New York City’s fast paced and seasonal lifestyle requires your wardrobe to be as adaptable as the city is diverse. The demands of business, family, and personal life mean you have to be prepared for that stressful boardroom meeting, that fun backyard barbecue, and that chance you’ll need to impress on an evening out. In the fashion world, seasons mean everything! Now that fall is here, it is time to update your style with new trends and flexible apparel.
Fall is one of the best seasons for New York City fashion. It is that sweet moment before the cold, when you are weighed down with heavy layers, and just after the unbearable heat waves, when stripping down is so necessary.
My easy fall wardrobe includes: four neutral colors, two “pop” colors, two trendy styles, and one set of basics.
Neutral Options. These are the colors to select for your fall basics-camisoles, simple sweaters, sheath dresses, tailored skirts, pant suits, and always include a well tailored white shirt:
- Dark olive
- Midnight Blue
- Chocolate Brown
- Light Grey
- Winter White
Pop Colors. These are the colors to select more sparingly, but are necessary for taking your fall wardrobe to the next level:
- Deep Burgundy
- Mustard Yellow
- Dark violet
- Deep teal
- Sea Green
- Acai Purple
- Mykonos Blue
Trend Pieces. Buy a few of these of the moment pieces in either a neutral or pop color to mix in with your basics. Try finding them at lower-priced retailers in case you tire of the look before spring or aren’t sure it’s “you.”
- Leather Skirt/ Leather Shirt
- Plaid Capes / blazers
- Fur Vest
- Mixed media (wool coat/ leather sleeves)
- Paneled tailoring
Shoes. Here are the basics to get you started:
- Black/ Brown Leather Bootie (depends on Neutral choices)
- Black/Brown Knee High Riding Boot
With these simple tips, invest in your style with confidence and know you are staying on trend. Always remember the importance of having a wardrobe that goes the distance and will last you years to come.
Example: Crimson hues are powerful statements for the season. Mixing shades of red, such as deep burgundy, with rich blue gives a strong and fashionable look. Pair this look with a neutral base and, voila! You look fantastic