The Row Resort 2016

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Last week, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s collection, The Row took home the CFDA’s Womenswear Designer award for the second time. It’s no surprise that their luxury label is award worthy, with the deceptively simple silhouettes made of the highest quality materials. The Row Resort 2016 collection was no exception, luxe materials included suede, ostrich, cashmere and silk that stood out against their rustic and cement background.the-row-resort-2016-desmitten the-row-resort-2016-desmitten the-row-resort-2016-desmitten the-row-resort-2016-desmitten the-row-resort-2016-desmitten the-row-resort-2016-desmitten the-row-resort-2016-desmitten the-row-resort-2016-desmitten the-row-resort-2016-desmitten the-row-resort-2016-desmitten the-row-resort-2016-desmitten

Follow all of my favorite Resort 2016 runway looks here.

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Shop Visit: The Row LA

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 As you know, The Row LA was one of the stores I was looking forward to most when traveling to California last month. Unsurprisingly, it did not disappoint. To improve on the experience, the Fall 2015 collection was having a trunk show, so I was able to view the collection before it hits stores in August. Between falling in love with this bag (possibly my new bag this year?) and taking design notes for our home, I could have lounged by the pool and soaked up the inspiration all day.

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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: 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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The Row Resort 2015

The-Row-Resort-2015The Row can do no wrong and their Resort 2015 collection confirms it. Seasonless and ageless dressing at it’s finest, the Olsen’s laser sharp focus on luxe fabrics and attention to detail elevates each collection, season after season. From the simple slit bell sleeves and the perfect cut trouser with adjustable waist closure to the robe-like outerwear and long over long proportions, laid back ease is what Mary-Kate and Ashley do best. It was hard to choose, but here are my favorite looks from The Row Resort 2015 collection.The-Row-Resort-2015 The-Row-Resort-2015

To see more of my favorites from The Row Resort 2015 collection and other designers, visit my < runway > board.

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