Amar’e Stoudemire might be a basketball superstar, but he is also a really good designer. It isn’t something I would have expected, but the man really does have a handle on style, especially what looks good on a woman.
His collaboration with Rachel Roy is athletic-inspired and totally functional. Two of my favorite pieces from the collection are the Leather Hooded Vest and Letterman Jacket: both amazing black pieces to have for the season. My Camaïeu varsity jacket is my prized possession, but Amar’e and Rachel’s is a great piece to own if you cannot get to Camaïeu’s store in Paris. I also love the leather hooded vest because of its versatility. I have a vintage motorcycle vest that I wear with everything once the weather gets chilly and this can serve the same purpose. You can even buy it a size up if you’d like to wear it over cardigans and chunky knits.
Here is how you can wear both below:
LEATHER HOODED VEST
Black boots are a Fall necessity, so put an edge on the classic style with Pour La Victoire’s Gianni Leather and Calf Hair Ankle Boots ($310). Colorblocking is one of the biggest trends for Fall: capture it with DKNY’s Colorblock Wool Dress ($325). Structured feminine bags will never go out of style and when the allure of exotic skin is added, you have yourself the perfect accessory. Get all of these in one piece when you try Rebecca Minkoff’s Jane Croc Stamped Top Handle ($550).
No leggings are not pants, but they sure look good when worn with a long chic button-down blouse. Try the look with So Low’s High Waist Leggings ($53) and Equipment’s Signature Silk Shirt ($208). This season, it is all about accessories that give your neutral ensembles pops of color. Prada’s Vitello Daino Small Hobo ($1070) does just that in a rich forest green. Like I stated above, you have to find ways to put spins on the black bootie each season. MICHAEL Michael Kors’ Sophia Booties ($194.95) are stylish and edgy, mixing flannel and patent leather for the epitome in Fall footwear.
Rachel Roy + Amar’e Stoudemire’s Leather Hooded Vest retails for $229 and the Letterman Jacket for $189. Visit www.rachelroy.com to purchase.