Getting dressed this time of year sometimes feels like an endless struggle of weather-appropriate decisions versus, well, actually loving your look. Should you layer on a sweater? Is it time to put the shorts away? So many questions.
If your mornings sound anything remotely like that, then you might want to listen up: Harvey Nichols, the UK-based luxury department store, sells a variety of carefully curated items, from clothing to accessories to beauty products to wine and food to create one extremely cool retail experience. Think of them as the perfect combination of high-end luxury brands (think: Alexander McQueen) and fashion-forward, but affordable styles like Veja.
So, instead of flailing around your closet and hoping for the best, take note from the pros. We spoke to Harvey Nichols’ style editor to get the low-down on the key trends (and pieces) to help you master this season—no matter your locale.
New York City is without a doubt one of the fashion capitals of the world, playing home to more than 5,000 fashion industry showrooms and a creative energy that can’t be found anywhere else. Try having some fun with checkered suiting or wild prints, since New York is teeming with possibilities.
Angelenos may be blessed with proximity to the beach, juice bars on every corner, and an overall laid-back lifestyle, but there is one thing West Coasters don’t have—veritable fall weather. Even so, the fashion scene in Los Angeles hasn’t suffered a bit. Expect to see your favorite LA-based friends wearing custard knits, slim-fitting jeans, and minimalistic color palettes.
The best way to describe Chicagoan style can be done in three simple words: Easy, classic, and comfortable. The Windy City is known for its genuinely American dress code, which means loose, casual, and relaxed styles. Think: Jennifer Lake, Katy Ross, and Helen Berkun.
Detroit probably isn’t the first place you’d look for inspiration, but it should be. The Motor City’s fashion scene is relatable, sustainable, and body positive. In Detroit, fashion isn’t about what’s on-trend, it’s about personal expression and local pride, which for most Detroit natives means comfy sweaters, stylish leather separates, and bold patterns.
Get all of these items and more at HarveyNichols.com. Bonus: Get free delivery when you spend $250 or more!