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sweater and khakis work look

Marc by Marc Jacobs Ribbed Sweater, $225; A.L.C. Beals Gaucho Pant, $495, Sophie Hulme Large Square Tote, $895; Splendid Tallia Sandals, $76

Wide-leg pants and culottes are this fall’s work wardrobe superstars. Pair them with flat sandals and a light sweater for a chic transitional look. Once cold weather hits, switch to a pointed-toe boot and a chunky knit.

fringe skirt work outfit ideas

Elizabeth and James Fringe Jaxson Skirt, $695; B-Low The Belt Triple Wrap Belt, $155; Belle by Sigerson Morrison Wagner Cutout Wedge Booties, $295; Loeffler Randall ‘Medium Rider’ Leather Satchel, $475

The best way to wear fringe? On a sophisticated pencil skirt paired with closet essentials such as pumps or a pointed-toe bootie and a light sweater.

all black work look olivia palermo

Equipment ‘Asher’ Oversized Cashmere Sweater $288.00 ; Luv AJ The Mini Spike Fringe Necklace Antique Gold, $125; AIR by alice + olivia Ankle Zip Slouchy Pants $242; Schutz Juliana Caged Sandals, $190; Blank Denim Vegan Leather Knit Cardigan $88.00

Who says all black looks have to be boring? Take a cue from Olivia Palermo and choose a trouser with an asymmetrical front to add visual interest to the silhouette. Finish the look with killer heels and a mixed-media, duster-length cardigan.

Cape blazer work look

Monrow Chunky Knit Long Sleeve Sweater, $125; BB Dakota Bristol Capelet,
$105; Madewell The Mira Suede Heels, $168; Loeffler Randall ‘Medium Rider’ Leather Satchel, $498;

If you’re sick of reaching for the same-old black blazer, update your look with a cape version. This easy piece updates even your simplest gray sweater. Pair it with coated black denim or leather trousers for a casual workplace look or happy hour. If you’re in a more conservative office, black trousers work just as well.

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Keaton Row + InStyle Trend Forecasting Panel

Two Fashion-Forward Brands, One Stylish Goal

The Trend Forecasting Panel

This August 2015, Keaton Row’s team of stylists and InStyle’s fashion editors—Violet Gaynor and Cindy Weber-Cleary—joined creative forces for a live styling workshop. The teams discussed fall’s biggest trends and created a seasonal vision using a mix of classic pieces from Keaton Row’s inventory and a curated selection of on-trend items from Keaton Row’s affiliates. This vision reflects on the mission that both brands share—to instill confidence in women through personal style.

During this seasonal trend forecasting panel and workshop, Keaton Row’s stylists helped translate fall’s top trends into wearable looks that encompass timeless, yet on-trend style for Keaton Row’s clients. This exchanging of ideas with InStyle’s editors allowed Keaton Row’s stylists to walk away with an in-depth knowledge of the pieces needed to create their own trend-focused lookbooks for their clients.

These workshops will take place every season. By combining InStyle’s knowledge of trends with Keaton Row’s hands-on approach to styling the two brands have created an exclusive, accessible approach to seasonal style that puts Keaton Row’s clients one step ahead in the realm of personal style. 

See this season’s trends and outfits, here.

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This Fall 2015 season, Keaton Row’s team of stylists and InStyle’s fashion editors joined creative forces for a live styling workshop. Using a mix of timeless, classic pieces from Keaton Row’s inventory and a curated selection of on-trend items from Keaton Row’s affiliates, the two teams created a seasonal vision that reflects on the mission that both brands share—to instill confidence in women through personal style.

By combining Instyle’s knowledge of trends with Keaton Row’s hands-on approach to styling we’ve broken down the must-try trends from the fall runways and translated them into looks you can wear in real life. Every Keaton Row stylist is well-versed in these trends and the looks below are InStyle-approved and available to shop through Keaton Row. Ask your stylist for a lookbook to see how these trends can be styled to fit your lifestyle. 

The New Retro
Whether you prefer 70s-boho-glam or 60s-mod, new retro or decade dressing, is all about adding a modern spin to iconic silhouettes. Nail this trend with creative layering as well as statement pieces such as faux fur jackets and over-the-knee boots. Accessories are key for this trend—add skinny scarves and fringed bags to 70s looks and hoops earrings and pendant necklaces for 60s.

the new retro runway trend

Vitoriana
This season’s most surprising trend is also perfect for women who like to invoke a little drama when they get dressed. The Victoriana trend references the dark, moody feel associated with the period while also encompassing a distinctly feminine outlook. High necklines and delicate lace harken to the demure details of the period and sumptuous fabrics such as velvet and leather lend allure. In the realm of accessories, a bow tied at the neck and pointy and/or lace-up boots are key.

Victorian Trend Runway

Black and White Graphic
While this trend was shown on the runways as part of a sci-fi, futuristic movement on the part of designers, it can also be skewed in a sophisticated direction. Think classic silhouettes that feature fashion-forward optical prints. This trend is great for women who aren’t afraid of playing with eye-catching patterns.

Graphic black and white runway trend

Athletic
It’s no secret we’re all wearing our workout clothes to do a whole lot more than sweat. Designers are capitalizing on the collective desire for athletic looks with jogging pants in dressed-up fabrics, suits with racing stripes, and sporty knits. This is a great trend for clients who prefer a casual approach to dressing.

Athletic Runway Trend

Sophisticated Separates
The stuffy suit is a thing of the past. The sophisticated separates trend seeks to update the office atmosphere with tailored pieces that say “power dressing” loud and proud. The hero piece  for this trend is the culotte. It’s surprisingly flattering and adds punch to the otherwise formulaic look of a blazer, shirt, and trouser. Another must in this category is a sharply tailored blazer updated with unique details such as gold buttons or notched hem.

Sophisticated Separates runway trend

Denim
While denim is a staple, what’s trending now are flared, high-waisted styles that reference the new retro movement. Vintage, straight-leg styles will also be in demand and for daring clients, the cropped, mini-flare is a fresh pick. Denim-on-denim will also be trending. Skinny jeans will stay in everyone’s style repertoire but the focus now is how to make them work for the office as more and more companies ditch traditional dress codes.

New denim runway trend