5 Must-Have Pieces from the Eva Mendes Collection

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5 Must-Have Pieces from the Eva Mendes Collection

Developing a mature sense of style happens gradually, and a solid base of a few key sophisticated pieces—like those in the new Eva Mendes Collection—will get you started off on the right foot. Here are my five favorites from her September line.

The 5 Must-Have Pieces from the Eva Mendes Collection

Vintage style and modern glam meet the '70s trend in the fall Eva Mendes Collection for New York & Company. Rich, autumnal colors and feminine silhouettes bring life to the collection's coats, blouses, dresses, and skirts. These looks are ladylike but modern and are perfect for social and professional events where you want to make a refined impression. Here are our five favorite pieces from the fall 2015 Eva Mendes Collection that will help you elevate your everyday style.


1. Ultra-Suede Trench Coat
A trench is an outerwear staple in a sophisticated wardrobe. This one's touchable suede fabric and rich royal blue shade make it more fun than a black or brown version, but it's still seasonally appropriate. This style looks great neatly belted or left loosely open.


2. Kelly Turtleneck Bodysuit
Sleeveless turtlenecks (and turtlenecks in general) are definitely having a moment. The high neck mixed with a sleeveless silhouette is a great compromise for this transitional time of year that fluctuates between warm and cool temperatures. Wear this sleek top with a pair of wide-leg pants for a powerhouse look.


3. Rachel Chiffon Blouse
A tie-front blouse is one of the hottest ways to channel the 1970s. The lightweight chiffon fabric makes this top breezy and comfortable, and the smocked hem flatters the waist. Style this blouse with a body-skimming pencil skirt to balance the billowy bodice.


4. Pia Shirtdress
We know from Diane von Fürstenberg's popular wrap dress that this sophisticated silhouette is timeless. This piece is great for work or for weekends with a cardigan or a jean jacket. This one's floral print gives it a flirty wink, and the belted waist enhances a feminine shape.


5. Clare Full Skirt
A midi skirt has a charming and distinctly retro look and feel, plus its full shape makes it flattering on a range of body types. I love how it can be dressed up for a fundraiser with a textured crop top or dressed down for drinks with a casual crewneck sweatshirt.

Shop the complete collection here, and share your favorite pieces on social media using #EvaMendesNYC.