Bags you must have right now!

Yes it is that time again!Time to find out which handbags  you need to be sporting this Season.All the Fall and Holiday purses have been revealed at all major NYC stores and here are the “Must Haves”.If you are a “Purse Lady”this is your season,so here are 7 reasons to shop.

This trend started out last fall and has only been getting stronger.The challenge of course is how do you fit all your stuff?The answer is easy you just have to carry 2 of them or even 3.This is perfectly acceptable and is a handbag lovers dream come true.If you do not like carrying multiple handbags you can just pay someone to carry your stuff and follow you all day.

Yes,fashion is about the Yin and the Yang,designer’s love extremes.Big bags are big style,but be cautious as you do not want to look like you are lugging all your worldly possessions around.Do not fill a major bag to capacity only put in it what you would normally carry around.

Fall is always about texture and this season the texture is crocodile.real crocodile can cost you an arm and a leg but there are excellent imitations around.Look for something with structure and the great news is that this trend goes from day to evening.So if you are the “I only need one handbag”type of girl opt for a mid size top handle or crossbody and you will look flawless day and night.

Clutches,normally reserved for evening have transitioned to day.Most of them are designed to fit a small computer or an ipad and usually come with some kind of strap in case you need it.Fall’s key silhouette is about the shoulder and the sleeve and this is the perfect trend to balance out that detail.

This season designers have transformed the functional strap into the focal point.Reinventing it in ribbon,beading and fur it becomes both practical and ornamental.Very often designers will include 2 or 3 straps with the bag so that you can change it up.Some retailers are selling handbag straps that can be added to bags you own all ready.The key trends come from extravagant guitar straps.

If you are looking for a holiday bag the key trend is velvet.They are available in every size,shape and color.If it is strictly for evening look for one that is embellished.

This is the most whimsical trend of the season.Why carry just a purse when you can carry a work of art around with you.Inspired by sculpture and the decorative arts these bags make a major statement.If you choose to sport one of these babies make sure the rest of your outfit is simple.

 

 

 

The Shoes you must have right now!

Yes,it is that time again.Time to find out what you are going to be obsessed with this Fall and Holiday season.After spending a whole day at Saks,Bloomingdales,Bergdorfs and about 17 other shoe stores here is what I think are the must haves for the season.

If you can only afford to add one shoe to your collection this season make sure it is a red one.The red boot was a stand out during fashion week and delightful variations of it are in the stores at every price point.The good news is that they are available in many heel heights and so many styles.Why red shoes you may ask?Well I will let David Bowie answer that one.”Put on you Red Shoes and dance the Blues“.So many of us have been having the blues lately so it is time to put on our red shoes and just dance.

This fabric that dominates holiday is now designers choice for the must have shoes.Never have I seen such a variety of velvet dazzlers.Do stay away from black and opt for one of the fabulous jewel tones that are dominating this trend.Sneaker lovers rejoice there are a slew of stunning comy,cozy versions for you this season.

This 80’s shoe trend is back full force force again but before you run to your attic and start rummaging for your vintage Dr Martens this season’s versions have a cool edge to them.The key to pulling them off is to pair them with very feminine pieces to create a cool girl vibe.

Boot lovers “Rejoice” this Fall is all about boots and another key trend is the urban take on traditional cowboy boots.The cowgirl boots have a fresh urban take that is cleaner and sexier.Go for edgier details like studs and embroidery.

The slouch boot is a fresh take on all the tall boots we have been seeing.They have a great casual vibe to them and if the knee high version is not your thing do get the cute bootie version.

Shine made a big splash on the runway and now makes a bigger splash on the real way.This trend was a major deal at Channel and Saint Laurent but is now at J Crew and Topshop.Silver is the big color but blue and red are also key.

Who said art is just for your wall.The major shoe designers have been inspired by art in a big way this season with the emphasis on sculptural heels.So if you are both an art lover and a shoe lover this is your season.

For shoes this season More is More and More is better.Embroidery,extravagant lace,pom poms and beading are lush,luxurious and over the top.To pull this trend off pair it with a simple outfit and let the shoe be the star.

