Two of this fall’s hottest trends are fur and leather. Just about any store you walk into or any online shop you peruse will have a plethora of fuzzy and sleek options for your winter wardrobe. And as chic as some of these styles may be, perhaps you are completely appalled by the thought of wearing the skin of another to advance your fashion forward image. Have no fear, you can still be very much on trend while ensuring that all of God’s creatures keep their coats.
Fortunately, many designers and brands are well aware of the reluctance of consumers to purchase pelts and have come up with some equally stylish faux and vegan options. (Bonus- these faux options also happen to be a whole heck of a lot cheaper). So, in honor of Joanna Krupa (who is fast becoming a fan favorite for all the Housewives), here are ten fantastically faux fall fashions:
1.Free People Call of the Wild Reversible Faux Fur Vest, $168, 2. KARL Jane Metallic Faux Leather Jacket, $290, 3. DKNY Faux Fur Vest, $295, 4. Velvet Blush Faux Leather Jacket, $170, 5. 6 Shore Road Reversible Faux Fur Vest, $175, 6. KARL Saatchi Pleated Faux Leather Skirt, $175, 7. C&C Laser Cut Faux Leather Tee, $88, 8. ALICE by Temperley Liberty Faux Leather Skinny Pants, $330, 9. Blank Denim Faux Leather Leggings (not pants), $88, 10. Tbags Los Angeles Faux Leather Dress, $154
Summer may very well be on its way out, but that hasn’t stopped a few stylish celebrities from shielding themselves from the last bits of sun with their favorite headwear. Whether they’re trying to be inconspicuous (yeah, right) or hide a bad hair day (dirty hairy), they all look quite chic from morning til midnight in everything from fedoras to a standard straw hat.
1. Mod Cloth Fedora-ble Hat, $17.99, 2. Rachel Zoe Devon Pintuck Dress, $450, 3. Alexander Wang Textured Leather Fold Over Clutch, $545, 4. Splendid Sanford Oxfords, $98
1. Juicy Couture Two Toned Cropped Fedora, $68, 2. Splendid Florence Striped Cotton Blend Top, $68, 3. Current/Elliot The Gam Shorts, $117.60, 4. Alexander Wang Distressed Leather Ankle Boots, $625
1. Brixton Louella Hat, $40, 2. Cosabella Peacock Camisole, $121, 3. Velvet Bambi Native Pants, $108, 4. Matt Bernson Jack Strappy Flat Sandals, $72.50
Hats off to you, ladies!
Fridays are meant to be casual… as are the weekends. And while we may strap ourselves into the tightest tops, shortest skirts, and highest heels for a night out, I, for one, can not wait to get home and get out of my constricting couture and slip into something much more comfortable. Enter the t-shirt dress. Remember those sleep shirts you wore as a kid? Might have been your dad’s or just an oversized tee with your favorite band (NKOTB). Now, you can take your favorite slouchy tee to the streets by sporting this casual yet chic style.
1. J. Crew Striped Cotton Drawstring Dress, $88, 2. Sauce Long Fringe Dress, $97, 3. Velvet Roccon Dress, $108, 4. Ecote Tie Dye Dress, $49, 5. All Saints Freedom T-Shirt Dress, $95, 6. Rebecca Taylor Knot Tee Dress, $195, 7. Aubin & Willis Corsham Cotton Jersey Dress, $95, 8. T by Alexander Wang Classic Boatneck Dress, $85, 9. Boutique Slouchy Tee Dress, $80, 10. Wilt Slub Crew Hi Low Dress, $134
Keeping in theme with Halloween weekend, why not channel your inner goth girl and try some of the sexy yet spooky frocks? Get out your black eyeliner and dark lipstick, ladies:
Karen Zambos Vintage Couture Felicity Dres, $350
Daughters of the Revolution Lace Maxi Dress, $298
Alice and Olivia Velvet Lace Back Dress, $242
Odylyne Piculet Lace Dress, $168
bebe Addiction Velvet Drape Dress, $149
Free People Lace Puff Sleeve Dress, $118
Urban Renewal Curatorial Burnout Velvet Maxi Dress, $68
Asos Bodycon Dress with Chiffon Bell Sleeve, $65.51
Forever 21 Crushed Velveteen Babydoll Dress, $22.80
You’re bewitching, baby.
So, it is now December. I can hardly believe it. This year has flown by!
Anyway, this means that you are starting (or if you’re an overachiever, have already started/finished) planning for your New Year’s Eve soiree. Obviously, my favorite part of any holiday, or party, or basically any occassion to dress up, is getting totally decked out. So whether you’ll be in NYC, South Beach, or jet-setting off to St. Bart’s, I’ve come up with some festive dress ideas for your very special evening. Careful with the champagne…
NEW YORK CITY
Oh, New York. I have spent a few New Year’s here, myself. While New Yorkers tend to be elegantly understated, it is still fun to sparkle and stand out. (Trust me, I was once the only one in the room in a cocktail dress, loved it). Go with a little bit of subtle glam and comfortable (but still cute) shoes because after all, this is the city that never sleeps!
Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, $324. Available at http://www.shopbop.com
Insight, Field of Diamonds dress, $90. Available at http://www.urbanoutfitters.com