{Style Expert} Part 2: “What I’m coveting this fall”

In part two of this two-part series, our most fashionable FOFs gush over the pieces they’ve fallen for this autumn.

Sally Hilkene, stylist and owner of Churchill

1. Over the Knee Frye Boots in Black, $488. “I lived in Frye boots in college. There are a lot of choices out there but I like Frye because of the detailed stitching on the back and the side zipper. Above all, they are extremely comfortable and a good price point.”

2. Catherine Deane “Irina” Jacket. “It’s a fitted jacket so it is slenderizing but also edgy. I call it space-age meets military because of the leather detailing at the shoulder and waist. It’s structured but very feminine.”

3. HTC Belts, $365.00. “Since I wore cowgirl Halloween costumes when I was younger, I’ve always loved studded belts. The HTC belts provide bling, but in a subtle way. The crystals are black and the studs are tarnished black, similar to Balenciaga or Burberry Prorsum, but much easier on your pocketbook.”

4. Faliero Sarti Scarf, $325.00. “Faliero Sarti scarves from Italy, new in our store, have become my absolute favorite accessories. My favorite is the Filomena scarf, which has a sentence in Italian embroidered on it’s edges: ‘Trova un amica trova un tesoro.’ It translates, ‘To find a friend is to find a treasure.’  Isn’t that the truth?”

*Select items available from Churchill. Call 913.262.5240 for details about availability and shipping.

Wendy Foster, stylist and owner of Wendy Foster

1. Dries Van Noten Jacket, $1,118.00 with Dries Van Noten Full Cotton Skirt, $804. “It’s reminiscent of the old Dior look of the 40s and 50s.”

2. Faliero Sarti Scarf, $298.00. “There’s a great one with an American flag in sepia tones. It would look great with my linen jacket.”

3. Flat Boots in multiple colors. “I like very plain flat boots that zip and unzip so they are easy to put on and take off. I like boots by Ann Demeulemeester when she makes them or Jil Sander. I also like buying my boots from riding shops.”

*Select items available from Wendy Foster. Call 805.565.1506 for details about availability and shipping.

Linda Cohen head buyer of FabOverFifty’s Shop

1. Leather Tassel Tote from Gap, $98. “It’s a little bit bohemian at a great price. You could fit a cell phone and a laptop and it’s good for traveling.”

2. Classic Animal Print Scarf from Ann Taylor, $58. “Animal prints are so big this fall. It’s a great way to dress up a black sweater.”

3. Peplum Shirt by Planet Clothing from the FabOverFifty Shop, $264. “We all need a new white shirt. The asymmetrical collar and black buttons make this a stand out. It would look great with the Ponte Knit Leggings.”

4. Bianca Necklace by Paige Novick from the FabOverFifty Shop, $435. “I love this piece for its quiet beauty and understated grace.”

5. Leopard Print Dress from Talbots, $179. “This is a fantastic, classic, sleeveless sheath. You can throw a little black cardigan over it and go anywhere… to work, out or to a party.”

6. Tie-Front Cardigan from J.Crew, $118. “Camel is one of the most important colors this fall. We all love a yummy cardigan to wear with a t-shirt, over leggings, jeans or a dress. The crepe de chine ribbon closure gives it a more feminine touch.”

7. Ponte Knit Leggings from Ann Taylor LOFT, $49.50. “Leggings are not going away. For the quality, these leggings are a wonderful price. They are made from ponte fabric which is thicker and holds you in really well. You can wear them with a great big sweater or a tunic.”

{Style Expert} Part I: “What I’m coveting this fall”

In part one of this two-part series, our most fashionable FOFs gush over the pieces they’ve fallen for this autumn.

Shirley Wexner, stylist and owner of Joseph

1. Gryphon Shirt, $285.00
2. Jeans by J Brand, $175.00
3. Frye Boots with Studs, $650.00

“I’m going to a rehearsal dinner for a wedding in Texas and I’m wearing a fabulous Gryphon Shirt, J Brand Jeans and Frye Boots with studs all over them.  My friend in Dallas bought me a cowboy hat to match.”

4. Elizabeth and James “Kyra” Belted Cardigan in Toast, $395.00
5. Autumn Cashmere Double-Breasted Sweater in Maroon, $195.00
6. Alexander Wang Long Sweater with Pockets in Charcoal, $415.00

I love three different sweaters: One is Elizabeth and James; the color is toast and it’s long and belted and has an organza ruffle down the front.  Autumn Cashmere has a gorgeous double-breasted sweater in maroon that I’ve got my eye on. Finally, Alexander Wang has a long charcoal sweater with pockets that’s great.

*Select items available from Joseph. Call 901.767.1609 for details about availability and shipping.

Robin Sheldon, President and Founder of Soft Surroundings

1. San Marcos Top, $79.95. “I love tie dye with a touch of glam! The length on this is perfect and it has a fabulous shape!”

2. Parisian Jacket, $110.95. “The collar frames the face perfectly. I love the combination of boiled wool and taffeta. It creates layers of texture and has a great shape.”

3. Rock Star Shirt, $89.95. “I love that it’s silk! The length is just right to belt and it’s
perfect to wear under a tailored jacket to create contrast and interest. It’s just as cool buttoned up as unbuttoned.”

Joni Fischer, retail director of Christopher Fischer

1. Cashmere-Blend, Chunky Cable Collar Cardigan in Mid-Grey, $825.00 “It’s a great piece over slouchy trousers for work. For traveling and weekend-wear it’s great with jeans.”

2. Cashmere Fine Gauge V-Neck Long Sleeved A-line Dress in Plum, $438.00 “The dress is lightweight and versatile. In the daytime I wear it with Wolford leggings in dark grey. For dinner, I’ll quickly change into a heel or bootie, an over-the-top necklace or cuff and a great bag.”

3. Cashmere-Blend, Ribbed ½ Cardigan Stitch Oversized Wrap Coat in Mid-Grey, $495.00 “This piece works with everything. I wear so much black, so gray is a softer accent to go with the fall colors this season; plum, eggplant and olive. It also works for travel, work, weekend-wear or dinner. In the evening I add an elbow-length leather glove and a tall leather boot.”

*Select items available from Christopher Fischer. Call 1-888-CF-GOATS for details about availability and shipping.