It's that time of year again when we struggle to decide what will keep us cool during the day and warm at night, whether or not to take out our air conditioners and what degree exactly it should be before we turn our closets over for the cooler months.
To add to our internal conflict, Fashion Week has us lusting after short dresses and light colors, while the stores make us want to be swallowed in tweeds, skins and knits.
Season and setting aside, every lady and gent needs a little black dress and a tailored black suit. It's easy to overlook the basics when shopping the upcoming season's trends, but a last minute business dinner or Gala invitation will have you grateful for your new go-to pieces.
Jil Sander Black Wool Suit $450 Gucci French Cuff Tuxedo Shirt $125
Prada Leather Pull-On Ankle Boots $200
All available at INA Men
Costume National Black Rayon Overcoat $385
All items available at INA Chelsea or online by clicking the item name!
Some of my favorite INA pieces in our Men's selection right now are so versatile you can buy them to wear today, and won't have to stow them away in two months at the first sight of snowfall.
Shown below, this cotton Rag and Bone blazer may be worn under an overcoat for an unexpected layer, or with cotton shorts for a summer suit. Balenciaga's 2011 vest is a masterpiece of sporty sophistication. With a hidden hood and waist-cinching belt built-in, this vest can be worn over a t-shirt on your bike or under your suit jacket for a flash of fashion and function.
For a break from your every day jacket, these options are versatile and can be worn from Fall through Spring.
Rag and Bone Gray Cotton Jacket $285 at INA Chelsea
Dolce & Gabbana Navy Suede Bomber $550 Balenciaga Red Metal Sunglasses $150
Available at INA Men.
Basics don't have to be boring, and we have the pieces to prove it. By coordinating with your new accessories, your all-season basics adapt to your look for the season.
Tabitha Simmons Mint and Lavender Metal Toe Heels $275 Viktor & Rolf Black Silk Organza Dress $350
Alexander Mcqueen Satin and Tulle Heels $495 Alaia Laser Cut Leather Clutch $875
Available at INA Soho
Prada Navy Cotton Shift Dress with Snap Back $300 Red Chanel Quilted Patent Purse $1,375
Available at INA Nolita
Prada Black Satin Dress $325 at INA Chelsea
Tom Ford Alix Padlock Shoulder Bag $1,150 Balenciaga Gray Oxford Booties $450
Black Issey Miyake Bilao Bag $300
Available at INA Nolita.
If you're in NYC stop by the stores for our latest styles or give us a call to consign your past-season pieces.
Until next week, keep keeping up!