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Theory's Triumphant New Collection Nails 'Cool Suiting'

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Theory has released images of its second collection post-Olivier Theyskens, a selection of relaxed silhouettes for fall. The pieces—and their styling—are a triumph for the brand, striking the perfect note between office-appropriate (which Theory can never, ever abandon) and of-the-moment.

Long, relaxed shapes in premium fabrics like double-faced cashmere are the look, with skirts falling well past the knee and trousers tailored with some slack around the foot. Turtlenecks rule up top, shown in both oversize and body-concious fits, the latter worn under tailored blazers. Maxi coats top off the monochrome outfits, which are largely gray and black with hits of warm camel, rich olive, and ivory. The end result passes for conservative, but in an uncompromisingly fashion-conscious way, not a "dress code says I can't wear anything above the knee" way.

As for accessories—a recent extension for the brand—a trio of unstructured leather bags in jade green, oxblood, and white are shown. Footwear includes shower slide styles in black and glossy brown leather as well as calf-high heeled boots. See every well-executed look in the gallery above.