Autumn is almost here and while it can be a drag to say tata for now to summer sunshine, cooler weather brings great fashionable wardrobe choices. So put away the flip flops, sarongs, and bikinis, and turn your focus to crisp fall fashion. Denim remains a perennial favorite, stylish blouses are still going strong, and who doesn’t love great necklaces, pins, and a statement handbag? Local stores offer plenty of options to up your fashion game. We collaborated with Interiors & Designs by Ursula, Bahr & Co, and Blue Star Bazaar to showcase current style trends.
Bahr & Co. is a boutique shop located in the heart of Ridgefield, skillfully curated with beautiful, fun women’s apparel, jewelry, and gifts. Currently celebrating one year in Copps Hill Common. Here, owner Kathi Colby (photo above) sports a Python V-neck crepe top by Single ($98), black skinny jeans embellished with silver and gold studs by Driftwood ($138), sterling silver mix with leather by UNOde50 ($200). On the Table of Contents, she wears a velvet cropped embroidered bomber jacket by Jonny ($365). Available at Bahr & Co, 113 Danbury Rd., 203-731-4139.
Blue Star Bazaar was launched as a home-based business by owner Megan Abrahamsen in 2009, expanded to a physical store in 2013, and relocated to its current location on Danbury Road four years ago. “I grew up in Wilton and have always had an interest in fashion,” says Abrahamsen, “so opening a boutique in town was a natural fit. I offer styles that I would choose for myself and my own family members—things that are unique, versatile, flattering, stylish, and reasonably priced. For women, I seek out pieces that can go from carpool straight to work or to dinner at a restaurant. For girls, I have pieces that are on trend but still flattering and age appropriate—especially for the ‘tween’ ages of eight to 14.” Veena Dzik wears a Jak blouse, C’est Fini leather moto jacket, Just Black jeans, boots by Lucky, Deepa Gurnani earrings, and carries a handbag by Hammitt. Her daughter, Isla, wears a Vintage Havana red animal print pullover, a skirt by Bella Dahl Girls, Lucky flats, a necklace by Nakamol, and Sonja Renee earrings, 237 Danbury Rd., Wilton, 203-762-6061.
Interiors & Designs by Ursula is a popular village shop showcasing Ursula’s own interior design studio and lifestyle boutique. With a brickwalk entry and grand interior, Ursula’s is a leader in fashion and home décor. Model Jennifer Fogle and daughter Makenzie Fogle, with pooch Shelby, tried on the latest for fall. Jennifer wears a Black Illusion Blouse with Ruffle Sleeves ($98), a Salamander Vintage Pin ($119), Black Purse with Bow ($74), Black and Crystal Teardrop Earrings ($28), and a Vintage Inspired Stone and Crystal Necklace ($58). Makenzie wears a Red Plaid and Fur Trimmed Wrap ($98), Vintage Bee Pin ($129), and Drop Stone Earrings ($18), available at Interiors & Designs by Ursula, 378 Main St., 203-438-5996.