Monday, October 31, 2011


Cable knit sweaters are always a perennial fall favorite but this year they seem to be the go-to sweater of choice. Who doesn't love a cable knit sweater? They're cozy, warm and can be polished when worn over a buttoned-up button-down. The perfect marriage of style and function! makes a lovely suggestion on how to dress up a cable knit sweater and Urban Oufitters has some trendy options. Shown here, sweater and leopard heels Forever 21, shirt H&M, jeans Urban Outfitters, bag Target.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Sometimes when nature's colors are bright, we feel like keeping our clothing neutral. We thought Tera here channeled similar concepts as Jason Wu with his Fall 2011 runway collection. He stayed pretty neutral with black, cream and shades of nude, but the overall effect was extremely sophisticated and sharp. Tera's outfit also falls within this neutral realm of sophistication, but she's definitely added some youthful flair with the graphic t. Also take note of the dark navy tights with the grey booties. It definitely would've lost some of its lovely neutral softness if it was black from the knees down (which most of us would have expected). Obviously Mr. Wu thought similarly when he paired navy pants with a black stripe sweater and soft patterned blouse. And yet sometimes pairing the unexpected can bring such nice results. All hail to navy and neutrals!

Monday, October 24, 2011


One of us good girls has a serious weakness for coats. Reason being, when you live through winters in a cold place you start to realize the coat becomes your semi-uniform. This same good girl saw all of these fabulous coats last February at the Burberry Prorsum (Fall 2011) show and started salivating. The myriad of bright colors, plaid, fur, and fitted trench-type looks were enough to set her out to bankrupt herself. Definitely feel free to view the collection here. Also, as you're getting ready to purchase your winter coat, don't be afraid to be a little daring. We here at Thread Ethic are excited to start unveiling some of our favorites soon. (I'll just give you a little involves Ebay and fur...)

Friday, October 21, 2011


Fashion is having a red moment this fall. Of all the bright colors designers are loving lately red seems to have really hit the spot. Not brave enough to wear the color head to toe? Just work in one red piece and mix neutrals around it. We've been wearing our favorite red pieces with tan, camel, grays and browns. Topshop has a very cool pair of red corduroy skinny jeans. Shown here, jacket and sweater Gap, blouse Forever 21, jeans Fire at Nordstrom, clutch bag Zara.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


In the past we've only dressed this blouse up with chunky pearls, slacks and skirts. This time we decided to dress this front ruffled blouse down with trousers and oxfords, and quite liked the effect. Blouse Zara, trousers H&M, oxfords Target. Zara has a lovely tuxedo inspired blouse right now for those of you interested....

Monday, October 17, 2011


This is actually a dress we pulled out of the back closet. We wore it a lot a few years ago when trapeze/sack/mumu dresses were all the rage. We updated this hybrid between a sack and shift dress by adding a bright belt, leopard scarf and cage heels. Dress H&M, belt Nordstrom, heels Forever 21.