Uptown casual

by Amanda Bedgood

Going lux can happen every day

As temps dip, the lux fabrics come out for everyday wares. Going casual doesn't have to mean yoga pants or even run of the mill jeans. Thanks to an influx of sumptuous fabrications - think velvet, leather and fur - looking high end for day is easily done.

Velvet is at the top of this list. Whether it's jeans done velvet like these silvery ones from Hemline (they also have a killer little slouchy velvet topper in right now) or a simple black pair. A cotton top or silky one with velvet keeps things funky. Add some distressed boots (even combat will work here) and you're good to go.

There is no topper that makes things lux like fur. At Vanessa V. they have a bevy of vests and jackets in faux fur that easily take any neutral ensemble to a Rachel Zoe worthy place. Try all black with a leopard or brown vest or combine subtle neutral prints with a solid vest.

And to top off the whole lux everyday vibe, there's no one that brings the high end to every woman like Michael Kors and his signature watches. Right now that means a medley of wrist candy from the functional to the bling.