Monochrome Dressing in Camel

monochrome-dressing-in-camel-valentino-acne-studios-the-row-hermes-2014-desmitten A few weeks ago I shared my must-have camel blazer picks with you, today I ask the question, would you wear this color head to toe? The Row and Acne offer oversized cozy looks for Fall, while Valentino and Christophe Lemaire for Hermès focus on a more streamlined look. Camel is one of those classic colors that never goes out of style, so why not try it in a monochrome look? I pulled some of my favorite camel pieces for Fall from chunky knits to streamlined blazers. To mix it up, I would mix hues and textures in one look.

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Must Have: Pointed Loafers

We all fell in love with the Céline pointed loafers as soon as they popped up in the Pre-Fall 2014 look book, but now they are a must have item. The pointed toe elongates your leg and adds a sense of sophistication to any look. They also make the perfect transition shoe, from summer to fall. Whether you want to splurge for the Céline style, or save some money and go for a high-street style, I rounded up my favorites at every price point. Which would you go for?

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Mango // Nicholas Kirkwood // Miu Miu // Jimmy Choo // Notabene //  3.1 Phillip Lim

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Editorial Eclipse: Gray Daze

As a teenager, my favorite color to wear was gray, and through the years, I graduated to a more sophisticated color…black. This cozy editorial from WSJ Magazine reminded me how great gray can be. Alastair McKimm’s ability to bring out the beauty and textures in gray clothing through his styling, is rarely rivaled and always puts me in a gray daze. Need I remind you of this editorial from last year? It still feels fresh yet classic.

For Fall, photographer Lachlan Bailey captured model Anna Jagodzinska and a feline friend in a smokey shade of gray. From textured knits to oversized overcoats, the options are limitless for fall shopping. Scroll through to view my gray picks for the season. If this editorial doesn’t inspire you to go for grey this season, I don’t know what will.

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A Beautiful Black Bag

This weekend my best friend was in town, and we had an entire day to shop around. While the rest of the city was taking mass transit to the beach, we were enjoying the unusually quiet streets and stores. I fell in love with this simple but beautiful black bag from A.P.C., the Édith bag. Made of French leather, with a heavy gold chain and simple structured silhouette, I think I may have found my next bag. I love that it is dressier than the bag I carry now. I can wear it during the day, but it transitions seamlessly into evening. The size is perfect, and the price is nice as well, at just $635.
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Must Have: The Double Breasted Jacket

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 Despite the 80+ degree days here in New York, I’ve started to set my shopping sites on Fall/Winter pieces for the second season of my 5 Piece French Wardrobe. A front line contender is a double breasted jacket in some shade of sand, camel or other non-black neutral, to lighten things up a bit. Whether in knit, for a casual, yet polished look, like this style from Agnona, or in a more tailored silhouette made of a silk/cotton blend, from Golden Goose, the details are what make this style a must have. I won’t waver on the details: a notch collar, double-breasted closure, patch pockets (at least two, maybe three), abbreviated sleeves and the light, neutral color are paramount.  The Golden Goose jacket is on sale for half off, should this be the first piece to this season’s 5 Piece French Wardrobe?!

 

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