My 5 Top Picks for Fall/Winter Fashion 2014-2015

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Lots of items pass down the fashion runway but which looks make sense and which ones just make headlines? Don’t worry; you don’t have to figure it out alone. I’ve pulled out some great choices for you. Here are my top 5 picks for the fall/winter fashion season 2014-2015.

1. A quilted, hooded, leather car coat:
Why? This car coat works over slouchy trousers, or slim pants, and short to midi-skirts. It easily goes over a shift dress or jeans. This updated coat goes very casual to upscale and even covers the business casual category. This is the luxe version of the hoodie.

2. A silk neckerchief (pictured above):
Why? A silk neckerchief brings focus to the face. It works in place of a necklace and adds a shot of color or pattern for interest. It won’t create bulk and is particularly great for women with small to medium-sized features. It takes up little space when packing for travel. It’s a more understated look than the bigger/longer scarves we’ve seen in recent years.

3. A knit pullover and matching knit scarf:
Why? These pieces look polished when worn together. They work with a pant or skirt as the bottom companion piece. You’ll need only a little accessorizing: an earring and a bold ring and you’re out the door. The sweater and scarf can also be worn separately, adding flexibility to both your sweater wardrobe and your scarf collection.

4. Easy-cut coat:
Why? The “volume” coat doesn’t restrict movement and allows some room for layering underneath. If you are medium to tall, the self-belted wrap coat or the blanket coat in a dropped-shoulder style, or a fuller cut double-breasted trench coat may be interesting. If you are small-framed, go for raglan sleeves with small shoulder pads, or a kimono style. You may have to go down a size to get a fit that is a little roomy but not too oversized.

5. A new metallic leather piece:
Why? Done in burnished golds and silvers this year, a little leather can go a long way. It adds just the right amount of shimmer to an outfit. A simple woven coat or dress gets emphasis with thin gold leather piping along the lapel and pockets. A shoe in a metallic punches up an otherwise basic outfit.

Do you see something you like? I’m here to help you make good choices. I’d love to help you see what might be best for you! Give me a call and we can get started on your fall/winter wardrobe!

Did you miss the Living Room Lunch and Learn on September 22nd? There is still time to participate – on September 29th!

Style Trends … Why Bother?

Living Room Lunch and Learn

• Overwhelmed with trends and fashion?
• On a budget yet want to be fashion savvy?
• Don’t care about current trends?
• Want to dress age appropriate yet trendy?

If you have said YES to any of these please join Karen Dorland for a Lunch and Learn on Fall Trends for 2014.

• Discover WHY looking current is important for your business.
• Learn how to incorporate trends into your wardrobe even on a budget
• Learn what the trends are and where to find them

When: Monday September 29
Where: 3 Highland Terrace, Bradford
Time: arrive about 11:30 for networking and conversation Noon to 1 pm is presentation
Cost: $20 HST included for a light lunch and presentation
payment by Paypal or e-transfer to confirm your place
RSVP required Space is limited to 10 each session
Contact or call 905-775-7486

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Until next time,


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