ELLIOTT STAPLES, HEAD OF DESIGN
AT THE LIMITED, SCHOOLS US ON
WHAT HE LOVES BEST THIS SEASON.
I’m in love with… the idea of “Campus Couture.”
It’s a return to layering and to sexy, preppy colors. I’m especially
into the mix of simple stripes in collegiate combinations—like
navy and burgundy—including this outfit: a wine-colored
leather pencil skirt, topped off with a navy sweater jacket
and plaid schoolboy blazer.
The freshest color of the
season is burgundy… It was
Whether color-blocked or in
burgundy, this accessory is an
all over the fall runways and looks easy pick-me-up and can add a
especially new in accessories
pop of color to any outfit.
such as handbags, belts and the
reinvented loafer pump.
And let’s all celebrate the
return of leather jeans.
The hardest-working piece
of the season... The shrunken
They look amazing again for fall
and add an edgy touch to the
schoolboy blazer is the piece to
collegiate look. Take an old pair
have. It’s perfect for creating
out of the closet, bring them
a “separates” suit for day and
to a tailor and turn them into
versatile enough to pop over jeans a pair of modernized skinny
for a more casual look.
leather jeans! (Or get a similar
look with a pair of wax-coated
The absolute best way to
wear a big trend in a small
way… is the oversized clutch.
jeans like the cool pair of
skinnies at the far right.)