“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months,” said one of the greatest dandies of all time, Oscar Wilde. Though the modern day fashion schedule swaps new trends in and out every three months, Wilde’s cheeky comment is eternally relevant. Wilde would have been wiled for the decorative creations hitting stores now.
Opulence is in; whether that’s intricate brocade, lush velvet or a flash of gold. For something new, consider a crinkled pink skirt from hot label Sies Marjan (headed by ex-Dries Van Noten star Sander Lak). Turn heads in Paul Andrew’s sexy, sparkle-toed stilettos with suede straps wrapping up the ankle. And finally, indulge in the fine gem that everyone’s going gaga over: the opal. There’s no doubt that Wilde would approve of a jewel as luminously gorgeous, yet tinged with drama as fall’s most star-like centerpiece.