When fall arrives, it feels natural to stick to a dark color palette and opt for chunky knits and thick layers. But, dear readers, fashion is all about breaking the rules, which is why we are particularly excited about our latest Steal Her Style story. If you want to turn heads with metallic accessories, mix intense colors with bold prints, mix it up in a military-inspired jacket, or opt for a brilliantly bright coat instead of basic black, today’s story has plenty of ideas and inspiration. Plus, it all comes courtesy of three modish muses: Olivia Palermo, Dree Hemingway, and Kirsten Dunst. Read on!
If you don’t already believe in the power of accessorizing, it is time to start. For proof, take a look at the ensemble Olivia Palermo put together for the Giambattista Valli for Impulse at Macy’s launch party last month. Although Olivia’s ensemble was anything but basic—she wore a velvet sweetheart dress and a military-inspired black blazer—she upped the ante by adding a pair of metallic silver brogues, which instantly added a glam twist. The result is an effortlessly chic ensemble that is certain to turn heads. So, how do we steal Olivia’s casually-cool style? Start by picking up D&G’s Black Velvet & Satin Flared Sweetheart Dress ($278) and pairing it with Smythe’s Linen-Cotton Cadet Jacket ($243). Then, add a pair of Zara’s Patent Blucher Shoes ($99.90) or Topshop’s Klaxon Glitter Lace-Up Shoes ($116) to complete the look.
One quick way to energize an outfit is to add a bright color or a bold print, but this fall we suggest you take notes from Dree Hemingway and try both! Last month, Dree attended a screening of The Rum Diary in New York wearing a slouchy camel t-shirt, a bright green blazer, black jeans, and leopard-print ballet flats. While this combination might sound overwhelming, it isn’t. By restricting herself to just two colors—camel and green—and by limiting the print to just her shoes, Dree created an outfit with plenty of panache. On that note, let’s steal Dree’s quirky-cool style! First, pick up Nasty Gal’s Chiffon Crop Jacket ($78) and pair it with BLK DNM’s Camel T-Shirt ($55) and your favorite black jeans. Then, simply add Lauren Ralph Lauren’s Abira Flats ($59.25) and you are all set.
As we mentioned earlier, fashion is about breaking the rules, which is why we suggest you follow in Kirsten Dunst’s footsteps this fall and break out a bright coat instead of a dark one. Kirsten was spotted in New York last week wearing a bright coral Chloe coat, which she paired with a floral Chloe dress and two-tone pumps. By picking a bright coat instead of a neutral iteration, Kirsten ensured two things. Firstly, that her outfit will pop on a dreary fall day, and secondly, that she will turn catch the eye wherever she goes. So, how do we steal Kirsten’s bold style? Start by pairing Cacharel’s Shift Dress ($691.85) with a pair of Zara’s Court Shoes ($89.90). Then, simply add a coat like Paul & Joe Sister’s Chenpan Cape Coat ($750) or J Crew’s Chesapeake Coat ($398).
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