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Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

Daytime temps may still be mild, but the changing leaves, damp days and chilly nights are all pointing towards Autumn.  This means sweater weather is upon us, and it's going to stick around for a while.  Rather than dread the colder months - as so many of us do - embrace them and the cozy sweaters they require.

Rag & Bone Catherine cashmere turtleneck, Hartford Moha cardigan, Maison Scotch plaid pull-over, Hartford Mais poncho, Vince directional rib sleeveless turtleneck

There are a few essential sweaters needed to get you through Fall, Winter and early Spring.  The one you will probably get the most use out of is a lightweight, cashmere turtleneck.  Invest wisely here - a good cashmere piece can last you years - choose a timeless, flattering silhouette that you won't tire of.

An oversized cardigan will be your second go-to, it's a super versatile piece that you'll grab again and again.  Wear it over a dress and tights with your favorite felt fedora for a spunky day-time look, throw it on with your workout gear post Pilates, and of course belt it with jeans and a chambray shirt and suede booties for an easy weekend look. 

A causal, graphic pull-over is another workhorse, especially on the weekend. It's a fresh alternative to a sweatshirt and you'll feel more polished wearing it.  

Just for fun, pick a novelty piece.  It'll be hard to choose between the two, but we suggest either a sleeveless tunic that can be layered over tees, dresses and under a blazer or a poncho that you can wear with EVERYTHING.

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Wear it Now - Fall Trends

Wear it Now - Fall Trends

It can be hard to imagine shopping for Fall, when we've just started dressing for warm weather and Summer Solstice is still around the corner.  But, we all know the fashion industry is always seasons ahead.  With the Pre-Fall and Fall shipments already arriving in the store, it's a good time to start planning your Fall wardrobe while also thinking about how to wear those pieces now. 

Clockwise from top left: Weekend Max Mara Sumatra Wrap and Bino Poncho, Vince Graphic Stripe Sweater Cape, Strenesse Poncho

Ponchos may scream Fall to you, but they are the perfect, season-less accessory.  Throw one on over a dress for a chilly night out or pair it with your favorite chambray shirt and skinny jeans for day.

Clockwise from top left: Vince Scuba Leather Jacket, Weekend Max Mara Cosa Skirt, Red Valentino Pele Skirt, 
Vince Leather Asymmetrical Vest.

As the temperature rises, leather and may not look to appealing, but don't forget how soft and light leather has gotten. Pair a leather mini skirt with flats and a short sleeved linen tee and throw your leather jacket over jean shorts and a graphic tee.

Frame Le High Flare, Le Flare Françoise and Le High Flare

High waist flares are perfect for Summer.  Pair them with a breezy blouse or a cropped tee and your favorite summer sandals and you're ready to go.

What's the fun in shopping for next season if you can't wear them now?  You certainly don't have to wait for Autumn to get some use out of these trends.

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