Fall styles feature a variety of fresh looks. Loose and flowy cardigans make way for structured jackets and blazers that add a sharpness to any wardrobe. You’ll see deep hues mixed with paler shades and many ways to mix them. Plums, greenish-blues, and cherry-reds dominate, with color blockings mixed in painterly patterns. Black now pairs with brown, a combo that gives black no less of an edge while enhancing its richness in ways you’ve never seen. In essence, fall fashion feels new again, and local retailers are all stocked up.
Fit to be tied
These jackets are flattering in every sense with new attention to waistlines and puffed shoulders. On Alex (left): Wool jacket with leather elbow pads by Smythe, $695; strand necklace by Brave, $160. On Hannah (right): Cream puff jacket by Smythe, $750; cashmere skull scarf by We Are Owls, $298; both looks from James Davis in Laurelwood.
Shape, color, and pattern combine in this fabulous snakeskin shoe. Prada, $890, Joseph in Laurelwood.
Dye for denim
If you can’t live without jeans but are bored with the same old options, here’s a trend for you. Familiar fit, unusual colors. Wear them like any jeans or pair them with layered patterns, furs, and hats, for a higher chic appeal. On Hannah: Aubergine denim by J Brand, $169; blouse by Fifteen Twenty, $216; tank by Michael Stars, $32; necklace, $99; bangle bracelet, $28; gold cuff, $43; all from Isabella. Floppy felt hat in olive green by Collection Eighteen, $42, from Macy’s. Cashmere muffler by Vince, $235, from Oak Hall.
In a Clutch
Oversized bag in snakeskin with bronze sculptural detail, by Haute Hippie from Oak Hall, $1995.
Black and brown and chic all over
This fresh color combo is both warm and sophisticated. Try it with another trend — fall shorts. Cashmere capelet by Ports 1961, $1,550; blouse by T Alexander Wang, $210; black cotton-treated shorts, $185; brown structured satchel by Botkier, $425; H Halston black snakeskin shoes, $375; bangle bracelet and earrings, by Alexis Bittar, each $275; all from Oak Hall.
On Alex: Riviera denim by JBrand, $169; Fifteen Twenty blouse, $183; fox jacket, $2,495, from The Fur Vault at Macy’s. Alexis Bittar bangle bracelet, $225; Pony hair clutch by Haute Hippie, $595, from Oak Hall. Agate necklace by Brave, $315, from James Davis in Laurelwood.
One for you, one for me
Color blocking always looks sharp. On Hannah: Dress by Calvin Klein, $99, from Macy’s. Bangle bracelet by House of Harlow, $100; set of three bangles by Angel Court, $85, from James Davis in Laurelwood. Gold hoop earrings, $28, from Isabella. On Alex: Dress by Karl Lagerfeld for Macy’s, $99; cuff, $43, from Isabella. Necklace by House of Harlow, $75, from James Davis in Laurelwood.
Special thanks to
Hannah Mitchell & Alex Sander, both from COLORS agency
Kendrick Simpson, Makeup artist
Mary McNair, Hair stylist
Megan Snider, photography assistant intern
Calliope for sharing their downtown event space