Sarah Brody on: Staycay to Vaycay
Our stylist contest winner, Sarah Brody, gives us her take on fall weekend getaways:
Midway through October, I'm itching for a quick yet much needed weekend getaway, isn't everyone? Whether you're leaving on a jet plane, train, or automobile, what to pack in your suitcase is just as important as where you're going!
1) City Escape- New York in the fall, there's nothing like it. To stay stylish in the city, I suggest sporting Bailey 44's Werewolf Faux Fur Coat in leopard with velvet skinny stretch pants and a basic tee underneath. Whether you're hailing a taxi or hopping on the subway, black suede booties like House of Harlow 1960's Sahara Boot, vintage inspired baubles, and a supple leather bag make this the perfect look for a gal-on-the-go. You'll definitely make a bold statement opting for two of my personal favorite trends: faux fur and leopard print. Get ready to take a walk on the wild side!
2) Country Weekend- With the weather finally taking a turn for the better (in my opinion), I think it's time to partake in the ultimate fall festivities: drinking apple cider, pumpkin picking, and cozying up with someone special on a late night hayride. When retreating from the hustle and bustle of the big city to the quiet simplicity upstate, I immediately opt for a chunkier shoe and cozy knits. I love Rag & Bone's Skinny Corduroys in Burgundy, for unexpected color, paired with a blanket cardigan, belted at the waist (of course), and a knit eternity scarf for extra warmth. Go hands free with a cross-body bag and don't forget your mittens, if the weather calls for it!
3) Napa Valley Vacation- Grapes crushing (hypothetically) beneath your over-the-knee suede boots complimented with a natural blush from the whipping wind, try pairing your wine & dine look with black peg-leg jeans and 525 America's Slouchy Cashemere Turtleneck layered under Ella Moss's Kennedy Sweater. A chunky gold link necklace and petit chapeau, are the perfect touches for this wine country chic ensemble.
Ladies, the staycation is over, it's time to ditch the sweats and sneakers and vacay in style!
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