The New Classics

When fashion goes to one extreme, smart money says the pendulum will inevitably swing full speed in the opposite direction. Bold, statement-making pieces are losing their edge to a palate cleansing look. This fall, tried and true is the number one criterion of a fashion forward wardrobe. Evergreen items like pleated trousers, traditional shirts, longer skirts and camel pieces are making a comeback.

MAX MARA built a business on the luxe camel coat along with traditional separates and this fall is no exception. At FENDI, Karl Lagerfeld used fur and touches of red to liven up a straight-forward camel coat and a knee length skirt ensemble. LONGCHAMP is another example of the hue that’s got game—smooth calf-hair makes the house’s coat a showstopper.

Take the traditional to the next level with accessories. Bookend the caramel-colored topper with GUCCI’s top handle crocodile bag and heeled loafers.

mimi lombardo

mimi lombardo

Mimi Lombardo is a fashion editor, stylist and writer with experience at T Magazine, Travel + Leisure, Haute Living and more. She writes about fashion and luxury from an insider's point of view.