Mixed Separates Monday

Mixed Separates Monday: Cut It Out

From shoes to dresses, celebrities have been sporting the cut-out trend in various sexy and subtle ways. Nikki Reed recently attended a photo call in London wearing edgy Ferragamo cut-out heels. Kate Hudson attended the the 3rd Annual amFAR Inspiration Gala last month wearing a stunning, red Prabal Gurung gown featuring cut-out details. Cut-outs are a way to add rock star edge to an ensemble, peek-a-boo pretty or look-at-me-now provocativeness.

What do you think of the cut-out trend? Have you added any items featuring the cut-out trend to your wardrobe?

Mixed Separates Monday: Cut It Out

BCBGeneration, Cut Out Back Dress; $158.00/ Free People, Cut Out Neck Long Sleeve Top, $48.00/ Ted Baker, Laurelia Cut Out Leather Shoes; $172.38/ Melinda Maria, Nicole Cuff; $180.00/ Weekend MaxMara, Cut-Out Skirt; $345.00/ chicnova, Black Metal Cut Out Fold-over Long Clutch; $64.50/

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Mixed Separates Monday: Plum Perfection

Various shades of purple are always a popular pick for fall fashion and designer's collections are always packed full of the romantic and bold shade. One of my favorite hues of purple is plum, because of its ability to serve as both a warm and cool color. This ultimately depends on how much of the red and blue tones are mixed into the color palette to create the shade. The See by Chloe sweater, featured below is a cooler shade of plum, while the White House|Black Market Plum Corduroy Jacket is a warmer shade of the rich color.

What do you think of the color plum? Have you added any plum pieces to your fall wardrobe?  Do you prefer to wear plum with more blue tones or red?

Mixed Separates Monday: Plum Perfection

SHOP:

Trina Turk, Lace Dress; $328.00/J. Crew, Edie Purse; $238.00/ See By Chloe, Plum Mélange Crew Neck Pullover; $250.00/ Naya, Mindy Boot; $169.95/ J. Crew, Rummy Metallic Brocade Cropped Pants; $350.00/ White House|Black Market, Plum Corduroy Jacket; $60.00

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Mixed Separates Monday: Brocade Beauties

In the mood for adding some luxe items into your fall wardrobe? Baroque-inspired pieces are just the way to accomplish that goal. Brocade prints are richly decorative woven fabrics, often made in various silks coupled with the use of gold and silver threads.

Designers like Jason Wu, Dolce & Gabbana and Balmain all captivated the runways with their Baroque-inspired collections for Fall 2012. These collections mixed shimmering, satin jackets with opulent, printed pants and eye-catching velvet pieces. I personally loved the way that Dolce & Gabbana combined brocade prints with lace details on cocktail dresses and corsets creating the most elegant ensembles.

Here are a few of my favorite Baroque inspired picks for the season. What do you think of these picks? Have you added any Baroque pieces to your fall wardrobes?

Mixed Separates Monday: Brocade Beauties

SHOP:

Tracy Reese, Brocade Sheath Dress; $345.00 / Elizabeth and James, Avery Brocade Effect Blazer; $559.63 / 7 For All Mankind Jeans, Brocade Foil Print Velvet Skinny; $198.00 / Alice + Olivia, Helena Floral Velvet Brocade Pumps; $345.00 / Kotur, Mango Satin and Velvet Brocade Box Clutch; $450.00 / Rachel Comey, Meade Shell Brocade Top; $494.28 /

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Mixed Separates Monday: Amazing Autumn

My favorite time of the year to shop for clothing is autumn. To me, there really is nothing quite like the sound of crisp leaves crunching underneath a pair of chunky heeled boots. I love the cozy textures and warm colors that come with the fall season. I crave cooler weather styling, such as layering a loose knit sweater over a silk blouse, topped by a fabulous wool coat.

Here is an inspirational, mixed separates ensemble to try for fall. Playing off the color palette of the blouse, by sticking to mostly burnt oranges, tanned browns and olive greens hues, this ensemble will get you in the mood for autumn dressing.

What do you think of this look? Do you have any favorite pieces? Is there anything you would add or change?

Mixed Separates Monday: Amazing Autumn

 

SHOP:

1. Topshop, Structured Blazer, $130.00

2. Current Elliott, Ankle-Cropped Skinny Jeans, $185.00

3. Luisa Spagnoli, Printed Silk Blouse, $149.00

4. Amrita Singh, Andra Autumn Earrings, $100.00

5. Rebecca Minkoff, Mini MAC bag, $195.00

6. Valentino, Nougat and Aragon Patent Pumps, $362.00

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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