, as refined dark sequin embroidery illuminates the traditional herringbone design. Top it off with the metro-chic Long Sleeve Shirt. A bit more than the simplicity of its name, this top is for the Hepburn of today. A refined combination garment, the piece features a cotton jersey turtleneck tunic with striped silk sleeves. The overall effect looks like some trendy overlapping without the risk of overheating. The cut is slimming and lengthening, especially when paired with some great slacks. As an added bonus, there’s a flirty three-button closure at the back of the neck, so you’ll make a statement even as you’re walking away.
Masculine and feminine intertwine in a big way with Theory’s offerings this fall. The Fluid Tie-Neck Button Down is gracefully soft, a billowy cream-colored blouse that features a draping ascot- style closure that cascades down the front from neck to waist. It’s like wearing a flowing, ivory waterfall. Great for layering with a jacket or a slim-fitting, structured vest and slacks combo. For a whimsical alternative, check out the Crepe Flared Sleeve Dress, a bright red little number that’s the stuff of all of your dollhouse fantasies. Flared sleeve cuffs and an exposed purl merrow hem finishing at the waist make this piece ideal for a fun evening costume change.
Since opening his first boutique in 1994, Steven Alan has long had a love affair with shapes. Their Ulla Johnson-born Jamila Blouse is perfect for the warmer side of fall. With a bit of springtime nostalgia, this breezy blouse is impossibly light. The embroidery at the split neckline over the delicate crepe silk is vitalizing and festive. In a friendly, neighboring vein, the Layered Sleeve Top makes a dainty and unearthly statement, with cotton-silk drapes cascading down petal-like sleeves. Giving you a willowy silhouette, it pairs brilliantly with jeans or a crisp pair of dark slacks. Also, for an eye-catching accessory, be sure to check out the super posh Triangle Tote.