Fall 2012 may be months away, but we, here at Audrey, can’t wait to feel the texture of wool, knits, and tweed on our skin again. This is why we’re so excited to tell you about a fall collection from the luxury brand Paul & Joe and its more affordable line Paul & Joe Sister. Our observation of what’s to come for fall trends were supported when we went through the racks of clothes from autumn collection yesterday on Robertson Blvd. We were pleased to see chunky knitted sweaters, leather bottoms and tops, cute and exotic prints, and suits filled the shiny silver racks. As well-groomed ladies came sauntering into the store, a DJ in the corner was spinning lively music while a server walked around the store holding a silver tray of hors d’oeuvres and a bartender in the back mixed pink martinis. The mood of the event was perfectly set making it easier and a more pleasant evening for us to get a sneak preview of Paul & Joe’s Autumn collection.
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Even though everyone’s talking spring fashion now that the holiday season is over, there’s still a serious chill outside. Almost every girl has a knit piece in her wardrobe and for good reason — they’re cozy and never go out of style. But this “transition” season between winter and spring is the perfect time to invest in a chunky knit. Layered up, they keep you warm and stylish in mid-winter’s chill, and you can wear your spring favorites early by throwing a knit on top. It’s all about how you put it together.
Your usual T-shirt & jeans: I don’t believe keeping up with fashion requires you to change your wardrobe; it’s about working with what you already have and mixing it up by adding new elements. No one says you can’t be fashionable with your T-shirt and jeans. Just dress it up with some accessories, boots and a chunky knit sweater and you’re good to go. A quick tip: adding a belt really makes all the difference. You can either (1) tuck in your shirt and add a belt to your jeans, which, by the way, makes your legs look longer, or (2) add a waist belt on top of your jacket.
Cozy can be stylish: Who says comfy and chic don’t go together? As seen above, I’m wearing a knit off-shoulder top with black booty shorts, tights and heeled booties. Off-shoulder knit tops are flattering for every figure because it gives that little peek of your skin, and we all know how sexy that can be. For accessories I have a pair of long earrings and a belt to match the metal studs on my shoes. I’m all for metal accessories for an edgy look, but knit-tops can really be incorporated in many different outfits, so they’re super versatile and perfect for many occasions. They also have the added advantage of concealing any extra oomph you might have in your stomach area, so no more worries about restricting how much you eat on a date!
Here are some shopping ideas for cozy, layer-able knits: