September 1, 2011

ttF Fashion Staples Series Outfit #21: September Twist

September is always a difficult month. You’re transitioning from summer into fall but the weather is often too warm to wear all those upcoming trends you adore. That’s why this month I kept to classics… just with a twist.

Here’s the breakdown of the 6 Fashion Staples I’ll be wearing at least 6 different times for the next 30 days.

And check out my YouTube channel for an Up Close look at each piece!

1. Embellished Navy Blouse (Cynthia Steffe)
A navy silk top is a staple that will never go out of style. But this blouse is anything but basic, thanks to rosette embellishments. I especially love the leather contrasted with feminine tulle and the mix of navy and black.

2. Rhinestone Necklace (Aqua)
A sparkly necklace is a classic. Just think Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. But the ornate costume jewelry can be mixed with other necklaces and more casual pieces, giving it a modern twist. I found this one on major sale at Bloomingdale’s and just had to scoop it up.

3. Ladylike Jacket (Rebecca Taylor)
You can never go wrong with a feminine jacket. There are so many variations these days, from tweed to bold color. I bought this one years ago because I was drawn to the mix of pearls and ribbon. You can use it instead of a blazer with suiting or wear it to dress up a pair of jeans.

4. Chain Belt (vintage)
I scored this belt for $10 at the Los Feliz Fashion Fest. It was a little big but a trip to my shoemaker fixed that in under an hour. The thick black leather is a classic but the gold chain give it an unexpected pop of edge.

5. Orange Pencil Skirt (J. Crew)
I’m thrilled pencil skirts are huge for fall. They’re one of my absolute favorite trends (I featured a black one last year). A bright orange version makes the sexy silhouette more playful and right in tune with this season’s bright color story.

6.  Colorful Snakeskin Pumps (Zara)
Exotics have become a wardrobe staple. But this season, snakeskin gets amplified with vibrant colors. If you’re scared of going too bright, mustard is a safe way to ease into the trend.


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  1. Janelle commented:

    Great choices! Can’t wait to see how you wear them. I really like that bright orange.

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