Key Pieces for Fall

Designers give us what to have for the fall, Nicole Phelps, executive editor of The key piece is a pantsuit, says Phelps. The shape is yours: Some are streamlined and minimal, others have a very strong shoulder, while still others - especially those that likely will have a place in the spring '08 wardrobe - are a little less structured.
Hope Greenberg, Lucky magazine fashion director: Greenberg has a long list that includes wide-leg cuffed trousers, an oxford heel shoe, a top-handle satchel bag, a gray dress and a men swear-style boxy blazer. "The blazer should be crisp - a little oversized but not sloppy, and well-fitted through the shoulder. That's why you can't wear your old one," or your boyfriend's blazer, Greenberg says.
Bettye Mueller, shoe designer: A straightforward, sophisticated pump shoe with a column or blocky heel is the first shoe to buy, she says. "I'm not saying a towering heel is not valid, but there's a little bit of everything out there - and that's good - but for the polished suit looks, the shoe of the moment is something with a little heavier heel."
Sandra Wilson, accessories fashion director for Neiman Marcus: Another fan of the pump, Wilson says it could have a peep-toe, rounded or pointy front. But she also points to short lace-up booties, opaque tights, an elegant bag either in an exotic skin or a dark-colored patent leather, red lipstick, belts to wear around the waist of your coat and long leather gloves.
Nicole Chavez, celebrity stylist: "Gloves are going to be huge!" she agrees. Yes, some people will stick with shorter ones, Chavez says, but she advocates long opera-length ones to be worn with the many coats that have shorter-than-normal sleeves. "The glove is what will help keep you warm."
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SoHo Accessories said...

For all those women who are afraid of colors, this is one great way to make your winter coat and you stand out. Not everyone can wear a statement coat so I suggest you make a small investment and buy some pretty gloves.

Chic Chick said...

Wow, sounds like we are headed back to the 60's with the shorter sleeved coats and the long gloves. What no pillbox hat?! LOL

I love gloves...I may just buy the opera length gloves and scrunch them up to wear with my regular coat. I've seen that look, too. :)

myfairlady said...

Love the bad my feet don't.