Fashions Fade. Style Is Eternal

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As Fall kicks into full swing and our favorite digital sources are filled with unparalleled riffs on new seasonal trends, we can’t help but notice a spawning list of interesting items that the fashion flock saunters to. Seasonally trendy or perennially chic, the list entails nothing short of highly coveted items that each exude a unique flair.

Case in point — wool velour overcoat for luxurious comfort; cashmere palazzo pants for cascading lengths and effortless edge; and guipure lace number for ultra-feminine poise.

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As besotted as I may be gushing over new trends for their high time novelty (pictorials my Instagram feed never fails to deliver of style mavens along SoHo’s charming sett-paved streets or the luxurious avenue de Champs Élysées), they somehow never ladder up to cult following status in my style scrapbook. Yes, as avant-garde and chic seasonal trends may be, I often find myself retreating back to classic staples for their gratifying sense of purpose and practice. Versatile for seasons to come. Pair-able with wardrobe staples. One that we can keep in heavy rotation without wallowing in unrestrained luxury (or tapering bank accounts for that matter).

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Amongst a vast array of trendy styles that steer towards “smoldering on sparing terms”, there are certain pieces that granted any sartorially astute person can foster and flaunter without worrying of becoming a one hit wonder. My favorite item for Fall? A light-colored coat with minimally fuzzy finish, fitting as paired with a lightweight sweater or a textured top. If posh shearling or alpaca wool blank coat doesn’t tickle your fancy, then opt for a stylish beige or camel coat that will have you stepping out looking nothing short of flawless.

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In my outfit today I kept the cool shivers under tab with this Camel Pea Coat from Lookbook Store that’s quickly become one of my favorites. The defining moments that make this jacket special are these crop sleeves (shirts with embellished arm details rejoice!) and boxy fit (ideal for strutting that layered effect). Given fashion is at its best when form and function bond themselves in matrimony, I wore it over this mesh petal engrained 3D Rose Top – White from the Lookbook Store and absolutely loved how effortlessly chic and comfy it is. Not to mention the style is slightly cropped so ideal for pairing with high-waisted jeans or midi skirts!

My favorite part of this ensemble? Kicking it up a feline notch with a red leopard print skirt and flirty open toe booties!

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So take to heart Yves Saint Laurent’s eponymous line that ‘fashions fade, style is eternal.’ Play up new trends. Work in staples. Make it gratifyingly your own! That’s the beauty of being a fashion tastemaker for party of one 🙂

Xo~ Lena


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In collaboration with Lookbook Store; thoughts and opinions are my own.

Top: Lookbook// Skirt: Vince Camuto// Jacket: Lookbook// Shoes: Via Spiga// Clutch: Louis Vuitton// Ring: Lincoln Park Fair ’13// Bangles: Forever 21

Photos: Jason J Photography

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111 thoughts on “Fashions Fade. Style Is Eternal

  1. Nothing beats a staple/timeless style. I like to use the current trends to enhance my tried (but true) favorites and classics. Love that printed skirt too 😩🙌😩


  2. Lena! I love your look :o) You’re always a classy lady, and I agree with your sentiment about classic staples. They’re the best! That is terrific that Lookbook recognized Feline Creatures! Woohoo! You’re a talented lady :o)


    • Dear that’s so sweet of you! I truly appreciate your heart-warming comment and I’m glad you liked the classic ensemble I put together. Your words are always so encouraging and it’s a true delight to meet you here and read your blog for insightful product reviews! Have a happy Monday Jacqueline! 🙂


    • Thank you Janae that’s very sweet of you! If anything I love about Fall other than the vibrant orange hues and pumpkin spice latte is layering, and I’m glad you liked this layered ensemble I put together! I will be sure to check out your upcoming posts dear, have a wonderful rest of your day! xo~


    • Hi Moyo! So glad to see you stop by! Yes the skirt is a fun and feisty one by itself! I love how leopard print is such a classy piece and with a tad of red it really takes an outfit up a notch! Thanks for your lovely comment dear, have a great week ahead!


  3. Another beautiful midi skirt, and another great outfit! That texture and print mix reminds me of Olivia Palermo, master in mixing patterns! That coat is definitely the cherry on top of that outfit. Perfect 🙂


    • Thanks Elle!! What a keen observation and so well put! A camel coat really helps elevate a look whether paired with leather skinnies or midi skirts, and I love how a white textured top really sets a fun and exuberant mood. Thanks for your lovely comment dear, always glad to see you stop by!! xoxo~

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