Fall Fashion Forecast, Month One: September
Let’s cut to the chase, this month I’m focusing on Faux Fur. Grrrr.
What better way to get a jump on your autumn wardrobe than purchasing that staple piece of faux fur. Whether it be a coat, vest, bag, or pump, you’re gal here, and resident fashion expert (read: shopaholic committed to continually stimulating the economy and her Amex bill) has wrangled up some fall fashion stunners.
Starting with my #1 pick: Twelfth Street by, Cynthia Vincent’s Arizona faux fur vest. Perfect length. Perfect cut. Great price. Great size range. What are you waiting for? Guarantee they won’t last. (Piperlime, Arizona Faux Fur Vest, $249)
# 2 Pick
Numero dos on the list: a little retro-esque double breasted, and oh, so, girly number from Top Shop: Boucle Faux Fur Collar Coat. It’s a flattering silhouette to most figures (as long as you aren’t layering 2 sweaters and a scarf under it), has a classic, and timeless style element to it, and most importantly, totally affordable. (Top Shop, Boucle Faux Fur Collar Coat, $190)
# 3 Pick
Third on the fashion faux fur list makes me: bananas. Love Rachel Zoe, had the pleasure of having din-din with her many years back, and she was just as entertaining then as she is on Bravo today. Her new collection has debuted at Saks 5th Avenue and has me in hives of excitement. I chose the bomber silhouette, because she’s done such an A-mazing job of transforming the classic men’s style into something fluid and feminine; we die! (Saks 5th Avenue, Zoe Faux Fur Jacket, pictured top, $450)
# 4 Pick
Onto the 4th fantastic fur, fashion item, the shootie. Shootie? You ask. Why it’s one part shoe and one part bootie. We found a great lug-sole bottom, hook-and-eye lace shootie with an adorbe (that’s how we say adorable here) fold-over shearling detail. Perfect over tights or stove-pipe jeans. 2 colors to choose from though we say buy both. (Dillards, Kelsi Dagger “Francille” Lace-up Ankle Boots, $119, pictured right)
# 5 Pick
We’ve come to the fifth and final installment of our Fall Fashion Forecast Month One – handbags. When it comes to fur as an accessory, less is more (I know, I know, the first time you’ve heard that). Accessory is to accessorize not dominate. Too much fur takes over and that’s all people see. We chose a small shoulder bag from Express because of it’s size (everyone can carry it), because of it’s color (looks uber expensive and it is so not), and because of the price. Let’s be honest, no need to get too attached to a faux fur bag as the everyday wear, will wear it down. So look it as a one-season sensation.
Well gals (and guys, cause we know you’re there) we’ll see you in October. Feel free to like us on FB and tweet us on Twitter.
Ciao til next month!
Thanks to Shannon for her fabulous fashion posts! Shannon Cavanagh-Estrada is co-owner of Pitch! Press. Her expertise lies in styling, trend-forecasting, design consulting and working in the public relations arena. For more information on Shannon, visit www.pitchpress.com.
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