The local wildlife
September 9, 2006
(photo via Hastings+Main)
Dressing in the in-betweens can be a tedious task. The mornings here are brisk, but the past few afternoons/evenings have been balmy and very Indian summer. I tend to dress on the side of too warm, as it can be pretty miserable being underdressed in pre-fall temps. I always find that light dressing with the accessories of fall can be a pretty good way of negotiating this grey area.
This Hastings+Main dress is perfect for this time of year. A nice part of the collection this Fall is done in a haphazard and rumpled silk with a refined fall palette of mustard, forest green, aubergine, black and beige. A matte mustard silk blousy tube top with black silkscreened ferns has been in heavy rotation of a friend’s summer wardrobe for a couple years, and I have to say that everytime she wears it, I think, “wow, what a beautiful top.” The pieces in the fall collection are nice and drapey with just the right amount of a slouchy and more subversive brand of femininity.