“So remember holding up every successful women is a fabulous pair of shoes”
♥ Sunil

 

Must haves this Fall!

 

Every season magazines,retailers and designers talk about the “Must Haves” for the season.What is a “Must Have” and why is it important to pay attention?A must have is something that is essential or highly desireable.Well in fashion is it all about desire or rather lust more than must and what these people are telling you is what you should buy that season.By adding these pieces to your closet you are making a statement that you are aware of current trends and pay attention to your appearance.If you do not have a lot of money to spend on clothes, focusing and adding a couple of these pieces can really raise the wow factor of your wardrobe.

So this season here is what you add to your wardrobe(if you do not already have it)…

I always say a statement coat is a must have for everyone.It can dress up the simplest outfit and it is the first thing people see.This season’s version is all about being belted which does give it polish.If you have a great statement coat see if you can add a great belt to it and update it that way.

I think we are finally seeing a backlash to all the casualization that has been happening and people are wanting to get dressed up again.The pantsuit is a key piece but it is updated with softer lines,an elongated length and power shoulders.It is a much younger take on a classic and is paired with very feminine blouses and shoes.I love it because it makes a woman look powerful and there is nothing sexier than a woman who looks like she is about to kick ass.(some of you might disagree)

This all about cozy comfort a feeling we all want to have in today’s turmoil.This season’s version is soft and envelopes you like a cocoon.It is longer and can be worn as a dress with tights and boots or over pants and leggings.

This season is all about texture and faux fur leads the way.Recent advances in technology have created faux shearlings that are so realistic that it is impossible to tell the difference and the best thing is that they are machine washable.This is your perfect layering piece this fall over pants,dresses or shirts.Look for ones that have an Americana feel to them and are inspired by the wild west.

When it is time to get dressed up this season,it is all about velvet.If you are shopping for a special event look no further than a simple velvet dress or if you are not a dress person a sharp velvet suit.It is the seasons big fabric story and is perfect for holiday.Do not be afraid to go for the over the top head to toe velvet look.

The Top 5 Prints for this Fall!

Yes,it is finally here the first day of Fall 2017.Time to start planing your outfits and rotating your closet.The first step in pulling your wardrobe together is to bring the right colors to the front.If you are not sure what the right colors are check out this link.http://sunilr.com/blog/must-have-colors-for-fall-2017/

The next step is making sure you have the right prints.Prints can freshen up your wardrobe and be a great way to make your look sizzle.Find the seasons prints and mix them up with all the current solid colors and you have a foolproof wardrobe.If you are not a print person add a touch to your wardrobe in the form of a scarf,a bag or a shoe.

Florals are now a fall staple.Most people love wearing them in the summer and cannot seem to give them up come fall.The difference is that fall florals tend to be more moody often on a dark ground.So do continue to wear flowers well in to winter but make sure they are the right kind.

Animal prints are now a fall staple and they never ever go away.This season is all the about the rich,luxurious big cat.Leopard leads the way followed by Cheetah,Tiger and Jaguar.The prints are more lush this season embellishing nature to be noticed.This trend is not for the faint at heart.If you are not a big fan of animal opt for a shoe,this season has a crop of leopard print shoes at every price point.

Plaids and fall go hand in hand but this seasons plaids come more from across the pond and have a poshness to them.They are more pumped up and playful in scale or tend to come from traditional british menswear but very feminine at the same time.

I love this trend it is colorful and happy.Inspired by the American heartland where a scrap of fabric was not wasted but instead used to create beautiful coats and quilts.It so reminds me of Dolly Parton and her coat of many colors.

Of course each season has a print that brings whimsy…

The humble polka dot has been given a make over this season by playing with scale and making it more lavish.So if you are feeling playful this season this is a must add to your closet.

“Have fun with prints this season”

♥ Sunil

 

Some fashion inspiration!

Some times you need to be inspired.Fall is around the corner and before you start planing your new outfits here is some inspiration for you.Feel free to print out which ever one speaks to you and hang it up right next to your closet.