You’re standing in front of your open closet and wondering why you don’t have anything to wear.
A recent study has shown that the average woman spends about $104,000 on clothes in a lifetime. Yet 60% of women still feel like they don’t have anything to wear. That’s a bit odd, right?Even though most of us have a closet that’s overflowing with clothes we don’t feel like we own enough clothes. But the problem isn’t really the amount of clothing that we have, it’s more likely the type of clothing. You might have a full closet, but not very many staple items.
Scroll through any fashion influencer’s Instagram feed and it won’t be long before you spot heritage checks. Start recreating their looks with Tibi’s ‘Jasper’ pants. They’re woven in a gray, brown and ecru pattern and have a cropped hem that will showcase your coolest ankle boots or loafers.
Rejina Pyo always incorporates an element of surprise – be it a sculptural silhouette or embellishment – into her subtle designs. Cut from cotton-blend poplin, this ‘Michelle’ blouse sits just off the shoulders and is accentuated with knotted ties. We especially like how the elasticated trims cinch the waist and define the billowy sleeves.
Natasha Schweitzer founders and sisters Natasha and Alexandra Chipman, consider comfort to be just as important as aesthetics – these earrings feel weightless to wear, even after long days. Anchored by a lustrous freshwater pearl stud, they are suspended with two interlinked gold-plated silver hoops. Channel their relaxed elegance with loose tresses.
Sienna Miller, Emma Roberts and blogger Aimee Song are all fans of Chloé’s ‘Nile’ bag. Updated for fall in claret, this suede-trimmed leather style is detailed with signature jewelry-inspired hardware and sized to hold just the essentials. Slip the bracelet around your wrist or attach the shoulder strap to wear it cross-body.
Gianvito Rossi’s ‘Portofino’ sandals have been hand-finished in Italy from sumptuous black suede. This versatile pair has two slim straps that elegantly frame your ankle and toes and a chic ’60s-style round buckle. We’ll be wearing ours with everything from dresses to denim.
Acne Studios’ ‘South’ jeans are woven with a touch of stretch so that they’re just flexible enough but won’t lose their shape. They have a comfortable mid-rise waist and straight legs that look especially cool rolled up to the ankle. Wear them with heels or sneakers, depending on the occasion.
Balmain’s blazer is crafted from navy wool-twill in the label’s signature silhouette – structured padded shoulders, a nipped-in waist and double-breasted front adorned with gold lion-embossed buttons. It’s fully lined in satin for a smooth finish. Wear yours with jeans over a simple tee.
A favorite of Blake Lively, Alexandre Birman is adored for his pared-back, feminine styles. These suede ‘Clarita’ sandals have bow-embellished straps – a label signature – that elegantly frame the ankle. The mushroom hue is versatile enough to go with nearly everything in your wardrobe.
Deconstructed shirting is a trend we’re still loving for fall, and Monse was one of the first labels to champion the style. Gathered and pleated to emphasize a narrow waist, this cotton-blend top has cool oversized cuffs and a unique cold-shoulder neckline. Pair yours with wide-leg pants or jeans.
At Loewe’s atelier in Madrid, a team of 24 artisans combine skills that have been passed down through the generations. This black leather pouch is hand-painted at the edges and embossed with the brand’s iconic anagram – one is outlined in white. It’s backed in canvas and has a small pocket to store cards or a key.
An enduring trend that shows no signs of slowing, Spring ’17’s runways were punctuated with ripped, puffed and knotted versions of the classic white shirt. Joseph’s take is made from cotton-poplin and has ties at the cuffs – fasten them just above your watch, or leave them nonchalantly undone.
Miu Miu’s Pre-Fall ’17 collection evokes the mid-century era – a surprising turn for the label that usually looks to the ’60s and ’70s for inspiration. Made from white and claret checked wool, these pants are fitted through the waist, hips and thighs before flaring at the turn-up cuffs for an elongating effect.
Contrasting white stitching and a buckled belt ensure Proenza Schouler’s pants work just as well with a casual tee as they do a shirt or blazer. Cut from wool-blend twill, this high-rise pair is crisply pleated to emphasize the wide-leg silhouette.