16 Uncomplicated Picks for Fall 2016

This season, we’re all about keeping things easy. Translation: no-effort-required dressing. Just wake up and go. Just the way we like it.

1. Building Block Box Bag

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The shape of this leather Building Block Box Bag is minimal in both shape and fuss.

2. Building Block Rucksack 

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Just throw this leather backpack over your shoulder and go.

3. Mari Giudicelli Gavea Loafer 

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Neutral colored, slip on and with a wooden block heel — this loafer gives a polished touch to any look.

 

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We’ll take them in black, too.

4. Jesse Kamm Sailor Pant 

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The Sailor Pant is one of our all-time faves and this season, it’s coming in a rich tobacco flavor.

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And black, of course.

5. Elise Ballegeer Kimono Coat 

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One of our fave shapes for fall — the kimono. Streamlined, elegant AND comfy. Triple win.

6. LOQ Villa 

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This square-toed pump is easy on the feet and comes in all sorts of candy colors. We can’t get enough of the green hue.

7. Jesse Kamm Modal Trench 

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A good trench coat is a Fall must-have and this one from Jesse Kamm, with simple draping, is simply perfect.

8. Objects Without Meaning Knife Pleat Dress 

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Sleeveless and pleated with side slits, this dress looks good layered or all on its own.

9. Objects Without Meaning Mock Neck Long Sleeve 

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A light turtleneck is one of the easiest ways to get that cool-girl sophistication this season.

10. Black Crane Quilted Long Dress 

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Simple, yes, but this dress doesn’t skimp on details — subtle quilts, a voluminous body and raw edges at the hem.

11. Elise Ballegeer Ribbed Mock Top 

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Made from hemp and cotton knit, this Mock Top has ribbing and a drape that doesn’t compromise on style when you go from the office straight to the cocktail bar.

12. Black Crane Slim Dress 

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A slim, straight fit and dropped shoulder make this Black Crane dress as versatile as it is chic.

13. Jesse Kamm Stack Dress 

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A v-cut out at the back of this shift dress means that the accessorizing has already been done for you.

14. SVILU Lab Coat 

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This 100% wool coat is an elegant topper, from its collar to its ankle-grazing hem.

15. Rachel Comey Burdan Pant 

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Cropped and flared, the Burdan Pant makes it easy to rock that wide leg trend without looking overwhelmed.

 

 

The Fall 2016 Collections We’re Obsessing Over

Fall is consistently our favorite season for everyone, but there are always those few labels whose collections make you stop in your tracks. You know the ones — the collections you’ve got to (need to!) scour from head to toe. Here are six that have stolen our hearts for FW16.

30 Outfit Ideas for September

Transitioning into Fall takes a little thought and planning, sure, but it shouldn’t be complicated. Our favorite outfits of the moment are all about simple pieces that are easy to assemble. Don’t know what to wear this month? We’ve got you covered with some inspiration from our designers and boutiques.

 

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Photo via @7115nyc

Loose shapes, ankle socks and boots — an effortless go-to.

 

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Photo via @ajaie_alaie

Is there anything more classic than a white top and denim? Nope. But subtle slash standout details keep it fresh.

 

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Photo via @aligolden

The classic white-and-denim combo works in so many ways — including oversized silhouettes.

 

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Photo via @are_studio

Easiest way to look chic this fall? An oversized coat and a light turtleneck.

 

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Photo via @carleen_us

Playful prints and A-line midis are a perfect pairing.

 

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Photo via @charlieandlee

Layer your fave black summer dress with a sweat top and slides for a cool transitional look.

 

 

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Photo via @firstriteclothing

The wide leg pant (one of our favorite pieces for fall) goes great with the contrast of a cropped jacket.

 

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Photo via @fandfnyc

One thing to invest in this September? A long, comfy knit. Super versatile and casually sophisticated.

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Photo via @goodstudiosaus

It’s all about comfort this season. We like to think of it as elevated lounge wear.

 

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Photo via @gravitypope_shop

Best way to feel like you’re rocking your comfiest sweats but still look put together enough to hit the street? Tailored cuts and a trench.

 

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Photo via @shopidun

Add big, bold patterns to make any outfit a little bit more interesting.

