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Hello, my Style Star Sisters. Yes, I admit I absolutely love the fall season. The plethora of fabulous jackets, wraps, leathers, and suedes are definitely among my favorite pieces to wear on those brisk days. I think outerwear is by far one of the most important pieces to invest in. Think about it! You have several months to play with textures, shapes, colors and lengths. The options are endless.
Fashion icons …How to dress like your style icons
Recently, we lost one of my favorite actresses, Diahann Carroll.
Even at a young age while watching Julia, I was mesmerized by her classic, sophisticated style, and her ever-present confidence. Besides my beautiful mother, (pic below)
Brenda, who had endless sophistication and style, and Diana Ross, I always wanted to emulate them and show up as my best self. So, I started thinking what would my beloved style icons wear this season? I have selected a few fabulous lux and affordable pieces that are sure to turn heads even on a chilly day.
Fee-Fi Faux Fur
I absolutely love a swing coat. It is hands down my go-to favorite accessory for fall. Check out this lovely faux wrap.
I think going with the navy is best. I can see all my ladies rocking this lovely Ellen Tracy wrap coat. This is a great piece for chilly days. I’m sure my mom and Ms. Carroll would approve. It can be found on the Lord & Taylor site for around $180.
I love the classic Chanel tweed jackets. I want them all! St. John knits are the best to show timeless sophistication. Unless you find these luxury pieces at a really good consignment shop or designer sale, you will pay thousands. Don’t fret my style stars. You can easily find great lookalikes for a fraction of the cost. Check out my selections below.
This Zara find is $129 and great for an office party or night out.
If you want to splurge on some designer finds, I think St. John’s is a smart choice.
This St. John metallic tweed jacket is over $400. It’s truly gorgeous. You can wear this with pants, a skirt, or jeans. Sometimes style stars, a luxury item is a good investment if you can wear it for many seasons and several ways.
This St. John’s knit jacket I saw this past weekend at Off Saks Fifth Avenue. It is on sale now for $729.99.
Now, back to more affordable finds.
This is one of my favorite finds. A faux chinchilla wrap is perfect. And, check out the price of $79.99. A real bargain.
The options are plentiful if you want to dress like a diva. Remember, you don’t have to go broke to look like a million bucks.
Your Style Star Sister,