Joanne Molina, Senior Editor
It’s not even July and the fall 2007 previews are pouring onto web boutiques. But if your dollars are going towards your summer holiday then come September you might not have much to spare. But never fear – you can save money and start planning your fall wardrobe by shopping the summer sales. So, let’s go shopping…
1.Tip: Coats of every kind are huge this fall and you can pick up some cute cropped and swing coats in darker hues that are perfect for the early fall months.
Inspiration: Ralph Lauren Black Label Cape Coat, $939.55 at NeimanMarcus.com
Sale: Miss Davenporte Swing Coat, Was $645 Now $399 at
2.Tip: As we know, don’t mess with the dress: it’s extending its stay on the runway for the fall and winter months. But this fall look for rich, dramatic hues like deep navy blue and rich charcoal. Grab one now and pair it with a little jacket or sweater.
Inspiration: Doo.Ri Jersey Halter Dress, $1250 at Neimanmarcus.com
Sale: Ruffle Babydoll Dress from Alice Ritter, Was $485 Now $299 at IntermixOnline.com
3.Tip: The great thing about fall is that it borrows from a wide historical palette. If it’s glam then it was on the runway last January. Pants are skinny, wide and inspired by menswear a la Katherine Hepburn. If flannel isn’t your speed then try them in a neutral color like black.
Inspiration: Oscar de la Renta Wool Flannel Pants, $895 at NeimanMarcus.com
Sale: Katayone Adeli Wide Leg Pant, Was $325 Now $199 at ScoopNYC.com
4.Tip: Don’t be afraid to cover up. From Stella McCartney to Chloe designers aren’t afraid of wrapping you in warmth. If you buy a lightweight cashmere sweater from the summer sales then you won’t have the bulk to fit under your winter coat.
Inspiration: See by Chloe Long Cardigan, $855 at NeimanMarcus.com
Sale: Vince Cashmere Long Cardigan, Was $285 Now $142.50 at Shopbop.com
6.Tip: It’s simple: pick up the patent. If it’s black and shiny, grab it now and you’ll be in good shape throughout the season.
Inspiration: Yves Saint Laurent Faubourg Cheeta Drawstring Bag $1895 at NeimanMarcus.com
Sale: Francesca Biasia Star Crazy Handbag, Was $355 Now $234.50 at PinkMascara.com
Inspirations from NeimanMarcus.com