Fall is in full swing and it looks like the cold weather is here to stay. No more highs of 70° — well at least not here in New York City. For me, the change to cold weather is always a bit bittersweet. I miss my sleeveless crop tops and the ablity to rock sexy off shoulder tops sans jackets, that’s for sure. But the drop in temperature also means layering is in play. And, no exceptions, everyone always looks more polished in layers. I love seeing all of the different ways people layer up when I walk outside. The city just looks more stylish in October than June somehow, LOL.
When it comes to Fall basics, a good utilitarian coat comes to mind. Nothing too crazy thick, mind you. We’re in the low to mid 50’s weather territory, so it’s yet not time to bust out that parka that makes you look like one giant blob (thank god for that). My favorite fall go-to coat is the wool and cashmere blend chester coat from Uniqlo. The wool makes the coat warm enough to meet the temperature drop requirement and the cashmere means the coat is super soft to the touch. Who doesn’t want to be enveloped in soft touchable warmth? And as far as color goes, nothing is more utilitarian than Camel because it goes with literally everything. I haven’t even gotten to the best part about this coat: it comes at a sensible price of $149. Talk about the total package.
Outfit Combo: wool cashmere chester coat from Uniqlo, wool bowler hat Uniqlo, chambray shirt from Urban Outfitters (find similar here), flawless vixen skinny ankle jeans from Joe’s, ashley leather backpack from Susu, classic bristol 36mm watch from Daniel Wellington, silver bell and tassel rafiki from Silver Jeans, sunglasses Proenza Schouler, boots from Rag & Bone.