Find your closet must-haves at Zoe Boutique, among other stores in the area. Our experts tell you what to stock up on in 2012.
Fri, Jan 6, 2012
Closet Renewal: Winter Shopping Picks
Looking to revamp your packing style in 2012? For pointers, we asked two fashionable experts for their sartorial resolutions. Take heed.
From fancy hats to a touch of glamour and smart business suits for the working man, our experts have you covered from head to toe with their winter picks.
Our guest fashion host: Susan Gerock, owner of Zoe Boutique (130 S. Union St., Alexandria, Va.; key image)
Kathlin Argiro wrap dress (available at Zoe Boutique); $264 Why? “I want a four-season dress to wear in different ways. This one can be worn as a wrap dress, a tunic or over a turtleneck and tights. Plus, it’s figure-flattering!”
House of Harlow “Marie” sunglasses; Nordstrom (1400 South Hayes Street, Arlington, Va.); $125. Gerock says all of her sunglasses veer toward sporty style, but secretly lusts after fancier poolside shades. “I really want something glamorous like Trina Turk,” she says. These House of Harlow shades are a bit easier to come by, but they’re just as fancy.
Louise Green “demi” cloche; Proper Topper (1350 Connecticut Ave., NW); $280. “I was so intrigued by the beautiful hats worn at the royal wedding,” Gerock admits. “I’m finding one beautiful, show-stopping hat to wear this year.” We love this outlandish-but-classy chapeau with its demure bow.
Reva ballet flat; Tory Burch (1734 International Dr., Suite #2516, McLean, Va.; toryburch.com); $235. There are two requirements for shoes, says Gerock’s: “They must be stylish and comfortable—I’m on my feet at least eight hours a day!” she says. Frequent flyers are, too, which is why we love flats from Tory Burch to lend a pop of color to every outfit.
Our guest fashion host: Jack Eggleston, general manager at Streets of Georgetown (1254 Wisconsin Ave., NW)
Hickey Freeman Best of Britain double-breasted suit (photo not available; suit from Streets of Georgetown) $1.895 Why? Double breasted-suits are making a comeback,” Eggleston says. “These fit like a second shirt.”
Wool ties; Jack Spade (1250 Wisconsin Ave., NW; jackspade.com); $125. “Wool and cashmere neckwear have become personal favorites of mine that are also considered business attire, yet keep my look interesting and inventive,” Eggleston says. We like the threads from the new Jack Spade for an edgier work-friendly look.
Loro Piana wool blazer; Saks 5th Avenue (5300 Wisconsin Ave., NW; saksfifthavenue.com); $698 “[Loro Piana mill fabrics] keep you warm, dry and act as a wind barrier, plus it provides a soft, supple and luxurious look and feel,” Eggleston says. “By having just one of these coats, you have a topcoat and raincoat in one. That says, to me, smart and stylish.” Find LP fabrics throughout the year at Saks.
Cashmere Argyle V-Neck Sweater; Brooks Brothers (locations in Georgetown and Connecticut Avenue, NW; brooksbrothers.com); $398. “I’m looking to wear more seasonal fabrics,” Eggleston says. Notably, “great textures such as flannel, corduroy, tweed, cashmere and suede.” We suggest this flattering cashmere sweater with a subtle but interesting print.