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Office Fashion With Lan Jaenicke

After falling in love with the gorgeous cropped aubergine Lan Jaenicke jacket that I wore here {San Francisco Fashion: Lan Jaenicke} I immediately picked up this bold Chartreuse number.

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{Skirt, sweater, jacket  & pearls from Lan Jaenicke – You can browse these stunning pieces & more here and find shops that carry Lan Jaenicke here}

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Bracelet – Ann Taylor

Ring – Kamryn Dame {Find more Kamryn Dame here}

Nude Heels – MICHAEL Michael Kors

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{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

To be completely honest, this isn’t a color that I’m normally drawn to when I’m shopping for myself. It can be hard to pull off and oftentimes clashes with a person’s skin tone or hair color. But despite that sliiiight internal hesitation my hand immediately reached out for this. And I absolutely loved how it looked once I slipped it on!

The soft, touchable fabric, the surprisingly flattering color, and the beautiful wide collar all came together to create the perfect cover-up.

What I especially like about this coat is how perfect for this is for office fashion – Throw it over a wrap dress or separates for a chic look to and from your office.

What’s YOUR favorite color for outerwear?

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San Francisco Fashion: Lan Jaenicke

I’ve always loved coats – During three-fourths of the year you can inevitably find me donning my favorite statement coat before heading out to brave the elements. {Check out Daytime Outerwear, Nighttime Outerwear, and Statement Coats & Winter Outerwear}

At the Stylematic Launch Party Runway Show earlier this year I found myself leaning forward and craning my neck to get a better view of the gorgeous cashmere coats that were making their way down the catwalk.

Clean lines, stylish, classic silhouettes, and rich, bold colors. Basically, everything that I love about outerwear. I later discovered that these beautiful creations were the work of local San Francisco fashion designer Lan Jaenicke. Raised in Beijing and educated in London before moving to New York and then San Francisco, Lan’s work has a very cosmopolitan feel. You can picture these chic pieces marching confidently down side walks around the world.

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{Skirt, sweater, jacket  & pearls from Lan Jaenicke – You can browse these stunning pieces & more here and find shops that carry LJ here}

I recently got the chance to visit the lovely Lan Jaenicke studio here in SF and try on some of the beautiful coats and cropped jackets. With every sleeve that I touched and collar that I brushed I couldn’t help but envision scenario after scenario that each coat would be worn in year-around.

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Bracelet – Ann Taylor

Ring – Kamryn Dame {Find more Kamryn Dame here}

Nude Heels – MICHAEL Michael Kors

Layering cropped cashmere over dresses with tights and booties for Fall and Winter, pairing a lightweight jacket with jeans and a simple tee for Spring and Summer here in the land of wind.

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{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

This gorgeous aubergine number immediately caught my attention and I ended up trying it on not once, not twice, but three different times. In an hour…

While the color is what initially caught my eye – How do I not have any purple or aubergine in my closet? How? – It was the softness, the easy, flattering silhouette, and the versatility that eventually forced me to declare it my favorite of the bunch.

Stay tuned for more gorgeous outerwear and separates from Lan Jaenicke, an interview with the beautiful designer, and a peek into her studio. Need something to tide you over? Check out the swoon-worthy Shadows & Light video here shot in Beijing.

How would YOU wear this jacket?

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Jackets and blazers and coats – Oh My! Chic jackets, blazers, and coats in brilliant jewel tones, soft velvets & corduroy, fun patterns, formal tweeds & brocades, and freshly pressed trenches will all make appearances this Fall, so get a head start with WhoWhatWear’s Street Style with Adam Katz Sinding: Chic Outerwear.

Sweatshirts don’t have to be boring or gym-worthy, this season you’ll want to find a sweatshirt with a cute patterned or retro design to pair with your separates. Bright colors, fun nostalgia-inducing graphics, even highschool letterman-style sweatshirts will be hitting the streets – Trend: Sweat Chic.

There’s nothing quite like seeing what one of your fashion idols has their closet to get you in the mood to revamp your own wardrobe! Luckily for us Harper’s Bazaar is taking you on a tour of DJ, model, and Chanel ambassador Leigh Lezark’s fashion collection – Closet of the Month: Leigh Lezark.

When you’re fashion-obsessed the passion for fashion doesn’t stop with clothing and accessories, it extends to ever facet of your life. Like Tom Ford said: “Fashion is everything. Art, music, furniture design, graphic design, hair, makeup, architecture, the way cars look – all those things go together to make a moment in time, and that’s what excites me.” So let’s enjoy this tour of a fabulous, fashionable, organized home – The Brunette’s My home, my essentials.

One of the reasons that I love doing Style File posts is that you get to recreate and put a fun, fresh spin on an outfit that someone you admire has worn. Whether it’s a celebrity, a model, a blogger, or a fashion editor, you’re taking the time to really look at their personal style and try to recreate a look that you love. Smile For Style agrees and has shared her picks for this killer look from Revenge start Ashley Madekwe – Get Her Look: Ashley Madekwe.

Health & Fitness:

If you could make some small changes in your life and boost your mood and ultimately your happiness, wouldn’t you? Best selling author Gabrielle Bernstein shares her tips – From simple things like starting the day with positivity to practicing self-love. Happiness 101: 6 Ways To Be In A Good Mood All The Time.