 

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Photo via @shopkaleidos

Still hanging onto those summer vibes? Just add a straw hat to fluid  trousers and a dreamy top.

 

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Photo via @leoboutique

Catch those ’90s feels with high-waisted light denim and a tucked in tank.

 

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Photo via @lowellmtl

September-ize your summer dresses by layering — just add a plain t-shirt and a fuzzy coat for the cooler weather.

 

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Photo via @miramirasf

Look on the bright side this season and stock up on colorful pieces to balance a usual sea of neturals.

 

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Photo via @shopmyrtle

How to add a little femininity to menswear-inspired silhouettes? Add a cute sandal.

 

 

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Photo via @neighbourwoman

Remember that candy-colored bomber jacket you had in high school? It’s back, with a modern twist.

 

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Photo via @shop_nonna

A tailored coat in a neutral color like gray or navy is on our essential list and a perfect Fall topper for that summery LBD.

 

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Photo via @objectswithoutmeaning

Our go-to Fall color palette also includes shades of gray. Then layer, layer, layer.

 

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Photo via @shoponeofafew

We love a good cropped pant as much as anyone, but pooling at the ankle in a straight leg jean has us giddy this season.

 

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Photo via @shoponeofafew

A classic khaki pant is always in season, but this time around it’s all about reinventing elegance.

 

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Photo via @parcshop

Layer your blouse with a turtleneck for a vintage vibe that feels so now. And functional to boot.

 

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Photo via @ridershop

Add in some texture — like a ruffled skirt — to give a classic sweater dress a little extra kick.

 

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Photo via @therisingstates

Show a little skin with a slit and a cropped sweater, while still keeping the rest of your body warm with long sleeves and a calf grazing hem.

 

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Photo via @seldomseen.co

Grunge never died. Keep its memory alive and well with an oversized denim jacket and a sheer, striped t-shirt.

 

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Photo via @shopboswell

Let the mule walk you all the way into winter.

 

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Photo via @whit_ny

Cutesy prints and girly details, like ruffles and bows, make for a sweet September.

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Layer up your spring/summer staples. White pants after Labor Day and sweet hues will ward off those back to work/school blues.

 

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An easy trench coat is a wardrobe staple for both fall and spring’s transitional months. Add personality with standout, look-at-me heels in an autumnal hue.

 

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Fluid silhouettes in textural fabrics are an easy way to channel the Fall feels.

12 Key Pieces to Give Your Fall Wardrobe a Facelift

It’s that time again. Coat and closed-toe shoes weather. Fall is one of our fave times of the year, simply for the wardrobe. We have a few new pieces tucked up our long sleeves this season, though — rad silhouettes and styles we’re obsessing over that are giving our wardrobes a fashion-forward update — so we thought we’d let you in on the secrets.

1. THE UTILITY JUMPSUIT

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The jumpsuit has quickly become our new wardrobe staple. We love them because they’re super easy to wear and everyone from Ilana Kohn to Horses Atelier have made them stars in all their collections, adding subtle details and classic cuts to keep them timeless. Buy it in a neutral, go-with-anything color like black, gray or navy. And layer to your heart’s desire. 

Shop Timeless Jumpsuits >

2. THE METALLIC SHOE

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This ‘90s throwback trend is way better this time around (less sparkle, more shine) and a small way to make a big statement. Metallic shoes were all over the runways and we obsessed over the styles from Maryam Nassir Zadeh during NYFW. Right now, we can’t take our Rachel Comeys off. Wear them with a neutral palette to make them stand out even more.

Shop Metallic Shoes >

3. RETURN OF THE PANTSUIT

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This trend might be menswear inspired, but the MO here is all about the ladies. Two-pieced, tailored but not too structured, and with subtle draping to maintain movement, the women’s two-piece suit feels just as powerful as it looks. There’s more than one reason to join the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pantsuit this Fall. We love the way Raquel Allegra does the blazer and pant combo.

Shop Suits >

4. A TURTLENECK (OR 10)

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These guys are keeping our necks warms again this season, so make sure you get one in every color. Turtlenecks are not only cute, but seriously versatile — wear them on their own with high waisted pants or layer under a dress or overalls for extra warmth. Objects Without Meaning makes a mean one. 

