His classic taste and penchant for statement pieces is informing our fall wardrobe.
Francesco Clark, the founder of Clark’s Botanicals and a Harper’s Bazaar veteran, knows a thing or two about keeping your personal style effortless and fresh. We got to take a peek into his Bronxville garage-closet-slash-creative-studio and drool over luxurious pieces from Prada to Brunello Cucinelli. We even got to check out his massive custom sneaker collection, which he adds to every year (this year was holographic accented adidas superstars). His taste for classic looks sprinkled with statement pieces exemplified how clean and simple looks are always a smart style choice. Check out Clark’s fall styling tips below!
1. Plaid Can Be an Easy and Classic Go-To
Florals for spring aren’t groundbreaking, and the same could be said for plaid in the fall. Even if you’re not a fan of the classic plaid button-down, you can still weave the print into your seasonal wardrobe through other pieces, like plaid trousers or a tartan coat.
2. A Statement Tie Seals the Deal
While Francesco’s annual customized sneakers are a statement piece already, we couldn’t help but admire his eye-catching tie collection. Appliques and stripes in different colors add a wow factor to any ensemble. While the rest of an outfit might be made up of subtle classics, a statement tie is a personal touch worth adding.
3. Add a Bomber Jacket to Refresh Your Look
Francesco’s love of cashmere jackets and structured bombers became apparent as soon as we saw his garage turned closet. With fall just around the corner, a jacket is a necessary addition to your transitional wardrobe. Make it a stylish classic, and snag a wool or cashmere bomber in a chic neutral.