layers

Knits & Layers

Coat: H&M, Scarf: H&M, Necklace: Aldo, Top: H&M, Cardigan: Nine West, Belt: ASOS, Pants: The Limited, Shoes: Steve Madden, Clutch: ASOS


Similar look here

Scarf:COLLECTIVE, Coat: YMC, Sunglasses: Linda Farrow, Necklace: Rosantica, Top: JCrew, Pants: Select, Shoes: Sugarfree John, Clutch: ASOS, Cardigan: Rare

In today's look, menswear-inspired basics teamed with feminine details are subversively sexy and so right now.  Layering lends a laid-back air to this outfit and to loosen it up I started with a lace top and wide leg linen pants. Crochet cardigan adds on a classic elegance. Simple accessories like belt, clutch and chunky necklace underline the feminine side.  Navy blue color made news on the fall runways and the long knitted scarf with wool coat both in navy are perfect for chilly days. Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to teeter in high heels to look hip, unless you want to of course. Cow print loafers or high heel ankle boots are an especially cool look this season.


How to play with layers?

1. Fair Isle Coatigan & Denim Shirt

Bag: Burberry, Boots: MONCLER, Coatigan: Bdg, Necklace: Rosantica, Shirt: Oasis, Pants: PHILIPP PLEIN, T-Shirt: Glamorous, Coat: Temperely London

2.  Knits & Leather

Necklaces: Annoushka, Sweater: JCrew, Bag: Burberry, Pants: Helmut Lang, Jacket: IRO, Sunglasses: Linda Farrow, Shoes: CASADEI

Earrings: Anna Sheffield, Bracelet: Annoushka, Jumper: ASOS, Shoes: CASADEI, Sunglasses: Linda Farrow. Jeans: PHILIPP PLEIN, Jacket: T by Alexander Wang, Bag: Michael Kors

3. Tailored Coat & Cable Knit Cardigan

Shorts: ALEXANDER WANG, Shoes: ALEXANDER WANG, Bag: Burberry, T-Shirt: Arts & Science, Pantyhoses: J.Crew, Sunglasses: Linda Farrow, Cardigan: SACAI, Coat: Joseph

4. Knit & Knit

Poncho:  Joseph : Boots: New Look, Clutch: LARISSA HADJIO, Dress:Vila, Bracelet: Marni, Hat: Boots, Tights: Uniqlo

Poncho: Joseph: Boots: New Look, Clutch: LARISSA HADJIO, Dress:Vila, Bracelet: Marni, Hat: Boots, Tights: Uniqlo

5. Faux Fur & Knit

Hat: CHRISTYS', Watch: Nixon, Nail Polish: Claire's, Bag: Etro, Coat: Glamorous, Jeans: Select, Shoes: NEW BALANCE, Top: New Look, Gloves: Portolano

Which one is your favorite? Or maybe you have better suggestions?  Drop me a comment below.

Brilliant Rompers

Scarf:ASOS (old), Blazer: ZofiaDesigns, Necklaces: Anthropologie, Romper: Tabeez, Belt:Express, Tights: Ellen Tracy, Shoes: Rylko, Ring: H&M, Sweater Coat: H&M, Bag: H&M

With your flowery rompers that you wore all summer and want to continue wearing them in the winter, the difference between gutsy glamour and Jerry Springer-guest tacky comes down to....hmm... I guess just the right attitude.

If you are not afraid of color layering, emerald green and cobalt blue can take on a new sophistication.

To tone this outfit down I kept my outwear simple so all of the focus is on the romper.


Romper:  Pull Bear

Romper: Pull Bear

LOOK 1: SHADES OF BROWN AND BLUE

Coat: Karen Millen, Earrings: Iradj Moini, Sunglasses: Linda Farrow, Vest: Philip Plein, Bag:Balenciaga, Boots: Marni

LOOK 2:  SOFT AND FEMININE

Necklace: Adara: Turtleneck: Aquaverde, Reversible Cape: Adam Lippes, Boots: Adi Designs, Tote: Addidas by Stella McCartney

LOOK 3: ONE OF THOSE LOOKS THAT YOU HAVE TO SEE TO BELIEVE IT CAN LOOK GOOD.

