Fall is my very favorite time to get dressed, as it allows for everything I love: texture, pattern, and layers upon layers. I always go back to the same seasonal signatures, but in new iterations every year: stalwarts like tortoiseshell glasses, olive outerwear, paisley silks and anything with fringe. This season I’ve teamed up with Saks Fifth Avenue and Who What Wear to talk about these and many more favorite fall finds – mountains of which I will be sharing on Facebook Live this Friday (today!) at 12:30pm EST – make sure to tune in to the WWW page!In anticipation of then, a bit on this ensemble, because it really sums up everything I’m about this time of year. Let’s start at the top, shall we?
Lately I’ve been really into wearing my hair slicked-back with wet gel. I’m working on creative direction for two big projects right now – one in New York and another in Miami. Both of them are under construction, meaning I’m in a hard hat for a significant portion of almost every day. After a lot of trial and error, I have learned this hairstyle is the only way to make that look work for me, and I’m loving it.
The fun thing is that it has led me back into wearing big earrings again for the first time in a long while: I’m especially into cosmic symbols, like these starbursts by Stephanie Kantis. I’m also mixing metals a lot, slowly warming back up to silver for the first time in probably 15 years. Hi ho, silver chain link choker!
Jackets are by far my favorite category of clothing — I feel like they have all the fun. I hate when it’s too hot for a jacket — to me that’s the outfit equivalent of a martini without olives! Speaking of olive, it’s a fantastic color to commit to in investment outerwear, as it goes with almost everything.
I believe I put that last statement to the test by actually combining this Zoë Jordan bomber with everything : plaid on paisley on accessories on embroideries. I told you fall is my favorite time to get dressed.
And while we’re on dresses: the dress I’m actually wearing as a dress is by A.L.C; I love it because it also looks just as awesome worn as a shirt, hung loose over black pants. But it’s actually the dress I’m wearing as a shirt that’s the VIP of the whole getup. Designed by Public School, it’s perfect on its own and yet somehow even infinitely cooler tied around the waist, like some sort of hybrid between ball gown and grunge. That’s a nexus point I like to align in.
PHOTOGRAPHY| by Chris Kennedy
BE SURE TO TUNE IN!| to Who What Wear’s Facebook page on Friday, October 7th at 12:30pm EST, where I’ll be live-chatting all things fall fashion