The American Classic
"It's Time to Dress for Success"
Autumn is a time of renewal and reflection. The leaves are burnished in reds, golds and yellows combined with breathtaking blue skies, morning mist and sunshine rays. Of course, the rains and wet weather come in waves creating havoc and chaos while refreshing the land. Images of roaring fires, cups of steaming hot chocolate, leather coats, black stretch pants, chic boots, royal tweeds, soft velvet's and sumptuous furs fill the mind with hope and promise for a cozy winter. The hues this season match the fall tones of wine infused pieces along with heathery pieces of creams and browns. The American Classic apparel (think Ralph Lauren at the helm) remains center stage, poignant and easy to assemble especially if a Forever Chic Style maven has been following along with quality purchases over the years. As for accessories opt for brooches, scarves and minimal jewels to combine with classic attire. Lastly, for the holiday finale, a rich velvet cascading around a womanly silhouette will capture the moment with the utmost grace and style. So scroll thru, enjoy and embrace the magnificent beauty of Fall & Winter 2015.
"Life Imitates Art"
Forever Chic Style 2015 - Lookbook Overview
Carmel Apples, Crisp Fall Air, Pumpkins
I. Elegant Warmth: The wind is blowing and the elements are swirling. There are many luxuriant coats to select this season yet a camel coat remains top of mind. Choosing this classic hue in plush cashmere, camel hair or wool will be worn for years to come and be forever timeless.
Opulence - Cashmere
|Fleurette- Cashmere Long Stand Collar Coat|
|Burberry London - 'Heronsby' Wool & Cashmere Wrap Coat|
|Burberry Prorsum Colorblock Fringe Poncho|
The Pea Coat
|Fleurette Loro Piana Wool Peacoat - On Sale|
"I love Fall Fashion week because it means lots of layering, long sweaters and vintage coats." - Rachel Zoe
Football Games, Roasted Marshmallows, Apple Cider
II. Sumptuous Sweaters: Once again plush sweaters make a strong statement for Fall & Winter 2015. Everything from the softest cardigans, pullovers, crew necks, v-necks and dresses are warmly center stage. The favored look this autumn is a black pull over sweater with a crisp white button down combined with a skirt, jeans or black pants completed with a pointed toe boot. Select silhouette enhancing sweaters rather than baggy sack concoctions that appear sloppy. Additionally, if the sweater is loose or bigger on top pair with skinny jeans, pencil skirt on bottom.
|Halogen Drop Shoulder V-Neck Cashmere Sweater|
|Charter Club Cashmere - Crew-Neck Sweater|
Autumnesq Hue - Red
|Burberry Brit Check Cuff Cashmere & Cotton V-Neck Sweater|
|Theory 'Barda' Ribbed Wool and Cashmere Pullover|
"All a woman needs to be chic is a raincoat, two suits, a pair of trousers, and a cashmere sweater" - Hubert de Givenchy
Roasting Chestnuts, Fallen Leaves, Rain and Wind
III. Royal Tweeds & Plaids: Plaid jackets, tweed skirts and anything with autumn toned texture will be exceptional for the windy, gusty and chilly days. Combine with a bit of of fur, hat, boots and revel in the warmth with a cup of tea, hot chocolate or a glass of wine. Yes, various spicy hues of fall are woven beautifully into the apparel pieces that warm the soul and look forever American royal.
Add a Touch of Color - Warby Parker - Annette
"Wearing the correct dress is a matter of good manners" - Loretta Young
Corn Mazes, Trips to Pumpkin Patch, Halloween
IV. The Trench: Invest in a classic trench coat and be forever in style and fashionable at every event. As a role model in a beautiful trench coat remember to smile and add grace to daily life. Choose camel, black or glamorous winter white. Punctuate Fall & Winter 2015 magnificently throughout the season.
