We’re right smack in the middle of fall – otherwise known as “sweater weather” – and we’re loving it. There’s something ironic about how leaves are at their most beautiful and colorful when they’re getting ready to fall off the trees!
We love layers – any time of year – but particularly so in fall, when the crisp air and earlier sunsets lend themselves to bundling up a bit. It’s the perfect time of year to revel in texture and detail.
Fall fashion doesn’t have to be frumpy. The layering look also applies to jewelry, wraps, purses – all of which we carry here at Robin Gannon Interiors & Home. (If you already knew that, go ahead and treat yourself to a piece of leftover Halloween candy!) It’s incredibly on-trend and an easy way to add visual interest to any outfit.
Here's a spotlight on some of the brands we carry - you can wear any of these pieces alone, but they'll look even better paired with a layer!
Designer Kande Hall's travels through France truly changed the course of her life. Inspired by the old medallions and materials in the marketplaces, she brought some back to her workshop in Los Angeles... and French Kande was born.
Designed to be worn whether you're dressed up or dressed down, her pieces are twists on classic femininity, combining traditional beauty with a little bit of edge.
Another reason we love French Kande (and Kande Hall!) so much? She gives back to her community, mentoring local fashion students both in and out of college classrooms and giving them opportunities to work in the industry. She also has established a scholarship to assist college-bound students with educational costs.
Fiona Kempton, the designer behind Kempton & Co., just might be one of the strongest contenders for Most Interesting Woman In The World. Raised in England by a family of scuba divers and horse racers (seriously!), she watched her parents repair wetsuits and and saddles. Inspired by the hustle and bustle around her, she began to make her own clothing and makeup bags from the materials around her.
After graduating with a degree in fashion design, she moved to New York to pursue her dreams in fashion. After working with several major fashion firms, she struck out on her own in 2010, starting Kempton & Co. in Brooklyn.
Kempton & Co.'s bags marry form and function - they're made with deliciously soft leathers and fabrics, and can carry everything you need in any size. The best part? Because the leather is so buttery-soft, the bags are flexible - you can pack (nearly!) everything you own inside or create a slouchy, boho look. Either way, you'll have everything you need close at hand.
Another detail we love? Kempton & Co.'s zipper toggles are made entirely by hand by Kenyan artisans, using locally-sourced materials. These upcycled materials are used to generate income for small artisan groups working mostly in Kibera, one of Nairobi’s largest slums.
It can be tricky to dress for the weather this time of year - it can be (literally!) freezing when you wake up, and then you're roasting when you walk into the office or go for a coffee run in the afternoon.
Enter the Verloop wrap: It's lightweight, unbelievably soft, and SO pretty. It comes in several colors, too! Plus, it's not a "true" poncho, so it's easy to take on and off, and you'll have your arms free.
(And can we talk about how adorable those tassels are?)
We love how easy it is to throw a purse on over these wraps - much easier than bulky sweaters and coats.
This is a piece that is truly seasonless - you can wear this one year-round.
Verloop is made in the US and their knitwear has been seen in the pages of Elle, InStyle, Refinery 29, and Real Simple.
We have SO many ways to have fun with fashion this fall - these are just a few of our many examples! We'd love for you to come on in and check us out!