A Leather dress or skirt
A "super trend". Leather is everywhere in an array of colors from tops and jackets to fabulous dresses and skirts. Modern, edgy, stretchy, lightweight - mixed with fabric or alone- Ladylike but fierce! I'm not sure how I feel about leather pants at my age but am loving the idea of a skirt or a dress -
A classic trend every fall. Defy old fashion rules and pair with just about any color or maybe with a contrasting strip, plaid or print.
Be careful not to over do - a little goes a long way...
The absolutely perfect "new" accessory. If you are going to splurge here is a great place to do it...
Sleek, classic and sophisticated - combines with anything from jeans, to dresses etc.
Below - From left to right: My three favorites : Prada Mini Saffiano , Saint Laurent "Baby Duffle" , Ferragamo "Sofia" Satchel - all come with an optional shoulder strap so can be worn cross body/hands free. The size is just right - big enough for the essentials but nothing more!
If you are looking to spend a little less try J Crew, Tory Burch or Marc by Marc Jacobs. All solid brands with great styles to choose from.
Blue is having a major moment. There are so many shades to choose from and to mix together, from vivid cobalt and turquoise to the more subtle (but my favorite) navy - and lets face it we all need a shot of color every now and again, especially as that summer glow fades away.
Remember to do an "inventory check" on what you already have before hitting the stores. ( It's probably been a few months since you've needed anything warmer than the lightest weight cashmere ) A very good time to clean out your closet and make room for a few new things :)
Enjoy the last "gasps" of summer and thank you for reading,