Thursday, October 2, 2008

Five Fall Must-Haves

In a tight economy, a girl's got to prioritize her fall shopping list. Although these five items are on trend, they are also investments that will carry you from season to season.

The belt is the single most important accessory for fall, and the spring shows testified to its staying power. A belt can transform a look entirely. Choose one that is rich in embellishment or personality.
My Pick: This Fendi powerhouse will instantly make you look thinner and will make your outfit sleeker.

#2: CLOTHING MUST HAVE: The Long Jacket:
I've always been fond of the cropped jacket, but this season, the long "boyfriend" jacket takes center stage. Wear it belted or loose over a dress or skinny jeans.

My Pick: This belted dark beauty by BCBG achieves the best of both worlds: it is both feminine (it can be worn as a minidress) and masculine.

#3: SHOE MUST-HAVE: The Bootie
The bootie, or shoe boot, is a versatile addition to your shoe wardrobe. Wear it with anything--jeans, pants, dresses, skirts, you name it.
My Pick: These Christian Louboutin Astraqueen shoe boots ($895 at net-a-porter) are hot. Choose one that has some tough embellishment for extra glam.

#4: JEWELRY MUST HAVE: The Statement Necklace
Although the cuff is also having a moment, a statement necklace instantly embellishes your outfit. Wear it with jeans and a jacket for a dressy casual look, or wear it with a formal dress for an important occasion.

My Pick: I'm patiently waiting for my Lanvin Art Deco piece to arrive. Isn't it fabulous?!

#5: HANDBAG MUST HAVE: The Softly Structured Satchel:
The satchel has been going strong for several seasons now, and for good reason: it is roomy, soft, and polished. Choose an exotic one to invest in if you can bear the expense.

My Pick: This Bottega Veneta carryall in ostrich (with crocodile trim) will last you a lifetime.


Songy said...

That necklace looks rather hefty. I would love to wear that with a long black dress. I do need an occasion for such an attire though.

That ostrich bag's price is going to make me chock probably. I wonder if the price will even be available. Will it be one of those POAs?

Thumbelina Fashionista said...

Yes, I admit--the ostrich bag is extremely expensive (around $6k). I'm certainly not buying it.

As for the necklace, I have technically ordered a smaller version of said necklace, but I do like this one a lot. (My practical side has gotten the better of me.

What's POA?

WendyB said...

That bag is gorgeous.