Fall and Winter collections are in full swing in the northern hemisphere, with lots more in the pipeline. Generally, I’m seeing a larger assortment of silhouettes, colours, natural fibres, textures, and dress codes. For a change, things aren’t predominately neutral, casual, oversized, and with a high polyester content. Welcome changes! Note that some items are on flash sale.
1. Aimee Kestenberg Handbags
I’ve highlighted Aimee Kestenberg bags before for good reason. They are generally well-made, robust leather bags that go the distance. They aren’t too heavy, and showcase an assortment of zippers and pockets that are practical and well-positioned. The bags strike an interesting balance between a structured dressy vibe, and a slouchier casual one. Many styles can be converted to a hands-free crossbody. Many of the bags come with silver hardware, which has been harder to find these days. Each style comes in a large assortment of colours, of which some are unique like metallic lavender, sage, chartreuse and teal. Click the links to browse the different colour options.
2. Fab Brown Items
Chocolate brown in cooler and warmer tones is trending, so stock up if you bat for Team Brown. These items have either been winners on my clients, or they have good online reviews. Some items come in colours other than brown too.
Notably, brown camisoles, and especially those with lace, are a rare find. The ones from Uwila Warrior which go up to a 3XL, and Hanky Panky are a worth a look. The Ilse Jacobsen rain slicker has a fab Scandi vibe and runs big.
The Wit & Wisdom SkyRise Pants are girdling, forgiving on the midsection, and a very subtle textured plaid. They feel like a substantial Ponte but aren’t clingy. Great drape, very comfy, and come in petites. I got them. In my regular size they are full-length and slouchier on me than on the model.
The Vuori hoodie is super soft and unique with the white trim. The Sanctuary Plaid Crops are knitted and a great dressier work-from-home option. The AllSaints Butterfly Print Skirt is lightweight and gorgeous, works on a curvier bottom half, but will need a press when you get it. COS cashmere is pricey and in my experience one of the best around. My COS cashmere pullovers have lasted well and look great many years later. And the AllSaints Metallic Dress has a gorgeous and unique black lace insert and runs small.