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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Notes for Next Fall - Rag & Bone

Would it surprise you if I told you I was probably the most boringly-dressed fashion blogger ever? If I said that part of the reason I don't post up outfit photos is because they'd just be a rotation of pretty much the same outfit (skinny jeans/cords, solid color (or, occasionally, striped) sweater, sneakers, maybe a coat thrown on if it's possibly chilly)?

Anyway, so being a member of the "California corporate casual" and someone who lives in my jeans and basics, I really love the clothes that Rag & Bone puts out every season (I mentioned their '08 spring collection last February as a style I would want in the spring). And this fall, they worked almost exclusively in my favorite color palette: navy blues, greys, and blacks, then added in a great little bit of color with the poppy red pins.


I really love the layering up of the tights and slouchy socks (legwarmers?) over the little lace-up oxford booties, plus the cuts of the jackets (that navy tuxedo jacket!!) are great too. I already have the oxford booties, the legwarmers (I take ballet!) or socks, and tights and skirts in grey and black and navy... so yeah, of course this would appeal to me!

Plus, because of the limited palette, everything works and meshes together perfectly. (I have no qualms about pairing navy and black, obviously.) It goes to show that if you really do have great pieces, you can put them together however you like and they will look awesome.

So I guess that's another thing to think about for next fall -- and in general, really -- if all of your pieces are great and go together well, then you'll always look fab. I just reallyreally love the palette that they put together this fall. And that tuxedo coat. Ooh, that tuxedo coat. I might have to think about getting some little coral-red flowers to pop onto my lapels, too.

I also thought the make-up look was really pretty -- it looks like a light wash on the eye (maybe a light copper or bronze or gold?) and a soft neutral lip. Very casual, very pretty, very much something I can do with minimal time/effort (holla for that).

But yes, this fall collection is a really good example of why I look forward to seeing what Rag & Bone does every season... and will be thinking of them again come next fall.

images from style.com

5 comments:

Lisa said...

I love this collection! I am so glad you posted on it! I have to say though, every year I ohh and ahh over this prime fashion and yet I find myself lacking the sufficient funds to purchase anything from it. :( Do you know of anything remotely resembling this collection that I could find cheaper? I'm sure lots of people would be wondering...

Jeanne said...

Hi Lisa!

You know, now that we're coming into spring, fall/winter stuff from this year (like the tights, the oxford heels, etc.) is already going on sale! Plus the color palette would be easy to pull off with less-expensive pieces, like navy blazers, grey or black skirts, etc...

Monique said...

I like the nice subtle makeup. I know the goth red lip will be hot come fall but that isn't practical for everyday wear. This look works so well.

Jeanne said...

Hi Monique!

Yeah, I love a red lip, especially in the fall, but this is a really nice look. I wonder who the artist was...

Jeanne said...

...Although duh, it's Gucci Westman, who's married to one of the Rag & Bone designers.

http://www.stylelist.com/blog/2009/02/14/fall-2009-fashion-week-backstage-beauty-at-rag-and-bone-gucci/

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