Fashionista: Autumn Flowers
This week’s Runway Report brings an outfit by Jonathan Cohen that proves florals aren’t only a print for spring. Cohen’s look is a mix of flowers and dark colors: not only a great fashion combination but also red carpet-approved. In the Splurge section, we have a type of boots that will add personality and style to your look without compromising your workwear.
Runway Report: A cocktail dress that is glamorous but modern. Jonathan Cohen’s dress has a 60’s inspiration in its floral print, but it balances out the vintage tone with a darker color. With a silhouette that flatters most bodies without being extravagant; this dress is not just any cocktail dress, it’s red carpet worthy. Greta Gerwig wore Cohen’s dress at 2018 BAFTAs and she was looking young, modern, and sophisticated—the perfect mix of her personality with the red carpet, all in one outfit. The long black dress with floral print ($33) is an entire ensemble in only one piece. It has medium-sized flowers that add color without overpowering the outfit, making it especially interesting for a night out. You don’t need to abandon florals during the fall; look for big florals on dark color pieces. The dark color is perfect to combine with coats and scarves and any juxtaposition you need during chilly evenings. The medium and big floral prints mirror the autumn flowers around us, like large sunflowers, for example.
Splurge: When you want footwear that is ready for any occasion and can keep you comfortable for 9 to 5 plus drinks, the block heels-and-ankle boots combo is infallible. This GG Marmont Fringe Bootie by Gucci ($1,150) is formal and classic in black suede without lacking in sassiness: the fringes add a little fun to it. If leather is your go-to style, the Rylee Pointed Toe Leather Ankle Booties by Chloé ($1,390) has a perfect balance of attitude and style. The cutouts are the stylish statement you need in your favorite leather ankle boots. If block heels are synonymous with additional space for personality expression, these ankle boots won’t disappoint. This Nicholas Kirkwood with a pearly heel ($1,195) is classy and charming, and these Jackie Boots by Dolce & Gabbana ($648) are the right amount of irreverence your looks need to transform any workwear.
Casual silhouettes and black ankle boots don’t need to be restricted to everyday wear. With the right details, your pieces can be elevated to the level of fashionable, sophisticated, and even red carpet glamour. When the prints and adornments are spot on, a unique piece can help you express exactly what you desire: witty elegance. Trust the dark colors when choosing items with eye catching elements, it will make it easier to make them stand out without overpowering your look. Also, remember to always be truthful to your style, even if it means incorporating different (maybe extravagant) components in your ensembles. Try to match the prints and adornments to the season: during spring/summer most of these details are smaller while worn with bright colors, but in fall/winter ask for bold, even big, prints and details that will perfectly contrast with darker or neutral colors.