Finally. We noticed on our morning power walk earlier this week…. a slight chill in the air. A distinct chill. At last, the daytime temperature has dipped enough (at least here in eastern Canada) to be considering fall fashion. I mean considering wearing it… instead of just thinking about it.
|Part of the route Hubby and I took on our morning power walk earlier this week.|
And I’m deciding what pieces will be in my early fall “rotation.” You know, outfits for those glorious days when it’s cool enough to wear a sweater or blazer, but still warm enough to wear loafers and sneakers without socks. And maybe a bit too warm for boots. Of course, I’ll be wearing my “fall essentials,” which I wrote about in a post last week: white shirt, white tee, sharp black jacket, jeans. But a girl can’t live in white tops and jeans alone.
So for this post I’ve pulled together some of the images that I’ve pinned up on my “inspiration board” to remind me of what I want to wear this fall. In my Fall Rotation… Round One.
This shot below from Net-a-porter.com was in my mailbox a while ago. With a mantra I can get behind…”Love. Wear. Repeat.” And an image that I can get into… literally. Silky blouse, tweed blazer, jeans. That’s a combination I’ve worn (and loved and repeated) in some form or other since my university days.
|Net-a-porter.com blouse and blazer
This image from Michael Kors reminds me why I love fall. Camel, and brown, and gold, and cognac, and that luscious houndstooth tweed. I looked and looked and could not find out anywhere what MK actually calls the colours in this coat. Let’s just call them delicious, shall we?
And at Chanel. It seems that tweed and your grandmother’s brooches are back together in a very big way. And except for the funny up-dos… I could go for any of these looks. Only with jeans and boots on the bottom half.
|Images from Chanel.com|
And this image from AG jeans is on my inspiration board to remind me to wear my new, crisp blue shirt from Equipment, with a fall coat, and jeans. Or black pants. I love this ad campaign from AG Jeans featuring model Daria Werbowy. And the simple, pared down, seemingly “undone” looks.
Most of us could never hope to just roll out of bed, run a comb through our hair (or not), pull on a shirt, jeans and a coat… and look as good as Ms. Werbowy does here. Then again, if she could just roll out of bed and look like this, there would be no need for the stylist, or the hair and make-up team, would there? Nothing against Ms. Werbowy; she’s lovely. Just that we should all recognize that it takes a lot of doing to look this perfectly undone, if you follow me. But I digress, as usual.
I also love this shot from J Crew. Again with the jeans, tweed blazers, blue shirts or striped tees, and loafers. This reminds me not to forget a couple of cropped, tweed blazers I own… and my soft and lovely Tod’s “driving shoes.” I bought the shoes with my retirement gift certificate. They’re great for early fall. Just that perfect bronze-y luggage leather colour to wear with denim and tweed.
|“The Always List” J Crew|
And then there’s this shot from Vince.com. Love this cozy coat sweater with loafers and cropped leather leggings. Makes me long to haul out my new Vince coat sweater. And my old faithful black leather trousers. And my black Stuart Weitzman loafers. And my new burgundy Marc Jacobs bag. Ooooh, the anticipation is killing me.
So Fall Rotation… Round One. Tweed.
And to wear with tweed… check out my new fall purchase. Gorgeous brown booties from Paul Green. I loved these the minute the salesgirl suggested them. The slightly square toe, the tassel on the zipper pull, the detail on the toe and heel. And that stacked heel…not too high…yet not exactly flat either. Oh, and the colour. That delicious brown… would you call that milk chocolate? And the pièce de résistance… it’s as if they were made for my narrow feet. Usually Stuart Weitzman is my main man for shoes. But I am about to find myself happily cheating on Stuart with Paul.