On the Go - Pack It
|Burberry Brit 'Balmoral' Packable Trench|
|Burberry London 'Kensington' Double Breasted Trench Coat|
"Fashion fades, style is eternal" - Yves Saint Laurent
Pumpkins, Hot Apple Cider, Roasting Marshmallows
V. The Black Pant: Anything in black is perfection. All choices will be worn non-stop after all black remains the essential basic to be combined with any hue. The result is sublime and a standout every time!
|Vince Slouchy Ankle Leggings|
|Theory 'Super Slim Edition' Stretch Wool Pants|
The Jean- Opt for Black Rather than Blue!
|7 for All Mankind - 'Slim Illusion Lux' High Waist Skinny Jeans|
"Buy Less, Choose Well" - Vivienne Westwood
Rosy Cheeks, Homemade Pies, Rain Showers
VI. Boots & Loafers: Fall & Winter are the ultimate seasons to reach for leather boots and loafers. Purchasing a timeless style in both will serve years to come and keep the toes toasty and dry plus memorable. Remember to polish and shine adding a royal glow.
The Ultimate Bootie - Owned Mine Over Ten Years"
|Tod's Ankle Bootie|
The Loafer - Owned Mine over 10 Years!
|Tod's 'Classic' Leather Loafer|
"Forget glass slippers this Princess wears boots"
Color Orange, Blue Skies, Snow
VII. The Handsome Handbag: For Fall & Winter 2015 all that is required is a basic leather satchel to carry a maven through the long days paint dipped autumn and the chill of the winter solstice. Select a memorable piece with clean lines and fine leather.
Classic - Look for this Design
|kate spade new york 'emerson place - margot' satchel|
|kate spade new york 'cedar street - maise' satchel|
"The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive". - Coco Chanel
Pink Leaves, Umbrella's, Down Pours
XIII. Pretty in Pink: Suits are essential for a fashionista of all ages. There are many brands with Theory being an excellent choice. Yet, sometimes a skirt suit is a must for the holiday luncheon or soiree. This fashionista owns a jacket similar to this one and it is always causes a stir within a crowd! So retro and yet fashion forward for today and many years to come. Of course, break apart and wear separately with jeans, black pants etc.
|St John 'Brigette' Fringe Knit Trim Jacket|
|St. John Collection 'Bonbon' Knit Jacket|
"The chief goal of color should be to serve expression" - Henry Matisse
Glitter Filled Streets, Decorations, Fall Decadence
IX. The Extras: Scarves, Brooches, Leopard & Lip: Accessories can add memorable pops of color to any outfit especially when wearing basics. The extra singe of color displays warmth and emphasizes the sparkling glow of skin, the apparel and the inner beauty within.
Warm, Dazzling and Cozy
Jewels for Queenly Effect
|Virgin Saints & Angels 'Magdalena - Sacred Heart' Necklace|
Be a Princess
|Nina 'Janice' Faux Pearl & Crystal|
Be a Lioness!
|Ivanka Trump 'Chic3' Flat|
Hottest Red Shade
|M.A.C 'The Matte Lip" Lips - Ruby Woo|
"I've always thought of accessories as an exclamation point of a woman's outfit" - Michael Kors
Crackling Fire, Pumpkin Pie, Frost
X. Velvet & Holiday Attire: This season luxe velvet makes a strong stage presence from jackets, skirts, dresses, tops and long gowns. Fashion mavens anticipate the sensual soft feel and vibrancy of rich velvet against skin. Add jewels and vibrant lipstick to finish the ensemble.
|Armani Collezioni - Velvet Midi Dress|
|Free People 'Nicole's' Velvet Top|
|Eileen Fisher Velvet Wrap|
Fall & Winter 2015 are indeed spectacular seasons and remain top of mind for fashionistas around the globe. Embrace the cold, partake in the beauty of nature, sort through apparel and gladly sport tweed, velvet, coats, accessories, cashmere and all the lovely pieces in apparel. As stated, if following Forever Chic Style, a fashion doyenne will have many of the classics on hand making the rest easy with accessories. Finish with red lip and remain center stage.
Check out - Last Year's Fall & Winter 2014 overview and know that purchasing the basics is the path to saving money, saving time dressing and saving time about not worrying about what to wear for work, daily life and special occasions.