In case you missed it, Sarah Easley, fashion consultant and incredibly cool chick, was a Select Guest back in January. Her week was pretty spectacular, but somehow it wasn't quite enough — in fact, we would all do well with a little Sarah in our lives daily. So I went back and asked her to give us a list of the 7 things we should all buy in advance of fall, to elevate the wardrobes that we already have. Obviously each select is flawless and I suggest you hurry up and click, because these aren't going to be around for long.
1. DRAMATIC COAT
Taller girls can go for drama in the silhouette, oversized and sweeping. Smaller frames can go wild with color, fabric and rich details. No black, navy or camel!
2. FASHION PANT
These are fun with fresh sneakers for day (choose a cropped style). To make these easy to wear, just add a simple, but fitted sweater or tee. Don’t overthink this or you'll never try it.
3. SOMETHING RED
Sunglasses, Altuzarra bag, red pop of color on a dress. Mix with fuscia for extra credit!
4. FESTIVE EARRINGS
Choose something a little weird but that feels like you. You need to be willing to talk about it when everyone asks. It’s fun to wear one wild earring and one stud.
5. FRESH SNEAKER
Wear these with your fashion pants.
6. TAILORED BLAZER
This polisher piece cleans up any sloppy favorites you always end up wearing. Don’t baby it. Use it as a sweat shirt to wear with leggings to the gym or to ground your Crazy Blouse.
Hats are for everyone and make any trip seem like a first class voyage!
Sarah Easley stands just shy of six feet tall (in heels), but in the fashion world she's a giant who spans the lanes of fashion retail, styling, design, and consulting. In 1999 Sarah co-founded Kirna Zabete, the multi-brand luxury fashion store in what was then no mans land: Soho, NYC. During her 17 year run at Kirna Zabete, Sarah brought boldface brands such as Alaia, Chloe, Balenciaga, Lanvin and Dior to downtown clientele tired of trekking uptown for their favorite fashion. Perpetually ahead of trends, Sarah helped launch brands such as Rick Owens, Anthony Vaccarello, Thakoon, Proenza Schouler, Veronica Beard and Rosie Assoulin, being one the first retailers to carry their groundbreaking collections. During her tenure at Kirna Zabete, Sarah also designed and launched high-profile collections for Target, Nine West, and Gilt.
Known as a soundbite-ready fashion expert, Sarah has appeared on television shows including CNN Style, and E! and is regularly quoted in publications ranging from The New York Times & The Wall Street Journal to Vogue, ELLE, Harpers Bazaar, In Style & TIME. As a public speaker, she has shared her insights on fashion to audiences all over America. Always looking to inspire the next generation of talent, Sarah has served as a mentor for the Council of Fashion Designers of America since 2012.
In 2016 Sarah launched Sarah Easley Fashion Consulting, which focuses on working with both established and emerging designers. Her insider's perspective enables her to optimize designer collections for retail sales and media exposure. SEFC offers brand building for emerging talents, positioning them for long-term strategic growth.