The September Issue . . .

In addition to being a much talked about documentary following Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour and the assembly and shaping of the 2007 edition of The September Issue, as it is colloquially referred to by those in the know, is the holy grail of all things fashionable for the upcoming year – the latest trends, colors, textures and hot new designers.

Since everyone from fashionistas to recessionistas are feeling the pinch this Fall, below are a few tips to help make this season’s trends a part of your wardrobe without breaking the bank.  Before you hit the stores (online or actual retail shops) remember to shop in your closet – you may rediscover some true gems.

  • Make an edgy statement by incorporating studs – on your shoes, studded leather bracelets, earrings, anything with a little metal pyramid on it is definitely in.  A little bit of a good thing can go a long way.
  • Carol Channing said “I dont mean rhinestones” in her homage to diamonds, but rhinestones are the hottest thing since sliced bread this season.  Big clunky rhinestones, the bigger the better, in all shapes sizes and colors to wear with everything from your LBD to your favorite cashmere cardigan. Nothing like adding a little sparkle around the neck to illuminate and give you an instant glow!
  • Neon is back.  Incorporate it in small doses.  A clutch bag, for example, is a great way to fashionable without being trendy.
  • If you’ve got a few camel pieces in your wardrobe along with a few pieces of gray, start wearing them together.  Camel + Gray is THE color combination of Fall 2009.
  • Viva la sequin! Embellishments done properly are fantastic.  Add some color, texture and depth to your daily routine with sequin enhanced handbags, purses, headbands, bracelets, and cuffs.
  • Red, red, red, red.  Need I say more?  It’s the color of the moment.  Add a splash of color with a fab pair of red heels, a great handbag or  a funky belt.

The goal this Fall is to stay hip and relevant by revving up your look with statement pieces that will allow you to re-invent clothes you already own.

3 Responses to “The September Issue . . .”


  • I LOVE your blog. I read it last week and I asked myself and others what style, fragrance color defined me/ them. I plan to purchase more red and start mixing camel with grey. Keep the advice coming!

    Btw, so many things are changing in the fashion world that it seems like a lot of the old faux pas are no longer applicable. For example, is it now ok to wear white after Labor Day? I’ve noticed that a lot of stores have white pants/ jeans in their fall line up. If so, does the same apply to linen and mixing black with brown? Inquiring minds want to know! :)

  • I LOVE your blog. I read it last week and I asked myself and others what style, fragrance color defined me/ them. I plan to purchase more red and start mixing camel with grey. Keep the advice coming!

    Btw, so many things are changing in the fashion world that it seems like a lot of the old faux pas are no longer applicable. For example, is it now ok to wear white after Labor Day? I’ve noticed that a lot of stores have white pants/ jeans in their fall line up. If so, does the same apply to linen and mixing black with brown? Inquiring minds want to know!

  • Damali -

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment!

    As long as you wear it well, just about anything goes in fashion these days. Yes, you can wear white after Labor Day, check out my posting on wearing White After Labor Day, but put your linen away until next May. As for mixing black and brown, go for it. Start slowly, maybe by pairing a funky brown purse or clutch with your all black outfit and work your way up until you find your comfort zone. The sky is the limit!

    Stylishly yours,
    Kalyn

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