I’ll never forget the first time I stepped into a Club Monaco – it was a 9th grade school trip to Canada. We had some extra time and went roaming around the local mall when I first discovered this gem. I bought a long sleeve tee and wore the shit out of it and was super bummed when it was time for my mom to force me to throw it out. So imagine my delight when they launched their online store – I’m from the CLE and there aren’t CM’s by us unfortunately – and now you can find them on shopbop.com‘s website, where they just recently launched a limited edition handbag collection, which is a collaboration with the fab designer Jane Mayle, that is to die for. So since I’m so in love with Club Monaco & Shopbop and everything they have to offer, here are my favorite must haves from the fall collection:
Club Monaco Jane Mayle Suede Tote, Shopbop.com, $595
Pricey, but definitely worth it. This is an investment bag and you’ll definitely be carrying this for a LONG time. Perfectly slouchy, perfectly oversized, this bag will go everywhere with you. The neutral colors make it easy to pair with just about any look.
Club Monaco Jane Mayle Coco Bag, Shopbop.com, $195
Crossbody + metallic accents = the perfect take everywhere bag. This is the perfect sized bag to take you from day to night. If you don’t carry around much or need something no-fuss, this is it. Definitely a style that won’t wear out anytime soon, so you’ll get plenty of use out of this guy.
Gwen Skirt, Shopbop.com, $140
I’m a sucker for a nude, flowy skirt, so here we are. Great for fall and winter, and all the way into spring and summer, this is one skirt you won’t be storing away anytime soon. Pair now with boots and booties, when the weather gets cold rock with tights, pair with sweaters, chambray & denim shirts, tees – you name it, this skirt can go with it. It’s neutral, so mixing and matching with colors and patterns will be easy.
Club Monaco Jenna Sheath Dress, Shopbop.com, $198.50
Definitely a great alternative to you LBD. The side panels make this dress uber slimming, and the navy/camel color combo is super chic. Perfect for work and also great for night. Pair with cardigans, crew neck sweaters, blazers, tie a button up over, pair with a denim top – there are a lot of options here. And, of course, you can rock this solo with some fab shoes and hardware.
Club Monaco Bria Urban Sweater, Shopbop.com, $149
Another great “you’ll wear forever” piece. Neutral, preppy, and comfy – what else could you ask for? Dress up or down, play with layers, pair with a fun scarf, you’ll find so many great ways to incorporate this piece into your favorite looks.
Club Monaco Tasha Leggings, Shopbop.com, $139.50
I. LOVE. THESE. LEGGINGS. Looks like I’m going to be buying myself a pair immediately. Perfectly rock star glam, plus a lot of sexy and a hint of sophistication, these will definitely be in heavy rotation as your going out pants. You don’t have to tell me you love them too – I already know.
Club Monaco Sojourner Blazer, Shopbop.com, $249
If you know anything about me, you know I am obsessed with blazers. They’re always a good investment, they always look great, they pair with just about anything, and they never go out of style. This two-tone blazer is fantastic and definitely not boring. Another day to play transition piece that will work its way nicely into any wardrobe.
Now you know why I have this love affair with Club Monaco – their looks are classic, yet modern and are perfect for any fashionista. There are a TON of other amazing pieces at Shopbop’s site, but you can also check out ClubMonaco.com for even more fantastic merchandise. So are you ready to join the club?!