It's so hard to dress for this weather. It's all about layers but sometimes you dressed a bit too warm for a day when the temperatures rise to 68/70 even when it's not the same level of humidity as it was in the summer. Other times, it gets super chilly and there is something about wishing you had grabbed another layer. This is a fab look when I love getting back to the coziness of the staple in my wardrobe for years, black.
My latest (one of many) obsessions is this Navajo cardigan style from Yigal Azrouel which is eye popping on its own and can paired over a simple pair of leggings. Slip on a pair of these Rider boots from Frye which has their logo on the side and presents a bit of that edge that we all love seeing. As you're running into the streets, rain or shine you need Chloe oversized black sunglasses. These are the perfect way to navigate the streets or to take a nap while traveling on a flight. Slip on Ted Rossi's J'amour Noir Python cuff which adds a pop of edge along with Kara Ross' Onyx, Hematite and Sapphire ring which is a conversation piece to say the least. Now you're ready for wherever this look is taking you!
In the 1920's, when Coco Chanel unveiled the Little Black Dress, it was yet another item that we would continue to add to our lists that would become apart of our fashion staples. Coco knew about LBDs and their staying power. It's something we gravitate towards many cocktail to black tie functions and one that never goes out of style. At the same time, it's easy to get stuck in a rut. When you're hitting your next function, think about how your dress can get an update. Whether you have a series of LBD's that you cycle through or you're purchasing a new one, there is no rule that states that it must be accessorized a certain way. I just recently fell in love with the house of Vionnet which has amazing styles that take a classic and bring another aspect to it - in essence the looks are reimagined which breathes a new life into each piece.
In many cases, I am a fan of securing the dress, wearing sterling silver pieces that also have black in them whether it's onyx, hematite or black sapphire and then it's all about the shoes or the clutch. It's these two areas where I bring in my personality and the unexpected. Many find it daunting when they opt for shoes outside of black and gravitate towards red, gold, silver, a skin or an animal print. Although these are great choices - what about a completely unexpected color and throwing in a bit of texture to boot! I'm loving the blush color as we all know that black and blush are fashions new "sushi and sake" pairings of style; however, how cute is it that as opposed to a rounded toe or peep toe - that we have a ruffled bootie by Cesare Paciotti? Whether you wear this with a simple sheath or even a dress that has ruching, gathering, a cowl effect etc - this is the perfect way to play with fun proportions!
Kimmie is a Celebrity Statement Fashion Stylist, Accessory Expert and TV Personality who is the Co-Founder/Creative Director of Accessory2, a Creative Fashion Styling Tech Firm and of the menswear platform, Mens Athleisure. Accessory Agenda is a behind the scenes look at her work on and off set as well as items that are on her essential list for your wardrobe.
As a Fashion Stylist, Kimmie's work has been worn on a number of celebrities, personalities and has been published within an array of magazines (Esquire, DJ Mag, Heaven Has Heels, Velvet Magazine Dubai and more). You can see more of her work at Statement Stylist as well as her full portfolio. You can also find out more about Mens Athleisure which is co-founded by Kimmie focusing on menswear fashion editorials.
HOLIDAY WEEKEND SOCIAL NOV 27th - NOV 30TH
The first weekend of the holiday season kicks off starting with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday from Nov 27th - Nov 30th! For devout readers, followers and fans, you know that during this weekend, I keep you up to date on amazing items that you must get for you or those that you're gifting for this special weekend.
Keep an eye on this sidebar for an array of brands that will be included within the Holiday Weekend Kickoff Gift Guide which will be live on Nov 25th as well as tweets throughout the holiday weekend spanning Black Friday - Cyber Monday! You'll get to know more about their brand, products and any promotions that they are running! If you can't wait until next week, you can click the logos below to find out more about them now.
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With Thanksgiving comes the inevitable focus on the first Holiday Weekend which includes Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday. Join me as I tweet over this weekend via @AccessoryExpert about great finds that you should know about. You can enjoy the guide now to connect with your brands as there are exclusive offers and giveaways from various designers. This guide is also a great preview to our Holiday Gift Guide which launches on Dec 1st and will remain available through Jan 2nd. Follow along with the hashtag, #HolidayWknd15.