Fall fashion inspiration from Tibi's 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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Photograph: Rayon RichardsKing 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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Photograph: Rayon Richards“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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Photograph: Rayon Richards“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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Photograph: Rayon Richards“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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Photograph: Rayon RichardsKing’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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Photograph: Rayon Richards“The earrings are vintage and add a feminine touch to a more relaxed look.”
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Photograph: Rayon Richards“I like stacking rings, in this case a plain silver band from Tiffany & Co. (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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Photograph: Rayon Richards“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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Photograph: Rayon RichardsKing wears a Tibi leather bustier over an Equipment (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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Photograph: Rayon Richards“The jeans are AG (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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Photograph: Rayon Richards“The bag is Theyskens’ Theory (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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Photograph: Rayon Richards“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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Photograph: Rayon Richards“The woven houndstooth adds a little punk to simple separates,” King says of her Manolo Blahnik (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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SPIN HER STYLEJoie Mehira crepe blazer, $288, at Joie, , locations throughout the city; visit joie.com
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SPIN HER STYLENecessary Clothing Rad skater skirt, $16, at necessaryclothing.com
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SPIN HER STYLESanctuary Safari in the City vest, $125, at revolveclothing.com
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SPIN HER STYLEVince Camuto Bedina buckle-back knee-high boots, $229, at vincecamuto.com
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SPIN HER STYLEKate Spade Saturday turtleneck shell, $120, at saturday.com
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SPIN HER STYLEForever 21 high-waisted scarf-print shorts, $13, at Forever 21, locations throughout the city; visit forever21.com
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SPIN HER STYLENasty Gal neon clutch, $50, at nastygal.com
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SPIN HER STYLETibi waffle-knit turtleneck, $285, at Bloomingdale’s, locations throughout the city; visit bloomingdales.com
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SPIN HER STYLEEquipment Leon blazer, $398, at equipmentfr.com
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SPIN HER STYLERihanna for River Island Cold Shoulder cropped sweater, $88, at openingceremony.us
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SPIN HER STYLENadia Gabriella Ella transparent acrylic clutch, $250, at ahalife.com
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SPIN HER STYLEForever 21 over-the-knee boots, $37, at Forever 21, locations throughout the city; visit forever21.com
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SPIN HER STYLEFree People Cross My Heart sweater, $118, at revolveclothing.com
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SPIN HER STYLETopshop Gizmo ankle-strap court shoes, $96, at Topshop, 189 The Grove Dr (323-938-1085, topshop.com)
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SPIN HER STYLEKate Spade Saturday zip-top cosmetic case, $30, at saturday.com
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SPIN HER STYLENecessary Clothing long-sleeved crop top, $19, at necessaryclothing.com

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 accessories such as stylish boots.

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Chloe King, 26, PR and social-media manager for Tibi (tibi.com); @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 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.”

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