This just in from Stockholm! This stifling summer heat and humidity isn’t going to keep me away from H&M’s impressive Autumn lookbook. The entire collection has a funky evening aura to it with large studs, stones, and sparkles. I especially love the studded collared necklace bound to add a touch of socialite elegance to any outfit.
Today, after feeling a refreshing chill in the September air, I bailed my stylish boots out of boot jail in the back of my closet where they had served time this summer when it was too warm to wear them. Now I can’t wait to layer them with leggings and skinny jeans as the leaves change color.
Here is a list of the hot items this season that I can’t wait to break out in the cold weather:
Aspiring Socialite Tee: In case you haven’t heard or didn’t see it on the sidebar, I have just come out with a line of Aspiring Socialite Teesthat I can’t wait to pair with jeans and a matching cardigan this fall. They are available in women’s, men’s, and kids’. Yes, this is a shameless plug.
Knit Sweaters Crochet Style: When the temperature goes down, sweaters are always in style. But, this year I’ve been seeing a lot of lacy style sweaters. Cropped sweaters also seem to be coming back in.
Sweater Dresses: Are so much fun with a pair of cute boots. They are great for work or play.
Sequins and Shine: It isn’t just the holiday dresses that will be sparkling this season, sparkles are everywhere. Sequin blazers are going to be huge.
Lace Up Boots: Many women’s shoes are mirroring men’s shoe styles. Boots inspired by men’s work boots are a fall staple. I have a also been seeing a lot of western style boots again this fall season.
Missoni for Target Throw: I can’t think of anything better than curling up to your favorite show surrounded by a warm and stylish Missoni blanket.
Colored Jeans: By the end of this season, I guarantee that I will be the proud owner of a pair of purple jeans.
Plaid Shirts are Back: Break out your plaid button-ups again because this style is sticking around for another season.
The impressive Karl Lagerfeld for Macy’s Impulse line that I recently previewed will hit stories today. On this day in fashion history, even fashionistas with not so deep pockets such as myself can own something designed by the fashion God. Just found this awesome video of the genius at work. It seems we have a lot in common. Like Mr. Lagerfeld, I don’t like counting, especially when it comes to balancing my finances. This sophisticated limited edition collection is in my opinion, the best of the Impulse lines yet. The next collaboration will be with Giambattista Valli, launching Oct. 26.
Macy’s Impulse is coming out with yet another line this time by famous fashion man Karl Lagerfeld who tweeted today that, “Luxury is the ease of a t-shirt in a very expensive dress.” I for one could not agree more with that statement. Predominantly filled with different shades of pink and black, Lagerfeld’s Macy’s line adds a socialite flare to an office ready outfit. These looks combined with comfortable fabrics will have you feeling business casual when you are actually business dressy. Besides, it never hurts to wear something that says “Karl Lagerfeld” on the tag.
In honor of this new very flirty Fall 2011 Capsule Collection that of course I got to preview before anyone else, I ventured downtown to the Yellow Korner on Wooster St. where the clothes were being shown on live models. Aspiring Socialites are always looking for new ways to bring the socialite life into their everyday activities. Karl Lagerfeld’s Impulse collection for Macy’s is line that shares that vision. These outfits are Happy Hour chic while still being completely Midtown office appropriate, a must if you are going to live the Manhattan double life. If there weren’t enough people already in Manhattan, many of us also seem to lead multiple lives comprised of commonplace office work by day and A-list parties by night. I guess that explains why I am always so busy.
This 45-piece collection is set to hit Macy’s stores on August 31st. Lagerfeld described the collection to Vogue as “a coup d’oeil to the dresses I designed for Chloe and the girlish, more romantic mood of the seventies.”
Love this pink and black color combo seem throughout the collection. This my favorite outfit in the line by far. It’s very office chic.
More of the collection.
Popping bubbly! Champagne is a classic part of every fashion event.