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Royal and Opulent Inspired Apparel - Fall 2013

 
Royalty inspired attire in Fall 2013 is drenched in shades of cobalt blue, rich red, wine burgundy, emerald green, sunny orange and royal purple.  Add fur, strands of pearls, sparkling jewelry, chandelier earrings, chunky rings, red lips and become a 40's or 50's movie star or a Princess for the day.  Of course, no one really is going to wear a crown except, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, other royals or perhaps Katy Perry.  So, how does a fashion maven incorporate this zany and breathtaking Fall 2013 trend into a  Forever Chic Style wardrobe?


    



I. Start with Basics for Royal Opulence -  The core basics include black pants, jacket, pencil skirt and blouses.  Think of creating a cake using the best flour, sugar and essential ingredients.  Once baked, a cake designer adds frosting, roses, elements, color and texture. Clothing accessories similar to frosting goodies makes basic apparel glitter amongst the dreary and boring.  Always spend more on basics than on accessories. The following are ideas that can help locate the perfect pieces for Fall 2013.  Print out, either purchase the suggested or search online or in store for similar apparel at different price points.  These are some of my favorite Forever Chic Style brands.


Theory "Ganella" Blazer $475

Theory 'Emery' Wide Leg Pants $295
Theory 'Dantey' Slim Leg Pants $245
Theory 'Louise' Urban Skinny Pants

Tory Burch 'Jasmine' Pleated Silk Blouse $295

Vince Camuto Snap Front Blouse $99

Equipment 'Signature' Silk Shirt $208

II.  Lux Patterned Jeans:
  Add a sense of royal flair with patterned jeans combined with a monochrome sweater and a pair of pointed toe pumps or knee high boots.


7 for All Mankind 'The Pieced' Skinny Jean $198

     

NYDJ  'Jade' Patterned Stretch Skinny Jeans $130

III.  The Enchanting Dress: Cynthia Steffe  baroque-inspired pattern 'Briella' Patterned Sweater Dress" in black and blue and the 'Briella' Body Con dress in red and black both capture the Royal and Opulent trend.   Wear with black stockings, tights and pointed toe pumps or boots or alone with nylons and pumps for a night out.  




Cynthia Steffe 'Briella' Patterned Sweater Dress

Cynthia Steffe 'Briella' Print Body-Con Dress $198

IV.  The Statement Suit Ready for a Royal Audience:  Albert Nipon Jacquard V-Neck Skirt Suit is classic and perfect for the holidays or an evening out. Add a belt and show off a waist.  The purple hue with black is sophisticated and elegant.



Neiman Marcus - Albert Nipon - Jacquard V-Neck Skirt Suit $398





V.  Royalty Embellishments - Finishing royal touch for a show stopping entrance.

    
Laruen Ralph Lauren Chandelier $40
kate spade new York 'park floral' $128







    
Diane von Furstenberg "Delila' Rabbit Fur Trim Infinity Scarf




    


    



"The most important thing to remember is that you can wear all the greatest clothes and all the greatest shoes, but you’ve got to have a good spirit on the inside. That’s what’s really going to make you look like you’re ready to rock the world."


— Alicia Keys


Coming Up:  The Call of the Wild, Faux Fur, Of Course!- Fall 2013

 

    




 

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