Style Features

Fall from the Runway: 2020

Goodbye, summer. Hello, fall. Needless to say, we’ve been through an unusual time, dealing with the pandemic. What was shown on the runway may be challenging to wear now (i.e. ball gowns to gala events). My advice? Adapt the trends that make you feel good. Wear whatever puts a smile on your face and lifts your spirits! There’s no need for an excuse to dress up … even to go to the grocery store.

1 The Shacket
Your friends and colleagues will be green with envy when you make an appearance on a Zoom call wearing this piece. The “shirt jacket” gives a polished look for business casual, especially when worn with denim.

2 The Soft Bag and Colorful Leather
 The new “it” bag is soft and tote-like, so we can carry the usual contents, plus our masks, hand sanitizers and disinfectant wipes. Colorful leather makes an appearance in any form, especially in a coat or jacket.

3 Bold Jewelry
Jazz up your winter outfit with chunky necklaces, pearls, hoop earrings, link chains, charm bracelets and colored gems. Stack up bracelets and necklaces—the more, the merrier.  Accessories add a sparkle and pizzazz to basic tops for your virtual appearances.

4 Lace
Another great top option for virtual meetings, crochet lace brings a new look for the blouse and pant. The fabric is soft and comfortable, a key ingredient for those who work from home. 

5 Capes, Fringe and Marigold
Fringe is happening everywhere, and it’s extra long and appropriate for any occasion. Capes and ponchos are warm and cozy, especially in the new fall color of marigold.

6 Bright Colors
Pop on this shearling jacket for comfort and color and to brighten your day. You’ll be warm all winter, even when running errands. 

7 Statement Collar Puffy Sleeves
Blouses command attention and make a big statement at the collar and sleeves. This combination is soft, ladylike and feminine. You’ll definitely be noticed at your virtual event!

8 Tailored Jackets and Pleats
The skirt suit works great together and as separate pieces. Pair a pleated skirt with a chunky sweater or the jacket with your favorite jeans for a more casual look.

the mandated accessory of the season: the mask
Shopping for masks has taken on a whole new experience. We don’t have to settle for the traditional blue or white—now designers have added this new accessory to their collections. Casual or dressy, fun or whimsical, we have a lot of choices to express ourselves while staying safe. Here are examples of masks from two local designers, Anjali Kamra (Rungolee, and Dianne Isbell (Hats by Dianne,

Dianne Isbell