An off-duty look perfect for a date night in fall.


I must say, every time the season changes and fashion month approaches, I scratch my head and just can’t wrap my head around the fact that we are seeing new collections on the runway almost a whole year in advance to us actually being able to wear them. Equally, I strongly dislike that fall clothing hits the stores in August or even July, resulting in most of us trying on puffered jackets in our denim shorts. Because if we wait until temperatures decrease at least to jeans weather, all the cool styles will be sold out. The only positive part? Those remainders will all be on sale when snow falls and you actually start needing them. Hah.

In the age of just-in-time production, digitization, lean processes (all of which are big topics in my day job, although in a much more industrial context), I’d just assume it should be possible to speed up the whole process of presenting designs, waiting for buyers’ responses, starting large-scale production and finally delivering the pieces to central warehouses and retailers. Heck, I’m definitely not an expert in the textile industry, but as a customer, I’m a big fan of the current “see now, buy now” runway trend some designers are exploring.

Well – this year, at least, autumn seems to have arrived early over here in Europe, so I’m surprisingly excited about knits, tweed and fall colors already – a.k.a. my credit card is on fire this month. This striped lace dress was one of the first F/W collection purchases I made this season. It’s a great transition piece – it can be worn now, even when it’s still somewhat warm, but also later on with black, opaque tights and boots. I like how the more conservative top part balances out the short skirt, plus the colors are so versatile. I guess it’s never too early for new clothes after all…

Disclaimer: I’d advise against wearing this dress length to the office, not even to the company Christmas party – but more on that in a post coming later this year…   


Dress: Self Portrait (also available here and here) / Boots: Stuart Weitzman (also in burgundy)

Sunglasses: Céline / Bag: Chanel


 

 

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