Whether you're heading to teatime or simply searching for a ladylike refresh, our sweet picks for Fall will have you looking prim and polished in no time at all. The key takeaway? It's all about pretty prints and colors. Dive into our editors' shop featuring smart tweedy jackets from Rebecca Taylor and Jason Wu, floral dresses from Thakoon and MSGM, perfect pumps from J.Crew, and delectable accessories from the likes of Kenneth Jay Lane and Bing Bang.
Honor creative director Giovanna Randall made headlines at Sunday night's Emmy Awards with the custom dress she created for Girls star Zosia Mamet. "The designer is a genius, and I let her go crazy," Mamet told The Hollywood Reporter when they asked how the dress, which features a sheer halter, a leather bustier, and lots of floral silk, came together.
But this young actress wasn't the only woman who selected a dress from an unexpected label — even though many of her colleagues stuck with big-name designers like Calvin Klein, Prada, Marchesa, and Donna Karan. Herein, a look at some of the surprising designers whose work we spotted on the red carpet at the Emmys.
It would've been too on-the-nose for Orange Is the New Black star Taylor Schilling to show up on the Emmys red carpet in an orange getup, but we won't lie that we were all a little curious what her color choice would be. The Netflix actress went with a barely there bone hue for her custom Thakoon halter dress. She topped off the high-slit look with Marina B gold earrings of baguette diamonds and sapphires. Her shoes were Stuart Weitzman. Now, orange you glad she went with such a polished look?
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If you're looking for full-blown femininity, look no further than Thakoon's Spring 2014 show, where the beauty look focused on the ultimate Parisian-chic lady. Soft pink lips and bold brows defined the makeup look, curated by Diane Kendal for Nars. "It's really fresh, young, and beautiful," Kendal said. Curled lashes, bold brows, and luminous skin played up the pinks in the makeup look.
The hair was inspired by a bag in Thakoon's collection. "It's a bag that will go around the girls' neck," Odile Gilbert, lead stylist for Kérastase, said. While the top of the hair was voluminous and mussed, from the neck down, the hair was pin straight. There was even a tiny dent at the nape to mimic where the bag would sit, creating a very matte look for the overall style. Nails, by Morgan Taylor, were inspired by diamonds and pearls, with a shimmering pink being the cherry on top of this gorgeously girlie look.
Both literally and metaphorically, Thakoon Panichgul's Spring 2014 collection has legs. Many of the looks he presented during his show on Sunday put the emphasis below the belt, either with a high slit in the case of one daring little black dress, or simply by cutting one side of a skirt or dress higher than the other. And even when Panichgul covered up his models' legs, he did it with open-toe lace booties that stretched all the way up to their thighs.
This collection, like so many we've seen this week, reinterpreted ladylike staples. More than one editor voiced their love for the strings of pearls used as the straps on evening clutches, and crystals were smartly applied to collars, waistlines, and hems throughout the collection.
The white dress is an undisputed player in every Summer wardrobe, and the latest and greatest from Theory, Thakoon, Alice + Olivia, and Alexander Wang will make you want to add a few more to your artillery. Our favorites range from sleek sheath silhouettes to detailed lace numbers. What can we say, they're the perfect pieces to wear now (and after Labor Day, too). Shop these numbers before they're gone forever.
Show off your stems in textural miniskirts from brands like Derek Lam, Proenza Schouler, and Thakoon for the perfect leg-baring look this Fall. Our favorite picks are effortlessly versatile, ranging from wool flounce hem silhouettes to structured wrap shapes. Balance out the short hemline with an oversize sweater and a pair of ankle boots or flats for a directionally cool tilt. Layer the look with opaque tights and cozy beanie once the temperature drops.
With cooler weather soon approaching, it's time to swap out your striped tees and tanks for cozier fare. Look to structured shapes, textural knits, and darker color combinations from brands like Burberry Prorsum and Proenza Schouler for an updated take on the classic pattern. Style tip: temper the linearity with solid hues and sleek boots for a directionally chic Fall vibe. Shop all of our picks from Thakoon, Rag & Bone, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and more right now.