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Autumn Splendor

Revamp Your Fall Wardrobe: Christina Gianni of B Boutique Curates Head-Turning New Looks

The 101st annual Far Hills Race Meeting—historically known as “The Hunt”—takes place on October 15 at Moorland Farm in Far Hills. The event attracts local, national and global attention, and had 30,000 attendees last year. The Hunt is considered as much a social gathering as a hub for steeplechase fans.

The day-long, see-and-be-seen event—complete with vendors, food trucks and thrill of the race—calls for festive apparel to match the spirit. To get a feel for the latest fall fashions, I visited Christina Gianni, owner of B boutique in Bernardsville, who curated a variety of outfits for me to try. The looks accounted for mobility and comfort, including pieces that can be layered and adjusted to suit unpredictable temperatures (the shoes are my own). “The weather is usually ‘transitional’ and allows for all the traditional elements—plaids, denim, chunky sweaters, hats—to be featured in any outfit, says Gianni. “This fall runs the gamut with inspiration from Boho, minimalist—think ’90s—and romantic fabrics mixed with bright colors in accessories.”

Each look made me feel like I was stepping into a new character, reflecting a different dimension of fall fashion. The smallest accessory can create a completely different vibe to an outfit. B boutique has a variety of carefully curated pieces to create stylish outfits for any special occasion—or ordinary day. Whether at work, on campus or at the races, Gianni can help you craft a look that will make a statement this fall.

The Hunt
A classic interpretation with a twist. The weather at The Hunt is always unpredictable, so layers are a great option.

Seasonless chambray shorts

Classic combo: Cable knit navy vest over a crisp white button shirt

Felt fedora with ribbon detail

Gold “Race Day” necklace

Biker Chic 
The moto jacket is trending this fall, along with the ’90s. Pair it with denim for a “cool girl” vibe for back-to-school.

Sustainable leather jacket (special order)

Acid wash denim overalls

So Pretty 
This trend has accessories fit for a princess.

Satin maxi skirt

Black jersey mock neck

Mini crossover handle bag

Padded headband

Pearl “modern oval” hoops

Sporty 

Eco cotton jogger set

Unisex cap

Crossover fanny pack

Boho Scene
Nostalgic vibes that are always a fall staple, juxtaposed with an Americana flair.

Patchwork oversized cardigan

High-waisted straight leg upcycled denim

Woven leather belt

Classic Collegiate 
This vibe is reminiscent of “Love Story.”

Oversized Trench

Plaid oversized blanket scarf

“Just a bit” distressed straight leg

Chilly Fall Day at the Pumpkin Patch

This look showcases reversable black and white.

Casual Friday 

Corduroy jumpsuit

Distressed denim jacket

Wool bandana

Leather tote

Grace Spencer is an intern at Bridgewater City Lifestyle and Somerset Hills City Lifestyle magazines. She is a junior at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., studying media arts and design.

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  • Classic Collegiate
  • Boho Scene
  • Sporty
  • So Pretty
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  • Biker Chic
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  • Gold “Race Day” necklace
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  • Classic Collegiate
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