full white skirt…

White full midi skirt with a simple black tee. Understated yet elegant. With a flat as above to go casual, or with a great black pump to amp it up for the office Christmas party. Love this one by The Row or this faux leather at chicwish or this great tulle at Anthropologie 

photo: le21eme.com

 

pattern play…

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 Whenever I even think about mixing patterns I feel like I have to pull out the ‘Fashion Rules 101’ manual. But really it couldn’t be simpler. Let one pattern dominate the other in scale…don’t do more than a couple of patterns at a time…and keep the rest of the outfit very simple. That’s it!! Easy right? 

photo:  whowhatwear

teddy coat…

The Teddy coat has been around for about a year. Max Mara showed it last year on the runway and Alexa Chung sported hers last December. But it’s still a hot trend. It’s fuzzy and big – two things that are conducive to staying warm. And…I for one am getting one. I like this one from warehouse or this white one from Topshop. Also loving these from John Lewis and House of Fraser.  

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oxfords…

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The reason I love oxfords so much is that I always feel like they fit with almost any outfit I’m wearing. Seriously…they’re great under the simplest of outfits (as above), terrific under a boyfriend jean, and so chic under a flowy summer dress. Tighter fitting knit dress… wonderful! Loose fitting cropped pants…sublime! The list really goes on and on. I love these by Stuart Weitzmanthese classic fringed and buckled pair at Tod’s, or these tasselled ones by Nine West.   

photo: lacooletchic