Retail Therapy September 2012

Lighten Up
It’s time to shed a few unwanted pounds and stash away those larger-than-life satchels—the clutch is the go-to carry-on this season. Nancy Gonzalez proves that good things come in small packages with a maroon and burnt orange knotted crocodile clutch, $2,100, on trend in palette, shape and texture.

Step it Up
Rich emerald green is at the pinnacle of this season’s trends and Carlo Pazolini encourages you to take it to new heights. The crocodile print peep toe pump with sporty suede platform is incomparable for your first step into fall fashion, $340. These shoes work with any hemline, but we recommend “the shorter the better.”

It’s All in the Wrist
A classic timepiece punctuates a fashion statement that is tastefully rendered (choose wisely). Longines represents a 180-year heritage in the truest sense of quality Swiss watchmaking: One hinged on precision and timeless style. Engineered for sport, worn for style, shown here (l to r): Longines DolceVita, $2,900, Longines PrimaLuna, $4,450, and La Grande Classique de Longines, $3,150.

Autumn Sun
A pair of shades pulls together any ensemble meant for the crisp, bright fall days ahead, especially when natural materials are paired with modern ones to create a look that is chic and surprising. Shown here: Tom Ford gunmetal frame with blue lens, $390, Robert Marc Aqua Violet, $475, Oliver Peoples tortoise frame with gold side detail, $420, Tom Ford brown frame with knotted side, $380, and Oliver Peoples gold aviator with tortoise detail, $440. All available at Optical Heights in Roslyn Heights.

It’s a Cinch
With some attention to detail the belt can become an eye-catching wardrobe staple. Shown here are widths made to engirdle the season’s new silhouettes (hint: Trim the fat): Gucci horse bit detailed black leather belt, $625, Gucci tiger head buckle black leather belt, $495, Sellaria horse bit buckle camel leather belt, $475, Leathergoods Inc. ostrich embossed leather belt, $250, and Tory Burch gold link chain belt, $250. All available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Huntington.

Nature’s Best
Natural is always in. Zicana of Westbury knows this best and proves it well with a one of a kind jewelry line. Cala is an 18k yellow gold and diamond lapis pendant with 10 round brilliant diamonds on a multi-strand chain, $2,995. The Ramo collection features a square ring, $3,625, and earrings, $2,950, with high polished petrified wood surrounded by 18k gold.