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Fall 2012: Fashion Solutions

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Getting dressed should be simple, right? We agree. That’s why we’ve translated the season’s top trends into eight easy-to-pull-off looks for fall’s diverse occasions. Here’s how you can look your best.


Photography by Cheyenne Ellis / Styled by Danielle Gold










“What Should I Wear?”

Date Night
Coastal Picnic
Coffee Run
Gallery Opening
Power Lunch
Tahoe Camping
Wine Tasting
Benefit Gala
Where To Buy

Emily Armenta Old World collection kyanite and diamond pendant, $2,390, at Davidson & Licht; Emily Armenta Old World collection cable scroll chain, $880, at Davidson & Licht.




 Try leather in white.




Date Night

Mix fabrics and play with new lines for a night on the town. Leather accents toughen up a feminine top, while his gray trousers look fresh in a tweaked style.

On her: Atos Lombardini top plus collare, $305, at Alina B.; Atos Lombardini gonna in java skirt, $299, at Alina B.; Stephen Dweck mother-of-pearl and bronze earrings, $440, at Neiman Marcus; Stephen Dweck mother-of-pearl ring, $395, at Neiman Marcus; Alexander McQueen classic skull-clasp clutch, $1,695, at Neiman Marcus; Iosselliani black cuff, $376, at Barneys. On him: Lanvin elbow patch cardigan, $1,250, at Barneys; John Varvatos long-sleeve Oxford slim shirt, $129, at Edge; Givenchy pleated drop-crotch trouser, $510, at Barneys. See store information at the bottom of this article.




Closet Staple: Cozy lightweight sweater








Coastal Picnic

A breezy day by the Bay calls for layers. Pair a staple cowl-neck sweater with a punchy cropped trench for a pop of color and warmth, without adding bulk.

Vince cowl sweater in toffee, $320, at Specialtees; Tory Burch cropped trench coat, $138, at Labels Luxury Consignment; Marni Edition striped leggings, $550, at Nordstrom; Geoffrey Scott silver lapis drop earrings, $185, at Specialtees. See store information at the bottom of this article.




Blue Bottle Coffee!






Coffee Run

It’s Sunday morning, and coffee beckons. Throw on a cozy tweed jacket and a cross-body bag before heading out to your favorite café.

Étoile Isabel Marant Deimos blazer, $510, at Barneys; Proenza Schouler black-and-white long-sleeve stripe top, $280, at Barneys; Joe’s Jeans black cargo skinny pants, $58, at Labels Luxury Consignment; Carla Mancini Vivienne double-handle messenger tote, $570, at Deliciouz; Sahara necklace, $130, at Marisa Haskell; Colorado cuffs, $44 each, at Marisa Haskell; glasses, stylist’s own. See store information at the bottom of this article.






Gallery Opening

When it comes to the arts, don’t be afraid to mix high and low. A simple tee takes the stuffiness out of a suit, and patterned flats dress down a detailed gown.

On her: Louiza Babouryan silk chiffon waterfall-back dress with sash, $1,090, at RedBird; snakeskin printed espadrille flat, $12.95, at H&M; Kali necklace, $125, at Marisa Haskell; Oscar de la Renta clustered crystal drop earrings, $345, at Neiman Marcus; Valentino black leather open handbag, $1,695, at Footcandy.
On him: Robert Barakett Georgia crewneck T-shirt, $59.50, at Nordstrom; John Varvatos Star USA black blazer, $199, at Nordstrom; John Varvatos Star USA trousers, $99, at Nordstrom; J.Z. Richards silk paisley pocket square, $39.50, at Nordstrom; glasses, stylist’s own. See store information at the bottom of this article.




Investment Piece: Fall’s hottest hue!





Power Lunch

Dark hues and sharply tailored fabrics translate spring’s peplums into the cooler months but still show you mean business.

Jil Sander wool peplum dress, $1,160, at Nordstrom; Erica Molinari white double-wrap leather bracelet, $325, at RedBird; Erica Molinari red leather bracelet, $240, at RedBird; Hermès lock bracelet, $1,998, at Labels Luxury Consignment; Ippolita multi-lollipop station necklace in mother-of-pearl cabochon, $3,595, at Davidson & Licht; Ippolita mini lollipop station necklace in mother-of-pearl, $2,095, at Davidson & Licht. See store information at the bottom of this article.




Closet Staple: Straight-leg jeans




Tahoe Camping

Don’t forgo style in the wild. Let socks peek out of boots and give form-fitting jeans a cuff for a relaxed look with rugged edge.

