EVENT: Fall Fashion with NYC Pretty at Henri Bendel

Last week Sweet Thymes made a day trip up to New York City to visit our favorite city and attend the Ladies NYC fall must-haves fashion event. Henri Bendel hosted the event at their sparkling 5th Ave store. Christine Bibbo of NYC Pretty was the women of the hour, spilling her fashion secrets and must-have trends for fall.

FALL TRENDS

Christine shared her top picks for fall fashion. Raise the hemline, as crop jackets are back in! Pull out your vintage pieces and stash your shopping bag with crop jackets that hit the natural waist line. Incorporate this trend into your everyday wardrobe with vests, jacket, and capelets. Transition your closet from summer to fall with, skinny scarves, a lighter version of the traditional scarf. These mix well with blazers for the workday, sundresses for warmer climates, or tie on your handbag for a pop of color. Choose wool or cashmere as cooler weather sets in. The hemline was the focus of the runway for fall; short, long, flirty, include a variety of hemlines in your closet.

What to do with trend pieces after the season? If your trend items are not worn out, save them! Some trends cycle through and can be reused next year. Get creative by mixing and matching past trends with current trends.

STYLE LESSONS

Christine lives by a few style mantras that ring true no matter the trend or season.

Invest in comfortable shoes that will wear well and buy quality handbags. You wear these every day and will get the most use out of these items if shop for quality and durability.

Go to outfit. Every girl needs a go to outfit for those days that you hit snooze one too many times. A classic dress, boots, and a bold lip is all you need to create a stylish outfit in under five.

We mingled, sipped on champagne, listened, and learned, but we couldn’t leave without shopping for some fall must-haves of our own. We chose to stack Henri Bendel black and gold buckle bracelets as our new fall accessory.