The list always chic.
They are always chic but now these wardrobe essentials are the epitome of cool, too
THE GAME CHANGER:
An upgraded tea dress
This season, the tea dress is leaving the last vestiges of its prim andproper reputation well and truly inthe past. Ditch traditional dresscodes in favor of frocks with an edge, from deconstructed Vetements-esque silhouettes to boldly sliced-and-diced patterns, and enhance the punkyvibes with laced-up leather boots and a denim jacket.
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HOW TO WEAR:
From tonal color-blocking to Canadian tuxedos, there are certain sartorial twosomes that we approach without fear. And now, a daring new duo: double leather. Acne Studio’s suede-paneled coat teamed with patent boots and Jil Sander’s relaxed leather blazer with culottes prove that this unconventional look really can be office-appropriate. The trick? Keep the rest of your look as minimalist as possible with just a flash of color beneath.
HELL FORLEATHER L-R: Wanda Nylon,Monse, Saint Laurent,Acne Studios and JilSander FW17
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THE ACCESSORY UPDATE:
Modern kitten heels
Bid farewell to aching feet: the kitten heel remains a fashion-endorsed must-have for the months ahead. Having not-so-quietly made a comeback on the runway – courtesy of Dior’s cult sling-backs and Prada’s plumage-trimmed confections – kitten heels are now the street style set’s go-to shoe for elevating luxe track pants and off-duty denim. Follow their lead, comfortably.
SHOP KITTEN HEELS
The new smart-casual
Like the grown-up equivalent of back-to-school stationery, there is something so seasonably right about a new pencil skirt come September. Inject off-duty coolness into this fall staple with an indigo denim shirt, a logo tee and boyish flats. Keep accessories chic: simple hoops and a neat clutch bag will add just enough elegance for after-work drinks.
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