The Italians always know how to please, and by the time New York has set the tone with the street-smart and easy-on-the-eyes and London has injected its unique sense of quirk, the Milan shows are always a powerhouse explosion of savvy ideas and grand visions.
Gucci’s fall shoes are gorgeous, so much so that this could be one-stop shopping for the season’s essentials. They’re very well made, and while not Frugal Snob friendly, the shoes are priced better than those from other established brands (except for the python booties – they also come in leathericon for only $895, though!).
One trend that seemed ubiquitous on the runways at NYFW was athletic wear, and what better to top that with than a chic baseball hat? I know, it felt as weird to write that as it is for you to read it, but hear me out! I got a black leather cap at Barneys last year, and it’s now the most versatile hat I own.
Lately I’ve been taking my couture with a twist. Your must-have LBDs shouldn’t be basic and neither should black skirts. And it’s all about the skirt this season, so choose wisely. Start with a pencil shape – this is an essential that will serve you well for years and years. Just make sure it’s not the same one every other woman in the office is wearing!
This was the decade of the it bag. I don’t mean to say that there weren’t iconic bags before – the term “it bag” was coined in the ‘90s! And there were many (yes, Dior is on this list twice – no, I won’t apologize). Which of these styles did you carry?
When it comes to hats, more is never, ever enough, so I’ve found extra fall options guaranteed to enhance any collection. Best of all, they keep you chic and warm, transitioning your look perfectly into winter. Some will go with just about everything in your wardrobe, while others are meant to be the central component of an outfit.
Now that Reed Krakoff is free of his consuming Coach duties, I am confident his line will continue on as a strong contender in the snob world. He already has all the A-listers on his side, and he will likely gain a few more with this deliciously laid-back addition. I’m loving this new style, even though it’s not quite as versatile as I would like it to be.
The ‘70s were coined as the “Me Decade,” and this emphasis on individuality brought about a wide range of styles from that of groovy hippies to DVF’s iconic wrap dress to glam rock David Bowie. One movement defined bag design more than any other, though – feminism.
I may not have been around for the Swinging ‘60s (I’m not that old!), but there’s a lot to love about the generation – Twiggy, white go-go boots, Balenciaga, the Beatles, Catherine Deneuve in Belle du Jour, and of course, bags! This was the decade when women finally broke out of the tweed jacket/chain bag combo and embraced their personal style.