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Just in time for a weekend of musing, please join me in welcoming the Anthropologie October 2018 new arrivals! October is typically one of my favorite clothing months of the year! We can expect layering and rich color mixes. A la the look above, Anthropologie recently discovered that tone on tone looks great! (It’s one of my favorite styling tricks too, Anthro.)
I’m liking the styling on the website more than I have in recent months. But my gosh, 15 pages of new arrivals is overwhelming. And that’s just in clothing. So I’ve gone through everything to whittle the pile down to a more digestible intake. Perhaps you’ll find some new items to love. Even better, you can get 20% off anything full price with the extended survey discount code SSP18MXPXN, which now lasts through September 30!
I’ve recently been enrolled in executive training for work. In our last two sessions we’ve been focusing on how to approach sticky problems that seem to reappear no matter how many times you solve them or don’t dissipate even when multiple solving methods are applied. In the class I giggled to myself and thought, this could easily apply to Anthropologie! One of the methods we’ve been working with in class is called “See Things Newly.”
Basically the idea is that if you bring the past into work with you each day your mind will not expand to find new solutions or ideas. It’s a brilliant concept and this is not the first time I’ve been introduced to it but, well, with the idea of seeing things newly, I’m pretending I didn’t know this before! Seeing it newly so to speak. I feel like it’s a good approach to bring to this post as well. As much as I can, I’ve tried to drop my history with Anthropologie and how much I miss the old Anthro to see the new arrivals as though I’m just discovering Anthropologie now.
A few disclaimers I must state up front: my evaluations and thoughts in this post are based on looks alone. I have only seen these pieces on the website; not yet in real life. So I cannot yet comment on the quality or construction of the new arrivals. If you have seen or tried these items please let us know your thoughts in the comments.
ANTHROPOLOGIE GOES BACK TO WORK
One of my oft-repeated pieces of feedback for Anthropologie over the last two or three years is that they need to get back to making great work pieces with a twist. Dare I say that among the Anthropologie October 2018 new arrivals, I’m seeing quite a bit of work-ready items?
Even better, as I’m about to head back into a conservative office environment, I’m delighted to see pieces that will work at my new job. The Joss Sweater Dress ($525, above) immediately jumped out at me as a beautiful, modern yet feminine, Anthropologiesque piece. I know that price is painful — in the future, instead of carrying the designer piece it would be nice to see Anthropologie deliver the item from their in-house teams at a better price. However, this dress might be worth the investment. I also like how Anthropologie styled the dress with the D’Orsay Heels ($140).
Casual office workers will also find plenty of options to delight in. I’m intrigued with the Monterrey Tunic Dress ($395) for instance. It could easily be a weekend dress or a work dress in a less conservative office. Yumi Kim’s Duet Mini Dress ($218) is probably too short for my office, but would be great in a modern workplace with a blazer such as the Luxe Velvet Blazer ($398) or the Moonlight Velvet Blazer ($328).
Beyond work-ready dresses I’m seeing work-ready blouses, too! My one comment would be most of the blouses I see lack structure, especially in back. A basketweave tab or some darting or something would go a long way towards making these tops flattering on hourglass figures. As they stand I’ll need to layer over them to make them work — they’re too boxy to stand on their own.
And in some cases, I’ll need to layer underneath too. The stunning Reese Blouse ($295) is breathtaking but can’t be worn on its own. (Love the earrings paired with the top in the product shot, and this similar pair too.)
There are lots of tie-neck and pussy bow tops to choose from in the Anthropologie October 2018 new arrivals. The Jackie Tie-Neck Blouse ($88, above) might be my favorite, although the rayon material gives me serious pause.
Here are some of my picks for the most appealing office-ready items for October, with more in the shoppable boutique at the end of this post.
BRING ON THE CUTE COATS!
For the Anthropologie October 2018 new arrivals, coats are back on the menu! Blazers, sherpas, motos, sweater coats all make appearances! Although it’s not very cold in NYC yet I’m feeling cozy already.
The first coat to jump out at me is the Helsinki Coat ($178, above). Firstly, I adore this model! More of her please. And then the coat is a lovely longer length in a great subdued hue. It’s joined by colorful options like the Oslo Sweater Coat ($248), the Ashton Frayed Poncho ($88, expect to see ponchos everywhere for Fall!) and the Paneled Leather Jacket ($525).
The sweater jackets look particularly promising, don’t they? Below, the coats on my radar.
From cute pants (love this entire look!) to cozy sweaters (need or no?) and pretty shoes (yes please!), below are all of my picks from the Anthropologie October 2018 new arrivals. What are you liking, what have you tried? Don’t forget to use code SSP18MXPXN for 20% off your full price Anthropologie purchase through September 30th.