Shop Turtlenecks >

5. STATEMENT EARRINGS

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Continuing on from having their moment in Spring, statement earrings are putting earlobes at fashion’s front and center for Fall. Dangly ones are the best (like the bold shapes Modern Weaving does) and we even love a single earring with a cool updo. 

Shop Statement Earrings >

6. THE MINIMALIST CHOKER

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Chokers have been gaining traction for a while now and this ‘90s-inspired trend is showing no signs of slowing down. We love keeping ours simple and with a glint of metal (a la Elise Ballegeer and Baleen), which keeps things subdued for a cool everyday look. 

Shop Minimalist Chokers >

7. COLORFUL SHOES

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Bold, saturated hues are often big for Fall but can be tricky to master in a sea of neutrals. This season we’re putting them on our feet in every style from boots and loafers to sandals and Mary Janes. Plus, it gives an on-point pop to just about any outfit. Check out the way Mari Giuidicelli and Loq do it.

Shop Bold Hue Shoes >

8. GRANDPA PLAIDS

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Plaid hasn’t been just for your grandpa for a minute now, but this season it focused on a menswear-inspired direction and we love it. Riff off the old man’s style in taupes, camels, grays and neutrals. We’re into 323’s Mock Neck Smock Dress, which looks just like his oversized work shirt.

Shop Grandpa Plaids >

9. WIDE LEG PANTS

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This shape has officially become one of our closet staples. Comfortable and stylish (hell yes), the wide leg pant comes in so many different variations that you’re guaranteed to find one that fits you just right. Our advice is to find a color you will wear with everything, keep them high waisted, then buy five pairs. Both Sunja Link and Caron Callahan know how to make a good pair.

Shop Wide Leg Pants >

10. THE TEXTURED TOPPER

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This season, keep things interesting on top with a ton of texture. Finding its way to everything from coats and robes to cardigans and sweaters, this trend is as much fun to look at as it is to wear. We like to balance it out by pairing it with something simple on the bottom, layered underneath or even get matchy-matchy like Ryan Roche does.

Shop Textured Toppers >

11. UPDATED WHITE BUTTON UP

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This classic wardrobe staple is timeless, but worn in so many ways this Fall — just pick your pleasure — and we love how versatile it’s become. Style Mafia does a great one with a wide sash and bell sleeves and Elise Ballegeer’s, with a hidden button placket and set-apart collar detail, adds a sweet minimalistic touch. Our advice? Wear with literally anything whenever a situation demands a bit of polish. 

Shop White Button Ups >

12. THE OVERSIZED COAT

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Bigger is better when it comes to this ‘80s-inspired trend. We love the outsized proportions on an oversized jacket — dropped shoulders, roomy pockets, low-hanging hems — and the way they add a low key, yet pulled together finish on an outfit. Horses Atelier and Lacausa know what’s up this season. 

Shop Oversized Coats >

Psst… New arrivals for Fall are added on the daily, so bookmark this page to watch for even more things to love this season.

Fall Editorial: Take It Easy

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Kamperett Ride Silk Jumpsuit in Rust.

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Elise Ballegeer Croquet Dress in White; The General Public Pigeon Jacket; Open Air Museum Joni Pant in Black.

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Elise Ballegeer Kimono Coat; Open Air Museum Eva Dress; Open Air Museum Joni Pant in Natural; Converse Chuck Taylor high tops, stylist’s own (similar here). 

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The General Public Pigeon Jacket in Carmel; The General Public Wader Pants in Carmel; Elise Ballegeer Open-Collar Shirt; Converse Chuck Taylor high tops, stylist’s own (similar here). 

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Elise Ballegeer Ribbed Mock Top and Ribbed Skirt

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Kamperett Rosalind Silk Charmeuse Slip Dress in Champagne.

 

Photography: Nima Chaichi

Styling and Art Direction: Sanam Miremadi

Model: Hanna Gebrehiwet

Huge thanks to Homestead Seattle for the location.

