Brighten up your neutrals with hot hues of pink and red, and subtle hints from the ’80s.
Styling by Sara Leete/workgroup
Welcome the return of the one-shoulder dress, complete with sexy red lips.
Tenax dress, $690, at Alina B., 1378 N. Main St., Walnut Creek, (925) 952-9037, alinab.com. Majesty stone bracelet, $78, at J. Crew, 1279 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, (925) 943-7664, jcrew.com. Flowers provided by Florali, 2345 Boulevard Cir., Walnut Creek, (925) 934-6877, florali.com.
Polish off a sleek and cozy jumper with studded heels and bright accessories.
12th Street by Cynthia Vincent for Barneys romper, $275, at Barneys, 77 O’Farrell St., San Francisco, (415) 268-3500, barneys.com. Beige suede with cabochon stones belt, $98, at Labels Luxury Consignment, 1367 N. Main St., Walnut Creek, (925) 952-4566. Tiffany & Co. Paloma’s Zellige pendant, $1,100, at Tiffany & Co., 1119 S. Main St., Walnut Creek, (925) 939-6300, tiffany.com. Nanis necklace (longer), $2,900, at Christe James, 412 Hartz Ave, (925) 552-0310, christejames.com. Tiffany & Co. bangle bracelet, $1,800, at Tiffany & Co. Ivory bangle bracelets, $60 each, at Labels Luxury Consignment. Lambertson Truex bag, $348, at Labels Luxury Consignment. Dolce & Gabbana heels, $178, at Labels Luxury Consignment. Elizabeth & James blazer, $389, at Duchess, 3587 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, (925) 962-0208, shopduchess.com.
A Little Goes a Long Way
Draw attention to the waist by layering a thin belt over a suit.
Badgley Mischka pants, $508, at Labels Luxury Consignment. Cotton tuxedo shirt, $69.50, at J. Crew. Alexander Wang blazer, $625, at Barneys. Jack Rabbit belt, $185, at Barneys. Gold bracelet, $38, at Labels Luxury Consignment. Eddie Sakamoto ring, $1,850, at Christe James. Gucci heels, $148, at Labels Luxury Consignment.
Pretty in Pink
Liven up your favorite staples with fall’s sizzling hue: hot pink!
Elizabeth & James dress, $287, at Duchess. J. Crew cardigan, $59.50, at J. Crew. Studded bracelets, $35 each, at Bloomingdale’s. Sunglasses, $48, at Labels Luxury Consignment.
If You Dare Pull it Off
(Left) Break up a feminine look with edgy accessories like this leather studded belt.
Tao skirt, $535, at Barneys. Nellie Partow blouse, $342, at McMullen Boutique, 4395 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, (510) 420-6906, shopmcmullen.com. Streets Ahead studded belt, $145, at Bloomingdale’s, 845 Market St., San Francisco, (415) 856-5300, bloomingdales.com.
(Right) Pair harem pants with a traditional blazer and bright tee for laid-back office chic.
BCBG harem pants, $188, at Bloomingdale’s. Daftbird blouse, $63, at Duchess. Blazer, $59.50, H&M, 1450 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek, (925) 935-2394, hm.com. Flint necklace (with round pendant), $245, at Alina B. Fallon necklace, $265, at Barneys.
Material Girl Transition from Summer to Fall
(Left) There’s no holding back with sophisticated draped fabric this season.
Alexander Wang dress, $545, at Barneys. Eddie Sakamoto earrings, $7,600, at Christe James.
(Right) Pair a light dress with a heavy coat and booties.
Tibi dress, $368, Milana C, 1158-A Chesnut St., Menlo Park, (650) 321-6600, shopmilanac.com. Alpaca coat, $598, at Liliana Castellanos, 1414 N. Main St., Walnut Creek, (925) 402-4093, lilianacastellanos.com. Flint bracelet, $275, at Alina B. Gold bracelet with pearls, $30, at Labels Luxury Consignment. Tory Burch heels, $350, at Footcandy, 1365 N. Main St., Walnut Creek, (925) 937-3668, footcandyshoes.com.
AG jeans, $176, at Alina B., Joi blouse, $164, at Flaunt, 145 E. Prospect Ave., Danville, (925) 831-9923, shopflaunt.com. Monrow vest, $167, at Duchess. TW Steel watch, $610, at Christe James. Tiffany bracelets, $225–$450, at Tiffany & Co. Tie-dye stretch headband, $6.50, at Gap, 1129 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, (925) 937-0292, gap.com. Golden Goose boots, $1,330, at Barneys.
Wardrobe stylist: Sara Leete/workgroup; Hair & Makeup: Soni/Workgroup; Model: Paula N./Look Model Agency; Stylist assistant: Alissa Fisset.
Shot at architect Robert Swatt’s lafayette home