do you see what i did there? with the headline? because i’m getting back into posting AND it’s fall??
one of my favorite things about fall fashion is that while the “color of the moment” may change, the formula for a great fall outfit is always the same: light sweater, cozy scarf, jeans and boots. rinse and repeat. this allows for the ol’ “use what you have” method, which i am always a fan of.
there are a couple of things i’d like to point out about some of the items above:
polka dots: still a staple pattern. still to be mixed with stripes, etc.
bold colors: love, love, love the jewel tones with pops of bright.
cross-body bags: what is better than being hands-free while carrying your bag? nothing. the answer is nothing.
lbd: that’s little black dress to you and me, russ. love the addition of the peplum flare on this bad boy – sass it up with a colorful necklace and the getup is made.
arm sass: bracelets are all the rage these days. i’m loving the chain link, diamondy one above (that’s the official listing name for it, btw). stack ‘er up with a few bangles and a watch.
initial necklace: i have been on the hunt for a faint, simple silver necklace for a while now. as luck would have it my mind-reading bridesmaids all went in on one with my new initials as a wedding gift to me! (i know, i have some pretty amazing family and friends). love the simplicity of wearing this when there isn’t a need for a big statement necklace.
scarves: if you know me, you know i am obsessed with scarves. they are so versatile and never go out of style! they provide just enough warmth on most fall days to keep me happy both inside and outside. twist ‘em, tie ‘em, drape ‘em – mix and match them with prints, colors, fabrics. have a ball!
have leopard, will travel: i may or may not have been holding onto a leopard print obsession for the past 12+ years. it started out as just a school bag – and turned into a dorm room that vomited leopard print (i am letting you under the hood on this tragedy – it was a life lesson, people!). what i learned along the way is: moderation. no need to overdo the animal prints. shoes, belts and scarves are a great way to incorporate the print into your look without making you look like a crazy freshman from cape cod, er, i mean – someone who really likes leopard print…
boots + blazers never die: a solid camel blazer and a pair of brown boots will carry you through the fall season for years to come – no, really. these two staples never go out of style and can be worn in a multitude of ways to keep them looking fresh and new.
what are your fall essentials?