Fall Wish List: My Top Picks

With cool weather, football games, and the upcoming holiday season on my brain, I’ve added quite a few things to my fall wish list. Whether I need a cozy collegiate-inspired sweater for game day or a wool shift dress for just about anything, our Brooks Brothers Boutique is fueling any and all additions to my must-have list.

1. Brooks Brothers Navy Wool University Sweater
Paired with jeans, boots, and a toasty scarf, this sweater is perfect for the big game.

2. Brooks Brothers Navy Corduroy Skirt
Bringing a cozy feel to the office is definitely a to-do this season, and this skirt puts a feminine twist on the corduroy trend while still being work appropriate.

3. Brooks Brothers Black Wool Shift Dress
Who doesn’t love a versatile LBD? As soon as I saw this classic silhouette I just knew I had to have it for all the upcoming holiday festivities.

Our Brooks Brothers Boutique opens Tuesday, September 25, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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September 25, 2012

Yes, You Can: Wear Socks with Heels

Being a style risk taker can feel (literally) like you’re toeing the edge of the DON’T pages in Glamour. Mixing prints, the hotly debated PJs at work (hey, I’ve worn a swimsuit to work before… with pants, mind you), and here’s another one to add to the sartorial controversy list: socks with heels.

Alexa Chung’s been rocking them for years. And no way, José, do I mean white knee socks with slip-on sports sandals. I’m talking about those cute little open-toe sandals, the pair you don’t pack away just in case there’s a freak heat wave in January.

Here in New England, we’re entering into an eight-month season of tights and boots. I’m not ready for that type of commitment. Instead, I’m thinking Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2012 and easing into the cooler months with a slew of shoe and sock combos.

This post from Stylelist, which references the same Dolce & Gabbana collection, gives a quick rundown on how to get it right. Though I’ll admit it certainly is a toughie, this trend’s not as intimidating as it sounds.

By Sam Dulac, Senior Staff Writer

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September 11, 2012