ESSENTIAL PIECES: BLAZERS & A LONG WINTER JACKET
Now that it’s fall, the weather is going to get cold before you know it. It’s better to start looking for your winter jackets now before all the good ones are taken. When indoors, a blazer will be all you need to keep you warm and on top of the trends like Serena and Blair. This quintessential blazer from Fred Flare ($64) comes in grey or black. If you were smart, you would invest in both.
For outdoors, if you don’t have a hunk like Nate or Chuck to hug you close, you’ll need a long, fashionable winter coat. This is the one piece of clothing I’d say not to be stingy on, because the higher the quality of the fabric, the warmer you’ll be. Victoria’s Secret has some great choices like this belted wool trench coat ($168) or this wool A-line coat ($168). Just remember, with a long winter jacket in a fashionable color or pattern, you’ll look great everyday of the season, no matter what you’re wearing underneath.
FORMAL WEAR: STANDOUT DRESSES
Life as a socialite includes many galas, debutante balls, social events, and well, parties. It seems as if the cast of Gossip Girl is always getting dolled up to attend one of these proceedings, and the dresses they wear are to die for. Granted, many of us won’t have such glamorous fetes to attend this year, but one should always be prepared by having a knockout dress on hand just in case.
For a younger look, show the world that your legs are just as long as Blake Lively’s in a short number like this Bebe strapless dress ($149). And for a dazzling evening look that will make you look lean and beautiful, wear a floor-length gown that accentuates your waist, like this BCBG Maxazria beaded halter gown ($297). In either of these styles, you’ll definitely be the belle of the socialite ball.