The new Simply Vera collection for Fall is now in stock at Kohl’s stores as well as online. I’ve always like Simply Vera as it delivers some of designer Vera Wang’s classic styles, draping and embellishments without the price tag of her Lavender label or boutique lines. The new Fall collection is a mix of some loud floral prints, great accessories and some great knit sweaters and cardigans. Having taken the tour of the clothes, I wanted to give you a birds eye view on The Recessionista’s top picks and a few things that I personally wouldn’t buy. Just because it’s cheap, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s chic.
First up, I adore the faux leather motorcycle jacket pictured above. The motorcycle jacket is a hot item this fall, and the Simply Vera one is sleek, and well done. It’s also very reasonably priced at $53.99.
Other looksI love are all the chiffon tops, layered with the muted colored cardigans and accented with blingy jewelry. Check out the look below, mixing the pieces. The jewelry in the picture is the Simply Vera Peacock earrings, necklace and bracelet.
The jewelry is multicolor stones with hematite plating. The charcoal cardigan is the perfect backdrop for the bling. All pieces are under $50.00. And don’t forget to look for a Kohl’s coupon code for extra savings. The collection is full of good looking costume jewelry. Check out the picture below of the necklaces, earrings and bracelets all made with the purple faceted drop stones known as Tanzanite. Tanzanite was a favorite of Jacqueline Kennedy and she had an exquisite bracelet in her jewelry collection made with Tanzanite stones. When you look at the Simply Vera pieces, you can see why Jackie loved the Tanzanite.
So now that you’ve seen the wow pieces (in my opinion), let’s talk about some the pieces that I find to be “not so grand.” Vera , I love you, but I don’t get this floral shift dress at all. The jeweled accents sitting a top the fuzzy netting just doesn’t work, and the print is just kind of dowdy. Avert your eyes when in store, or it could make you turn to stone if you stare too long. It’s definitely a fashion Medusa. I would also avoid the Watercolor dress. There are better looking dresses for these prices. I feel the same thing about the floral tops, circle print knit tops and the brushstroke tops. Having said that, there is plenty of great stuff in the Simply Vera Fall collection to take you through the autumn season, right into holiday parties. Be sure to check out the boots and the platform shoes.
What do you think readers? Have you seen any of the pieces in store yet?