Hayley our model search winner is a fabulous illustration of the layered boho look for fall. Taking a cue from the runways, we’ve pulled together an ensemble that combines, color, print and texture for a classic yet up-to-date daytime look. Like we always do in this section we’ve asked our model to provide us with her favorite pair of jeans as a starting point since she loves the fit and wash. I couldn’t agree more! A great pair of jeans sets the stage for the separates we’ve carefully yet casually combined here. A Jones New York paisley print silk blouse is a great counterpoint to the Aerie fuchsia sweater. This sweater has a loopy, loose weave that makes it a terrific layering piece. The colors work well together without exactly matching. The rich brown velvet fitted blazer from Ann Taylor was a fantastic find and brings the color palette down a little bit while allowing the colors to “pop." This jacket adds just the right touch of luxury that we’re going for. The real fun was bringing in the cool accessories, such as the paisley scarf we’ve used as a headband, the beaded watch, and the gold earrings. The Relic red leather handbag keeps the look crisp and ties in with the green leather heels. By swapping the handbag for a slouchier one, and adding some boots this could become even more casual in an instant. She looks confident, classy, and cozy doesn’t she?
Need help creating the perfect outfit? Here's some AMAZING looks put together by our resident Fashion Expert, Bjorn Nasett. Each month Bjorn chooses two great ensembles (created from items found at Goodwill) and explains exactly how he went about pulling them together!
Jeffrey was another of our model search winners making his debut this month. Let me tell you, this guy knows a thing or two about shopping at Goodwill! He found this Banana Republic two-piece windowpane plaid suit at his local Goodwill Store for $12.99. I asked him to bring it to our photo shoot so I could show him a few tricks to update his bargain-priced classic suit. FYI, every guy should have a suit, or at the very least, a jacket and pair of dress pants. We started with a light blue cotton button down dress shirt that most guys like him already own, and then added some interest with a red and blue paisley necktie. Instead of a vest, we’ve added a rich Concord-grape color merino wool v-neck sweater from Merona. See how it really makes the colors of the tie and suit stand out? To keep the look fashion-forward, Jeff brought in his own dark gray lace up trainers. This is an ensemble that could have been pulled directly from a men’s fashion magazine! All the tones work in harmony yet stand out in a masculine way. Men’s style is all about being up-to-date without being too trendy. Thinking outside the box and not being afraid of playing with color will set you apart from the rest of the guys, just like our model and Goodwill shopper Jeff!
Jeff's Favorite Item: Banana Republic two-piece windowpane plaid suit