Fall fashion inspiration from stylish New Yorker Chloe King

Tibi’s PR and social-media manager takes cues from the brand’s urban sensibility to create feminine and functional autumn outfits. Check out her favorite fall fashion ensembles and find out how to spin her style.

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Tibi’s social-media guru, Chloe King, prefers polished pieces with a twist. This season she plans to try fall fashion trends such as punk-inspired and monochromatic dressing by incorporating them into her wardrobe of contemporary coats and stylish boots. In addition to Tibi, her favorite NYC shops include Kirna Zabete and Bergdorf Goodman.

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    King pairs an oversize Tibi knit turtleneck with a Club Monaco (locations throughout the city; visit clubmonaco.com) vest. “A utility vest is every layer-lover’s dream: It instantly makes feminine pieces more tomboy. It’s also a great alternative to the utility jacket.”

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    “I’ve been obsessed with the skater silhouette—I wore it all summer with crop tops, and for fall I’ll wear it with giant knits. This [Tibi] one has an added edge with a leather waistband.”

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    “The neon Lucite feels playful and a little LEGO-inspired,” she says of her Zara (locations throughout the city; visit zara.com) clutch.

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    “I bought these boots about two seasons ago, which felt a little bit out-there at the time, but by a serious fashion stroke of luck, they were all over the runways for fall. I think the suede and lower heel make them a more understated option,” she says of her ASOS (asos.com) thigh-high boots.

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    King’s crop top, shorts and jacket are all from her employer. “The coat is an insane shade of blue and has a removable lining for when the city gets super cold. The streamlined cut is so flattering,” she says of the current-season topper.

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    “The earrings are vintage and add a feminine touch to a more relaxed look.”

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    “I like stacking rings, in this case a plain silver band from Tiffany & Co. (727 Fifth Ave at 57th St; 212-755-8000, tiffany.com) with a diamond band that was my grandmother’s. I think wearing it as a knuckle ring on the same hand is a modern update to such a classic piece.”

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    “I’ve worn these to death,” she says of her Alexander Wang heels. “The pointy toe feels clean and ’90s, and the Velcro ankle strap is the perfect athletic detail.”

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    King wears a Tibi leather bustier over an Equipment (110 Wooster St between Prince and Spring Sts; 646-277-6497, equipmentfr.com) button-up top for a “ ’90s, Cher Horowitz vibe.” Buttoning the blouse all the way keeps her covered and office-appropriate.

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    “The jeans are AG (111 Greene St between Prince and Spring Sts, 212-680-0581; 305 Columbus Ave between 74th and 75th Sts, 212-496-5692; agjeans.com) and my absolute favorite. The distressing, the slouchy fit and the cropped length are perfect.” She pairs them with a Tibi moto jacket.

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    “The bag is Theyskens’ Theory (40 Gansevoort St between Hudson St and Ninth Ave; 212-524-6790, theyskenstheory.com) and was a birthday gift to me from me this past spring. I liked the structured handle and subtle suede croc texture.”

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    “For a watch, I love anything menswear-inspired. Right now I’m into leather bands with giant faces,” King says of her La Mer (lamercollections.com) time teller. The woven bracelet with King’s initials was brought back by a friend from Costa Rica.

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    “The woven houndstooth adds a little punk to simple separates,” King says of her Manolo Blahnik (31 W 54th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves; 212-582-3007, manoloblahnik.com) heels. “I’m pretty tall, and I’m constantly trying to embrace kitten heels so I’m not NBA-size.”

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    Necessary Clothing Rad skater skirt, $16, at Necessary Clothing, 261–263 Canal St between Broadway and Lafayette St (646-214-7887, necessaryclothing.com)

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    Sanctuary Safari in the City vest, $125, at revolveclothing.com

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    Vince Camuto Bedina buckle-back knee-high boots, $229, at Vince Camuto, locations throughout the city; visit vincecamuto.com

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    Kate Spade Saturday turtleneck shell, $120, at Kate Spade Saturday pop-up, 30 Gansevoort St at Hudson St (212-242-2350, saturday.com)

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    Forever 21 high-waisted scarf-print shorts, $13, at Forever 21, locations throughout the city; visit forever21.com

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    Nasty Gal neon clutch, $50, at nastygal.com

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    Tibi waffle-knit turtleneck, $285, at Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave at 59th St (212-705-2000, bloomingdales.com)

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    Equipment Leon blazer, $398, at equipmentfr.com

