Autumn is almost here and while it can be a drag to say buh-bye to summer sunshine, cooler weather brings an array of 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, moto jackets are still going strong, and who doesn’t love a pair of short suede booties or a statement handbag? Local Wilton stores offer plenty of options to up your fashion game. We collaborated with “B” Chic, Blue Star Bazaar, and Open House Gift Shop to showcase some current style trends.
Hair and Makeup by Eco Chic Salon, Spa & Blow Dry Bar
Open House Family-owned for more than 35 years, Open House Gift Shop has decades of experience helping customers select the perfect gift for any occasion. What some Wiltonians don’t know is that Open House also offers a curated selection of chic clothing for both women and men as well as accessories, handbags, and jewelry. Michele Ferguson Nichols (of the Fieldstone Group, Douglas Elliman CT) wears an Ocean Blue Sash Tie Blouse by Patty Kim and black Lyssé Macklin Cigarette Knit Pants. She carries a Katie Q Kelly Bag accessoriazed with a plaid silk scarf by Echo, and wears a piano wire necklace by Pearl Collection. Michele Klink (owner Belden Botanics) wears Lyssé stripe herringbone leggings, a Lyssé white blouse, and a Parkhurst fur trimmed poncho and carries a red patent handbag by Un Billion. Pearl earrings and an assortment of enamel bracelets complete the look. Manicures and lash extensions by Eco-Chic Salon. (Photo above.)
“B” Chic, now in its 13th year of business, has been voted the store with “Best Jeans” from 2012 to the present. They carry 30 brands of denim and have an inventory of over 3,000 pairs of jeans. “I have been making butts look fabulous for years,” says owner Erica Malhotra. “B” Chic caters to the casual clothing needs of women and teen girls, and also carries dresses, skirts, tanks, jewelry, handbags, shoes, and accessories. “I love my store,” adds Malhotra, “because helping women feel beautiful in their bodies is truly rewarding.” Claire Kedzierski, a Wilton High School sophomore, wears a BB Dakota oatmeal knit sweater, a 7 for All Mankind black color washed denim skirt with a frayed hem, and carries a beige faux leather tote bag by Joy Susan. Chunky, gold detail earrings complete the look. Her mother, Denise, wears a ruched fitted gray tank dress paired with a Lilla P. textured moto jacket, and carries a sparkly woven taupe clutch. The hammered gold and silver necklace is from Barissma Bijoux and sterling silver ring by Golden Fox. Roxy-the-rescue wears a DL 1961 doggy denim jacket.
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 (founder