Anthony Peto is one hot milliner, and there is no better way to celebrate the return of cooler temperatures than to don a felt hat on one’s head. The Rocky trilby, Safari fedora and leopard bowler are prime for FW10, and though all are $210, they can be excellent reference points for the discerning highstreet shopper.
Keep your eyes open for heavier hats on the market made of felts and furs right now, before the cold sets in – that goes for both boys and girls.
Proenza Shouler sunnies are not only incredibly modern but even a shade futuristic – all of which are on sale at Ideeli right now.
These are frames that are hot for the coming season; no past shape for cut price nonsense here. demiCouture favorites include the Oversize Round in black pearl and tortoiseshell ($85 from $295), black Cat Eye ($79 from $310) and the tortoise Rectangle ($79 from $295).
Grab an invite to Ideeli if you need one!
Parkas are a must have for most of the world, unless your adobe is located within the hotter longitudes of the world (lucky buggers!) If you’re like me, you’re going to need a coat for pre-fall, fall, pre-winter and dead winter, so a solid parka is an absolute must.
Even if you’ve still got a few months of temperate weather and warm rains, it’s best to have a light parka you can pack away and burst out at a moment’s notice. For this, Edun’s patchwork fatigue and Topshop’s tonal panel parka are perfect fits. They both play off that patchwork vibe, while holding to FW10′s color palette and being rain ready.
The Topshop fur collar parka is a different beast altogether – the cotton shell is waxed for wear in soggy situations, and fur lining makes for excellent chill offense. It’s not real fur though; not for that price, though faux fur is the happening textile of the season. Pretty, pretty!
Alexander Wang’s minimalistic platform boot is a hell of a shoe, and while it’s perfectly delicious on so many levels, it’s also a bit of a purseload.
While it isn’t close to the perfection of the Wang, ASOS’ Alesha bootie has the basics covered – platform, tapered heel, pull on heel tab and almond shaped toe. Not bad for just over $100 US, and oh so classic.
Every so often you wish you had a boot. I’m not talking about a kick in the arse or some designer leather thing you couldn’t even afford if you stopped eating for half a year, but a nice pair of high street boots that aren’t a million dollars, are made of real leather and won’t fall apart in a month.
Naturally, I started dreaming about a pair of Jeffrey Campbells; the base of the Pixie, with a tall shaft of 27″ (for the tall ones, like me) and made from delightful greige (or dark grey) leather. Can you imagine a full back contrast color zipper, a wedge for maximum we arability and comfort, wide low calf cuts to create ripples of leather and a treaded sole so you don’t slip in soggy fall sidewalk leaf junk? Perfecto.
I wish, I wish, I wish I might… have these Jeffrey Campbells I dreamed of tonight.
Pamela Love is famed for her accessories, but not typically bags – until now.
Check out her metal bags; they’re exclusive to Revolve Clothing and come in two shades – antiqued brass and oxidized silver. They’re almost like little treasure chests you can wear on your body, though at $3,000 per bag, you’re definitely paying for the limited edition exclusivity.
My eyes are on the antiqued brass.. if only!
Dark denim is fantastic for numerous things; dark jeans work from day to night, they transition from causal to glam in an instant and are appropriate for office wearing. If you’re without a pair of dark was indigo or grey, you may as well shoot yourself in the foot, because you’ll be handicapped during the dark color reigned fall season.
Acne’s Flex Icon are perfect for a slightly more casual look due to the contrast stitching, though Current/Elliott’s The Legging and Diesel’s Livy Biker 65Q skinnies are perfect high quality pieces that can double as a pair of tight trousers as well as denim.
AllSaints’ Ettin Ashbys are the deal of the day – $90 for a pair of medium indigo dark wash drainpipes with no hint of distressing, which is necessary to dress up any denim.