Thirty-seven years ago when I graduated from college, I didn’t realize that I would still be relishing back-to-school season in my late fifties. I’m sure being in fashion keeps the excitement stirring each year, considering FALL-WINTER DESIGNS arrive in August—but I’ve looked forward to Fall since it meant back-to-school, which not only conveyed a fresh start, but meant new clothes and shoes (decades later my brothers still call me Imelda for my love of all things crafted with sole ;-).
I just love Fall. Perhaps it is hints of cool, crisp air, which tiptoe in ever-so-slowly, welcome after a long, hot summer—and a certain energy that shifts as September schedules do, too. It feels like the ideal opportunity to start anew, and that feeling of anticipation remains. It’s my favorite season to this day, so when tasked with writing a SWEATER WEATHER story, well, yay!
Sweater weather is everything. Really… In our newest collection, you won’t just find a slew of PLUSH SWEATERS. You’ll find many different ways to layer up with rich bouclé knits—fabulous vests, crop jackets and two open-front must-have in a striking patchwork of colors. But that’s not all…
The SWEATER WEATHER COLLECTION also showcases tops, tunics, pants and dresses in gorgeous color stories, that mix and mingle with each other for creating endless looks, all season long. Oh, two great suede sling handbags, too, for completing every look.
In this piece, I’ve featured complete looks, as opposed to singular editor’s picks. It’s such a full collection that I would have had trouble choosing!
SHOP THE LOOK #1:
COZY CROP BOUCLE JACKET in leafy green. This delicious bouclé knit is a little stretchy and luxuriously cushy. It comes in three other colors, all kept unlined so they layer well and drape to perfection.
REVEL FLOUNCE DRESS in Pistachio (also in Berry) shows a linear motif comprised of artful dots, and a maxi length that shows off your new back-to-school ankle boots. It’s a silky woven number you’ll flaunt beyond the Fall-Winter season—it’s lightweight and generously cut for freedom to move right into Spring.
THE GREAT SUEDE POUCH BAG in woodsy Green is suspended by a signature Alembika strap that adjusts for wearing hands-free as a chic sling, in front or back, and as a handy shoulder bag. (Versatility rocks.)
SHOP THE LOOK #2:
PLUSH CARDIGAN SWEATER in Raspberry. It’s relaxed, oversized and cuddly. It drapes like a dream on all bodies (that’s Alembika), and looks great loose or belted (see trio of images, above). And it’s just one of seven collectable color choices. The two-tone colorblock sweaters are designed by us in Israel, then crafted in Italy of crazy-soft yarn that’s spun from a dreamy mohair blend. When it’s chilly in the showroom, there are plenty of samples one can wear to warm up, but this is the sweater we reach for again and again. It’s that yummy. Now with so many amazing color choices, you will most likely want one of each: Regular length, here in Raspberry + Green, Yellow and Pink; and Tunic length in Sepia, Russet and Honey.
REVEL FLOUNCE DRESS in Berry. It’s the sister to Pistachio, above, replete with its artfully rendered, dotted line motif. We love it so much, we offer two colors.
THE GREAT SUEDE POUCH BAG returns in a red that’s right on with the berry palette—but also, if you wear a lot of solid neutrals (like me ;-), this bag is the perfect pop of color to brighten any look.
SHOP THE LOOK #3
MUST-HAVE BOUCLE LONG OPEN JACKET in a stunning patchwork of Fall colors with a natty stripe. This must-have topper is so versatile—it goes with virtually any look. Wear it over jeans and a tee or finish a dressier look when the occasion calls. Enjoy flattering, elegant flow from the shawl collar to the deep side slits. Signature patch pockets complete this simply gorgeous creation.
SOPHIA WAFFLE SWING DRESS in Pine. You ain’t got a thing if you ain’t got that swing! Our effortless A-line dress is rendered in a silky-soft, waffle-textured knit and woodsy teal hue. Wear it solo or pile on the layers—you’ll find so many options in this new collection.
PS: When shopping the COLLECTION PAGE, make sure to rollover the images while scrolling, because each row of items shows how beautifully the pieces mix, match and play so beautifully together. Have fun and Happy September!