As you ready your wardrobe for the season ahead—the cooler nights out, the holiday entertaining, the longer work weeks—it can make sense to pare down and refocus your wardrobe first. I love to go through my closet this time of year, packing away certain pieces, repairing, donating, and recycling items as needed, and making a list of what I want to add to my wardrobe. I know The Row’s small velvet tote is on my list for fall, for example, along with some of the strong black pieces from my new collection. I usually gravitate towards softer neutral tones, but I’m feeling how grounding and striking black looks in a wardrobe—and in the home, too!
This fall we have two perfect black pants; the ultimate cool-girl staple. One is a high-rise skinny jean by LA label Re/Done that’s so flattering. The other is a pair of cropped, flared cords from my fall collection—they have an exposed zipper in the front for an edgy finish. We also have beautiful black tops in the lineup too. A paper-thin striped turtleneck made out of our signature cashmere jersey is one of my favorites. I also love our simple silk camisole with lace trim layered under our black cashmere v-neck cardigan for a textured, romantic look. A simple black flat is always important too, whether you love to wear a lot of the color or not. This season we did our signature d’Orsay flat in black velvet and I can’t wait to wear it. They’ll work for holiday parties, of course, but I also love them paired with a T-shirt, denim, and a sweater on any ordinary fall day. XXJKE