Bored with the same-old-same-old trench coats she was used to seeing, Aimee Cho launched Gryphon in 2007 and set about reinventing and experimenting with her favorite coat style. A former writer for <i>Vogue</i>, Cho designs sleek, slim-fitting double-breasted trenches that feature irreverent details and embellishments such as three-quarter-length sleeves, beaded strips, Aztec embroidery flourishes, and intentional crinkles. Besides its novel spin on the classic trench, Gryphon offers tailored basics and glamorous separates bedecked with sequins and shiny tassels. The best-selling Linda, a knee-skimming sheath dress, comes in ruched stretch silk and flatters your figure in all the right places.
There’s no question about the ultimate summer staple: Nautical striped tops — rendered in ultra-light cashmere, French terry, and classic cotton — help you nail the perfect preppy-chic look this season. Now, what to pair with them? We’ve got you covered with picks to craft a timeless head-to-toe look, from pop-of-color blazers to distressed denim shorts. And you can polish things off with our mix of oversized chain link necklaces, bright shopper totes, and beachy espadrille wedges.
"My closet is a sea of black," says men's fashion director Brooke Cundiff. Lucky for a monochrome-lover like her, the fall runways were brimming with subdued hues that offer an updated take on the classic neutral: Olive, camel, navy, gray, and winter white were big stories everywhere from Alexander Wang to Max Mara, and have one reigning virtue. "I love having a monochrome base, because it’s like a blank canvas, and you can paint it however you want," Brooke says. To snag a piece of her style, start with solid pieces she calls "great investments" — like those shoppable below — then accessorize to the hilt to make the look your own.
Add a little edge to your look with pieces from brands like Cut25, L’Agence, and Vanessa Bruno, who have mastered the art of infusing their sophisticated silhouettes with street-chic details. Embrace the city girl's new dress code in silk jumpsuits with leather sleeves, tapered drawstring trousers with railroad stripes, and mod shift dresses with skinny racerbacks and all-over fringe.
Those strictly into solids will have to look elsewhere to get their fix: These stylish threads are all about eye-catching prints. Play with pattern this season in an array of flattering fall pieces stamped with everything from classic leopard spots and metallic stripes to bold chevron zigzags and rich, romantic florals.