By Claire
October 29th, 2014
Fashion is a tricky thing here in the Northwest.  This time of year, as we transition from Fall into the early stages of Winter, we’re met with so many weather variables…pouring rain one day, crystal clear and warm the next, that it’s hard to plan in advance.  To combat this, sometimes I collect images of great outfits, and have them ready to reference on days when I just can’t come up with a SINGLE thing to wear.
Enter our style expert, Lana Kraljevich.  A stylist and model in the Seattle area, Lana is constantly showing up in the coolest outfit around. The best part is that she’s a devoted vintage and thrift shopper, and mixes those great finds with pieces from stores we all know and love….high/low fashion at it’s best!  I thought it would be incredibly helpful to have her demonstrate a few awesome looks for Fall that we can all turn to on those fashion down days.


Look 1 – The Midi Dress

The length of this new trend is fabulous.  You can easily wear it into colder temps, by simply adding a pair of tights, or a riding boot, and still maintain that floaty feminine feel.
Yellow Midi Dress with Leather Jacket

 Dress: Zara    Jacket: Vintage/Similar here    Shoes:  Maguba at Urban Outfitters



Look 2 – Robe Inspired Coats

We’ve seen these on the runway a ton this season…jackets that wrap and fold around the body in artful ways.  Such a pretty look that can go both dressy or casual.

Cream Robe Jacket Fashion

Coat: Vintage/Similar here    Jeans: Gap    Shirt: Vintage/Similar here    Shoes: Urban Outfitters


  “There is nothing more exciting than finding a designer dress or a funky vintage coat for a smidgen of the price it was when it was new.”  –Lana


Look 3  – Pastels and Leather

Kind of a nice way to bring in some lightness this time of year.  Sometimes we get caught up in wearing all darker hues as Autumn and Winter approach, and it’s nice to occasionally throw in some pastel, which is right on trend.  Leather is an easy way to add a little edge to the whole thing.

Pastel and Leather Fashion Sweater: J.Crew    Jeans: Gap    Jacket: Vintage    Shoes: Rachel Comey




Look 4 – Mad for Plaid

Since we’re in Seattle, we of course have to pay homage to our grunge roots.  Such a definitive era in Northwest pop culture, and it’s fun to bring in a touch of that from time to time.  The velvet tee lends a bit of glam, and makes it a wearable combo for Fall temperatures.  Fuzzy jackets are a nice textural contrast to the whole look.
Plaid Dress with Tee FashionDress: Vintage/Similar here    Tee: American Apparel    Boots: Rachel Comey    Coat: Vintage/Similar here


 “Thrift shopping can be overwhelming. I never try to go on a day when i have a lot on my plate, and I make sure I don’t just look in my size section…browse all sizes because things easily get put in the wrong place.”  -Lana 


Look 5 – Animal Prints

Animal prints are such a classic.  I think you can really pair it with everything, and a lot of that is due to the fact that you’re dealing with a mix of neutral colors…tans, blacks, and browns all in one print.  Easy to throw on over lots of different clothing, especially when the style of the jacket is quite tailored, such as this one below.
Leopard Jacket with Plaid FashionCoat: Vintage/Similar here    Jeans: Gap    Shirt: Old Navy    Boots: Sam Edelman


“One of my favorite places to shop for that perfect pair of denim is the Gap. They have good basics and great sales. Zara is also very up to date on the latest trends and the prices are never too far out of reach.”  -Lana 


Look 6 – Menswear Inspired

Hard to call this one a trend, as it’s been a favorite of women since Annie Hall debuted on the big screen so many years ago.  But it comes back in lots of different ways, and it’s fun to try them all out.  Oxfords, like the ones Lana wears here are wonderful for their ease, yet polish off the look quite nicely.
Menswear Inspired Fashion Shirt: Elizabeth and James   Jeans: Gap Boyfriends    Blazer: Vintage/Similar here    Shoes: Steven




Look 7 – Sport-Chic

The comfort of this outfit is unbeatable, yet it still looks sort of glam!  We love the idea of a great sneaker, and there are so many now that have that sleek fashionable look…Nike most of all.  Switch it out for a heel, add some festive jewelry, and you’re all ready for a night of dancing.
Sporty Chic FashionTank: Vintage/Similar here   Skirt: H & M    Shoes: Nike    Jacket: Vintage/Similar here


Photos by Carlton Canary

  • Tina Weber October 29, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    loved this post! girl knows i love to see gap and old navy items mixed in with vintage finds. nice!!

  • Sarah Ward November 1, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Love these looks, Lana! It’s true, Claire, Lana has such a great sense of effortless style. Great fashion feature.


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