While it seems a bit early to be thinking of cooler weather and its effects on your wardrobe, it won’t be long before you break out those first few items that say fall to you. Whether that’s adorning yourself in darker hues mid-August or that pumpkin scented candle you start burning the day school starts, you know that cooler weather will once again come to Huntsville and you’ll be back in the business of layering–that fabulous friend of the fashionista.
Ready or not the fall catalogs are arriving and with them a change in attitude towards summer and that quickening of the pulse that always comes with this exciting shift of seasons.
Creative and funky style hits stores this fall with texture, layers and a dose of whimsy. From J.Crew’s ”Edie Beale goes to Girl Scout Camp” inspired collection (do feral cats buy the cookies?) and even Banana Republic crazy for fur and layered knits it seems that everyone has gone shopping in grandma’s cedar chest. Vintage influences reign combined with a devil-may-care application of accessories, that’s all about luxurious layers and muted palettes.
The textural and rich interpretation on fall 2010 runways ranged from cowgirl chic to dacha delightful. It’s acheived by mixing items that have a rustic feel with ladylike, even glamorous basics. Similar to the military and safari trends of S/S 2010 this new take on hunting lodge chic looks best when paired whimsically with unexpected pieces. Combine brocade, chambray and knit, break out the broken-in boots and pair them with a silk dress, or wear a feminine blouse with rolled khakis and sky-high clogs.
How far you choose to take this look and it’s homage to huntresses of colder climes is up to you. Here are a few pieces to inspire your foray into fall 2010’s fierce and fabulous glamping inspired looks.
1. Bow Brooch
2. Allison Schiller Rust Agate Cuff
3. Tiffany Garden Brooch
4. Rika Tanya Vest
5. Eugenia Kim Tweed Hat
6. Organic Wool Purse
7. Khaki Fur Collar Jacket
8. Stuart Weitzman Postman Boot
9. Alexander McQueen Frayed Chevron Tweed Blazer
10. Magaschoni Sleevless Cable Cashmere Cardigan
11. Fur Platform Boot
The great thing about this glamour-girl-in-the-great-outdoors trend is that many items that were hot in winter and spring 2010 are perfect for creating this look with minimal additions to your wardrobe. Much is acheived by combining what you already have in new ways. Chambray, khaki, broken-in leather, even plaid are perfect basics for this look when combined with dressy, luxurious pieces and don’t forget loads of chunky jewelry for that feeling of faded grandeur.
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