Oct 1, 2022

October Means Rich & Regal Fall Vibes


emlines and inseams are rising. Feminine vibes are swirling. Rich regal colors are ushering in autumn!

“Ankle-length jeans with booties and high-waisted jeans will continue to be a big trend for fall '22,” said Diane McLaughlin of Lee Tracy Boutique on Gregory Street in Pensacola.

Look for mustard, burnt orange and green, forecasted McLaughlin. Saturated wines, reds and purples are also popular and a perfect way to channel a fall feel while still dressing for Gulf Coast temperatures.

“Let's face it, it's still super-hot in our region this time of year,” said McLaughlin, noting that lightweight, breathable fashions are the way to go this month.

Polish off your outfit with bracelets – the more the better.

“Stack up your bracelets. We love BuDhaGirl All Weather Bangles for everyday stacking,” she said. They are not only waterproof, but they are lightweight and will even pass through TSA!

While fashions are rebounding from the athleisure, COVID-cocooning looks to more feminine styles that embrace being out and about, footwear is still committed to comfort, McLaughlin said.

“Sneakers will continue to drive the trends. Throw them on with dresses or jeans for a comfortable but put-together look.”

Shopping list: Saturated colors such as this go- everywhere outfit in rich wine and olive are trending this fall. While the colors say autumn, the fabrics are Gulf Coast friendly. The tencel flare Dear John pant in olive is $110; the one-size crochet pocket sweater in rich wine is $120. Team with this Playa bag by Consuela, often called the Louis Vuitton of Texas. (Hint: Be sure to check out the inside!)
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Shopping list: What is more beautiful than a fluid, silken maxi dress in ocean hues? Lee Tracy only receives one of this wearable art piece (Johnny Was, $540). Add your favorite jacket or wrap as autumn temperatures arrive.
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Victoria Henly

A veteran model of runways worldwide and also a seasoned Bella Magazine model, Victoria Henley is passionate about health.

With a schedule often made up of long days and weeks in different time zones, a commitment to well-being is a must.

"Mind, body and emotional health and well-being are connected and symbiotic in ways that are somewhat beyond our comprehension as humans,"

said Henley, who strives to eat nutrient-dense, mostly unprocessed foods. Yet, black coffee is non-negotiable, especially when working long days!

"I adhere to a combination of cardio, swimming, light weight training and a variety of outdoor physical activity to release endorphins and serotonin, my favorite natural way to feel healthy and strong,"

said Henley. She also feeds her soul with inspirational reading and spending time with animals.

Shopping list: Sometimes an edgy vibe is in order. So, if it's a strong statement you're seeking, don't hold back when accessorizing this ultra-versatile Bobi side shirred dress, $110. Of course, a little black dress is a workhorse and just as beautiful with understated jewelry and shoes.
Photo by Phillip Makselan
Shopping list: This Italian one-size graphic sweater ($89) is flying off the shelves at Lee Tracy. And what's not to love? It's cool, comfy and unique! Team with one-size black tuxedo pants,$125, and an armful of all-weather BuDaGirl bracelets.
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Shopping list: When a versatile ribbed tank is thrown into the mix, this buttery soft marbled jogger set can set you up for year-round confident comfort. Bobi top,$110; pant, $125; Niki Biki high-neck ribbed tank, $24.
Photo by PhillipMakselan
The location: Oyster Bay Boutique Hotel, 400 Bayfront Pkwy, Pensacola; 850-912-8770; stayoysterbay.com
The clothes: Lee Tracy, 701E. Gregory St., Pensacola; 850-912-8639; leetracypensacola.com
The bicycle: Bikes Plus with locations in downtown Pensacola on Palafox and Ninth Avenue.