For The Zoe Report's fall fashion issue, TZR editors are sharing the Fall/Winter 2019 pieces they’re most excited to welcome into their wardrobes. Here, contributing style director Nicky Deam reveals the six pieces she has her eye on this season — including the perfect pair of Chelsea boots.
While it's easy to get overexcited about a slew of new trends at the beginning of each season, I typically only embrace the handful that really fit with my personal style and blend well with my existing wardrobe. Since I gravitate toward simple pieces with thoughtful details and fabrications, and prefer androgynous pieces for their versatility, the lens through which I interpret trends is pretty specific. With that said, I'm not opposed to trying a pop of bold color or a print — orange, fuchsia, and moody florals all being big for fall — I'm just looking for iterations that keep those fall 2019 trends within my wheel house. For me, the collections that struck a deep chord ranged from Jonathan Cohen, Sies Marjan, and Marina Moscone in New York, to Bottega Veneta, Off-White, and Loewe in Europe.
When it comes to accessories, I'm not one for investing in hyper trend-driven styles (I've been burned too many times by investing in the season's It-bag, only to have it feel completely tired mere months later.) Instead, I look for pieces that have a timeless quality, or are inarguably practical. LaBucq's slip-on Chelsea boot, complete with on-trend lug soles, fit firmly into that category and lend themselves to all manner of winter weather and a range of styling opportunities. After all, if an item can't be worn a multitude of ways, I'm not interested.
Off-White Leather Joggers
More than the refreshing white hue of these leather trousers, it's the silhouette that enticed me. Perfect for pairing with ankle-tie sandals in September, then square-toed boots come November, these joggers are elegant enough to wear to dinner but casual enough to wear to lunch. Plus the unexpected fabrication makes them unique without screaming for attention.
LaBucq Chelsea Boot
In my constant quest to cut the sweetness of any ensemble, these boots are the golden ticket. They're chunky without being comical, and will ground everything from lace dresses to metallics, both of which will feature heavily on the trend circuit this season.
Sies Marjan Satin Shorts
There's something so joyful about wearing a vibrant color, particularly fuchsia, which symbolizes an unabashed reclaiming of femininity. My favorite use of the trend was seen on the Sies Marjan runway, which featured hyper-saturated fuchsias, lavenders, and citrus pieces. These shorts, exclusive to Net-A-Porter, channel the power of the fuchsia trend without being girly. Plus the cargo pockets and satin fabrication make them truly unique. I'll wear them with oversized knits and brogues.
Lace was everywhere for fall, but in a dark, grunge way. Loewe's balloon sleeve dress features an elegant lace balanced by black panels, and a cinched, balloon hem. The result is almost as effortless as a flightsuit, a mainstay in my wardrobe, and will work with flat sandals now, then layered over a thin turtleneck with chunky boots later.
Marina Moscone V-Neck Top
Quietly decadent, satin was also a major trend to come off the fall runways. Traditionally used in evening wear, it was used to great effect for day by designers who embraced more structured silhouettes. Marina Moscone showed a stunning collection of tunic-style tops and sharply tailored separates, all of which rocketed to the top of my wishlist, but this sleeveless style promises to be the wardrobe workhorse of my fall lineup. Layered over a slip dress with a chain necklace for evening, or paired with cropped trousers for the office, it is a sharp interpretation of the trend.
Jonathan Cohen Skirt
If I'm wearing a skirt, it's got to be unique, and this one certainly fits the bill. Made from taffeta with a smattering of a brooding florals print, the knotted, tied silhouette pays homage to the Mexico City markets Cohen grew up attending. It's also a thoughtful nod to the quilted fabric of American society, of which I'll happily be reminded with every wear.