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The New Season

Whether your style is edgy or feminine—or a little bit of both—these looks are sure to inspire your next gala or date-night attire.


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Jason Wu dress, $1,495, at Nordstrom; Lizzie Fortunato earrings, $195, at McMullen; Lauren Wolf six-strand pyrite bracelet, $220, at Esqueleto; contemporary diamond ring, $6,250, at Shane Co.; Gucci patent leather clutch, $790, at Neiman Marcus. For shopping information, scroll down.


 

 

An unexpected peek of skin, accented with fringe, will draw everyone’s eye at a cocktail party.

 

 

Stella McCartney dress, $2,175, and Red Valentino fuzzy coat, $1,095, at Neiman Marcus; Halogen 'marlie' calf hair pointy toe pump, $89.95, at Nordstrom; pewter and leather bracelet, $80, at Alina B.; Toro lounge chair, $1,099, at Blu Dot. For shopping information, scroll down.


 

 

Give a Fall feel to florals for your next night out by pairing them with rocker-chic accessories.

 

 

Thakoon dress, $975, at McMullen; Alexander McQueen De Manta clutch, $540, at Neiman Marcus; Pluto necklace, $175, and Montreal bracelet, $110. For shopping information, scroll down.
 


 

 

Pair a caped top with slacks and a pointy-toed shoe to achieve uptown, power-lunch sophistication.

 

Brunello Cucinelli fox fur necklace, $775, Armani cape-sleeve top, $695, Armani wide-leg pants, $595, and Stella McCartney netted black shoulder bag, $960, at Neiman Marcus; Lauren Wolf Starfish cuff, $220, Adeline Jewelry shard bangles, $200 each, and Lauren Wolf Stingray stacked rings, $15 each, at Esqueleto; pearl and diamond ring, $575, at Shane Co.; Vince Camuto booties, $149, at Nordstrom. For shopping information, scroll down.


 

 

Light Fur and dark leather provide an effortless transition into cool weather.

 

 

Vince black leather pants, $1,175, at Flaunt Boutique; Fabiana Filippi fox fur sweater vest, $2,895, at Nordstrom; Elizabeth and James suede drawstring backpack, $545, Stella McCartney jacket, $1,310, and Rag & Bone top, $350, at Neiman Marcus; Tulum necklace, $165; Seychelles shoes, $140, at Convert. For shopping information, scroll down.


 

 

Go from day to evening in a snap: jazz up a maxi dress with glitzy statement jewelry and a thin heel.

 

 

Blue Life dress, $207, at Planet Blue; Alex and Ani bracelet, $68, at Olive; Vince Camuto booties, $149, at Nordstrom; glamour luxe necklace, $46, at Glamorous Boutique; Copper real good chair, $299, at Blu Dot. For shopping information, scroll down.

 


 

 

Mixing a variety of textures and fabrics is a must. keep the look polished by wearing them all in the same color.

 

Milly feather-skirt dress, $645, Alexander McQueen jacket, $1,295, and Stella McCartney netted black shoulder bag, $960, at Neiman Marcus; Lauren Wolf Herkimer diamond necklace, $200, Lauren Wolf single-strand pyrite necklace, $80, and Lauren Wolf single-strand labradorite necklace, $80, at Esqueleto. For shopping information, scroll down.


 

 

 

For a black-tie event, pair jewel-toned silk with classic accessories.

 

 

 

Lauren Michelle Myers made-to-order 1930 bias-cut silk gown, $4,750, at Fawn Boutique; vintage sapphire and diamond ring, $1,525, and sterling silver bracelet, $95, at Shane Co. For shopping information, scroll down.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black-and-tan linen coat, $225, at Ali Golden; pewter and leather bracelet, $80, at Alina B.; Lauren Wolf triple starburst necklace, $250, at Esqueleto; Alice + Olivia leather leggings, $798, and Helmut Lang sweater, $295, at Neiman Marcus; Clare V. deep purple bag, $435, at Flaunt Boutique. For shopping information, scroll down.

 


 

 

Where to buy the clothes and accessories

Accessories from pages 34 and 36: 470 49th St., Oakland, (510) 325-0019.

Ali Golden: 470 49th St., Ste. E, Oakland, (805) 340-7086, aligolden.com.

Alina B.: 3426 Blackhawk Plaza Cir., Danville, (925) 736-1300, alinab.com.

Blu Dot: 560 Valencia St., San Francisco, (415) 255-2345, bludot.com.

Convert: 1844 Fourth St., Berkeley, (510) 984-0142, convertstyle.com.

Esqueleto: 482 49th St., Ste. A, Oakland, (510) 629-6216, shopesqueleto.com.

Fawn Boutique: 3108 Fillmore St., San Francisco, (415) 932-6932, boutiquefawn.com.

Flaunt Boutique: 145 E. Prospect Ave., Danville, (925) 831-9923, shopflaunt.com.

Glamorous Boutique: 1048 Brown Ave., Lafayette, (925) 285-6096.

Macy’s: 341 Sun Valley Mall, Concord, (925) 689-3333; 5990 Stoneridge Mall Rd., Pleasanton, (925) 463-3333; 1301 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, (925) 279-3333, macys.com.

McMullen: 1235 Grand Ave., Piedmont, (510) 658-6906, shopmcmullen.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.

Olive: 730 Camino Ramon, Ste. 130, Danville, (925) 362-0767, theecofashionista.com.

Planet Blue: 855 El Camino Real, Ste. 102, Palo Alto, (650) 847-1600, shopplanetblue.com.

Shane Co.: 2530 N. Main St., Walnut Creek, (925) 935-6600, shanceco.com.

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