Before the fall

As I trolled along, my foot was met with a sound that was familiar, yet strange. Crunch.

I stooped down for inspection and saw underfoot what was unmistakably the remains of a dead leaf. While this might mean nothing to you — and I’m aware that a fallen leaf could have been the victim of the grueling, triple-digit temps we’ve experienced as of late — my heart swelled with the happiness that is fall.

And more than fall … fall fashion. My walk back was consumed by thoughts of boots, tights, sweaters and layers. It got me pondering: Where in Oklahoma City are people already thinking about fall fashions?

It can be silly how early retail shops stock holiday items. But it’s times like pre-fall when early stocking is just the kind of thing to get a girl through these dog days of summer.

I thought back to the runway show at the Cowboy & Couture fundraiser for Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women last month and remembered how the styles were all fall-inspired, local and covetable.

If you’re in the market for boots, fall or pre-fall — and why wouldn’t you be in the market for boots? — you need to check out a new gem called Rakota Remington (6900 N. Western; 608-1990).

Locally owned by Blake Schrick, who also does all the styling and buying, it’s an eclectic, high-end boutique that takes inspiration from bohemian, chic and modern looks.

In-shop, you’ll also find clothes, bags and jewelry. Schrick said that early fall styles will begin to come in this week.

Another shop prevalent on the runway at Cowboy & Couture was Ruth Meyers (6471 Avondale; 842- 1478). For years, Meyers has been a staple high-end shop in the metro, but it recently switched ownership to
Cindi Shelby, who has kept the same quality of product, but offers a
new prospective.

For fall, expect a woodsy and rustic-chic look, and don’t you dare pass up the accessories.

New to Classen Curve, Liberté (5810 N. Classen Blvd.; 608-2727) isn’t wasting any time establishing itself as a high-fashion showroom for the sensible, classy and fashionforward lady.

Store manager Eden Turrentine forecasts oxblood, a deep red-color, to be a big player in the color palette of fall.

So take a look at the leaves on the trees. Notice that the temperature is slowly (ever so slowly) inching downward. The days are getting a tiny bit shorter. Before you know it, fall will be here in full force.

Take some time to start planning your wardrobe now, and do it locally. Let’s shop, OKC!

Jenn Scott

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