sassypantsWith holiday outfit coordination in full swing, these pants have to make an appearance.

Portuguese-born duo Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida met back in 2007 while enrolling for fashion school. They teamed up while starting Fashion MA at the prestigious Central Saint Martins and the result — a youthful, unfinished and effortless aesthetic. And these statement-making pants lend themselves to so many opportunities, from girls' night out to the company holiday party (paired with a fitted, cropped velvet top).

These Marques Almeida bi-color black and white flared trousers make quite the addition to one's wardrobe.

Available at Farfetch

velvetsneakersVelvet.

I am ecstatic it's back. And with a vengeance.

My navy velvet booties cannot wait to make an appearance this season. I have no doubt they will be my 4-days-a-week go to.

With all the delicious velvet varieties out there, I feel the need to add a few more to my shoe game. How about velvet sneakers?

This rich claret sneaker by Gianvito Rossi is made from plush velvet. Trimmed in leather, it provides comfort while making a statement at the same time. Pair with cargo skinnies and a tee or black cropped pants and a sweater. In fact, you may want to wear them with everything!

Available at Net-a-Porter

sassysweaters

Sweater season is almost here.

I love a cozy sweater. Thank goodness there are endless style choices this season. Cropped, asymmetrical, long, oversized, fringed, frilly, colorful, edgy — yes, everything you can imagine.

This one, in particular, I have my eye on. Made with touches of mohair and wool in a chunky, slightly open knit, this asymmetric hem sweater by Ann Demeulemeester spawns a plethora of fabulous looks for fall. It comes in cream and black for easy outfit coordination, whether on the neutral or colorful side.

Hail to the sweater!

Available at Net-a-Porter

blackinsummer

While you will typically find me in all white during the summer, I do not shy away from black.

Did you know that black best absorbs heat and, therefore, is more cooling than white garments? In fact, black also absorbs energy from the body instead of reflecting it back (like the color white). 

The key to wearing black in the summer is keeping to lightweight fabrics. Anything too heavy or clingy will make you look and feel uncomfortable, so opt for cotton or linen in lightweight finishes. Pair with chunky heels or wedges. Throw in a little balance by showcasing your skin — perhaps a bit of shoulder or leg.

oneearringtrendThe one earring trend continues to woo me. I just like it. A lot.

And this earring is quite unique.

The sculpted Sansoeurs pieces are inspired by the shape of the human body. The "G" earring, cast from 18-karat gold, loops through your piercing until the shimmering diamond sits as a stud at the lobe. 

A fresh twist on the typical.

Available at Net-a-Porter