Melissa Liebling-Goldberg is the Editorial Director, Women’s at Gilt.com, and has previously worked at People StyleWatch and Teen Vogue, so she’s an expert when it comes to must-have looks and jet-set style. Here, she weighs in on her top outfit for the week.
Summer is slowly drawing to a close (don’t blame us!) and while visions of cuddly cashmere and sexy leather for fall may be dancing in your head, it’s not actually that cool out yet.
There’s an undeniable crispness in the air once Labor Day sweeps through, bringing the excitement of the fall social whirl, boot shopping and hot toddies with it. So we came up with the perfect weekend outfit that could take you from long, lingering brunches with friends out to afternoons spend striding the city streets looking for those fabulous fall fashions.
Start with the season’s all-important trousers in a bold solid color. Go for denim if you want to be more casual or a heavyweight cotton pant if you want a more polished look. If it’s really getting chilly where you are, you can even look for a lightweight cord.
Now, take your basic bright pant to the next level with a printed top. Go blousey with a tunic top with a hint of a peasant neckline or be crisp in a buttondown.
Add on a shoulder bag to carry only your weekend essentials, the all important pointy-toe shoe, and a friendship bracelet for a dash of color and whimsy. You are headed out for time with pals after all, aren’t you?
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Your perfect fall outfit will take you through whatever the weekend may have install whether it's it's a casual lunch or cocktails with the girls.
Get in on one of fall's hottest trends with a pair of bold colored pants. They'll keep you warm while you're looking fabulous.
Cluny Silk Drawstring Pant $135 Gilt / Original $298
Crop by David Peck Gelpi Pleated Jersey Pant $69 Gilt / Original $195
Peter Som Stretch Cotton Pants $279 Gilt / Original $550
Rich and Skinny Legacy Faux Fron Skinny Jean $79 Gilt / Original $121
Compliment your trousers with a fun printed blouse to draw some attention.
10 Crosby Chiffon Floral Tie Neck Blouse $129 Gilt / Original $325
kate spade new york Lynette Silk Ruffle Tie Blouse $139 Gilt / Original $295
Elorie Silk Tassel Peasant Blouse $109 Gilt / Original $218
Charlotte Ronson Silk Button-Down Shirt $69 Gilt / Original $215
A pair of great pointed-toe shoes will take you effortlessly through the day and into the night.
Jerome C. Rosseau Crilo Pump $249 Gilt / Original $495
Pour La Victoire Daina Pump $99 Gilt / Original $250
Maiden lane Basic Pump $69 Gilt / Original $200
Schutz Delta Pump $79 Gilt / Original $154
Sigerson Morrison Helen Pointed-Toe Flat $229 Gilt / Original $395
Tote around all your weekend essentials in a pretty and practical shoulder bag.
La Victoire Hyannis Shoulder Bag $99 Gilt / Original $268
Botkier Charlotte Crossbody $149 Gilt / Original $259
Gryson Juliet Shoulder Bag $359 Gilt / Original $695
Kooba Jude Shoulder Bag $259 Gilt / Original $398
Polish off your outfit with a few friendship bracelets for a touch of color and playfulness.
Ettika Jewelry Braided Ribbon & Gold Nugget Bracelet $29 Gilt / Original $55
Ettika Jewelry Braided Ribbon & Crystal Bracelet $29 Gilt / Original $55
Tai Jewelry Rose Gold Bow Bracelet $42 Gilt / Original $80
Very Me Spikes Black Woven Cord Bracelet $39 Gilt / Original $69