The Women Behind Objects Without Meaning’s Fall 2016 Campaign

Taking turns behind the camera and in front of it, Los Angeles creatives Kourtney Jackson and Kaitlynn Lucas are the women behind Objects Without Meaning’s recent campaigns and our latest obsession. With the perfect sunlight casting shadows and the fluid movement of the clothes, this duo has mastered the art of a photograph that puts the clothes in a beautiful light while at the same time making you feel like you could totally be friends with the person wearing them. Obviously we had to find out more.

HOW DID YOU FIRST START WORKING WITH OBJECTS WITHOUT MEANING?

KAITLYNN: I first started working with Objects after being approached by Erlin and Alex to model for their website. I’ve been collaborating with the brand ever since!

KOURTNEY: Well, as the Art Director in recent years for a couple different LA retailers, I’ve also been involved with seasonal buying. So I actually first worked with Objects Without Meaning from a buying perspective, which is very different from our recent collaborations!

HOW DID YOU GUYS MEET?

KL: I actually met Kourtney through my boyfriend, David! They had worked together in previous years.

KJ: Kaitlynn and I met in person the day we had our first shoot together for Objects. But I already knew I liked her because she is dating my past intern turned-assistant turned-good friend.

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Kaitlynn Lucas in Fall 2016

TELL US ABOUT THE CREATIVE COMMUNITY IN LOS ANGELES.

KL: It’s such an inspiring community. I’ve only been exposed to a small part of it, but the people I’ve met and come in contact with over the past few months are doing some really incredible things. I feel like the appreciation for creativity and artistry is only increasing. It’s a really great time to be a creative person.

KJ: I’ve found the creative community in Los Angeles to be pretty fluid. There’s a lot of collaboration, exchange of ideas, and familiar faces once you’re engaged with it. I feel like we (LA creatives) have high standards for our own work, but we want to see each other succeed. There’s definitely forward momentum when we support each other’s creative endeavors.

IF YOU HAD TO PICK, BEHIND THE CAMERA OR IN FRONT?

KL: Behind — I’m so shy!

KJ: So hard to choose! For me, being in front is much more fun. But being behind the camera can be more rewarding because (let’s be honest) I love directing the creative vision.

HOW DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION FOR PROJECTS?

KL: I really can’t force it. That’s been my biggest challenge with art school and creating in general. I’m constantly writing things in my notebook that resonate with me – whether it be a passage from a book I’m reading, a line from a song, a scene in a film. I also love reading art history essays and criticism. Rosalind Krauss is my favorite.

KJ: I often find inspiration from studying artists I respect that practice the same discipline. For photography projects, I look to people like Wolfgang Tillmans, Viviene Sassen, Irving Penn, etc. Watching experimental old cinema really inspires me as well!

TELL US SOMETHING PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU.

KL: I love to make music. I play guitar and sing. I grew up in choir and did musicals through community theater. Lately I haven’t been as involved in music as I’d like to be, but I’m hoping to pick it back up again when I’m finished with school.

KJ: I actually have a minor in Biblical Studies.

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Kourtney Jackson in Spring 2016

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE PIECES FROM THE FALL COLLECTION?

KL: The knife pleat dress because it’s so simple and elegant and flattering on pretty much everyone. I also really love the mock neck shirts. The silhouette is so classy.

KJ: Easy. The cashmere sweater and pant set are so sophisticated and comfortable. It feels like the set is ushering in a renaissance for luxurious loungewear.

For more with these rad women, visit kaitlynnlucas.com and kourtneyjackson.com.

Fieldguided’s October mood board is all about getting cozy

For October, Anabela Piersol of Fieldguided has all the cozy feels on her inspiration mood board.

“Now that we’ve said goodbye for sticky, sun-kissed skin, it’s time for all the things that make autumn so cozy: chunky knits, endless pots of tea, pulling the camel wool lapel of a perfect jacket close against your face, and snuggling up with a good book. And a fire in the fireplace, should we be so lucky.”

Mood Board: Last Days of Summer

We’re so excited to welcome our new contributing editor Anabela Piersol, the founder of Toronto-based style blog Fieldguided! She’ll be sharing her style mood boards each month so come back the first Friday of every month to get inspired. For September, she’s soaking up the final days of summer. Sniff.

“For me late summer is all about the light, and it’s probably my favorite time to travel.”