Stylist Spotlight: Fashion Forward Into Fall

BY SAN FRANCISCO-BASED STYLIST AND BLOGGER MARCY CARMACK

Fashion Forward Into Fall

Fall is such an exciting time of year. Stores are filling up fast with new merchandise, and designers begin to showcase their newest collections on the runways. As fashion lovers, we all want new things at the beginning of the season because style is fresh and exciting, and luckily for San Franciscans, we are able to wear fall clothing almost year round because of the perpetually cool weather. As American writer Mark Twain said, “the coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco!”

As a stylist, I love discovering fashion ideas before they happen, and I always aim to be a little bit different. Here, a few of my favorite looks for fall:

Fur (or faux fur)
I found the fake fur I am wearing in the photo above almost a year ago. I wear it all the time in San Francisco, even with sandals in the summertime. Though it’s freezing, you still want to feel some essence of summer here. Over-the-top is truly inspirational.

Capes
You can’t have enough outerwear here in San Francisco. The good news about a cape is that all you need in order to pull it off is a pair of skinny jeans. I’m loving knee socks paired with them as well, but it’s not for everyone.

Equestrian
The equestrian trend is back and riding rainboots are the perfect touch for the endless rain in San Francisco. Pull them over your skinny jeans, jodhpurs, or tights – instant rainy-day chic.

August 9, 2010