Giorgio Armani's haute couture show had us dreaming of suiting for Fall. Between the reemergence of blazers, the passing of couturier Yves Saint Laurent, and a slew of runway shows (YSL the most striking and skilled among them) that played up power-separates, we're pretty sure that our fall wardrobe will pivot on lean slacks, silk blouses, and heels that cost more money than the two combined. If this is possible, it would mean a Martha Stewart-worthy upheaval of our wardrobe. There's nothing like a slick Fall uniform to make you want to donate your peripheral duds. To that end, here are the beginnings of a great fall wardrobe, inspired by Armani, YSL, and the suiting trends we've seen thus far. Pick up the sale items other chicsters were too overheated to imagine wearing, and you'll be thankful when the weather turns. Or, you could be as type-A as us and make a list of the basics you want to replenish for Fall. Our method for pairing down our wardrobe when the season's change is a massive reorganization and a one item-in, one item-out editing system. When you're replacing a Forever 21 romper with an Alexander Wang boyfriend blazer, or a pair of painful vintage heels with a pair of Louboutins, you'll feel, well, deserving of a power suit.
Jul 7 2008