Daylight Savings came to an end this month, bringing earlier sunrises, and dreadfully early sunsets accompanied by ever-decreasing temperatures. This chilly season welcomes sumptuous leisurewear, with statement coats, luxe fabrics, and cashmere joggers to ensure a comfortable, yet sophisticated ensemble for anything from at-home lounging to weekend errands. To ensure optimal style, we’ve also checked in with a few of Nashville’s fashion authorities to hear what they’ve got to say about elevated leisurewear.
THE ROBE COAT
For elevated leisure looks, a camel trench simply won’t suffice. One of Fall/Winter 2019’s largest trends highlights a new take on outerwear that heightens the aesthetic of your favorite housecoat. As the former fashion editor for the New York Post, and the founder of The Callaway, Nashville’s premier communications agency, Libby Callaway is certainly one of Music City’s fashion authorities. “I’d opt for something from UAL. Between you and I, their Brentwood location is stocked with all kinds of gems. This conversation-worthy animal print Max Mara piece is perfect not only for this season but every winter hereafter. It’s chic enough to withstand the test of time.” If you find your color palette to be a bit more pared-back and neutral, UAL has several plush options, including an Italian classic by Agnona. For the vibrant at heart, look to Hero for a stunning, multicolored, genuine sheep’s wool coat by UrbanCode London.
This butter-soft textile comes in all shapes and sizes— from pullovers and cardigans to joggers and jumpsuits, cashmere claims the title of fall’s perfect fabric. Parish proves to be an authority on elevated leisurewear, with its consistent array of all things cashmere. Claudia Fowler, celebrity stylist and owner of Parish (and sister boutiques, Haven and Hero) recommends pieces by Madeleine Thompson, Jumper1234, Transit, and Enrica. “These brands are special because they’re all smaller brands who represent a woman who goes and appreciates the extra mile in design details.” Snap up a pair of Jumper 1234 joggers from Parish on your way to E. Allen to find a pullover to pair with those cozy trousers. For a heavier cardigan, this oversized cashmere coat by ALANUI won’t disappoint via the Green Hills Nordstrom. For ultimate ease, place your order online and pick it up curbside at your convenience.
Autumn is the time to increase your arsenal of layers, allowing for ultimate outfit variation throughout the seasons. When it comes to style and all things layers, it’s hard to top the expertise of former Glamour Fashion Editor and Stylist, Courtney Kivela Robinson. “Layers are absolutely key for Nashville- the weather can change so dramatically in one day! Not to mention, how easily they can change your look, and outfits in one day! Courtney suggests you optimize your warmth by layering atop a thin black turtleneck bodysuit by Commando via e. Allen.
Stylish Nashvillian, Martha Followill couldn’t help but advocate for Green Hills staple, H. Audrey for elevated, yet comfortable layers. “I would definitely recommend H. Audrey to anyone who is looking for anything stylish and cozy. They have some great Margaret O’Leary, Lauren Manoogian, 360 Cashmere, and Latierra pieces.”
Now that you’ve got your turtleneck, the next layer of your look can be anything from a chunky, oversized See by Chloe knit from Gus Mayer to a Lauren Manoogian cardigan from H. Audrey (as Martha suggested), paired with trousers of choice. With these pieces in your wardrobe, you’ll find yourself set through the winter when it comes to polished, effortless leisurewear.
Visit the stores via the addresses below:
- UAL Brentwood, 125 Franklin Rd, Brentwood, TN 37027
- Parish, 411 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
- Gus Mayer, 2132 Green Hills Village Dr, Nashville, TN 37215
- E. Allen, 312 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
- Nordstrom, 2130 Abbott Martin Rd, Nashville, TN 37215
- H. Audrey, 4027 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215
- Hero, 2306 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204