Classic Autumn fashion should feel like biting into a clove spiced pumpkin pie. Autumnal hues can mirror the colors of turning leaves . As we think of a new season we can be self reflective. My stance below is both literally and figuratively this: Look Up. Find the light in the shadows .
Can we think about how we want to project ourselves? Lets radiate warmth and kindness.
With fashion there is nothing new under the sun.
What goes around comes around. To whit, these trousers are 24 years. Guess what, high-waisted trousers are back in style, tweed is cool , and leopard is on point. Around and around it goes!
What is new is this world we live in. Tensions run high. We are both divided and invested in these divisions. But, please hear me, we have more in common than not. Look for the light in the shadows . It is there and it can unite.
So I segue back to fashion, which is just outward manifestations of how we want to either stand out or fit in. Which motivates you more? Is your classic autumn fashion more of a jeans and sweater style? Mine, too, some days.
In the interest of keeping clothes out of the landfill, I buy with intention and creativity. My coat is a bit pricey, as it is Gucci, but it was from the children’s department of Bergdorf Goodman and will be a treasure forever. My trousers are Armani, and were bought second hand when my son was in first grade. He is now finishing up his PHD. You do the math, lol !
My earrings are from my mother in law, a wedding gift 34 years ago. Encircling my neck, the gold Oscar de la Renta necklace is 15 years old, the pearls about 20 years old, and the emeralds will go one day to my daughter. They are hers whenever she wants them.
Cashmere is comfortable and lasts for generations, if cared for properly. This one in smoky paprika is a keeper. It has been hot here, therefore the short sleeves! The trousers are fine wool and silk. They breathe well!
Certainly it is challenging to channel classic autumn fashion when it is beach weather!
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE PIECES FOR FOREVER, CLASSIC AUTUMN FASHION?
— LETS ALL TAKE A MOMENT TO FIND OUR CENTER. HELP ME RADIATE WARMTH.–
—— XOXO, ELLE ——