November has almost come and gone and with it the cold finally set in around Philadelphia. We switched our closets at home over to winter wear, while at our Main Street store in Manayunk, the last of our lightweight cotton shirts, tees and dresses were moved from the floor to make way for new collections of knit sweaters, wool scarves and cozy corduroy's that have made us adore this season so very much! Even given all the dark, dreary days ahead.
The season always inspires new ways to experiment with layering and offers up a cool mix of colors to play around with as we shop for new pieces to refresh our wardrobe! This year, steely grey's have been noticeably trending at LILA Fashion International, with the introduction of a brand new designer, Moutaki, to our shop and online store. The sister duo behind the Greek brand used this cool, crisp color as the foundation for their entire winter collection of cozy sweater dresses, color blocked jackets and easy-to-wear knits. [View the entire collection, HERE.]
Two of our favorite pieces from the collection were used to style this look on our girl Caitlin, the Midi Sweater Dress and darling Colorblock Coat, which paired together, offer up the ultimate, chic seasonal ensemble. Why do we love this sweater dress? So many reasons! For one, it's ultra soft and cozy, with long-sleeves and a turtle neck for extra warmth. It's also form-fitting and flattering to the silhouette! At the LILA Fashion International shop, we've seen so many different body types (and ages!) rock this dress. It accentuates the curves in all the right ways. Any wonder why it's made it to the top of our list?!
The Colorblock Coat is a closet staple for its versatility. It can be worn season after season, without falling out of style. We adore the playful colorblocking (definitely a standout feature of this piece!) and the cool combination palette of cream and steely grey hues, as well as the chic faux fur lining. While we chose to style this coat with a dress and heels for a dressier take on this look, try pairing it instead with a cozy knit sweater (a neutral grey, cream or white would be suitable!), distressed denim skinnies and ankle boots for more casual, off-duty style.
We've swapped out a tote for a backpack, because you don't need to be in school to adore its functionality! We've sourced this beauty from another designer that's new to LILA Fashion International, and is also based out of Athens, Greece! Specializing in the making of handcrafted leather goods, Milloo procures high quality leathers and hides from suppliers around the city to create each unique piece from his collection, now available in store and online at LILA. No two pieces are ever the same! We love his beautifully designed Minos floral backpack, which features a combination of soft black cow leather and floral printed cotton canvas. It's roomy enough to accommodate a laptop and features multiple zippered pockets and compartments to store all the essentials. All that - and it makes a fashion statement too! Win, win.