With a penchant for hitting Parisian cool right on the mark, Isabel Marant's Western-meets-militant wares is on the top of our Winter mood board. And instead of blowing your savings on the runway look, we found similar pieces and created an outfit that emotes the same effortless sensibility — but for much, much less. All you need are four pieces: a structured, slightly oversize black, double-breasted military coat; ivory lace blouse; suede pumps; and dark-red coated skinny jeans. Finish the look with effortless waves, and you're ready to turn heads. Shop our highlighted picks in the links below.
Among our favorite Fall toppers this year is the classic duffle coat. Whether you call it a duffle or toggle coat, these super-cozy pieces are perfect for bundling up during crisp Fall days. With their thick wool material and trusty toggle fastenings (sometimes known as "walrus teeth") duffle coats made a serious statement on the runways at Altuzarra, Rag & Bone, Alexander Wang, and more — inspiring us to pick up one of these babies for our Fall layering game. We've rounded up 12 toggle coats that were made to be bundled up in — click through to shop them now.
If you're on the East Coast, chances are you know Sandy (Hurricane Sandy, that is) pretty well already. But this force of nature isn't the only reason we're honing in on the rainy-day fashion essentials. As Fall settles in, and Winter is but a severe temperature drop away, it's important to have the right layers and add-ons that will not only keep you warm, but keep you dry. An umbrella is key (and we're kind of obsessed with this plaid-infused one), as is slick outerwear. Whatever your coat preference may be — anorak, puffer, or trench — we've got it in its best waterproof rendition. Plus, you'll definitely need some boot socks, toasty headgear, and, if conditions worsen, a backup travel umbrella, too. In effect, we promise the perfect mix of sleek and functional rainy-day must haves. For the complete storm-trooper detail, head right this way.
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Before we get into why we're all for Fall's current intarsia sweater obsession, let's talk about what intarsia is first. "Intarsia" refers to a knitting technique — not a fabric or a print — used to create multicolored patterns. And while it looks like the colors are interwoven, they are actually all separate pieces that just happen to fit together perfectly, like a jigsaw puzzle. It requires some skilled handcrafting, and as you can see, it manifests itself in bold colorways and quirky prints. Now, it should be obvious why the intarsia sweater craze is right up our alley. Sure, everyone — and we mean everyone — from Stella McCartney, Altuzarra, and Kenzo to Markus Lupfer, Marc Jacobs, and Mary Katrantzou is adding their own personal spin on the look, but the number one reason we're backing this trend? It's sweater season, and there's no better way to layer up than with a sweater that provides a much-needed burst of brightness and textural intrigue. Plus, these sweaters happen to make a pretty vibrant statement all on their own. Click through our editors' picks below and fall in love with your next (intarsia) purchase.
Clockwise, from top left: Mary Katrantzou Fall 2012 runway, 3.1 Phillip Lim Kill the Night comic featuring the designer's intarsia sweaters, Kenzo Intarsia Angora-Blend Sweater ($640), and Paris Fashion Week street style.
We fell hard for Diane von Furstenberg's pink silk jumpsuit ever since we laid eyes on it on the runway. From the soft feminine hue — that can actually take you from Fall to Spring with the right accessories — to the '70s shoulder and wrap detailing, we knew we had to have it. It's not often we can afford a look "straight off the runway," but today, we scoured the virtual racks and found this stunning piece on sale. Given, it's still an investment purchase, but with the holiday party season around the corner, the timing couldn't be more perfect to take the shopping plunge. Just click the slideshow to see and shop this runway-to-real-life deal now.
There are only a handful of women who we can confidently say never make a styling misstep, and in the case of Vogue Paris editrix Emmanuelle Alt, she knows how to wear her classics so well, we just can't fault her. And with this latest look, she proved she can still shake things up too. Alt briefly parted ways with her usual all-black uniform in favor of a cool printed blazer, a gray-knit sweater, cropped evergreen trousers, and the perfect pair of slouchy black boots. Our first thought? This is everything we want from a great Fall outfit. Our next thought? We could totally wear this to work and feel slick enough to head straight from the office to happy hour, as is. At the end of the day, we're looking to make the most of our wardrobe — and if you're worried the printed blazer won't go the distance, here are a few more ideas. Pair it with a crisp button-up and jeans, throw it over an edgy LBD, or let it be the statement piece in a black-blouse-and-pencil-skirt combo. Now that we've covered our bases, let's channel our own version of Emmanuelle Alt Parisian chic.
