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Fall Preview – What I Love

August 17, 2017

I’ve put off saying the F-word for as long as possible. But I think it’s time. Ready or not, fall is coming. We’re about four weeks out from the biggest style ‘season’ of the year and if you’re like me, you’re pretty eager to see what some of your favorite designers and shops are offering.

This year, instead of doing my usual wish list, I’ve decided to mix it up. After two-plus years of steady blogging, my closet doesn’t have a lot of ‘holes’. Of course though, there are always items turning my head, and I’m considering adding a few. Here is what I’m currently looking at.


REIFHAUS


A piece I’m rather excited about – the Lou Jumpsuit in organic cotton denim, sourced from Japan. (Perhaps this is the year-round jumpsuit I’ve been yearning for!) It looks chic as ever, styled here with black. I’d love to see it with a white shirt underneath, and a tan felt hat for a chic monochromatic look. Also, I bet this would layer well over cashmere sweaters!

The Portland-based design house is releasing their cold-weather collection Tuesday, August 22nd. (Watch for their men’s collection on September 5th!)

Photo credit, Evan Kinkel 


ONLY CHILD


After seeing how well some of you (Bev!) rocked your duster vests earlier this summer, I am thinking that might be an excellent piece to add to my wardrobe. The Bolinas Duster, set to be released by Only Child is 90% wool (10% nylon for fabric strength) and would be amazing over every black item in my closet. I’m also crushing on the Miro Skirt (seen below in white), which is made from raw silk (fav!) and comes in grey, black and olive in addition to white.

Their FW17 collection officially drops on Tuesday, August 29th, but email subscribers get access five days early. Only Child is located in Oakland, CA

Photo credit, Clara Rice


VETTA


This September, the team at NYC-based Vetta is launching the Minimal Capsule, I got to take a sneak peek, and it’s good. And ultra minimal. Like this organic cotton sweater that can be worn 3 ways. 1) As a slouchy, pullover turtleneck. 2) Take the detachable turtleneck off, and you have a slouchy crewneck sweater. 3) Reverse the sweater, use the buttons, and make it a cardigan. A handful of bases covered by one, hard-working piece.


HACKWITH DESIGN HOUSE


Based in the midwest, this team knows how to make cold-weather friendly clothes!

Their chic and structured wrap sweater would be perfect to layer over boxy tops, and it comes in a gorgeous brown color as well! I think I saw a sneak peek of it on their Instagram stories. But I’m head over heels for their cozy cotton sweater jacket (second picture). I mean, just look at the texture on that one! It’s made from 100% cotton, and the fabric is made in the U.S. too.

Hackwith Design House’s collection launches on Monday, August 21st. You can find them in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Photo credit, 2nd Truth Photography


FashionABLE


Exciting things are happening over at Fashionable! Many of us got acquainted with them because of the beautiful leather totes they sell and now, they’ve ventured into the world of apparel. They launched shoes earlier this year and just this week they launched denim, including this gorgeous, slouchy, jacket! I love the distressing and longer length. I feel like this jacket and I would get along well on chilly mornings in my imaginary life where I go out for coffee instead of schlepping kids off to school. ;) Although it would be pretty cute to wear to drop-off too.


IMBY


IMBY is launching their fall collection in mid-September! I love how youthful these overalls look. I have been a long holdout on the overalls trend, because I thought it was going to come and go quickly. Boy, did I misjudge that one! Perhaps overalls might just fill my cold-weather jumpsuit-yearnings. Love what’s going on here, and I can’t wait to see what else IMBY has to offer this fall.


BROOKES BOSWELL


I tried this hat on in the spring and nearly bought it, but it felt off-season. Obviously, I’m still thinking about it. I love that it is gently structured, but still understated. And the color would be perfect to wear with black, white, blue, essentially everything in my closet. If it passes for light rain duty, you will probably see it on my head before the first drops come this fall. Brookes Boswell is based in SE Portland, where each hat is meticulously crafted.

Your turn! What are you eyeing for fall? Do you have a special purchase planned?

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  • Jodie August 17, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Fall is my absolute favorite season, and this year I am so excited to shop for it , and be able to wear all my NON maternity clothes! :-D
    Love all your picks! I’ve already ordered a few things, and just waiting to be able to wear them!

    • Andrea August 21, 2017 at 9:57 am

      I bet you are so excited! I remember after my first as born, analyzing things like my wool sweaters because they seemed to scratchy my sweet baby’s skin!

  • Bev August 17, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Such a good round up of what’s coming. The wool duster from Only Child looks like a dream, I’m sure it’ll be a closet workhorse! (but I’m obviously biased ;) I’m super excited about the wear-it-3-ways sweater from Vetta. I’d love a piece that has that many options, since I wear sweaters most of the year!

