Photo by Becca Sabot
Styling: Grant Whittaker; Hair and makeup: Julie Lam/Wehmann; Model: Katie L./Caryn Model & Talent Mgmt
This season is all about big statements—bold prints, boxy cuts, and textured fabrics. Weave all three together and you have a fresh formula for your fall wardrobe. Right now, home décor–inspired prints are hot, springing off the sofa and onto our clothes. But resist the tendency to pair bold prints with basic black. The key to mixing patterns without looking haphazard is to vary the size of the prints and pair pieces within the same color family. Speaking of color, there is still tons of gray—like, 49 shades of it, at least—trending and in our local stores and boutiques.
Top ($295), by DKNY, and fringed skirt ($375), by Fuzzi, both from Macy’s Oval Room, 700 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-375-2113, macys.com; vest ($2,295), by Nigel Preston & Knight, and ankle boots ($295), by Hudson, both from Grethen House, 4930 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-926-8725, grethenhouse.com; gold and brass necklace ($795), by Gretchen Ventura, gventura.com
Color + Shape
Mix shades of gray, and don’t be afraid to try it as an accent to other neutrals. Avoid looking like a marshmallow in a boxy top by pairing it with a figure-flattering bottom.