By Sharon Mosley, CNS
Want to know what the rich and famous are going to be wearing this fall? Want to know that yes, you can afford their favorite looks too? That’s the intention behind the new collections from Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony debuting at Kohl’s this September.
The folks at Kohl’s say Lopez’s clothes are “all about elegant and refined styles” that are “chic yet playful and offer sexy, glamorous pieces for any occasion.” Now what else would you expect from one of the sexiest fashion icons around?
Here’s a sneak preview of the star’s “favorite” pieces for fall — coming soon to a Kohl’s near you and Kohl’s.com. Check these trends out — all for under $100:
— Wide-Leg Pants — This flattering fit replaces the skinny jean this season. Incorporate a high-waisted, wide-leg pant with a soft, draped top to give this classic piece a fresh, of-the-moment look.
— Winter Shorts — No longer just a summer staple, shorts can be worn with either a bare leg or with tights and are a great way to add new style to an evening look.
— Blouses — As tuxedo suiting is a big trend for women’s wear this fall, look for the perfect way to top it all off with an open-back charmeuse top or pleat-sleeved blouse to pair with a tuxedo pant, jacket, jean or skirt. This versatile must-have is sophisticated, feminine and easily transitions from an office look into an evening ensemble.
— Winter White and Midnight Blue — Shades of white and ivory create clean, soft lines that stand apart in a sea of darker fall colors. Midnight blue is the color for the season and matches almost everything.
— Shimmer / Liquid Shine — A touch of shimmer adds interest to the darker tones of fall. Subtle sparkle and metallic fabrics give any look just the right boost of star power. Try a sequined top or shiny one-shoulder dress.
— Shearling and Faux Fur — The glamorous feel of the Jennifer Lopez collection is easily attained with luxe fabrics like faux-fur and shearling. To incorporate a touch of glamour into any fall ensemble, find the trend in vests, sweaters and handbags.
— Layering — Time to layer up for cooler days ahead! Look for a variety of foundational pieces such as sophisticated cardigans, jackets, sweaters and vests.
FOR THE GUYS
Entertainer and fashion icon Marc Anthony is also launching an exclusive lifestyle brand at Kohl’s and Kohls.com this September. The Marc Anthony collection, according to style experts at Kohl’s is “inspired by Marc Anthony’s musical roots and world travels” and “recalls the elegance of an earlier era with a look that speaks to a timeless style with a modern vibe.” Here are some of Anthony’s fall favorites:
— Moto Chic — The classic motorcycle look is an easy way to add edge to a fall wardrobe. Pair a motorcycle leather jacket with jeans and lace-up boots to get the quintessential look.
— Retro — Form-fitting suits, crisp collar shirts and skinny ties all pay homage to the elegance of an earlier era. Embrace the retro style with a patterned button-down and a skinny tie, just like Marc does on the red carpet!
— Military Inspiration — Masculine, structured and rough, it’s no wonder that the military trend is returning this fall. The pea coat and military trench are outerwear must-haves for men to easily transition summer tees into stylish fall looks.
— External Pockets — With men’s fashion, it’s all about the detail. The external pocket is a unique and fresh take on casual tailoring. Pair these detailed outerwear pieces with jeans for a look that is modern and utilitarian.
–Textured Fabric — This fall, men are adding soft textures into their wardrobes for a look that is both cozy and fashion-forward. Worn with either jeans or a suit coat, cashmere sweaters and fur-lined coats are must-have pieces for every man’s closet.
–Light Gray — Sophisticated and functional, this season’s “it” color for men is light gray. As a color that can be worn year-round and for any occasion, this neutral is perfect for outerwear, suiting and wardrobe basics.