varied looks to suit your mood
photos by Brendan James styled by Morgan Cruz
With October just days away, the season has officially begun in the Valley. To help build a new wardrobe worthy of all the upcoming philanthropic events, receptions, committee meetings, performances, fashion shows as well as casual get-togethers, we consulted with our friends at Barneys New York. They skillfully pulled together a variety of on-trend “looks” that will suit your every mood.
DAY TO NIGHT
You’re going to be in high demand this season, so wear pieces that can go from day-to-night in a pinch. Elegant, but with a twist, styles like this Blazé Milano belted blazer and studded Louboutins will keep you looking polished, even when you’re wildly busy.
Leather outerwear like this buttery trench coat, spike-studded ankle boots, crocodile handbag and anything else with a little oomph to it will rank you as fashion savvy and guarantee that you’ll stand out from the crowd.
A LITTLE ROMANCE
Play with styles that are softer and more romantic than you’re accustomed to, like florals or animal-print accents. For balance, pair this delicate floral blouse with a cotton loden green-colored cargo pant and furry Gianvito Rossi leopard-print mules.
Take a creative risk with your work and your wardrobe. Dries Van Noten is the best at creating just the right amount of adventure. He designs exuberant prints, pairs unique color combinations and adds unexpected textures like feathers and velvet.
TRIED & TRUE
You’re a go-to gal, determined to make a difference. Pair that drive with a tried-and-true tweed dress, buckle-strap pumps and hands-free shoulder bag. You’ll look right at home at the benefit breakfast as well as in the boardroom.
IN THE STARS
Feeling a bit magical? Channel that energy with a silk crepe, stellar-patterned maxi dress and enchanted accessories, like these playful Area crystal-embellished lamé mules, The Row dreamy velvet bag and a moon-phase bracelet.
SULTRY & SEDUCTIVE
To amp up the power of attraction, dress accordingly. Slink into Alexander Wang’s lingerie-inspired, satin slipdress that feels as good as as it looks. In transit, cover up with a stylish two-button blazer. Complete the look with strappy stilettos.
If you’re a business professional, be sure your outfit is office apropos. It’s the 21st century, so you can power dress without feeling stifled. Spice things up with yellow trousers anchored by a black sweater and houndstooth double-breasted blazer.
We grant you permission to indulge in something totally opulent. When the occasion calls for luxury, this Sies Marjan satin suit will fit the bill. With Manolo Blahnik rhinestone-embellished mules and crystal chandelier earrings, you’ll look and feel spectacular.