On her: Elizabeth & James green silk shirt, $58, at Labels Luxury Consignment; Rebecca Taylor fur bomber jacket, $550, at Flaunt; Theory cargo shorts, $48, at Labels Luxury Consignment; Openwork socks, $14, at Nordstrom; Via Spiga Sophie lace-up wedge, $275, at Bloomingdale’s; Wind River by Bailey Rummet hat, $80, at Mulholland; Gobi necklace, $62, at Marisa Haskell; tooth necklace, by the Goods, made for the shoot; RRL by Ralph Lauren rucksack, $285, at Barneys. On him: Vince plaid flannel shirt, $185, at Barneys; APC New Cure raw indigo jeans, $175, at Barneys; Akris Punto striped scarf, $395, at Nordstrom; Eastland Sherman 1955 boot, $225, at Nordstrom. See store information at the bottom of this article.




Try denim on top





Wine Tasting

Transition seamlessly from the tasting room to the dinner table. Cotton blend jeans can easily be rolled up or down, while her lightweight suede jacket keeps evening chills at bay.

On her: Vince suede jacket, $298, at Labels Luxury Consignment; Hoss flower dress in aubergine, $325, at Deliciouz; agate with drusy necklace, $102, at Kathlyn Stone. On him: G-Star Raw Correct Line Delta coat, $400, at Atlas; 1901 Oxford shirt in eclipse, $49.50, at Nordstrom; Simon Miller Stinson jeans, $245, at Barneys. See store information at the bottom of this article.




Closet Staple: Don’t forget a textured clutch!




Benefit Gala

Glamour is in the details. An impeccably tailored suit looks instantly dapper, and a ruched gown makes a statement in a rich jewel tone.

On her: Erin by Erin Fetherston strapless gown, $495, at Neiman Marcus; Melissa Joy Manning drusy agate and stalactite earrings, $1,750, at RedBird; Stephen Dweck gem ring, $295, at Neiman Marcus; Judith Leiber stingray clutch, $1,995, at Neiman Marcus. On him: Theory tie, $98, at Nordstrom; Canali slim-cut charcoal gray suit, $1,775, at Daskalos; Canali dress shirt, $275, at Daskalos. See store information at the bottom of this article.




Where to buy the clothing and accessories:

Alina B.: Broadway Plaza, Ste. B-25, Walnut Creek, (925) 952-9037, alinab.com.

Atlas: 1356 N. Main St., Walnut Creek, (925) 933-8050, atlasshops.com.

Barneys: 77 O’Farrell St., San Francisco, (415) 268-3500, barneys.com.  

Bloomingdale’s: 845 Market St., San Francisco, (415) 856-5300, bloomingdales.com.

Daskalos: 1243 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, (925) 937-1808, daskalosfashions.com.

Davidson & Licht: 1258 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, (925) 935-0940, davidsonandlicht.com.

Deliciouz: 1354 N. Main St., Walnut Creek, (925) 933-7489, deliciouz.com.

Edge Boutique: 145 E. Prospect Ave., Ste. 102, Danville, (925) 831-8500, shop-edge.com.

Flaunt: 145 E. Prospect Ave., Ste. 101, Danville, (925) 831-9923.

Footcandy: 1365 N. Main St., Walnut Creek, (925) 937-3668, footcandyshoes.com.

H&M: 361 Sunvalley Mall, Concord, (925) 969-0209; 5630 Bay St., Emeryville, (510) 547-2274; 1004 Stoneridge Mall Rd., Ste. A-105, Pleasanton, (925) 225-0590; 1450 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek, (925) 935-2394, hm.com/us/.

Kathlyn Stone: 411-D Hartz Ave., Danville, (925) 743-1056, kathlynstonejewelry.com.

Labels Luxury Consignment: 2629-A Ashby Ave., Berkeley, (510) 356-4144; 1367 N. Main St., Walnut Creek, (925) 952-4566, labelsluxury.com.

Marisa Haskell: 470-D 49th St., Oakland, (510) 325-0019, marisahaskell.com.

Mulholland: 1710 Fourth St., Berkeley, (415) 815-8008, shopmulholland.com.

Neiman Marcus: 1000 S. Main St., Walnut Creek, (925) 279-3000, neimanmarcus.com.

Nordstrom: 1600 Stoneridge Mall Rd., Pleasanton, (925) 463-5050; 1200 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, (925) 930-7959, nordstrom.com.

RedBird: 2938 Domingo Ave., Berkeley, (510) 644-0294, redbirdberkeley.com.

Specialtees: 977 Moraga Rd., Lafayette, (925) 283-5114, specialteesboutique.com.


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