I prefer fall florals to spring and summer ones—they just seem more textured and interesting to me, and they’re easier to mix with the dark-skewing items in my closet. This one from Allsaints has such a lovely, antique-y feel.
There are ruffles here, yes, but I still find myself liking this one.
These are currently very much having a moment, but what I like about them is that even when that moment passes they’ll still be wearable because they’re so classic too. This waffle-stitch alpaca blend number looks quite cozy, comes in several other good colors, and is pretty well-priced, especially considering how luxe it looks.
A simple navy cashmere specimen, for throwing on instead of something black.
This is the only cardigan of the bunch, and it’s from Vince—who make the best cardigans, according to me. It’s not cheap, but it is 100% cashmere, and I’m seriously considering pulling the trigger on it. I feel it would go into heavy rotation.
I am a compulsive checker of the weather forecast: I need to know that I’m dressing as close to ideally for the climate outside as possible, whenever I leave the house. And when I’m going away—like I am this weekend, to Philly—I get even more obsessive about it. And what I’ve learned from this is that some cool weather is coming, like into the 50s at night, and as much as I love the last dredges of summer weather we’ve been having, right now I’m feeling down for a change. These jackets are ideal for the first seriously cool days of fall, and later on, when it’s even colder, they’re great layered over a hoodie or heavy sweater. This one is just so great and simple and graphic.
The aqua print here is rather delightfully unexpected.
I kind of dig the slightly furry texture of this one.
The barely-there check on this jacket is both elegant and sophisticated. I think I really want this one.
I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.