9/1/21

Clarity of Purpose

After a year of re-evaluating everything from your exercise routine to work attire, you probably gained an unexpected clarity of purpose.  Introspection has lead to a sharper focus on what you value most.  Priorities have shifted, and new goals are purposeful and shaped by a desire for fulfillment.





Asymmetric accordion pleating creates flowy movement on a bias-cut crepe de Chine slipdress made more flattering with bust darts. Style Name: Monse Pleated Asymmetric Slipdress.

Designers also had time to re-evaluate the themes behind their latest collections.  Their inspiration for Fall 2021 has resulted in silhouettes that are relaxed and generous, and colors that are more intense and grounded.  Rich, straightforward colors like the navy blue Chlo√© dress and the really-red boots from Saint Laurent are steadfast and true.  There’s also reassuring pullovers, delicate lace accents from Red Valentino, and introverted pleats from Monse.  And you'll love the cable knit cardigan from Akris Punto that's made to fit like a warm, kindhearted hug.






White lace-up detailing at the side brings a sporty contrast to the moto-cool edginess of a mini cut from supple lambskin leather. Style Name: Monse Lace-Up Side Leather Miniskirt.









A streamlined silhouette featuring a svelte almond toe and tapered heel defines this versatile ankle boot crafted of supple calfskin leather. Style Name: Saint Laurent 68 Bootie (Women).









Polished YSL insignia hardware puts an iconic mark on a quilted-suede shoulder bag with an envelope-flap closure. This evening-out essential is suspended by an adjustable curb-chain strap that allows for shoulder or crossbody carry. Style Name: Saint Laurent Medium Monogramme Quilted Suede Shoulder Bag.









This matelasse-stitched calfskin bag with an easy frame silhouette features a pull-through chain strap that you can simply tuck into the bag for clutch carry. Style Name: Saint Laurent Baby Victoire Matelasse Leather Shoulder Bag.









Max Mara continues its legacy of timeless outerwear with this wool coat sewn with flattering waist darts and signature tonal pickstitching. Style Name: Max Mara Agnese Wool Coat.









Stitched-down pleats flare this full wool-and-silk skirt that tricks the eye with carpet-inspired geometries printed to look like a jacquard knit. Style Name: Etro Santa Barbara Carpet Print Pleated Wool & Silk Midi Skirt.









A ribbed knit brings sophisticated textured to this modern, minimalist skirt finished with a striking asymmetric hem. Style Name: Jil Sander Asymmetric Midi Skirt.









Undulating ruffles at the leggy hem bring soft, fluid movement to this lean turtleneck sweater-dress styled with a prominent shoulder-tracing zipper. Style Name: Chloe Long Sleeve Ruffle Hem Rib Sweater Dress.









This funnel-neck poncho will have you welcoming blustery days with open arms thanks to the oversized fit and fuzzy, silk-softened cashmere yarns. Style Name: The Row Dafin Cashmere & Silk Poncho.









Scalloped eyelash lash delicately trims the side slit and hem of this turtleneck sweater-dress with long sleeves and a body-con fit. Style Name: Red Valentino Lace Trim Turtleneck Long Sleeve Sweater Dress.









Pretty ruffles trace one side and flutter at the hem of this clean-lined dress that is crisp and refreshing in smooth stretch cady. Style Name: Red Valentino Long Sleeve Stretch Cady Dress.









Contrast topstitching, big white buttons and a belted back highlight the sharp cut of a blazer tailored from an Italian virgin wool-blend with a nipped waist. Style Name: Proenza Schouler Stretch Virgin Wool Blend Blazer.









Classic Western style informs the design of this ankle boot as elegant as its antelope namesake and featuring a pull-tab punctuated by an iconic spike. The almond toe is balanced by the demi-block heel, and a signature red sole adds a bold flash of color with every step. Style Name: Christian Louboutin Antilop Bootie (Women).









Dropped shoulders and a generous fit enhance the relaxed comfort-and layering potential-of this longline cashmere cardigan. Style Name: Co Cashmere Duster Cardigan.









Combining '90s nostalgia with contemporary edge, this calfskin baguette has contrast topstitching and a signature bar closure that enhance its clean lines. A detachable shoulder strap allows you to carry it as a clutch. Style Name: Strathberry Melville Leather Baguette Bag.









Plisse pleating releases billowy volume into the sleeves of a clean-lined blouse crafted of lustrous satin and detailed with ladder-stiched insets. Style Name: Lafayette 148 New York Layla Plisse Sleeve Blouse.









A luxe take on a laid-back favorite, this relaxed hoodie is knit using signature crepe yarn and shimmering fibers at the drawstrings and hem. Style Name: Lafayette 148 New York Metallic Trim Matte Crepe Sweater Hoodie.









Drawing from African and European sources of inspiration, this A-line midi dress features a stylized floral print and an exaggerated tie at the neck. Style Name: Wales Bonner Madras Floral Print Tie Neck Midi Dress.









A cozy classic with timeless appeal, this long cardigan sweater in a luxe blend of virgin wool and camel hair is beautifully textured with intricate cables. Style Name: Akris Punto Cable Knit Long Wool Blend Cardigan.









A timeless ribbed pencil skirt knit from supersoft virgin wool and cashmere is minimally designed with a wide elastic waistband. Style Name: Akris Punto Cashmere & Wool Knit Pencil Skirt.









At once vintage and modern, this pleated, button-front wrap skirt is styled with an A-line silhouette in a checked wool blend. Style Name: Wales Bonner Kalimba Check Pleat Wrap Skirt.









Tiny plisse pleats relax at the balloon sleeves and each tier of this V-neck dress, bringing lavish texture and swingy volume to the fern-green style. Style Name: Zimmermann Pleated Balloon Sleeve Tiered Dress.









Signature garment pleating lends a wrinkle-resistant finish to this long, open-front cardigan, making it perfect for travel. Style Name: Pleats Please Issey Miyake Women's Bouquet Colors Duster Cardigan.









Scalloped eyelash lace delicately details the deep V-neckline of this relaxed-fit sweater knit from soft wool and cashmere. Style Name: Red Valentino Lace Trim Wool & Cashmere V-Neck Sweater.









Made of drapey, lightweight fabric, this effortlessly refined midi with a gathered waist is designed to move beautifully thanks to dimensional plisse pleating. Style Name: Lafayette 148 New York Leva Pleated Sleevess Midi Dress.









A sophisticated floral print blooms across this pleated button-front midi skirt cut from Italian cotton poplin with covered buttons and side pockets. Style Name: Brock Collection Sonia Floral Print Pleat Button Front Cotton Skirt.









Intricate tulip cutout appliques at the collar and a contrast placket add a bold finish to a classic button-up shirt cut from dusty-pink silk. Style Name: Chloe Contrast Trim Silk Blouse.