Gone are the days of bare shoulders, short shorts and serene sunsets. Sweater weather is here, but the good news is: you can fight the chill in style. Whether you’re partial to plaid or all about orange, it’s time to layer up, because winter is coming …
1. Haute Heritage
You single-handedly champion checks, plaid and all things houndstooth. You’re forever making a mental list of the Ten best tweed pieces to buy now. You switch seamlessly between The Crown and Downton Abbey. And you’re seriously considering abandoning city life for an estate in the Scottish Highlands, though you won’t be managing it on your own.
Your OOTD: A buttoned-up denim shirt paired with cropped tweed trousers and brogues. Night time calls for a frayed tweed mini skirt and black pumps.
Your Style Crush: Lady Mary Talbot decked out in a trouser suit.
Your Fall Failsafe: An oversized tartan mohair cardigan punctuated with leather elbow patches, because it doubles as a coat on warmer days.
2. New Bohemian
Bring on the folksy frocks and flouncy skirts you say. You’re binge watching That ‘70s Show, because it takes you right back to the days when flower power was in full force.
Your OOTD: For day, nothing else but an embroidered lace maxi dress, clog boots and a suede shoulder bag will do. And for night, a lace cami top and a plissé silk miniskirt is your go-to.
Your Style Crush: The original haute hippie, Diane von Furstenberg.
Your Fall Failsafe: You never leave the house without your trusted faux-fur jacket and oversized sunnies.
3. Tangerine Dream
Nothing can rain on your parade. You’re perpetually dressed to match fallen leaves and you’re proud of it. You’ve been known to break out in Christmas tunes in the middle of October, much to the chagrin of your entourage. Singin’ in the Rain never fails to bring a pep to your step.
Your OOTD: Anything in the terracotta family. But you’ve got your eyes on an orange satin skirt for all your post-work rendezvous.
Your Style Crush: The Lorax. But if we’re talking IRL then it’s Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine all the way.
Your Fall Failsafe: The burnt orange cashmere scarf that goes with everything, because you say so.
4. Velvet Vibes
Velvet has made its return this year and you’re ecstatic about it. You’re crushing hard on everything velvet and it shows. You’re all about making a grand entrance, and this year you’re stepping it up a notch by ditching the basic blacks and stocking up on jewel tone velvet pieces.
Your OOTD: An appliqué velvet bomber jacket – which is set to be the It jacket of the season – layered over a long-sleeved tee and boyfriend jeans. And for evening, a cobalt-blue velvet slip dress and black lace-up boots.
Your Style Crush: A young heiress to a fashion empire.
Your Fall Failsafe: Burgundy velvet ankle boots, because they’re what dreams are made of.
5. Laidback Cool
Since the cold gust of the wind is your nemesis, you need easy-to-wear, easy-to-style pieces that keep you wrapped up. Turtle necks and tights are on high rotation in your wardrobe as early as September. You’re serious about petitioning for bottomless pumpkin lattes until Spring. And you watch Game of Thrones not for the thrill, but to remind you it can get colder. Much, much colder.
Your OOTD: A chevron burnout sweater with contrast striped wide-leg trousers and calf-length boots is your daytime go-to. And for when you’re entertaining or being entertained, you might step it up a notch with a ribbed cowl-neck sweater dress, a wide-brim hat and knee-length boots.
Your Style Crush: A bikini model frolicking on a beach in the Seychelles.
Your Fall Failsafe: A maxi camel coat and ear muffs are your wardrobe wonders.
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