Can You Wear Florals In Fall? We set out to make the case...

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Florals For Fall--What's Old is New (again)

Jan davidsz. de heem, Flowers in a Vase

Jan davidsz. de heem, Flowers in a Vase

This year, fall florals are returning in rich, dark colors. Maybe it was my trip to Holland this summer, but these prints remind me of classic still life's from Baroque Dutch masters.

This blouse from Club Monaco has Jan davidsz. de heem's hand all over it (see the image to the right for reference). So what makes a floral print fall appropriate? It's all about the color and grounded coordinates. Keep your prints seasonally relevant with jewel tones (red, blue, green) and dark backgrounds. 

Fall 2017 Color Theory

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We've blogged in the past about the top Pantone shades of the season. It's always helpful to know what designers are focusing on, what should be invested in, and what key colors will be available in the market.

This year the palette is a unique mix of traditional fall shades, pastels, and a fiery red. Knowing that florals would be "in" for fall and the trending fall colors worked well in my favor. I knew that when I found this blouse in the spring/summer markdowns it would be something I could wear into winter.

Stylist Tip: Having a basic sense of what people will be wearing next season makes you a more powerful sale shopper.

Mixing Mediums and Textures

Megan and I were looking for fun ways to talk about this year's fall trends, so we decided to ad lib a bit and infuse some energy into the looks. The blouse was the inspiration for this shoot (fit note: it runs big, I am wearing an extra small) and from there I added a heavy weight fringed textured skirt to keep the look less serious. This skirt, also from Club Monaco, is perfect for keeping on hand for the holidays and a worthy investment. It can easily be worn with a simple silk blouse and blazer or dressed down with an oversized sweater and booties.

Get Out of Your Style Comfort Zone

To balance to bold print of the blouse, I decided against my usual sleek shoe and added a cheeky printed sandal by Steve Madden. The price point was low enough to tempt me to play on the wild side and buy into with the Gucci inspired appliqué trend. Leopard is a great choice for fall and the contrast with the floral works well. I'll admit they are a little kitschy, but sometimes it's important to get outside of your box for a bit.

Stay Stylish,

K&M

 

Outfit Details: Club Monaco Fredrikah Fringe Sweater Skirt $129 (on sale), Dolice Silk Blouse $69 (on sale) and Steve Madden Leopard Sandals ($39.97)

Outfit Details: Club Monaco Fredrikah Fringe Sweater Skirt $129 (on sale), Dolice Silk Blouse $69 (on sale) and Steve Madden Leopard Sandals ($39.97)

Photos by Kelsey Johnson

Posted on October 12, 2017 and filed under Style Stories, Women.
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How To Elevate Your Basics For Fall

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Today, Devon is taking over the blog to share how to easily elevate your everyday basics for fall.

Stay Stylish,
M, K & D


As much as I love fashion, there are days when I just want to wear my favorite t-shirt and jeans. If I’m in one of these moods but still have places to go and people to see, I’ll throw on an unexpected jacket.

Make a Statement

Printed and colorful outerwear will be everywhere this fall. Give your simple staples a wardrobe refresh with something fun and unexpected. A statement coat can make even the laziest of fashionistas look effortlessly cool.

Experiment With a Detailed Jacket

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I love this boho jacket's fringe detail and texture. Can you believe I got this at Target? (and it comes in plus sizes too!) This unique piece works great as a light jacket or unexpected blazer. Experiment with your coat-- they are more versatile than you’d think!

Choose Classic Accessories

Accessories are always a fun way to amp up a basic ensemble, but sometimes less can be more. Balance your bold outerwear with timeless accessories. A simple heel, watch or handbag let the real statement piece shine. 

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Posted on October 10, 2017 and filed under Stylish Living, Women.
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Beauty Alert: The Best Lip Color Trends for Fall

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Now that Fall is here it's time to trade in your light summer lips for darker autumn hues. Wondering what lip colors are hot for the season? That 90's wine colored lip is back but with a matte finish.We are seeing lots of deep bordeaux, rich berry and matte blush colors.

Rather than scour the aisles of Sephora lost in a sea of 100's of lipsticks, exhale and read on:


The 15 Best Fall Lipstick Colors 

Here are a few that you will find in our beauty bags this season:

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M&K

 

 

 

Posted on October 6, 2017 and filed under Beauty & Wellness.
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