Fall Style How-To: Edgy Elegance

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Our latest photo shoot seamlessly combined ethereal beauty with a touch of edge — the resulting looks were romantic, unexpected, and unquestionably eye-catching. If you’ve been wondering how to recreate this autumnal aesthetic for yourself, you’re in luck. We asked Styling Manager Rachel to elaborate on how her team achieved these alluring looks. Here’s what she had to say:

Try playing around with pairing unconventional textures. In the first two images, we layered laid-back, cozy sweaters on top of delicate, sophisticated pieces. Also, in the first look, note how the tights add an additional layer of depth with their contrasting color and pattern. In the second look, the dapper, patent loafers add an unexpected twist, but thanks to their shimmery exterior, they still feel classy, and thus cohesive with the tone of the outfit.

Fall Styling How-To: Edgy Elegance

Fall Styling How-To: Edgy Elegance

These next two looks are simply achieved by adding a leather jacket over romantic pieces. The edgier feel of the leather jacket is a visually interesting juxtaposition when paired with a floral dress or silky separates.

Fall Styling How-To: Edgy Elegance

Fall Styling How-To: Edgy Elegance

Thanks for the tips, Rachel! Eager for more unexpected fall outfit ideas? Why not learn to layer like a pro? Or experiment with conversation-starting prints and patterns? Autumn fashion is full of possibilities — seize the moment!


About Anna

Anna's the kind of don't-take-yourself-too-seriously gal who can spend an evening at Monday Night Raw and then turn around and write about nail designs and glitter with just as much sincere, unadulterated delight. She's a firm believer in cats' ability to see ghosts, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the fact that if she wishes enough, she'll never have to iron again.

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3 Responses to Fall Style How-To: Edgy Elegance

  1. Rachel 10/21/2015 at 6:18 pm #

    Omg, the green lace and satin dress is to die for. Wish I had the confidence to go out in some of these looks – they are simply stunning.

  2. Kenzie 10/21/2015 at 8:01 pm #

    I really like these looks featured! I feel like I’m always having to choose between edgy & chic and these looks are the perfect mixture of both… Thank you, Anna!


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