Being back in NYC for a visit at the end of September has focussed my thoughts on fall fashion. Today I’m taking part in a style challenge with eBay.com to create an outfit for autumn using items on their site – a surprisingly addictive challenge if my recent browsing is anything to go by!
I’ve chosen a colour palette of black, gold and red for this outfit above. The starting point was the fabulous Rick Owens leather jacket, a gorgeous draped style with chunky zip detailing. I know that as the weather grows cooler and the nights begin to draw in I tend to crave a little colour to brighten and lighten – this red dress by Rebecca Taylor seemed a perfect choice for just this reason. The racer neckline, all over the catwalk for spring summer 2013, means the dress will work for me well into next season.
An oversized bag by Tory Burch (you know I need to carry my life with my in my bag, Blog Reader) and this gold Nikon watch add some smart accessorizing. I’m finishing off the outfit with the Belle court shoes from Reiss, a style I was looking at in their Broadway store this week. I love the multiple ankle straps which will work well with the length of the dress.
Here we are – fall ready! I’m off for a last walk around Central Park before returning to Texas, Blog Reader. You’ll see me posting more summer outfits next month what with the heat in Austin but here in Manhattan I met with Lydia to shoot some fabulous ‘darker’ looks for the blog later in the year. A new direction perhaps? Watch this space….! A few previews are up on my instagram and Twitter feeds – you can find me over at @StyleOnTheCouch.