Longer, Leaner, and Chic-er Than Ever

By on September 2, 2015, in Soft Surroundings

After a bit of a hiatus, the long and lean  silhouette has made a comeback.

One of the top trends this fall season, it’s made its way down the runways in dramatic, floor-skimming styles in bold textures and colors. While you typically have to be tall (or wear tall heels) to pull off the floor-length look, we’ve modified the ‘duster style’ silhouette into very wearable — and very chic — styles for our Fall Preview collection.

Wear Now


The whisper-light cotton Sonoma Top floats over the body in an attractive, flowy drape with its embroidered scalloped edges. All you need to complete the look is the Seamless Essential Tank and Marilyn Straight Jeans.


With its flirtatious drape of crochet, the Crochet Topper adds a luxurious boho feel to tanks and denim such as the Cotton Underwire Cami and Classic Jeans.


The Silk Ikat Cardi makes a striking statement with its exotic print and faceted beading at the open front hem. Pair with the Side Ruched Tank, the Marilyn Straight Jeans in white, and the Ginger Heels to complete the look.


There are so many ways you can wear the Vivianna Top. The silky chiffon top creates a cascading floral drape and finishes with a dropped-tail hem. Wear as a tunic, dress, or swim cover while the days are still warm. Pairs perfectly with the Marilyn Straight Jeans and Ginger Heels, too.



Wear Now…and Later


A great white shirt is indispensable, and this fall season, the white shirt is trending stronger than ever. Long and lean, our Great White Shirt cuts a striking figure with its waist-defining side ruching and high side slits. Pair with the Shelf Bra Cami, Beija Flor Kelly Skinny Jeans, and Farida Wedges.


The Great Lengths Tunic is a perfect transition top with its silky drape, rich colors, and modern high-low hem. Pair with the Metro Leggings in black for a chic, striking look.


The long, flowy Serengeti Cardi features an intriguing block print and slimming princess seaming. This sleeveless cardi will look great with the Zip Sleeve Top and Relaxed Weekend Pants.


Our Lara Long Cardi may very well be the most versatile of our duster-inspired styles. Nearly sheer, fine knit fabric falls in a slimming drape that’s shaped and accented with side panels and slouchy patch pockets. We love it with the Seamless Essential Tank, Beija Flor Bootcut Jeans, and the West Boots.


When the chill hits the air, the Oasis Stripe Cardigan will be the prefect layer with its soft kiss of cashmere. This jersey sweater knit cardigan features a cozy hood and flows in slimming stripes to a fringed hem. Looks great with the Cotton Underwire Cami, Metro Leggings, and Barstowe Boots.

  • Anne

    Comment: I wish you’d offer a pale grey or light-medium Santiago dress to wear with a long cardigan. Also are any of the styles shown in your blog available summer of 2016?

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