"Love Story" Herringbone coat, size M, $128

FALL 2010—in a way, fashion has never seemed so modern…there are more buzzwords than ever…”Menswear”, “Ladylike”, “Outdoorsy”, “Minimalist”, “Global”, “Eclectic” “Urban Warrior”…It’s all about the ‘Modern Mix’ and that’s what’s so interesting, as well as awfully tricky.2010 trends fairisle, casual

What’s important to note is that many of these looks begin with the classics and evolve from there;  pick and choose trends that speak to your personal style and make them work for you.  If you’ve never “curled up” to leopard in the past, then certainly don’t copycat this big trend – meow!  Mad for plaid, just not on your thighs? Then opt for a plaid coat instead!

Just know that any classic piece can be updated in a subtle or not-so subtle way.  Subtle, eg, adding a chunky caramel patent Marni heel & key necklace to a Fair Isle sweater and Menswear knit coat.  Not so subtle, eg, piling on a fur wrap and fedora, a la André Leon Talley, to the same look.  Visit us at currentVintage, 4 Easy St, Nantucket—we’ll help you make it your own!

Sarah teal Lilli Ann biting lip

Teal tweed Lilli Ann swing coat w/ foz collar, size M, $228


1970s wool wrap coat w/ shearling collar, size S, $174

Sarah Faux Lilli Ann trench

1960s faux-fur belted trench, size S, $168


Brunette Sarah ONW brown coat

1960s brown knit Lilli Ann coat, size M, $146; Cocoa handknit fair isle sweater, size S, $78