Style Me This | No. 3 | 10 Fall Essentials

I think it's safe to say that it's officially Fall and I’m not mad about that one bit.  While Fall might bring us less daylight, it also brings us other good things especially when it comes to fashion.  Each season there are always those on-trend pieces that are lusted over but also staple pieces that make getting dressed so much fun.  This season try mixing the trends & staples to build effortless Fall outfits.

 
 

Plaid: I’m pretty certain that next to the Pumpkin Spice Latte, plaid takes 2nd place for dictating that the Fall season has arrived.  You can find plaid everywhere in terms of fashion. Hats, scarves, gloves, shirts, skirts, and shoes. The easiest way to incorporate plaid is via a button shirt.  It’s a great layering piece and can be worn several different ways. If you’re timid to try this print in the form of a shirt, test it out on a scarf. Find one with colors that complement your wardrobe so when worn, it will help tie your look together.

Ankle Boots: This just might be the most versatile Fall item that you’ll ever own. From jeans to skirts, you may wonder how you ever lived without them. If you have a heeled pair, try going for a flat pair and vice versa. There's a Fall ankle boot for everyone

Scarf:  Speaking of scarves, your possibilities are endless. A good oversized scarf in the Fall is perfect for cooler mornings and nights, as you can easily take it off during the day when the temps might be higher.  When it comes to print, you can basically find one in any color or print your heart desires. 

Anything Army Green/Military Green/OD Green/Olive Green: Whatever name you want to refer to it as, you need this color in your fall wardrobe. It’s probably the easiest color to style because let’s be honest, it’s basically a neutral. You can find anything and everything in varying shades of this color. A military green jacket for Fall is the perfect piece because it closes the gap on those in between days of light jacket to full on parka.  And no one’s ready for the full parka. 

Bucket Bag: The bucket bag is proving that it doesn’t have plans to go anywhere any time soon. It’s roomy and somewhat casual design is an easy style to throw on with any outfit. Most of the bucket bags today are somewhat structured so any risk of it looking sloppy & like a bottomless pit is something you won’t have to worry about.  What makes the bucket bag even better for Fall is that designers are adding details such as fringe and studs that mix in a little bit of a ‘70s vibe. If you snag one in a very appropriate burgundy/oxblood Fall color how can you not be excited to have this little baby hanging off your shoulder?

Flare Jeans: They say fashion comes full circle and the return of the flare jean solidifies that more than ever.  It seems like everyone is throwing their hat into the flare jean game. If the flare on the jean is too extreme for you, start with a traditional boot cut or exaggerated boot cut. While you won’t have that full ‘70s flare happening, it might help ease your way in.  The key to pulling off the flare jean is to try keep the wash dark, let them be long to enough to graze the floor, and pair them with heels. You’ll find your legs look slimmed and lengthened. Hello #legsfordays.

Floppy Hat: Hats can be tricky but the key is to try on many styles & sizes until you’ve found the one. The floppy hat can hide bad hair days, provide cover from light rain, and also pull an outfit together. Make sure you find one that fits your head properly. Not too tight and not too loose. Between the flare jeans, bucket bag, and floppy hat you’re ‘70s boho chic look is surely to make Rachel Zoe proud.

Leather Jacket: Everyone needs a good leather jacket whether it’s in the form of a classic biker style or one with a more feminine drape, a leather jacket will never go out of style. If you’re not ready to pull the trigger on a leather jacket you can still be on trend this Fall as leather can come in many forms.  From a jacket or just an added detail such as leather sleeves or trimmed details, a little leather will go a long way. 

Rain Boots: Unfortunately, Fall does bring us some rain. But there is no need to sacrifice style for function. Rain boots have come a long way from their traditional Wellie styles. I love these Rag and Bone rain boots because their updated style. You wouldn’t have guessed these moto style boots were actual rain boots, which means you can still be out and about, sans wet feet, and look badass. Who doesn’t want that? 

Vest: The longline vest is definitely an on-trend piece that you’ll end up wearing more times that you thought.  They are another great layering piece and like a blazer can instantly pull together an otherwise basic t-shirt & jeans for a more tailored look.  If you’re unsure about this item, try starting with something simple & not as long and go from there.

If you're not already, hopefully this gets you excited for the Fall!