I surely was not the only one who woke up this morning to a brisk breeze in New York City. The first thing on my mind: what would I wear? I knew layering was a necessity, but I just had to think of the perfect pieces to choose.
Once that Fall chill sets in, I find that turtleneck dresses are the perfect pieces in my wardrobe. In cozy fabrics and flowing silhouettes, they keep you warm and allow you to layer with knee socks, tights, belts, vests and so much more.
Raquel Allegra has become a go-to designer for style mavens like Gwen Stefani and Mary Kate Olsen and her signature is her shredding technique: used on the sleeves of tops, hems of dresses, scarves and so much more. Her Shredded Jersey Dress is the perfect blend of her signature style with the aforementioned turtleneck dress silhouette that is so perfect for the season. This is a piece unlike anything else in your wardrobe and you will definitely be wearing it for years to come. Crafted from light gray and charcoal dip-dye jersey, it is so sophisticated and feminine, yet still has that dark quality that is inherent to Fall, as well as a certain level of edge.
Here is how you can wear it right now:
With a sturdy heel and crafted from rich leather, Elie Tahari’s Marsha Boots ($498) are the perfect boots for Fall. I love the combination of leather and tweed: an amazing blend of cold-weather textures. Try Bird by Juicy Couture’s Leather Trimmed Tweed Biker Jacket ($530), for a fabulous yet edgy piece to throw on and go. You know I am a fan of most anything that is crocodile-embossed, so go for Olivia Harris’ Crocodile Embossed Satchel ($495) for a great twist on the classic black bag for Fall.