Trendy shoes and accessories carry a look from day to evening. Asymmetrical jackets are hip, yet maintain a professional demeanor when paired with traditional pants.Kenneth Cole black/grey jacket, $99. Kenneth Cole wide leg pants, $79. Coach blue patent handbag, $398. Aldo “Frena” black high heels, $120.
A swooping neckline is feminnie but far from plunging when layered. patent leather is a fall must-have that is confident and fun. the ensemble is daring but professional. Tahari black pant suit with gold clasp, $179. BCBGeneration black and white silk tank, $78. Hobo black patent clutch, $120. Kenneth Cole multicolor earrings, $28.
Scarves are taking center stage this season. Pair heavy with light to add texture to fall mainstays, like this safari suit. Tucking flyaways into belts keeps them more manageable, and helps accentuate curves.Tahari black/white pant suit with belt, $280. Joolay brown pashmina, $79. Adrienne Vittadini brown/red/green scarf, $45. Hobo maroon clutch, $148.
Orange is they key color this fall, it’s unpredictable and powerful. Pair it with brown and neutral tones to add elegance that reflect;s this season’s palette. Anne Klein orange skirt suit, $110. Michael Kors brown/tan print shirt, $70.
Textures and stitching are subtle embellishments that add understated strength to the boldness of monotone winter white. Layer Necklaces for classic elegance and added flair. Anne Klein cream skirt suit, $320. Victoria’s Secret sleeveless mock turtle neck in brown, $28. Ralph Lauren gold drop necklace, $78. Kenneth Cole gold earrings, $32.
A bold shiny striped tie, yes, just like dad wore, is perfect for putting yourself out there and casting off the “stuffy” of a “stuffy wool” suit.Brooks Brothers brown wool suit, $549. Johnston & Murphy blue stripe tie, $35.
They say a little goes a long way: dress up a monochrome suit and shirt combo by adding a paisley or patterned handkerchief to a bold tie. The effect is maximum personality, minimum investment. Joseph Abboud gray suit, $695. Forsyth black/blue tie, $60. Black Brown paisley handkerchief, $25.
Add power to a lightly striped shirt by adding a tie that takes the forefront with stripes of a strong width, but stay within the same color family. Calvin Klein pin stripe jacket, $395. Calvin Klein blue pin stripe dress shirt, $80. Donna Karan black/blue stripe tee, $65.
Mixing stripes can be risky – stay within two or three colors and keep the direction and width of the patterns similar. Add a pocket square in this season’s color of choice, orange, for an unpredictable power play. Jack Victor blue pin stripe suit, $ 595. Yorktown black/blue stripe tie, $65. Mark Pendleton rust handherchief, $20.
Black and gold are classic colors of status, knowing what to do with them is a marl of success. A tie with unusual pattern, but muted colors, paired with a pocket square of similar hue conveys a unique sense of style, control and polish. Joseph Abboud black pin stripe suit, $695. Black Brown 1826 yellow/blue tie, $49. Mark Pendleton gold handkerchief, $20.
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