Style Spy: Seasonal Staples You Should Have in Your Closet

Your calendar is packed this month. Don’t be late trying to decide what to wear.


Tartan tailgate

Partying before the UD football game • Saturday, Nov. 11

Show your school spirit without sacrificing style and warmth. Plaid is a perfect neutral that won’t compete (or clash) with the rest of your look.

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Homespun Fringe Vest, $45, and Plaid Travel Blanket Scarf by Two’s Company, $39, both at Bloom, 165 E. Main St., Newark, 454-7266; 1725 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, 510-4990

Concert cool

Rocking out to Cheap Trick at The Queen • Thursday, Nov. 16

You’ll have no problem dancing to “I Want You to Want Me” in a pair of soft and stretchy vegan leather leggings. Dress them down in your favorite graphic tee or dress them up with a fitted blazer and blouse.

Sexy Legging by PLANET, style 4016DL (available in black or java), $238 at Aquamarine at 114 Second St., Lewes, 644-4550

Big red

30th Annual Beebe Ball • Saturday, Nov. 18

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Strike the perfect balance between style and philanthropy. Help raise money to support critical equipment needs for Beebe’s cardiac and vascular services while wearing power red, the color of the season. This hue (meant to be worn head to toe) makes a bold statement, but is surprisingly flattering.

Flash by Mac Duggal, style 66127L, $258 at Morgan’s of Delaware, 723 N. Market St., Wilmington, 658-0968

Sneaking around

Shopping on Black Friday • Friday, Nov. 24

Whether you’re running through Christiana Mall looking for deals or trekking around Tanger Outlets, you need a pair of shoes that are going to help you go the extra mile. It doesn’t hurt that these hip high-tops are covered in royal blue velvet.

Superga Velvet High Top Sneaker, $139 at Peter Kate, 2303 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 656-7463

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Shearling perfection

Cider Fest at Fifer Orchards • Saturday, Nov. 25

You can’t get into the holiday spirit if you are shivering, can you? The shearling jacket has gotten a stylish makeover, and the 2017 version is longer and more polished than its 1970s counterpart, yet still soft and sumptuous.

Hooded Dyed Cognac Shearling Jacket, $2,875 at Jacques Ferber, 4001 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, 652-4340, 

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