Fashion Week: Elie Tahari's "It" Factor for Denver

September 17 2010, 11:39 AM

The It Factor for Denver: Nix the looks shown with sexy swimsuit bottoms, and fans of this line will find plenty of work-friendly items, such as a sand-colored military jacket with gold buttons; crisp, white blouses paired with suede shorts or knee-length skirts; a shirtdress with a smocked waist; and great outerwear pieces, including a soft, dove-gray anorak and laser-cut leather jacket that resembles crochet.

The Gist of It: This season, Tahari takes classic American sportswear in tonal shades of beige, brown, and white, and gives it a glam twist with metallic or Lurex gold accents. Looks mix key items, like an iridescent leopard-print blouse and matching scarf with fringe leather trim and metallic-gold tap pants; a peaked lapel jacket with denim short shorts and printed blouse over a gold bikini top; and even a tailored khaki blazer belted at the waist with a gold-pleated skirt.

Look for It At: Garbarini, 3003 E. Third Ave., 303-333-8686, garbarinishop.com;

Moxie, 5936 S. Holly St., Greenwood Village, 303-694-0773, moxieinstyle.com;

Neiman Marcus, 3030 E. First Ave., 303-329-2600, neimanmarcus.com;

Saks Fifth Avenue, 2900 E. First Ave., 303-393-6333, saksfifthavenue.com.