The safari trend is not just for a dream vacation. With an earthy palette of khaki, olive and black, it’s the perfect look for fall. Throw on a sweater or light jacket for an easy, between-season outfit on those tricky days when it goes from 50 to 80 to 40 degrees. The style, once reserved for Crocodile Dundee, has gotten a feminine makeover in recent years, think trendier-than-ever button-front midi-skirts with tie-waist belts and cargo skinnies. Worn right, you can wear it for both work and play, for a boozy morning with your best friends or a romantic evening with your significant other at night. Ann Taylor style expert Emily Evans shows Pulse readers how it’s done.
Put some polish on a look once thought of as the epitome of casual dressing with a stylish hourglass silhouette. A classic trench, hailed as one of Ann Taylor’s Fall Icons, is a year-round wardrobe staple. For fall, try it over a mid-length skirt and blouse or dress with stacked knee-high boots. For something a little leggier but still office-appropriate, a belted suede dress that hits just above the knee over a tee or blouse is a refreshing take. “It’s the perfect pulled-together look that leaves you prepared for after-work plans,” Evans said.
Brunch With the Girls
There’s nothing Manhattanites and Long Islanders love more than brunch. Blame Carrie Bradshaw and friends, but there’s just something about getting together with your friends after a long week for some mimosas and chocolate chip pancakes. While you’re brunching with your crew, calories and 5pm hangovers be damned, you want to look the part. Opt for a midi-length skirt, which are once again on everyone’s fashion radar this fall . Button-front skirts are huge this year. “Pair with an open knit sweater, suede bucket bag and fringe heels for a fun, head-to-toe look,” Evans said.
Look effortlessly cool yet sophisticated on date night in modern cargos with utilitarian details. Evans loves to pair them with a sleeveless wrap blouse, which leaves just the right amount to your date’s imagination. “Since you are working with a neutral palette, add in statement accessories, such as a leopard belt, suede heels and feminine jewelry,” Evans suggested.