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DRESS FOR THE WEATHER  

ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS, PART II

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WHERE TO BUY

ZARA Studded moccasin, zara.com 

When we asked our readers to submit their fall fashion queries, this one was among the most frequently asked: 

 

I’m a busy mom to young children. How do I get myself out of my Lululemon gear and into something more fashionable, but still comfortable and sturdy for day?

 

So, we decided to dedicate an entire Dress for the Weather to it! We’ve put together a little guide of our favorite go-to pieces that you can easily mix and match to create different looks. After all, a casual wardrobe doesn’t have to be boring, nor do you need to sacrifice functionality for fashion.

 

*High wind and heavy rains due to hurricane Sandy are heading toward the NYC tri-state area this week. Please stay safe and keep yourself informed by checking in with local news agencies for updated information and instructions. Or go to nyc.gov

 

 

HEAD TO TOE DAY LOOK

Amped-up basics are key to creating a pulled-together yet comfortable look.

No need to forsake functionality when dressing up for day. Elevate your go-to jeans-and-tee look by substituting denim with a pair of jewel-colored velvet leggings. Layer a cool blazer over your favorite white T-shirt. We love the subtle rock-and-roll vibe of this striped style by Rag & Bone, but a monochromatic version would work equally as well. Pair with a flat or low-heeled ankle boot like these Madewell Chelsea boots that look sleek, but are easy to walk around/carry children/push a stroller in.  Accessorize with a large cashmere scarf for added warmth, a spiked “charm” bracelet for edge, and a sturdy leather tote with a utilitarian shoulder strap to keep your hands free.

 

* For this week's heavy showers courtesy of Hurrican Sandy, substitute leather shoes for tall wellies like this equestrian style pair by Hunter.

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WHERE TO BUY

1. RAG & BONE Striped Bailey jacket, barneys.com

2. LNA Short sleeve bold tee, revolveclothing.com 

3. FALERO SARTI Lolly cashmere-silk scarf, mytheresa.com 

4. MADEWELL The Chelsea Boot, madewell.com

5. J BRAND Stretch velvet leggings, nordstrom.com

6. BURBERRY Nevison structured suede bowling bag, mytheresa.com 

7. JOOMI LIM Single row spike bracelet, otteny.com  

HEAD TO TOE DAY-NIGHT 

Leather pants can be appropriate for a busy mom—especially when transitioning from day to night.

Mixing up different proportions, price points, and textures is the key to looking chic in leather pants. And, if the thought of wearing delicate leather pants seems too risky with messy children running around, try a faux version to achieve the same look. We love how an oversized, preppy button-down top or cashmere sweater balances the edgy, form-fitted look of leather leggings during the day. Take advantage of this week’s wet weather by finishing off the look with sturdy loafers and a cross-body satchel. To make this outfit ready for night, swap the sweater and satchel for a blazer or varsity jacket, and a clutch. Day or night, the flat shoes keep the leather leggings looking more polished. Another great tip: wear a long black cami underneath either your button-down or sweater—the layering effect with black on black is very slimming as well.

 

*Since we're expecting lots of rain this week, substitute the leather pants with jeans.

 
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WHERE TO BUY

1. PLATON Pants by Sandro, us.sandro-paris.com

2. THEORY Cashmere sweater, bergdorfgoodman.com

3. BURBERRY LONDON Mid-length trench coat, net-a-porter.com

4. PROENZA SCHOULER PS11 Classic, proenzaschouler.com

5. J.W. ANDERSON FOR TOPSHOP Leather loafers, topshop.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEADTO TOE DAY FOOTWEAR 

Comfortable shoes are essential for a busy mom.

Running errands, taking your children to the park, or just walking around the city in really high heels is not a sport you want to try out. Any of these footwear options can be worn with jeans—especially the slightly cropped or rolled denim styles. Our favorites are cute loafers (as mentioned in the look above), brogues, chukka boots, a half bootie with a thick, low heel, Converse (you can design your own!), and a wedge bootie. All of these footwear options paired with cropped pants are perfect to wear on a wet day, and we have plenty of those in the forecast this week. Just make sure to wear no-show socks.

 

*Check out some of our favorite rain gear.

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WHERE TO BUY

1. GOLDEN GOOSE City boot, barneys.com

2. STUBBS AND WOOTTON Insecuress slippers, stubbsandwootton.com

3. CAMILLA SKOVGAARD Ankle wedge boots with saw sole, shopbop.com

4. RAG & BONE Harrow boot, rag-bone.com

5. CHURCH'S Classic Burwood glossy leather brogues, net-a-porter.com

 

 

 

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