Eleanor Friedberger's Mom Made Her A Knockoff Rodarte Sweater

GAP_Eleanor_MG_3565a_dropPhotographed by Bek Andersen.
This one was a long time coming. The beautiful, talented Eleanor Friedberger was already on our radar when Refinery29 first set up shop way back in 2005. Somehow, though, the singer from The Fiery Furnaces and her solo projects eluded our cameras for a good eight years — a minor tragedy if you consider that her own mix of hippie, rocker, and (let's face it) Brooklyn-hipster chic has been so inspirational and influential for so long. But, finally, we got a sec' with her to talk fall dressing (and not one moment too soon).
Advertisement
"I put away my winter and summer clothes every year," she told us, "and, so, bringing them back is such a treat; it all feels new again. Fall is fun for layering. I love a night that’s warm enough to wear a dress without tights, but cool enough to need a leather jacket. That’s ideal fall dressing for me." Indeed, just take a look at how she's playing with her Gap Cropped Plaid Moto Jacket in the shot above.
As for her wardrobe strategy, unsurprisingly, Friedberger sticks to unchanging essentials. "A staple for me is a piece of classic design that will go with just about everything," she says. "This fall it will be my black leather motorcycle jacket. I get a kick out of seeing the new YSL version. Mine is probably early '80s — but looks identical — and it’s safe to say it was a lot cheaper! I mean, I guess you could say I’m not very aware of the new trends! I resole my cowboy boots at the end of every summer, so they’re like new for fall. I also look forward to wearing one of my mom’s sweaters; she knits me a new one every year. A few years ago she copied a Rodarte design, and I think it’s even better than the real thing."
Rodarte sweaters made by mom, tips on making cowboy boots timeless, and a lesson in layering — thanks, Eleanor! Let's do this again soon.
For more fall trends rocked by some of Refinery29's favorite people in the whole wide world, visit Gap's Styld.by.

More from Celebs & Influencers

Out of the four-city circuit that sends the fashion flock into a frenzy, Paris Fashion Week is when Kim Kardashian truly flourishes. She's an undeniable ...
The Balmain show feels less like a runway spectacle and more like a private Kardashian-Jenner shopping trip that fellow show-goers (and everyone ...
For the latest drop of Ivy Park, Beyoncé's activewear line launched in April, the superstar has gifted us with a video in which she's equal parts dream ...
"You can be whoever you want to be." If you grew up in an atmosphere of gold stars and participation trophies, you probably heard this on loop. You, little...
The Kardashian-Jenners have all been known to catalyze sales, whether or not they're hyping their own brands. But in case you had any doubts about Kylie ...
Though bloggers may have a reputation for sharing almost every aspect of their lives — from #OOTDs to dinner pics (hey, we're guilty of this, too) — rarely...
Don't worry — Kate Middleton just can't seem to let go of her favorite boots either. The Duchess wore a pair of Penelope Chilvers long tassel boots in ...
(Paid Content) Snap, filter, post, repeat. In today's social-media-saturated landscape, sharing photos online is as ubiquitous as brushing one's teeth or ...
Let's say you're Beyoncé. Let's say your daughter is Blue Ivy. Let's say you have to, for whatever reason, attend a football game. Let's say you have a ...
If you're suffering from a case of the Mondays, Alessandro Michele has a cure. It involves an editorialized gathering of a few of our favorite things: ...
The cast of Stranger Things is continuing its world tour of stealing your heart. First, Millie Bobby Brown took over the front row of New York Fashion ...
With close to 4 million followers on Instagram, Aimee Song (a.k.a. Song of Style) knows how to take a pretty decent photo. The Los Angeles-based interior ...
Last year, the lingerie line Frederick's of Hollywood closed all its stores after going bankrupt. But now, it's making a resurgence with a little help ...
On September 20, 2016, our faith in love was tested by the sound of Brangelina's earth-shattering divorce. If we're being honest, we've yet to recover. But...