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Fall 2014 Trend Guide

It seems like this season, we are celebrating and at this party, the hors d’oeuvres include color, comfort and music.

Fall 2014 Trend Guide

1. Get Cozy in Color

Fur, baby, fur! In a world where leather isn’t so frowned upon, we need to move on past the whole fur is mean thing. As Karl Lagerfeld says, “stressing over fur as a topic of issue is just childish.” I almost think fur is a requirement for fall, I think the leaves change colors when they sense the cozy plush being pulled from winter closets (or in Carrie Bradshaw’s case- the oven) everywhere. Fur doesn’t have to be so classic- it could be modern and fun and colorful.



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2. Vibrating Edges

Two colors “vibrate” because they are opposite hues on the color wheel.  Both colors are equal in value, equal in intensity, but opposite in hue. This combination will result in this badass, ironically edgy. 



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3. Let’s Knit Together

Knit took over everything this season. Fall 2014 will forever be known as the season of knit. I mean, why not? There’s a certain sense of beauty and seemingly unattainable elegance when knit is styled perfectly. Whether it’s a daringly form-fitting dress from Lanvin to an androgynous head to toe knit ensemble from Haider Ackerman or something simple but pristine like a nice, whimsical sweater from Nina Ricci.



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4. Let our Ensemble Dance

Fashion takes over Electronic Dance Music. Or is it that EDM takes over fashion? Fashion and music have always been BFF’s. I mean have you heard of Lady Gaga and Kanye? But this season, it doesn’t seem like music is wearing fashion, it is that fashion is wearing music.

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Fashion is a celebration, so celebrate. 

NYC To LA: A Fashion Translation


The Greatish Outdoors

From Cali’s Venice or NYC’s infamous Hampton scene, the great outdoors is a time for understated grace and under the radar good taste.


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Burberry Striped Tshirt Dress $117, Scala Fedora Hat $98, Striped Beach Tote $28

A crisp short rimmed hat and big sunglasses will give you the “I might be a celebrity” look you want while keeping the crazy, unwashed masses from approaching you and your blessed Balenciaga.


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Floppy Hat $26, Peach Pu Skater Skirt $32, Armani Tshirt $90

Since the Hamptons are ancestral home to the rich and hoity toity, your laid back outdoor ready ensemble should look put together enough to catch the eye of the next Wall Street tycoon. Floppy hats are a must to keep that skin looking young and rich and pairing it with a flowy skirt and structured tank top pulls everything together beautifully. 

Ready For Romance


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Helmut Lang dress $167, David Yurman Necklace $950, Stella McCartney Heels $695

In LA, it’s all about showing off that body your trainer worked so hard on while making it very clear that he’s just one of many potential suitors.

Start by selecting a flowing, curve brushing garment that hints rather than scream at the glories beneath. Bonus points if it’s just short enough to show off those tanned, toned legs. Pair with your beach bottle sprayed hair and you’re off to a beautiful date night over looking Malibu.


Screen Shot 2014-07-28 at 3.37.36 PMAlice & Olivia Black Jumpsuit $495, ASOS Gold Metal Belt $48, Jérôme Dreyfuss Bag $950, Giuseppe Zanotti Heels $963

In New York, black on black is the way to go. Black looks good on anyone and can take away the pooch that you got from eating way too many hot dogs. Wear tighter pieces on the bottom to show off the booty that ass that walks five miles to work everyday. Pairing your outfit with a metallic belt to offset the black is not only a fashion statement but an eye catcher for any guy to busy watching the Knicks game. 


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Current/ Elliott the Boyfriend Jeans $162, Rag & Bone Tank $255, Friendly Hunting Cardigan $698, Mod Cloth Flats $35

LA work life consists of labels, comfort, and heels. Mostly everyone works in the “industry” so we have the opportunity to dress less business like than most. Keep the color palette simple with denim, whites, and blacks. Throwing in a print never hurts either. Boyfriend ripped jeans with a printed cardigan allows you to be super comfy, stylish, but also conservative if you’re in a stuffy office.


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Miss Selfridge Leather Skirt $85, Marru Top $208, Nicoli Bag $143, Michael Antonio Heels $45

In NY, you’re outfit isn’t complete until you step inside the doors of your office. Tennis and flats all the way when you’re catching those hundreds of subways but don’t forget those skyscraper heels to impress your colleagues and to wear after work. Leathers and blouses are the perfect sets to go to because they can easily transform from business beautiful to a night out in Manhattan with the girls.  



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Coast Andrica Maxi Dress $114, Michael Kors Bag $358, Tory Burch Sandals $195

In LA, brunch is a time to take a break from the hectic street traffic and parking and sit down with our freshly pressed juices and organic eggs and toast. This is also a time to reconnect with friends to tell them about how crazy our weekend was and which A list celebs we now are best friends with. Maxi dresses with brightly colored patterns are perfect for this occasion. Whether you want to go floral to match the crazy center piece on every table or even lemons like the ones you will have in your water to burn away all the fat that doesn’t exist, maxi dresses are the way to go when it comes to brunching.


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Basic Jersey Crop Top $12, Ted Baker Floral Skirt $248, Gianvito Rossi Pumps $635, Kitty Shades $40

In NY, it is a more formal attire since you will probably be brunching at the Plaza Hotel. Tea length skirts also with fun patterns are a way to brighten up your Sunday mornings but also stay the lady you think you are. The tea length skirt matches perfectly to the old timed style of the Plaza as well. It will go perfectly with your finger sandwiches and tea cakes. 


One things the same on both coasts…black. We all choose this color so that we can easily blend into crowds and not have to live up to the things we’ve done while out clubbing.


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Top Shop Lace Bralette $44, Vero Moda Pu Leather Skirt $37, Diane Von Furstenberg Leather Handbag $265, Christian Louboutin Studded Heels $1975


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J Brand Leather Trousers, ONLY Peplum Top $26, Vintage Chanel Bag, Saint Laurent Heels $795