    • Andrea August 21, 2017 at 9:58 am

      Me too Bev, we wear sweaters for so much of the year here in Oregon! Vetta is sending me that sweater to review for you guys, so you can expect to see it next month!

  • Lo August 17, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Those Imby overalls look so good! And that Vetta sweater just made my wish list! So freaking practical! Thank you for sharing!

    I just bought Esby’s Lucia pant in camel for fall, and I’m excited about a richer palette most of all–it’s so weird how I’ve gotten into color.

    • Andrea August 21, 2017 at 10:01 am

      Me too Lo! I have been enjoying a warmer color palette lately, more so than in the last few years! I’d love to hear more about how you like those pants! Also, I’ll be sharing more about the Vetta sweater next month!!

  • Stacy August 17, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Cannot even begin to think about the f-word yet! I’m such a summer lover. BUT that Vetta 3-way sweater? Yes, please, where do I sign up?! haha. I love fall clothes, so I’ll be happy to see them when the leaves begin to turn!

    • Andrea August 21, 2017 at 10:11 am

      I’m with you Stacy! And this summer has been especially good!! Vetta releases their Minimal Capsule early September, I’ll definitely share more!

  • Laura August 18, 2017 at 4:30 am

    Those overalls would look AMAZING on you!!! I held off a long time too, but I know without a doubt that I will be wearing them whether they are “in” or “out” of style — they just make me feel that amazing. Haha!

    • Andrea August 21, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      Thanks friend! You’re really making me want to try them! >< Yours look so good on you too! Thanks for the inspo!

  • Kaleen Ezelle August 18, 2017 at 6:14 am

    Very excited for fall! I love the new crop pant colors that everlane put out yesterday. Trying to decide between the olive or ochre. Both! Haha! I can’t remember…what was your sizing rec on them?

    • Andrea August 21, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      Both colors are SO good, right?! Sorry for the delay in answering your question. I find it best to size down if you’re in between sizes. I am a TTS 6, and my 6 feels great right after I wash them but after all day wear or a few days in a row, they definitely fit a little more baggy. I hope that helps!

  • Mel August 18, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Those Imby overalls look amazing! That Vettta sweater looks really cool too. Do you know when the fall collections launch?

    • Andrea August 21, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      Agreed on both counts!! Vetta is releasing their collection in early September it sounds like!

  • Anne August 18, 2017 at 7:43 am

    I’m not a big fan of the drapey sweaters and jumpsuits, though I have no doubt you will look awesome in them. I love fall because I can go all-in with my favorite 90s/early00s punkrockgrunge look- heavy boots, structured jackets, bold jewel tones. It all makes me feel pretty kicka$$ :D

    • Andrea August 21, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      Oh Anne, I wish you’d start a blog, I’d love to see these outfits! Or maybe share them on IG? (What is your handle?)

      • Anne August 22, 2017 at 12:25 pm

        I don’t have an Instagram, I’m so behind the times ;) Maybe I should start one… also just saw in your newer post that Everlane released more of the wide leg pants and I want them all!!!!

  • Erin August 18, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    After four years of living in constant summertime (um, not like it was hard), I’m so excited for fall this year because we’re moving to England (!!!!!!). I’m going to make all of my cozy layering dreams come true: sweaters, tweed blazers, midi skirts and tall boots, velvet and corduroy and cashmere, oh my! Your beautiful collage has inspired me to do the same before I start shopping.

    • Andrea August 21, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      Oh my goodness!!!!! That is so so exciting!!! Just wow! What an experience! You’ll definitely need to bust out those rain and cold-weather dressing skills. I’m so excited to hear all about your move! And do share an English-inspired mood board! And I love corduroy!

  • Cara August 18, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Wow, this roundup is beautiful! So many things to add to my wish list. Thanks for including our VETTA sweater, such an honor!!

    xx
    Cara
    Co-Founder, VETTA

    • Andrea August 21, 2017 at 9:35 pm

      Thanks for the kind words Cara!!! I love supporting people who are up to good things!

  • Anne M August 18, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    I’ve always liked shopping for tops the best, and this Fall it’s caught up with me, as I find myself in need of shoes and boots to wear to a dressier weekly meeting. Must resist the cute blouses and concentrate on what I need :)

    • Andrea August 21, 2017 at 9:36 pm

      Anne, we have opposite problems! For some reason shirts are the thing I rarely buy, it’s everything else first, which is not helpful when looking through the closet in the morning for a good shirt to wear!