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The cozy-chic trend of soft, drapey fabrics looks as good as it feels. Choose slim silhouettes and pair with heels for relaxed sophistication.
Shirt, jacket and pants, Jennifer Lopez for Kohl's, $48, $70 and $50. Earrings, t+j Designs, $38. Bag, Talbots, $159. Ring, Ted Rossi, $98. Heels, Simply Vera Vera Wang, $70.
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Channel your inner Coco Chanel with this 1960s throwback. Then give it a present-day update with skinny jeans and a white tee.
Beauty note: A high ponytail like this is a sleek and easy style.
Jacket, Zara, $129. Earrings, Ted Rossi, $118. Clutch, LuLu's, $38.
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A full silk skirt is ladylike and shape-defining when teamed with a structured blazer. The suede belt pulls it all together and whittles your middle. Win-win.
Jacket, skirt and belt, Lauren Ralph Lauren, $295, $109 and $52. Sweater, Talbots, $139. Earrings, Margaret Elizabeth, $98. Heels, CC Corso Como, $135.
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Guilt-free and gorgeous! Faux fur and pleather look so luxe, you'll swear they're the real thing.
Jacket, Catherine Malandrino for DesigNation, $130. Faux fur scarf, Banana Republic, $69.50. Pants, French Connection, $148. Earrings, ABS Allen Schwartz, $55. Bag and heels, Zara, $60 and $90.
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Add some feminine charm to a menswear- inspired outfit with a pretty blouse and bold accessories.
Jacket, pants and bag, 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target, $60, $40 and $55. Shirt, Ann Taylor, $79. Earrings, Blu Bijoux, $20. Booties, Zara, $100.
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The Color Purple
The hue of the season looks loveliest tone on tone, so let it reign by pairing lilac with violet or amethyst with eggplant.
Beauty note: A smoky eye in neutrals (try taupe or bronze) complements any shade from the purple palette.
Jacket and dress, Lauren Ralph Lauren, $295 and $219.
Originally published in the October 2013 issue of Family Circle magazine.