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.
As we get dressed in the morning, time seems to tick by faster and faster, and we need go-to pieces more badly than ever. (Blame it on waking up with less sunlight). But we’ve figured out an outfit formula that works any time of the day, from rushing to work to heading out to dinner with pals to easy weekend brunches.
Start with one of our favorite pieces of clothing: the jersey dress. It can be loose and easy as a weekend maxi, more structured as a work sheath, figure-defining in a patterned wrap dress, or seriously sexy in a draped mini for nights out. One styling tip: Keep things smooth underneath with control top hose and a seamless T-shirt bra.
Now, add a cropped leather jacket that can double as a blazer if you’re chilly inside. A scarf is a fall must-have—pick a solid or a print depending on your dress choice. Don’t be scared to go print-on-print, just make sure the colors are complementary and not clashing. An ankle bootie is weekend cool but can look polished at the office. Can you tell we like to multi-task?
Shop The Perfect Outfit: Jersey Dress, Leather Jacket, Scarves & More on Gilt.com/stylecaster, starting at 9 pm ET on October 24.
The less time you have to spend getting ready in the morning, the better (who doesn't love a little extra sleep?), which makes having a selection of go-to pieces in your closet crucial. Whether you're rushing to work, heading out with friends or off to brunch, your foolproof outfit will ensure that you look fabulous.
The jersey dress is a must-have piece for a foolproof outfit because of how versatile it is. Choose a structured version of this dress for work or a more figure-flattering option for a night out.
Rebecca Minkoff Vicky Silk Jersey Cut-Out Dress $129 Gilt / Original $297
Alex + Alex Ruched Cap Sleeve Dress $79 Gilt / Original $168
Avaleigh Kristina Cross Body High Low Dress $79 Gilt / Original $194
Tart Essentials Maxi Dress $69 Gilt / Original $246
After you've chosen the perfect jersey dress for whatever occasion you're dressing for, throw on a cropped leather jacket, which you can also wear as a blazer if it's cold inside.
Edun Belted Leather Biker Jacket $299 Gilt / Origial $798
Mackage Anik Ribbed leather Jacket $449 Gilt / Original $790
Beryll Leather Motorcycle Jacket $659 Gilt / Original $1,388
Improvd Shane Stitched Leather Jacket $279 Gilt / Original $716
No fall ensemble would be complete without a stylish scarf. Depending on the look you're going for, choose a solid color or a print if you're feeling more adventurous.
Sea Cashmere Gwen Cashmere Scarf 88"x38" $159 Gilt / Original $375
See by Chloe Simply Wool Scarf $99 Gilt / Original $185
MIR Barque Birds Wrap 80"x28" $65 Gilt / Original 4165
White + Warren 100% Cashmere Zebra Wrap $179 Gilt / Original $365
Top off your foolproof look with a cute ankle bootie. These shoes are perfect for the weekend but can also be polished and work-appropriate.
Rosegold Nicky Bootie $119 Gilt / Original $240
Ash Divina Bootie $149 Gilt / Original $275
Cole Haan Milana Bootie $279 Gilt / Original $525
Guillaume Hinfray Cambriolose Bootie $399 Gilt / Original $742