Elements of Style - 405 Magazine

Elements of Style

One of the foremost reasons to anticipate the advent of fall is the justification for updating your wardrobe. With an emphasis on clean, crisp neutrals, these highlights of autumn fashion are ideal for building an outstanding look.


We’re about to begin a new season, on the calendar if not in temperature yet, and the excitement of fresh possibilities should carry over into your closet. Upcoming trends from the runways of the fashion world should provide plenty of inspiration in adding some new pieces to your wardrobe – we loved putting some quiet neutrals, classic plaids and an occasional snap of back-to-basics black together for this shoot, and the different layers and textures came alive against the backdrop of a raw warehouse space in Automobile Alley. Clean and crisp, pure and captivating, these fashion elements should make your look both timeless and now.

How to make neutrals stand out: a John Mark beige linen tunic, Eileen Fisher bone slim pant and Alberto Makali taupe color block jacket with white net, topped with Natasha pearls, all from Von Maur.

Amp up your ensemble with Carly’s Worth navy knitted floral lace boatneck tee, washed leather pleated skirt and carob navy whipstitch belt, all from R Meyers – accented with gold resin open teardrop earrings from R Meyers, Sunbird Dita sunglasses from TSO Optical and Lucky Brand sesame oil suede side lace bootie from Von Maur. | Braxton pairs a Graduate tailored-leg Adriano jean with a pink Italian collar glen plaid shirt, and adds a fetching blue-green sportcoat with blue umbrella pocket square, all from Q Clothier.


Q Clothier supplies Braxton’s Rye 51 shirt and pocket square, LBM 1911 windowpane sports coat and Joe's Jeans Brixton in Gabriel jeans, while Carly’s Worth black leather biker cape adds a flash of attitude to a Worth cream stretch cotton Elaine pant and gold and black chain metal earrings from R Meyers. His Aristocrat Dita and her Priscilla Mykita Sunglasses are from TSO Optical. | Simple and sharp, Braxton’s Calvin Klein shirt in smoke, Peter Millar navy trousers and Polo Ralph Lauren braided belt are from Von Maur.


►Special thanks to: Models Braxton Predmore and Carly Faulkner; Toni Marlo of MarloHaus for Braxton’s hair and makeup; Carl Wayne of Broadway Salon for Carly’s hair and Lilly Stone with Sooo Lilly for her makeup.