January 1st, 2015
Chloé pre-fall

Short Over Long


While editing the list of spring items I’ve had my eye on, I’m also considering a few styling tricks to update my current uniform. Now that it’s January, I want to hit the refresh button on my wardrobe without buying any new fall pieces. I keep coming back to the Chloé pre-fall collection with the elbow-length sweaters and tops layered over blouses, a look I’m going to adopt.



what's new


Katie suede sock bootie


Belted wool coat


loulou leather over-the-knee boots


Suede Crooked-Heel ankle boot


Everyday tote small leather bag


Padded velvet jacket


Roll-neck argyle-sleeved sweater


Ridgewood corduroy trousers


Point-toe slingback kitten-heel pumps


Patchwork fur jacket


Alice square-frame acetate sunglasses


Clever leather belt bag

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  • I bought the Emerson Fry gray elbow length topper early this season and I’ve worn it way more often than I would have thought. I love the look, and would now not hesitate to invest in another, finer one. It’s very good for LA weather as well. I love both pieces you’ve shown, particularly the top one. Great drape.

    KathyJanuary 1st, 2015  7:11 PM

  • I love the second look so much!
    The perfect everyday casual look

    MillaJanuary 2nd, 2015  7:06 AM

  • I love the versatility of these looks! 70’s style modernised. And navy flares please – been looking for some for an age!
    Thank you Preston for doing what you do – Happy New Year to all!

    SilkPathDiaryJanuary 2nd, 2015  7:51 AM

  • I like this look a lot too, though it’s not ideal for freezing weather. Also the proportion can be tricky if you’re a bit top-heavy.

    JoannawnycJanuary 2nd, 2015  10:51 AM

  • Chloé is very inspirational lately, and I love their 70s inspired prefall. I love the first look, but I wonder if this would be as nice in real life, as short over long can look quite heavy in my opinion !


    carolineJanuary 2nd, 2015  12:21 PM

  • I love these looks, especially the mustard colored dress with the cream blouse. I used to wear my fitted sweaters with sleeves pushed up over blouses all the time, but I love the loose, unstructured look of this dress over the flowy blouse. Thanks again for the inspiration!
    www. curatorsofstyle.com

    Kristin BungartJanuary 2nd, 2015  1:26 PM

  • I like this layering, a lot. Agree with Silk Path Diary it ‘s a modern take on seventies style. And Happy New Year!

    That's Not My AgeJanuary 3rd, 2015  11:33 AM

  • Hi Preston,
    So enjoy your blog! Noting “Chloe pre-fall,” I wonder if you could list the different fashion seasons and when they typically become available in the stores? Thanks.

    MargoJanuary 3rd, 2015  4:10 PM


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