6 Artisan-Inspired Items to Wear into Autumn

Show off these versatile pieces well beyond warm weather.

Celebrate the final weeks of summer in artisan-inspired style. Casual cotton dresses, embellished sandals, raffia earrings, and fresh fragrance and skincare products will buoy your spirits during weekends at the Jersey Shore. All hail to the red, white and blue as this can’t-miss color combo takes you from mornings under the sun to Popsicles by the pool to evening beach strolls. Then transition these hot summer styles into fall as you complement them with cotton sweaters and your favorite pair of jeans.

1. Hip hooray

Raffia-fringe earrings won’t spend much time in your jewelry box. Handwoven with brass, beading and cubic zirconia; $65 at J.Crew stores and jcrew.com.


2. Groovy gold

Sunflower pendant necklace is available in 18K gold-plated brass with a matte antique finish in two sizes; $90-$165 at janetmavec.com.


3. Lip love

For kiss-proof color, try Clarins Water Lip Stain with organic raspberry water and aloe vera in four moisturizing colors; $28 at Macy’s stores and macys.com.


4. Vivid vibe

Embroidered lace-up sandal with tassel trim completes your summery look; $179.95 at Nordstrom stores and nordstrom.com.


5. Woven wow

John Varvatos Artisan Blu Romance is a citrusy, aromatic fragrance for men reminiscent of the sea; $89 at Lord & Taylor stores and lordandtaylor.com.

6. Laid-back luxe

Beach-worthy Rhett dress in cool cotton gingham makes for effortless dressing; $198 at J.McLaughlin in Morristown, Summit and Bay Head or jmclaughlin.com.

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