A peek at what’s hot this season, with a little help from local fashionistas who are in the know.
“Boots, short and tall, will be a major part of this winter’s fashion.”
Michelle Pipitone marketing assistant, South Moon Under in Rehoboth Beach
Beaded necklace by NV Jewelry, $24 at NV Boutique, Newark (www.nvboutiquede.com). T-shirt by Lilla P, $50, Virgo tall suede boots by Cordani, quilted purse by Rebecca Minkoff, $535, all at Peter Kate Shoes, Greenville (www.peterkate.com). Faux fur vest by Jack, $68 from Downtown Cowgirl, Rehoboth Beach (www.downtowncowgirl.com). Twiggy jeans by James Jeans, $117, Lator Gator cuff by Brighton, $58, both at Mykonos, Glen Mills, Pa. (www.mykonospa.com).
“We’re always excited about Bills Khackis. They are American-made in Reading, Pennsylvania. It’s a casual product, but it’s a better casual product.”
Leonard Simon owner, Wright & Simon in Wilmington
Her: Skirt by Trina Turk, $212, faux fur jacket by Milly, $421, gloves by Echotouch, $35, all at Ellie Boutique, Greenville (www.ellieboutique.com). White stone bead bracelet by Tai, $79-130, black stone bead bracelet, $79, all from Mykonos, Glenn Mills, Pa (www.mykonospa.com). Gaye suede wedge by Delman, $365 at ViVi G. Shoes in Glenn Mills, Pa. (www.vivigshoes.com).
Him: Corduroy trouser by Bills Khakis, $155, cotton gingham shirt by Bills Khakis, $135, milled bridle leather belt by Bills Khakis, $75, all from Wright & Simon, Wilmington (www.wrightandsimon.com). Shuler bicycle shoe by Johnston & Murphy, $135 at Jos. A. Bank, Greenville (www.josbank.com). Nylon jacket with removable liner and collar by Jacques Ferber, $895 at Jacques Ferber, Greenville (www.jacquesferber.com).
“I’m excited about animal prints” making a comeback, “leather, fur—real or faux—we’ve already been selling out fur vests.”
Erin Kesselring, owner, Downtown Cowgirl in Rehoboth Beach
“The military style is outrageous now. On the opposite side of the spectrum, lace is really in. So between that and military, it’s sort of boy-meets-girl.”
Erin Reynolds, buyer, NV Boutique in Newark
Lace pocket top by Ella Moss, $109, Twiggy cargo leggings by James Jeans, $172, copper beaded cuff by NV Jewelry, $18, Mr. Owl necklace by NV Jewelry, $29, Gridlock messenger bag by Remi & Reid, $120, all at NV Boutique, Newark (www.nvboutiquede.com). Tall Jane Cuff boot by Frye, $389 at South Moon Under, Rehoboth Beach (www.southmoonunder.com).
“The big shoe is the bootie—leather, suede, all sorts of colors.”
Patty Richards, buyer, Peter Kate Shoes in Greenville
Dora washed Georgette dress by Tory Burch, $350, military jacket by Yoana Baraschi, $445, both from Peter Kate Shoes, Greenville (www.peterkate.com). Eve suede bootie with brown tortoise heel and gold detail by Elaine Turner, $250 at ViVi G. Shoes, Glen Mills, Pa. (www.vivigshoes.com).
“I like that gray is still on the scene, so there are many variations and different shades. It really makes a more extended color palette from just black and chocolate brown.”
Maureen Botti, owner, Aquamarine at 114 in Lewes
Jeans by Peace of Cloth, $175, short-sleeve top by Smitten, $187, gray hoodie by True Grit, $128, pedal ballet flats by All Black, $120, all at Aquamarine at 114, Lewes. Crystal silver drop earrings by Reinhardt, $55 at Ellie, Greenville (www.ellieboutique.com).
Models: Michelle Holloway, Elise Cole and Peter Doulis of Model Management Agency
Hair by Paul Van Liew, makeup by Tasha Doremus, both at Pagavé Salon