This season's styles aren't for sissies. The looks are strong, sophisticated, and structured, with lots of rich tailoring and a balanced mix of the right accessories. Jewelry is all about mixing up the faux with the fine, and statement pieces are still dominant, with big earrings making a serious comeback. Ladylike pumps are also modern when paired with all these big-girl elements, and handbags are large and shapely. Playing dress-up is serious fun.
Outerwear is in extravagant materials and jewelry is shown in different ways. On Richera: Silk peacock jacket by Carrie Roberson from Coming Attractions, $340. Vintage Lucite bangle, from olio: a vintage collection, $40. Amethyst and diamond drop earrings set in white gold from Mary Beth Harris Jewelry, call for price. On Lucia: Maribuo feather jacket by Jocelyn, $325; cream and gold dress by Yoana Baraschi, $435; 1930s necklace, $325; all from Kittie Kyle. Yellow gold, rose gold, white gold, and diamond rings worn on three fingers, all from Mary Beth Harris Jewelry, call for prices.
Big bags with straight lines in bold colors are right on point. On Richera: Grey top by Karolina Zmarlak, $395; green suede Rebecca Minkoff purse, $325; both from Oak Hall. Diamond, emerald, and white-gold dragonfly pin from South House Jewelry in Laurelwood, call for price.
Black scuba top by Karolina Zmarlak, $875; wool camel pencil skirt by MaxMara, $525; necklace by Brave Design, $345; all from Oak Hall. Yellow gold bracelet from Anthony Shaw Antiques, $3,200.
Strong shapes are front and center with high fashion right now. On Lucia: Stretch jersey purple dress by Michael Kors, $1,795; navy pony hair and black leather purse by Furla, $998; navy and black pumps by Nicholas Kirkwood, $795; vintage Chanel earrings, $1,650 and vintage Chanel link bracelet, $2,240, both sourced from What Goes Around Comes Around; all from Joseph in Laurelwood. On Richera: Silk dress by Lanvin, $2,995; Gucci patent leather T-strap with bow pump, $695; vintage Chanel purse, $3,800; vintage Chanel earrings, $1,300; both sourced from What Goes Around Comes Around; all available at Joseph in Laurelwood.
Richera Jackson, COLORS Agency
Lucia Heros, COLORS Agency
Kendrick Simpson, makeup artist
Mary McNair, owner, Secret Services Salon
Lucy Hadskey, hairstylist, Secret Services Salon
Amy Wood, hair styling assistant, Secret Services Salon
Sara Harrison, wardrobe and production assistant
Emma Swale, photography intern
Susie Reuter, digital artist