Into preppy chic, old world seduction, or eclectic quirkiness? No matter; 2018’s fall fashion celebrates the spirit of you

by Archana Aithal Rose

Ruffle your feathers
A little birdie told us, feathers are all the rage for the season. From earrings at Chanel and Dsquared to quilled purses at Dries Van Noten and Mulberry, every noteworthy design house incorporated some plumage into their fall accessory collections. So, take a cue from the best and add a touch of whimsy and frolic to your wardrobe as birds take flight!

Tory Burch Elodie Feather Embellished Satin Mule
Jeweled with an ostrich feather ornament, these golden yellow stately satin mules help you indulge in serious Victorian nostalgia. $428, neimanmarcus.com

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Gucci Broadway Brocade Clutch
With Feathers Accented with crystals and a sequin embroidered parrot with emu feathers. Flaunt this bright and cheerful brocade clutch like the rare, exotic creature that you are. $2,980, bergdorfgoodman.com

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Lizzie Fortunato Parker
Earrings in Mulberry Dress your lobes in a pair of diminutive pale pink, feather statement earrings contrasted with gold plated beads and mother of pearl tops. $230, lizziefortunato.com

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Fashion facsimile
Paying homage to icons, unsung heroes, and revolutionary institutions from America’s past, designer Stacey Bendet of Alice + Olivia rounded up her fall 2018 collection with a little lesson in history, except with quirk and cheekiness, an approach that Bendet has played upon for some time now. An eclectic mix of theatrics, attention to feminist issues, and a taste for influential design gave rise to a collection packed with Instagram worthy pieces. All pieces available at aliceandolivia.com

Arianna Ruffle Trumpet Skirt
Gypsy meets bowerbird; a yellow and black plaid trumpet skirt with playful ruffles. Style with a velvet jacket and booties for a throwback vibe. $395

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Logan Leather Coat
In traffic stopping peacock blue and wielding black snake embossed leather, this long design, with shoulder pads, is a retro treasure that will separate you from the herd. $1,495

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Sheila Palm Blouse
A sheer blouse in an easy breezy palm print, with pretty ties at the neck and wrists and a button front closure. It exudes just the right amount of carelessness and cool. $295alice_and_olivia_SHEILABLOUSONSLEEVEHENLEYTOP_TROPICAL_LEAVES_BLACK_888819910846_PRODUCT_01-814974386

 

SULTRY SATIN
There are three convincing reasons to do satin this fall. It’s the choice of fabric for the royals, its subtle shine elevates all silhouettes, and a liquid like quality makes it a lush eveningwear staple. But want to make satin more “now” and less ’90s prom? Play with textures and shapes, style it with boots to give it edge, or pair with oversized woolen jackets for a cozy, country feel.

MSMGM Side Stripe Satin Pants
Pants that go from desk to dance floor. Red hot, with a fun chain detail, fi tted with wide legs, and featuring contrasting white stripes on the sides, making them perfect for work and play. $505, bergdorfgoodman.com

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DVF High Waisted Draped Satin Maxi Dress
Hustle and flow in DVF’s draped satin dress, cut from the most luxurious 100% woven satin silk with their custom Baker dot small print, a banded high waist, and full skirt that gives it plenty of movement. $498, dvf.com

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Maggie Marilyn Striped Long Sleeve Shirt
Wrap yourself in sumptuous amber satin for work in a shirt with pencil stripes, a spread collar, and long bishop sleeves. The wrap front cinching the waist gives the top perfect structure. $580, neimanmarcus.com

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