Clockwise, from top left: Topshop Jacquard Collarless Jacket ($140), Mango Flecked Oversize Jumper ($70), Club Monaco Elsa Pant ($150), See by Chloé Slouchy Textured Leather Boots ($640), Michael Michael Kors Black and Gold Belt ($42)
We love all things vintage here at TrèsSugar, so some of our favorite Halloween costumes are throwbacks to decades past. And this year it's easier than ever to get in on any decade's pop culture with an outfit harkening back to eras like the roarin' '20s and swingin' '60s. There's a movie about Alfred Hitchcock in the works, period TV shows Downton Abbey and Mad Men are as hot as ever, and Marilyn Monroe is having a resurgence thanks to films like My Week With Marilyn and the show Smash. If you're looking for an easy retro Halloween costume this Oct. 31, we've rounded up vintage (and vintage-inspired) dresses and attire from Etsy. Each requires little more than a wig and some accessories to pull off pop culture women and characters from the Renaissance to the '80s. Ready for some time travel?
Well, Sarah Jessica Parker just nailed the dressed-down but not sloppy weekend look perfectly, and we're here to help you get it for your own weekend wardrobe. While out in NYC, the actress styled up a basic pair of MiH skinnies with a simple tee and cozy cardigan, plus the requisite ankle boots. The key here were smart proportions — the long-sleeved tee peeked out from the cardigan, the skinny jeans offset the slouchiness of the sweater, and they were perfectly cuffed to show off the booties. Feeling inspired to rethink your Saturday style? Shop away below.
Shop clockwise from top left: Rag & Bone Classic Long Sleeve T-Shirt ($85), Topshop Feather Knit Cardigan ($100), Helmut Lang HELMUT Forest Vintage Skinny Jeans ($195), Roxy Buckeye Boots ($79), 12th Street by Cynthia Vincent Mini Classic Berkley Fringe Bag ($475), Ray-Ban Original Aviator Sunglasses ($145)
One of the easiest ways to spice up your trusty LBD for a big holiday bash is by adding stellar accessories — and we've found one that will withstand your plethora of holiday parties without biting into your budget. This glossy, intricate Juliet & Company Reine de la Nuit Necklace ($80) is a certified statement piece and will look amazing with everything from a glitzy cocktail dress to a dressed-up blouse and trouser look. The delicate pairing of beads, curved plates, and curb chain blend seamlessly together and is sure to stop people dead in their tracks. Best of all: you can't beat the price. What will you be wearing it with?
By the looks of it, Jaime King had quite a day yesterday — not only did the actress event-hop from the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund fete at Chateau Marmont to the dinner that followed, she also found the time to make an appearance at the Samsung Galaxy launch party later that night, and coordinated an outfit change for each. Besides wondering how in the world she pulled that off (?!), she's also left us with quite a bit of styling fodder. For the first event, she joined the fashion elite in a paisley-printed, peplum-trimmed sheath, befitting for a luncheon at the Chateau Marmont. Later on, she switched into a print-on-print top and trouser combo, offset with a leather jacket; for the finale, she kept the leather jacket and slipped into a feminine, floral-printed dress. While we're not suggesting that you attempt an outfit-change thrice in one night, there is a lesson here in dressing for the occasion, or three:
- Don't underestimate the power of a pretty, ladylike dress. Jaime's standout print adds interest without upstaging the polished silhouette — it's the kind every girl should have in her arsenal, as it could seamlessly take you from an afternoon event to evening, with the change of footwear.
- As an alternative to the cocktail dress, Jaime's printed trouser and top set could easily work for a more dressed-up dinner or an evening out. To temper the formality, opt for an edgy accent, just like Jaime did, with a leather jacket.
- Jaime's last look is a reminder to think outside of the usual dress code. While night-out wear usually means minidresses and skinny jeans, a look like Jaime's will get you noticed for the right reasons and your fashion creativity. Look for a pretty dress with special details — a great print, a chiffon fabric, and a longer length (which can be a great option for cooler weather). If you fear you're on the too-dressy side of things, work a leather or denim jacket in the mix for a cooler effect, then finish with a great pair of heels.