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Photo by Melodie Jeng

 

Meet Madelyn Somers, the Creative Director at Francine Dressler. What and who is Francine Dressler? Madelyn’s mother’s maiden name who is also an incredible artist. The brand is made up of her fantastically cheeky art from the ’70s in Los Angeles that’s been  silkscreened on t-shirts and tanks. In a nut shell, we’re obsessed with Maddy and we love how she styled our booties.

 

1. Flats or heels? Heels. I’m always partial to the extra lift.

 

2. Plaid or leopard? Plaid, hands down.

 

3. How do you plan your daily looks? Well, since moving to NY I dress mostly in white, black, grey. It’s usually a variation of the same thing — a pair of trousers or skinny jeans, a t-shirt, oversized sweater, and a blazer with a heeled boot. I’d say my look is tomboy-chic.

 

 

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Look. At. Those. Socks. Photo by Melodie Jeng

 

 

4. What’s on your fashion radar for fall and winter? Winter whites, a leather jacket, Alexander Wang x H&M, and all the brands merging art+fashion.

 

5. A piece from your closet that you’ll never part with?  I have this beige patchwork/plaid long blazer that walks a fine line between ugly and amazing. I bought it at the Salvation Army for 7 bucks in Santa Cruz, California. I’ve had it for forever and it’s falling apart, but I love it so much.

 

6. Five celebrities/icons you’d invite to your dinner party?  Hmm…It would be a pretty eccentric dinner party: Michael Jackson, Andy Warhol, Wes Anderson, Patti Smith and Francine Dressler (ha!)

 

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Francine Dressler in LA in the ’70s 

Our credo for winter? Brown boots, always. They’re practical, versatile, reliable and 100% classic. Essentially the cornerstone of your shoe closet, particularly with the cold temperatures coming in. Here are two fuss-free rules and easy outfits for you to copy pronto.

 

 

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1.  The Big Chill: Not only does the hazelnut suede hue look incredible with light wash denim, but also your winter outerwear. Think of it as a classic with a twist.

 

Get The Look: Shop Umber Boots; Shop Chunky Mixed Knit Beanie; Shop Chunky Infinity Scarf  

 

 

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2. A Lot Of Soft Neutrals: The mahogany leather beautifully complements a palette of ivories, creams and greys. It’s fresh and fun, especially with a pop of plaid.

 

Get The Look: Shop Franzie Boots; Shop Cassidy Weekender; Shop Wool Plaid Scarf 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From Left: Shop Morganne Flats; Shop Lizette Block Heels; Shop Natalee Flats 

 

This fall, we’re definitely tangled up in blue. Whether it’s a quilted ballet flat or a tassel tote, it’s safe to say we’re loving the mesmerizing hue.

 

 

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From Left: Shop Campbell Tote; Shop Jesslyn Bag; Shop Bryer Satchel 

 

Style Tip: Wear with your denim for an instant dose of polished cool.

 

 

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Having the blues never looked so good.

 

 

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In case you need convincing that you can style your denim with a blue bag: Ta-da! 

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All Images Via John Hillin

 

 

The always stylishly on-point Mary of Happily Grey has the uncanny ability to make all things seem cozy and cool. Case in point: This. Entire. Fall. Outfit.

 

Get The Look: Shop Wool Panama Hat; Shop Cassidy Weekender; Shop Keyla Wedge Bootie 

 

 

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Images via Pinterest

 

“Oversized sweaters are wardrobe all stars for fall and winter. Comfortable to boot and they look incredibly stylish layered over everything from dresses and blouses to skinnies and skirts.” – Darlene, Fashion Director

 

 

 

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PUMPKIN PICKING: Hayrides and sipping apple cider await you.

 

Get The Look: Shop Miia Loafers; Shop Kiley Bag; Shop Long Wishbone Necklace.   

 

 

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SUNDAY GAME DAY: The easiest way to up your style game? This low-key outfit.

 

Get The Look: Shop Lylee Boots; Shop Basic Wool Fedora  

 

 

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COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND GETAWAY: Enjoy the last mini break before the Holiday season in style.

 

Get The Look: Shop Erlina Bootie; Shop Nina Tote; Shop Wide Brim Wool Hat 

 

 

 

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Sorry berets, there’s a new beloved hat silhouette in town. The new It hat for fall is very structured and insanely stylish. From banded fedoras to wide-brimmed hats, we can’t get enough of these wool toppers. Here’s a trick: Style with wavy, not-even-trying hair and perched slightly on the back of your head for that effortlessly cool look.

 

Shop The Hat Collection 

 

 

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Image via @JessannKirby

 

 

We love how @JessannKirby teamed her Rummer Boots with rich blue denim. It makes the lush suede texture really stand out.

 

 

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Image via @Nono_Noelle

 

 

Lucky Magazine Editor and our Tastemaker of the month,  @Nono_Noelle, showed off her Hampton Bag along side the October Issue and Adidas Stan Smiths.

 

 

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Image via @TheSteeleMaiden

 

 

 

Leopard is practically a neutral. Case in point: @TheSteeleMaiden in the Chelsa Booties.