I don’t know about you, but I like to hold onto Halloween for as long as possible, and that means making Halloween-style treats wellllll after the holiday itself passes – Sweet Vegan Treats For a Happy Halloween.

Taking some time for a calming yoga routine each day could not only help you cope with everyday stress, it could also give you a great energy boost – Yoga Moves for a Pick-Me-Up from Women’s Health.

The ladies over at Tone It Up! are known for their great outdoor & beach workouts that you can do with little to no equipment and their latest, Halloween inspired workout is another fab example filled with bridges, planks, and cardio – Your Tone It Up Tuesday SpOokTacULaR Workout!

Pizza is the ultimate comfort food but unfortunately it’s not usually on the approved foods list for the conscientious, healthy eater. But what if it could be? Check out these killer veggie-filled recipes and get cooking! Green Garden Pizza, Garlic Flatbread/Pizza Crust, Heirloom Tomato & Sweet Corn Pizza & Swiss Chard Pizza from Gluten Free, Soy Free Vegan.

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Chic Coatings

There is very little in this world that I love more than perfectly fitted outerwear. It can complete an outfit, it can be the central focus of an outfit, it can make people turn their heads on the street just to get another glimpse. (Am I the only one whose boyfriend says I look at girls more than he does?)

So I’m here today to share with you some of the gorgeous coats and jackets I’ve spotted lately and some great choices in stores that you can pick up to give your fall wardrobe the perfect finishing touch.

(1) For a chic topper that finishes your look perfectly, try something with plaid, tweed or maybe some embellishments.

While Olivia's outfit is great overall, the coat is spectacular, one of my absolute favorites.

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The coat is a little pretty, a little glam and absolutely perfect for throwing over a dress like Olivia did or slim pants and a sweater for fall.

In lieu of the pricey Louis Vuitton Resort 2012 version Miss Olivia  showed off in Paris, here are a few similar styles for us mere mortals.

Plaid Passporter Coat - $300 @ Madewell

Double-breasted Plaid Peacoat - $140 @ Victoria's Secret

Candie's Faux-Fur Plaid Coat - $100 @ Kohl's

 (2) Want to stand out in a crowd, you little showstopper, you? Try a standout coat in lipstick red or a jewel tone that complements your coloring.

Rosie's red leather from Burberry is a great twist on a classic trench.

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Rosie shows us the perfect way to spice up a traditional piece like a trench coat here, add a splash of color, an interesting fabric or a patterned design.
 
As the face of Burberry Body we can assume that she got a good deal on her coat, but if you’re not in the market for a Burberry classic quite yet, check out some of the alternative options below.
 

MICHAEL Michael Kors Single Breasted Trench - $120 (sale price) @ Nordstrom

Classic Trench - $100 @ Asos.com

Volcom "Seeing Double" Leopard-Print Trench Coat - $100 @ Bloomingdale's

(3) Are you loving the retro 60’s & 70’s looks for fall? Than this coat’s for you…
 

Sienna seems to be transitioning back into the boho style that made her a fashion icon and this look is a great example.

 
 
If you’re interested in a hippie-inspired a la Kate Moss or Sienna Miller, look a faux fur chubby, coat, snood or scarf are all great choices this season. As I said here, faux fur is a pretty good investment, warmth is usually in. 🙂  
 
The key to finding the right faux fur coat is getting a length that hits you at the right place to flatter your frame, that doesn’t look cheap or automatically fake, and that isn’t so bulky that you look like you’re auditioning for the role of the Abominable Snowman.
 

Faux Fur Tuck Stole - $50 @ TopShop

 

Faux Fur Coat In Midi Length - $175 (on sale) @ Asos.com

Kristen Blake Belted Faux Fur Vest - $110 @ Nordstrom

 (4) Are you inspired by low-key styles and live for mixing and matching pieces in interesting ways? Proceed!

Emma Roberts & Olivia Munn rocked old school denim jackets for - what else - a Levi's event.

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If you initial reaction to a jean jacket is “ack – no 80’s styles pease,” remember that the Olsens’ just launched a high-end denim collection earlier this year for their Elizabeth and James line and these chic little toppers are showing up EVERYWHERE.

Thing to keep in mind? It’s going to be very challenging to pair a jean jacket, even a darker wash, with a pair of jeans. Odds are, you’ll end up looking like Uncle Jesse, so stick to mixing this piece with dresses, stripes or pants of a different fabric.

GUESS Crop Denim Jacket - $120 @ Bloomingdale's

 

Three Dots Stretch Denim L/S Motorcycle Jacket - $75 (on sale) @ 6pm.comLauren by Ralph Lauren Corduroy Trim Denim Jacket - $80 (on sale) @ Nordstrom

 As for you gentlemen out there, don’t despair, check out the Million Looks for a breakdown on mens outerwear for this fall here.  Personally, I think the two sexiest coats on a man are a (faux) leather bomber, Top Gun style, and a classic wool peacoat. Yum!

 Happy hunting my little fashionistas, be sure to share any great finds! 🙂

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