Boutique owners always know what we?ll be wearing before we do--they go to the shows, scout out the trends and stock up accordingly.
We asked three local fashion insiders to share finds from their fall 2014 orders. Here?s what to wear at the first chill in the air.
Susie Lee of Moon Voyage in Wicker Park loves Australian lines like Shakuhachi because they?re ?edgy but still sophisticated and super affordable.? This pleather T-shirt ($196) pairs great with a woven skirt or tailored pants and can be worn day or night: with a blazer for work or a cropped sweater for a date. 2010 W. Pierce Ave.
Jim Wetzel of the Mag Mile?s Space519 says this bracelet ($180) heralds a return of punk in luxury. He recommends going for the arm-party look by stacking it with everything from rubber bracelets to Hermès bangles. 900 N. Michigan Ave.
Elyce Rembos of the sustainably-minded shop The Green Goddess says she?ll be cozying up in this poncho laced with metallic gold from Missoni ($298). Wear it over leggings, dresses or jeans like Katie Holmes. Locations in Bucktown, Lincoln Park and Hinsdale