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Meet STEPHANIE TROTTA, a Darien mom, personal stylist and the brains behind The Girl Guide, a well-read blog giving advice and tips on style, shopping, travel and life in general. Known for her fab personal style (and lover of anything neutral), many are surprised to learn that this savvy creative was a self-proclaimed “nerd” in school (she graduated with a political science and international affairs degree from George Washington University). Trotta eventually nurtured her creative side working at Ralph Lauren before relaunching thegirlguide.com in 2016. Now she has joined us as guest fashion editor in order to recap fall 2019’s best trends. Here, her favorite picks of the season and a bit of advice on how to style them.

 

TREND ONE

BURBERRY
TORY BURCH
ZIMMERMANN

LADY LIKE

Delicate and feminine details galore


DANNIJO
Bow earrings; $320.
dannijo.com


CAROLINA HERRERA
Black floral lace crop cardigan; $2,490.
Mitchells, Westport; shop.mitchellstores.com


MAX&MOI
Camisole; $182.
The Perfect Provenance, Greenwich; theperfectprovenance.com


THEORY
Silk tie scarf top; $295.
theory.com


NANUSHKA
Croc-embossed shoulder bag; $365.
intermixonline.com


GIANVITO ROSSI
Gold & black lurex lace pump; $945;
Mitchells, Westport. shop.mitchellstores.com


LELE SADOUGHI
Barrette; $125.
shopmonarchmarket.com


ZIMMERMANN
Lace poet-sleeve mini dress; $1,950.
Saks Greenwich, saks.com


DIOR
Cameo ring; $440.
dior.com


ALICE + OLIVIA BY STACEY BENDET
Leila fit-and-flare pleated coat in soft white; $795.
Greenwich; aliceandolivia.com


J.CREW
Black leather kitten heels; $178.
jcrew.com

LIKE A LADY
“These feminine looks are not just for the royals; embrace your inner duchess with lace, ruffles and bows.” —ST


 

TREND TWO

MARC JACOBS
SEE BY CHLOE

SECRET GARDEN

Dark florals blossom on the fall runways and into your closets


TEMPERLEY LONDON
Magnolia jacket; $1,795.
temperleylondon.com


ROBERTO COIN
18k rose gold and black diamond necklace; $7,500.
Lux Bond & Green, Westort; lbgreen.com


BRIXTON
Floppy wool hat; $58.
nordstrom.com


VINCE
Brushed floral funnel neck; $425.
Greenwich, Westport; vince.com


BYTIMO
Shirt dress; $555.
Intermix, Greenwich. intermixonline.com


ETRO
English rose embroidered bag; $2,150.
Neiman Marcus, The Westchester; neimanmarcus.com


HELMUT LANG
Cable-knit wool sweater; $520.
saks.com


SEE BY CHLOÈ
Floral midi dress; $475.
saks.com


MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION
Belted coat, $3,250;
Mitchells, Westport; shop.mitchellstores.com


STUART WEITZMAN
Mona boot in black with gold stars; $895.
Greenwich; stuartweitzman.com


RANJANA KHAN
Hoop earrings; $175.
netaporter.com

MOODY ROMANCE
“These pretty prints are not just for hotter temps. When styling dark florals, I love mixing patterns and textures. Try chocolate brown instead of black for a gorgeous, rich combination.” —ST


 

TREND THREE

VALENTINO
LANVIN
JACQUEMUS

SHINE BRIGHT

Sorbet-like colors in elegant hues and sleek silhouettes


CHANEL
Brooch; price upon request.
chanel.com


HOBBS
Tia coat; $400.
Greenwich; hobbs.com


TEMPERLEY LONDON
Akiko dress; $1,995.
temperleylondon.com


DRIES VAN NOTEN
Pleated midi skirt; $890.
saks.com


JOIE
Roshan sweater; $298.
Greenwich, Westport; joie.com


CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN
Pumps; $895.
christianlouboutin.com


HERMÈS
Cape Cod steel watch; $3,600.
Hermès Greenwich, hermes.com


KATE SPADE NEW YORK
Shearling coat; $2,298.
katespade.com


MES DEMOISELLES
Silk-satin maxi dress; $473.
netaporter.com


PRADA
Satin skirt; $1,560.
saks.com


SENREVE
Mini Maestra bag in coral; $695.
shopbop.com

COLOR PARTY
“Whether you’re just looking for a pop or want to embrace your colorful side, this trend shows no sign of fading.” —ST


 

TREND FOUR

CHANEL
BROCK

PATTERN PLAY

A little something borrowed from the boys


LELA ROSE
Checked woven peplum blouse; $990.
netaporter.com


MM6 MAISON MARGIELA
Glen-plaid pleated midi skirt; $420.
matchesfashion.com


ANTHROPOLOGIE
Etta knotted headband; $20.
anthropologie.com


TALBOTS
Tweed jacket in ivory; $179.
Stamford, Westport; talbots.com


CHARLES BY CHARLES DAVID
Venus bootie; $119.
Lord & Taylor, Stamford; lordandtaylor.com


VERONICA BEARD
Emmeline jumpsuit; $695.
veronicabeard.com


SOMETHING NAVY
Single-breasted plaid wool-blend coat; $159.
nordstrom.com


BALENCIAGA
Ruffled checked twill midi skirt; $1,450.
netaporter.com


VEJA
V-10 leather sneakers; $150.
modaoperandi.com


ISABEL MARANT ÉTOILE
Vittoria plaid high waist trousers; $495.
saks.com


ANN TAYLOR
Fringe tweed jacket; $179.
New Canaan; anntaylor.com

MIX IT UP
“Mix patterns and plaids for a clean and sophisticated statement.” —ST

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