It’s a weird time of year, fashion-wise. Yes, we’re officially just one day into Summer, but the collections labeled “pre-Fall” are already beginning to trickle in. Pre-Fall is actually my favorite clothing season, as I find the weights and styles most wearable for most of the year in our mild climate. But it’s also a short retail window, and tends to give way to heavier Fall pieces by September. So I approach these collections with a mostly Buy-Now-Wear-Later mentality, though some pieces may be light enough for all but our warmest days.
Glimpses Of Pre-Fall
I’ll admit, for the last several seasons I haven’t been that thrilled with most of the Eileen Fisher collections. They’ve been a bit boxy, boring and blah. But the July collection just hit the website, and there are a lot of pieces that caught my eye. Above, this drapey linen trench is along the lines of what I saw in Paris. Especially the color. It’s offered regular, Petites and Plus sizes! And because it’s linen, it may be one of the Buy-Now-Wear-Now options. (I’m also seriously eyeing those shoes, but they’re not on the website yet.)
I was SO excited to see that she brought back this waxed cotton moto jacket! I bought it when it first came out 5 years ago, and have been looking to replace it.
Here’s I am back in 2013, being a Motorcycle Mama. 😂 (That’s le Monsieur’s moto.) The new version of the jacket is offered in Misses, Petites and Plus, and I like the darker hardware too.
And our favorite stretch crepe pants get some interesting side detailing. I like the olive color, still neutral but a nice change-up from black. As with the jackets, these are offered in Misses, Petites and Plus sizes.
French Kande has also launched their Fall “Chatelet” collection, and it’s another fabulous one! There are several new medallions, and new stone mixes. I LOVE the colors in this “cafe au lait” stone mix!
For a short statement necklace, the combination of black Labradorite and gold is a dramatic choice. This Bayonne medallion is one of my favorites.
If you prefer your jewelry on the more delicate side, here’s a beautiful silver chain necklace with quartz beads and mini bee medallions.
Do you ever shop with a “Buy-Now-Wear-Later” mentality? Or do you wait until a season is in full swing?
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