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    Rihanna for River Island Cold Shoulder cropped sweater, $88, at Opening Ceremony, 35 Howard St between Broadway and Crosby St (212-219-2688, openingceremony.us)

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    Nadia Gabriella Ella transparent acrylic clutch, $250, at ahalife.com

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    Forever 21 over-the-knee boots, $37, at Forever 21, locations throughout the city; visit forever21.com

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    Free People Cross My Heart sweater, $118, at revolveclothing.com

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    Topshop Gizmo ankle-strap court shoes, $96, at Topshop, 478 Broadway at Broome St (212-966-9555, topshop.com)

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    Kate Spade Saturday zip-top cosmetic case, $30, at saturday.com

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    Necessary Clothing long-sleeved crop top, $19, at Necessary Clothing, 261–263 Canal St between Broadway and Lafayette St (646-214-7887, necessaryclothing.com)

Photograph: Rayon Richards

King pairs an oversize Tibi knit turtleneck with a Club Monaco (locations throughout the city; visit clubmonaco.com) vest. “A utility vest is every layer-lover’s dream: It instantly makes feminine pieces more tomboy. It’s also a great alternative to the utility jacket.”


Chloe King, 26, PR and social-media manager for Tibi (tibi.com); Upper West Side; @TibiPR

Favorite part about social media: “The accessibility. You suddenly have access to information, images and inspiration that you would have never found through traditional media.”
 
Least favorite part about social media: “Being so reliant on fickle devices! There is nothing worse than having your iPhone die mid-Instagram or seeing that spinning wheel of no-service doom.”

Her personal style: “Relaxed and feminine but with an unexpected twist. I like to constantly rethink the pieces in my closet and how to pair, layer or rework them to feel fresh and original. I also like taking risks. You’ll never know what might work until you try it.”

Her inspirations: “I love flipping through old magazine editorials for trends that have resurfaced—like crop tops—nothing seems quite as authentic as seeing them styled in a 1990s Vogue.”

Signature accessory: “I don’t wear a lot of accessories. I like when a look is clean and effortless. But I do have a soft spot for men’s leather-band watches. The bigger the face, the better.”

Style motto: “Have an open mind, and don’t be afraid to experiment. If you’re comfortable in and excited about what you’re wearing, it will show.”

Fashion splurges: “I try to do a little CPW [cost per wear] in my head, and if I can see a piece translating into other seasons and taking me multiple places, I’ll splurge.”

Fashion saves: “I try to save on basic knits. Uniqlo (locations throughout the city; visit uniqlo.com) is a go-to for those.”

Favorite NYC stores:Bergdorf’s (754 Fifth Ave at 58th St; 212-753-7300, bergdorfgoodman.com) is an NYC staple. From the window displays to the café, it’s so rich with fashion history. Kirna Zabete (477 Broome St between Greene and Wooster Sts; 212-941-9656, kirnazabete.com) in Soho carries a ridiculous roster of designers. And I love the Proenza Schouler (822 Madison Ave between 68th and 69th Sts; 212-585-3200, proenzaschouler.com) store; the interior design story there is amazing.”

Favorite NYC designers: “I wear Tibi (120 Wooster St between Prince and Spring Sts; 212-226-5852, tibi.com) because [designer] Amy [Smilovic] understands what a woman in the city wants to wear, and Alexander Wang (103 Grand St at Mercer St; 212-977-9683, alexanderwang.com) for the cool downtown vibe. Joseph Altuzarra (altuzarra.com) is always one of the most beautiful shows at New York Fashion Week, and I like Phillip Lim (115 Mercer St between Prince and Spring Sts; 212-334-1160, 31philliplim.com) for his accessories.”

Favorite fall trends: “I think monochromatic dressing is so chic. There were a good amount of full gray looks on the runway, which feels like a fresh color to try from head to toe. I also like how fashion has embraced punk for fall, as evidenced from the [fall 2013] runway shows and this year’s Met Ball theme. With an emphasis on attitude and originality, it’s a breath of fresh air to see classic combinations reimagined for fall: Saint Laurent’s feminine slip dresses with tough combat boots, Chanel’s classic tweeds reconstructed with leather and chains, or Sarah Jessica Parker’s elegant Met gown paired with an elaborate mohawk.”

On her fall shopping wish list: “A sleek coat with a super long hemline: Think mid-’90s Calvin Klein.”

Follow Rachel LeWinter on Twitter: @Rachel_LeWinter


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