Jacket: Addidas Slvr, Necklace: Adina Reyter, Bag: Adrienne Vittadini, Earrings: Adriana Orsini, Shoes: Adriana Pappel

LOOK4: QUITE UNUSUAL BUT BOLD AND A NICE CHANGE FROM TRADITIONAL WAY OF WEARING ROMPERS

Jacket: The Laden Showroom, Scarf: The Rail Gradient, Sunglasses: Thierry Lasry,, Head Wrap: Tildon, Watch: Timex, Boots: Timberland, Bag: The Whitepepper

LOOK 5: INTENSIFY YOUR NATURAL COOL

Earrings: Agrigrento, Blazer: Aeronutika Military, Necklace: Aesa, Sunglasses: Affliction, Coat: Agnona, Shoes: Aerin, Bag: Aigner, Gloves: Agnelle


If still not convinced that wearing rompers in winter can be a lot of fun, here are few other ways you can take what seems dramatic and tone it down. (of course going to the bathroom is a bit challenging but there is nothing in this world that will stop a true Fashionista)

Sunglasses: Linda Farrow, Coat: Reiss, Romper: Sea NY, Earrings: Ippolita, Tights: J.Crew, Boots: Chloe, Bag: Balenciaga

Blazer: Balmain, Sunglasses: Erdem, Romper: Again, Scarf: Faliero Salti, Earrings: Ippolita, Ring: Stephen Dweck, Sweater: J.Crew, Tights: J.Crew, Bag: Rupert Sanderson, Shoes: Marni

Coat: Stella McCartney, Hat: Rag&Bone, Sunglasses: J.Crew, Earrings: Ippolita, Ring: Monica Vinader, Cardigan: Maison Martin Margiela, Romper: BCBGMaxAzaria, Bag: The Row, Shoes: Alexander Wang, Tights: J.Crew

Necklace: Joomi Lim, Jacket: Balmain, Cashmere Tee: J.Crew, Romper: Emma Cook, Pantyhose: Wolford, Bag: Anya Hindmarch, Boots: ANN DEMEULEMEESTER

Addicted to Layers

Coat:  H&M , Sweater: Vince, Necklace: Simon Sebagg, Blouse: Roksanda Illinskick, Skirt: Sinequanone, Shoes:  J.Crew , Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

Coat: H&M, Sweater: Vince, Necklace: Simon Sebagg, Blouse: Roksanda Illinskick, Skirt: Sinequanone, Shoes: J.Crew, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

This Fall you can go wild on Layers. Button-down shirts, cardigans, knit sweaters and coats are all major players.  This is a classic trend for this time of the year and season after season you have perfected your look!  I am a very loyal H&M client! Every year around this time they have been great at putting out some of the most interesting outwear on the market at really affordable rates.   I really love this H&M wool-blend coat. It is has all of the elements I’ve been searching for this season; sort of an unspoken, quiet, mature elegance while still very youthful and contemporary.  Also J.Crew calf hair ankle boots in leopard print are exceptional and can be truly breathtaking when paired with Rebecca Minkoff’s Amourous Bag.  This Roksanda Illinsick blouse will look really remarkable with or without the Vince Mesh Knit sweater over it and if you put nice chunky necklace like this Simon Sebagg piece – you’re suddenly cool!  Last but not least look season smart with this chic and unique Sinequanone skirt.


Pieces that have multiple personalities.

A lot of my clothes do! Such as sweaters that work with pailletted pants for black-tie and with jeans or mini skirts on the weekend. Your everyday white button-down white, or tuxedo blouse paired with long, wool, wide leg pants can whisper of richness and elegance or it can be casually worn with your ripped jeans and biker style jacket.

My favorite coat from Express, probably would be considered vintage now as it is almost fifteen years old! It is one of those perfectly tailored, scrupulously detailed items that become a woman's signature wardrobe mainstay.

Eyewear: H&M, Coat:Express, Blouse: Juniors XOXO, Sweater: H&M, Necklace: Old ABS Allen Schwartz, Belt: H&M, Skirt: Acquaverde  (similar here ), Tights: Hue, Shoes: Vintage (bought in Europe), Bag: LeSportsac

Eyewear: H&M, Coat:Express, Blouse: Juniors XOXO, Sweater: H&M, Necklace: Old ABS Allen Schwartz, Belt: H&M, Skirt: Acquaverde (similar here), Tights: Hue, Shoes: Vintage (bought in Europe), Bag: LeSportsac