Friday, November 18, 2016
Club Monaco F/W16 // FASHION
Last week, I was lucky enough to be invited to a preview tour of Club Monaco's fall and winter collection for 2016. You all know Club Monaco is 100% my jam, so I was so excited to learn more about the inspiration behind the pieces in the collection.
Texture and details are key for the season: velvet, ruffles, lacey details, faux-fur, and tapestry-inspired floral prints, while still keeping silhouettes streamlined and modern. Mixing and matching textures and fabrics was also a big theme, and I think it totally works! I'm also loving the winter whites and blush/pinks - super unexpected, but so fresh!
I also love how Club Monaco curates a small collection of third-party accessories and shoes (and more recently denim!). It's a great way for people to discover new designers and brands that are in the same vein as the Club Monaco aesthetic. This glittery gold lunchbag-inspired clutch from Marie Turnor is giving me so much life right now - I think it would be gorgeous with a simple LBD for a holiday party!
They're also hitting it out of the park in the coat department this season. There's a gorgeous variety of wool coats in classic hues like camel and grey, as well as a pop of feminine pink. I'm trying hard to incorporate more pink and blush into my wardrobe this winter, so the styling on these mannequins are a huge source of inspiration.
Club Monaco certainly is more of an "investment piece" store for me, so I'll have to whittle my wishlist down quite considerably before I head back to do some shopping! I have my eye on a pair of high waisted blush trousers, as well as some buttery leather gloves. I'm also a huge fan of their sweaters (so cozy!), and their impressive sale section (of course).
Are you feeling Club Monaco's aesthetic this season? I think it's one of their best yet!