Posts tagged #Fall 2016

Fall Fashion: The Bomber Jacket

Outfit details: Painted Threads satin bomber ( similar ),  Gap ribbed black tank , Topshop knit skirt ( similar ),  Ked's sneakers

Outfit details: Painted Threads satin bomber (similar), Gap ribbed black tank, Topshop knit skirt (similar), Ked's sneakers

Fall's Standout Piece

The bomber jacket is definitely this Fall's standout piece, and also fits nicely into the athleisure trend that is everywhere. Kimberly and I tend to stick to classic pieces and mix trend in with our shoes or accessories, but we both found ourselves lusting after a bomber to layer on for cooler weather.

Dress It Up Or Down

The great thing about a bomber is that it is versatile enough to dress up for evenings or wear casual during the day. I have recently become obsessed with wearing it with my calf-length knit skirt (similar),  and white Ked's sneakers for a high/low look that's comfortable and easy to wear. Bombers tend to be boxy in shape, so I like to pair it with a more fitted bottom and top.

Go Bold Or Go Home

I decided that if I was going for a trend piece, I was going to go all the way and choose a bold color. You may not believe me when I tell you, but I actually found this orange satin bomber (similar) online at Nordstrom Rack one night when I was scouting layering pieces for a client... on sale for $9.99! (Pro tip: Nordstrom Rack online is a haven for great pieces that are in the department store at a much discounted price. Just be prepared to spend some time clicking through their site.)

Tips for Finding a Bomber Jacket You LOVE:

Photos by   Kelsey Johnson

Photos by Kelsey Johnson

1.) Find Your Fit: Designed with a slightly oversized aesthetic, these jackets can run big. If you prefer a slimmer fit, consider sizing down or go for a two-toned baseball look.

2.) Stick To Solids: Floral embroidered bombers are in vogue this season and beautiful. However, they make a statement and limit the look and frequency of wear. Opt for a solid color for a pop of fun that still carries wearability.

3.) Personalize It: Add pins or patches to your bomber to make it your own and put a fun creative spin on it.

Stay Stylish,
K&M

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Fall Fashion: Luxe Velvet Outfitting

Incorporating Velvet Into Your Fall Wardrobe

Next up on our Fall Fashion trend tour, velvet! Megan and I decided to play off this rich texture with contrasting fabrics and distressed pieces. The result- a chic ensemble that speaks sophistication and approachability (did we mention its budget friendly velvet?!). 

How To Wear Velvet for Day and Night

Velvet naturally has an air of luxury and glamour that typically makes it a fabric appropriate for evening occasions. To soften the look for day time, we recommend wearing it with an understated casual piece. A jacket or top looks great with a pair of distressed jeans or a flowy skirt that is more playful than poised. For evening, hold nothing back. Reach for edgy coated denim, a silk pant or your favorite structured leather piece (more on leather in our blog here).

Choosing the Right Silhouette

We selected a velvet jacket because it has great versatility and is a classic piece that is trend resistant. This year the market is flooded many different velvet options. Our tip is to go with the piece that most speaks to you. If you want to show a little curve go with a skirt or dress--stretch velvet drapes beautifully but hides nothing. If you do better with structure opt for a jacket, thicker skirt or statement pumps. 

Stay Stylish,

K&M

Our Blue Velvet Look: Banana Republic blue velvet blazerAritzia cranberry satin camiAritzia mosaic scarf, Faded raw edge denim (similar here and here), Frye mules (similar here)

A special thanks to Megan's gorgeous cousin who modeled our look and freed us up to step behind the camera for this story.

Stay Stylish,
M&K

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Autumn Pastels Meet Athleisure

Last week we shared that we would be taking on this year's fall trends, reinterpreting them and sharing the stories with you.

Athleisure is trend that has gone mainstream and we are getting a little bored with the repetitive black and white color palette. We took a cue from the pastels that have oddly popped up this fall and reinterpreted athleisure with a softer look.

Megan and I love this outfit and its feminine take on sporty. There is no forcing it, it just flows. What is even better is that the pieces work as strongly together or apart.  We hope you like the look and are inspired to make it your own.

Here is a breakdown of the pieces: 

  • Artizia Geometric Blush Top (similar)--we love the cut and it pairs well with Boy Friend Jeans or half tucked in a skirt. 
  • Paige Grey waxed denim--take your outfit from day to night with these edgy pants
  • All Saints Blue Suede Jacket--Currently on Sale. We love this jacket, but recommend treating it with a protectant or embracing an aged look
  • Converse white sneakers--invest now, these will be around for a while 

A special thanks to our model du jour, who happens to be Megan's cousin. She put up with our costume and location changes like a pro.

Stay Stylish,

K&M

Photos and styling by Canvas.

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