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Fall 2016

Going Green

Going Green

There's a new neutral in town, and it's not what you expected.  Green is the go-to for the fall/winter season.  It's showing up in every shade you can imagine, from deep, dark forest to pops of bright and vibrant mint.  We love all the variations, but have a soft spot for the rich, deep greens that make an easy alternative (or compliment) to black and charcoal.

From L to R: Grisal cashmere scarf, Serpui shearling bag, Rag & Bone capri suede jeans, RtA Rita silk shirt, Veronica Beard car coat, Jack Gomme tote bag, Rag & Bone Vivienne top, Frame Denim jeans, Veronica Beard military jacket with dickie.

It fun to think outside the box when it comes to neutrals, and you'll be a hit in your LGD (little green dress).

XO
Mercantile

Dark and Stormy

Dark and Stormy

We may live in the land of athleisure, but that doens't mean sporty can't be chic.  With the stormy weather we've been experiencing, it's hard not to reach for what's the most cozy and comfortable against the wind and rain.  The puffer - once a staple of skiers and athletes - has been elevated to new levels of chic by nearly every one of our favorite designers.  Made with ethically harvested down, while featuring subtle, sophisticated colors and silhouettes, this piece is a now brainer when it comes to outerwear.

Herno 3/4 quilted jacket, J Brand leather jean with ankle zip, Rag & Bone "Natasha" cashmere sweater, Grisal scarf, Rene Escobar 18k gold and sterling silver bangles with diamonds, Jack Gomme "Anna" shoulder bag.

Pair your puffer with slim layers to avoid the marshmallow look.  A cashmere turtleneck and stretchy leather jeans accented with luxe accessories will keep you warm and stylish, no matter the weather report.

XO
Mercantile

Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal

The arrival of fall called for a change in fashion.  Less pristine and proper, now it comes with an edge.  A simple LBD is still chic, but has a little extra hardware.  Chains are no longer limited to handbags and skater kids.  Shiny and sturdy, these accents are showing up in unexpected places - replacing straps on dresses and lacing up the front of tops as well as oversized, multi-layer necklaces.  This metal moment extends beyond chains of all sizes, with the appearance of bars, grommets and other chrome accents.

From L to R: Serpui shearling and leather camera bag, Shay 18k gold and diamond chokers in white and yellow gold, Alexander Wang dress with chain straps & RtA Estelle hoodie.

The look remains glam with that touch of downtown, cool-girl that we always lust after.  For added edge, throw on a luxe hoodie and your favorite booties.

XO
Mercantile
 

Very Victorian

Very Victorian

Unlike their historical ancestors, the Victorian influences showing up for Fall are anything but prim and proper.  Delicate peak-a-boo lace and well placed cutouts add an element of edge while remaining feminine and sophisticated.  Cool color combinations - hello black and navy - and slim silhouettes are key for this timeless trend.

From L to R: Rag & Bone "Moto" crossbody, Shay Jewelry 18k white gold and diamond choker, Derek Lam 10 Crosby lace panel top, Frame Denim "Blairestone" crop flare and Peserico crop pea coat with fox fur trim.

Pair your silk tops with sophisticated denim and add luxe accents of fur, metallics and leather for city ready look.  And of course don't forget a red lip and your favorite suede booties.

XO
Mercantile
 

Mad for Plaid

Mad for Plaid

Plaid and fall go hand in hand. Unlike the frumpy flannels of the nineties, the plaid we're seeing this season is totally refined.  Timeless tartans are featured in silk chiffon and sophisticated silhouettes with an edge. 

From L to R: Loren Stewart necklace, Rene Escobar 18k gold and diamond bracelet, Annabel Ingall "Isabella" tote, L'Agence "Kendall" dress, Vince shearling trimmed jacket, Shay 18k gold and diamond choker, Vince cross-body, McQ plaid blouse, Joseph suede leggings & RtA "Rene" jacket. 

Pair your plaid with leather and denim and edgy accessories for a downtown vibe.  This look is anything but outdoorsy.

XO
Mercantile