Few people love Fall as much as Rachel Zoe. "Yes! Give me all the cozy cashmere sweaters, jackets and boots," she says, excitedly looking through the racks at our recent Box of Style photo shoot. Her enthusiasm is not only contagious, it also shaped the products she carefully selected for the newest edition of Box of Style. "I looked for pieces that begged to be worn with chunky knits and lightweight jackets, but also made sure they'd pair nicely with late-summer staples," she explains. That versatility is always front of mind for Zoe, who strives to give members items that will enhance everything from running errands to attending black tie events. "I'm a busy, working mother, I want everything to pack a punch and make me feel and look my best, and my members deserve the same." We agree. Below, she unveils every piece in the Box of Style.
"I love a leather crossbody bag for fall, and this rich caramel color looks great with everything," says Zoe, modeling the JJ Winters Ivy Leather Crossbody over her leopard print maxi dress. The top-flap mini satchel features gleaming hardware, an inner pocket and an adjustable shoulder strap so it can be worn as a shoulder bag or a crossbody. Pair it with a suit for the office, or jeans and a sweater on the weekend.
It's no secret that Zoe loves making a statement, which is why she chose a bold chain necklace for Fall. "Sometimes you just need a piece that makes everything look like a million dollars," she explains. For those days when you're running late, layer this Dannijo Elisa Necklace over simple basics for head-turning effect. "The beauty of this piece is that it looks amazing with everything from a white shirt to a printed jumpsuit to an evening gown, it really works in every conceivable style scenario."
The Skincare Staple
Retinol is known for it's complexion-enhancing qualities but also for irritating skin, which is why Shani Darden created her Texture Reform Gentle Resurfacing Serum. It promises all of the benefits in a formula that is gentle enough for use on even sensitive skin types."It encourages cell turnover, softens lines and reduces the signs of sun damage, which is particularly important after the summer," explains Zoe. One look at the skin of Darden's impressive roster of celebrity clientele (think Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Chrissy Tiegen and January Jones), and you'll be a convert too.
The Luxe Lip
"I am so excited about this season's choice item from Marc Jacobs Beauty," says Zoe. Whether your choose the muted pink lip gloss or the mauve brown gloss stick, you'll get sheer, buildable color with an on-trend, glossy finish. True to their reputation for being a leader in the beauty space, the formulas boast high-performance ingredients and are cruelty free. It's no wonder Zoe has been wearing them on repeat for months.
The Secret Weapon
"I'm constantly switching purses, so anything I can do to stylishly streamline that process is a win in my book," says Zoe. Enter Rachel Miriam's croc-embossed leather card case, rendered in a fall-appropriate burgundy and considerably more appropriate in size than hefty wallets. Simply stash your cards and some cash, and it will fit in anything from your work bag to an evening clutch. Plus it's cute enough to carry on its own if you're hopping out for coffee.