Esprit d'Automne

As the sun slowly heads into hibernation and the trees start sprinkling the streets with their leaves, it's easy to look at your stark, dark surroundings and dress accordingly. But rather than mimicking autumn's austere color palette and outfitting yourself only in charcoal and coal, why not have fun with jaunty outerwear and lots of interesting layers? And while you're at it, please punctuate those ensembles with bright accessories in contrasting or coordinating hues. (A pair of cherry gloves is definitely the sartorial equivalent of an exclamation point, no?) The results will be chic, cheery, and completely au courant, in other words, exactly what you want right now!

Photographer: Justin Coit; Creative Director: Katherine Power; Style Director: Laurie Trott; Hair: Jen Atkin, The Wall Group; Makeup: Danielle Decker,; Model: Leah, Ford Models.

Shop The Spreads

Look 1:
American Apparel Unisex Me + You Summer T-Shirt ($28), Lover 1955 Pants ($275), Free People Boyfriend Woolie Jacket ($168), Diane Von Furstenberg Short Didi Checked Coat ($585), Nordstrom Wool Beret ($22) in Ocra, Gap Fringed wool scarf ($24.50), Forever 21 Rhinestone Collar Necklace ($9.80), Forever 21 Mixed Floral Jewel Cuff ($12.80), Forever 21 Rippled Metal Cuff ($5.80), Lee Angel Jewelry Charlotte Crystal Bracelet ($150), Urban Outfitters Long Animal Gloves ($28), American Apparel Unisex Solid Calf-High Socks ($8) in Dusty Rose, Pour La Victoire Charlie Oxford Flats ($226), Topshop Cord 3 Colour Grab Bag ($70).

Look 2:
Isabel Marant Alton Shirt ($312, 210.826.9007), Gap Wool Shorts ($49.50) in brown tweed, A.P.C 70's Coat ($560), House of Lavande 1950's Tanzanite Stone Earrings ($648), American Apparel Unisex Cotton Beret ($20) in Berry, Emilio Pucci Morocco Oblong Silk Scarf ($225), Nordstrom Tissue-Weight Cashmere Wrap ($98) in Jewel Purple, Dannijo Amal Necklace ($745), Dannijo Grace Cuff ($445), Forever 21 Rippled Metal Cuff ($4.80), Gap Sweater Gloves ($16.50), Wasteland Vintage Belt ($26), A.P.C Cotton Tights ($75) in Navy, A.P.C. Ribbed Knee Socks ($38) in Rust, Miu Miu Montone Old Shoes ($390), Dolce & Gabbana Miss Sicily Leather Bag ($1695), Kimchi Blue Mini Cross Body Turnlock Bag ($38).

Look 3:
Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Striped Contrast Collar & Cuff Polo Neck ($276), A.P.C Chambray L/S Shirt ($160), Karen Walker Studio Jean ($184, +64.4.499.3558), Lover Divinity Trench ($530, 212.533.4115), Pins and Needles Felt Cloche ($28) in Camel, House of Lavande 1950's Blue Stone Button Earrings ($498), Fallon Pink Bandana Necklace ($150), Lizzie Fortunato Jewels Lightening Field, 1977 Necklace ($510), Wasteland Vintage Belt ($26), American Apparel Unisex Flat Knit Striped Knee-High Socks ($8) in Chartreuse/Baja, Steve Madden Melin Oxfords ($99.95), Echo Ruffle Cuff Gloves ($28), Rebecca Minkoff Virginia Laptop Case ($98) in Mustard Croc.

Look 4:
H&M Skirt ($49.95), H&M Pocket Square ($9.95), Kenneth Jay Lane Jade Crystal Dots Bangle ($50, 877.953.5264), Kenneth Jay Lane Ivory Gold Dots Bangle ($50, 877.953.5264), Kenneth Jay Lane Amber Crystal Dots Bangle ($50, 877.953.5264), Kenneth Jay Lane Leopard Pin ($90, 877.953.5264), Kenneth Jay Lane Pearl Loveknot Earrings ($45, 877.953.5264), BDG Breezy Button Down Shirt ($48), Pas de Calais Pullover ($196), Isaac Mizrahi for Liz Claiborne Oversized Plaid Flannel Toggle Coat ($269), American Apparel Wool Floppy Hat ($40) in Luggage Brown, Nordstrom Tissue-Weight Cashmere Wrap ($98) in Yolk, Lizzie Fortunato Jewels Crossroad Blue Necklace ($688), Wasteland Vintage Belt ($26), Forever 21 Opaque Tights ($5.80), Ferragamo Varina Flats ($420), Chloe Hedda Satchel ($1695).

Look 5:
Steven Alan Checked Cotton Flannel Shirt ($160), J. Crew Perfect Pencil Skirt ($118) in Fresh Plum, By Malene Birger Pink Rosario Angora Jumper Dress ($245), Pas De Calais Jacket ($438), A.P.C Madras Coat ($390) in Gray, Nordstrom Wool Beret ($22) in Folk Teal, Benjamin Eyewear Douglas Sunglasses ($350) in Blonde Tortoise, House of Lavande 1960's Fireball Earrings ($198), House of Lavande 1920's French Cameo ($798), Kenneth Jay Lane Triple Strand Pearl Necklace ($200, 877.953.5264), Nordstrom Twisted Cable Knit Cashmere Gloves ($38) in Faded Rose, Wasteland Vintage Belt ($26), Urban Outfitters Mesh Dot Fullfoot Tights ($14), PLV Suede Lace-up Short Boot ($158), Chloe Sally Flap Bag ($1995).

Look 6:
Marc Jacobs Radzimir Collared Blouse ($895, 212.343.1490) in Slate, American Apparel Unisex Slim Slack ($74) in Mustard, Topshop Unique Shall Collar Check Coat ($375), House of Lavande Green Button Earrings ($448), House of Lavande 1950's Lucite Pin ($398), Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Turban Nouedosmaille ($175), Isabel Marant Bangkor Echarpe, ($99, 210.826.9007), Dannijo Cosima Necklace ($595), Urban Outfitters Colorblock Knit Convertible Gloves ($20), Nordstrom Embroidered Cuff Short Leather Gloves ($58).