There’s something about this time of year that makes classic, pared-down style feel just right, with the chilly temps and calmer mood that fall brings. If you, too, feel that vibe, then take it from Vivienne Westwood who said it best, “Buy less. Choose well. Make it last. Go for quality, not quantity.” While that often translates to high-end luxury pieces, it’s not entirely about spending beaucoup bucks when searching for evergreen fashion. It’s yes to the investment coat, cozy, elevated knits, comfy shoes, timeless accessories, beautiful fabrications, good construction, chic simplicity, and a bit of tomboy style.
Left to right: Surprising quality for the price. Men’s Bryant Oxfords in faux leather by Goodfellow & Co., $35. Available at Target. New old-school. V12 sneakers in white and green leather by Veja, $165. Available at Clairvaux (Hawthorne Plaza and Fairway Shops).
Left to right: Sublimely soft. Felted Double Face Coat by Lauren Manoogian, $660. Available at Finefolk (4502 State Line Road). Walk on a cloud. Shearling-lined suede Boston clogs by Birkenstock, $170. Available at Madewell (Town Center Plaza).
Left to right: Timeless. Black South Sea pearl (8mm) stud earrings on 18k white-gold posts by Mikimoto, $1,420. Available at Meierotto Jewelers (North Kansas City). Cool factor. Italian 14k gold chain-link bracelet (7mm) by Adina Reyter, $1,298. Available at Pendleton Jewelry by appointment (call 913-229-5357 or shop online).