This week, Rachel set aside her innate tendency to think in couture and styled some “accessible and affordable” looks appropriate for the masses — and by the end of the episode, poor put-upon Rachel was literally about to die (good thing she had all that chunky gold jewelry to offset her oversized bathrobe, huh?)
First, she had a little trouble styling Ashton Kutcher’s animated Blah Girls for prom (although you’d think they’d be her ideal clients, seeing as how they’re only about a quarter-inch around). But the main focus of last night’s episode was Rachel’s shoot for a Piperlime-Glamour collaboration that aimed to answer readers’ fashion queries and hit a whole bunch of fall trends in one fell swoop.
The results? Rachel put together a “warm date night outfit” consisting of slouchy crops from MM Couture ($80) and a flashy 7 For All Mankind sequin blazer ($495), since “date night” automatically puts Rachel in mind of shimmer and bling. She finished the look with sexy Zanotti red-and-snakeskin pumps (they’re sold out at Piperlime, but you can still score ’em — though not on sale — at The Shoe Box).
Rachel also designed a black and white moment, saying “you’re never going to look back on a black and white outfit and regret it.” Her no-regrets look paired a flowy print blouse, like Velvet by Graham and Spencer’s take ($141) with — what else? — a little fall faux fur in the form of Cynthia Vincent’s fur collar vest ($323). Rachel also made a beeline for what Brad called “a bathmat shaped like a vest,” Joie’s oversized white faux shearling vest ($318).
And for those of us who, like Rachel, don’t look quite right in skinny jeans and are so over miniscule-inseam low-riders, there were plenty of boyfriend jean options. Rachel’s pick for a laid-back weekend paired AG Adriano Goldschmeid Ex-Boyfriend crops ($225) with a fitted jacket like Monrow’s double breasted tux jacket ($295).