As the song goes, ‘Baby it’s cold outside’ and that means it’s time for Fall gear! And what a great season for luscious colors, figure flattering silhouettes, and eye catching accents. No time complaining you have nothing to wear. This year you can stay warm, be comfortable and look fabulous. Just follow my lead.
1. These boots are made for walking!
The riding boot is super popular this year as are gladiator inspired booties. Boots are hot this season whether thigh high or ankle low, fringed, slouchy or buckled. Details are all the rage. The way to wear a tall boot is to tuck your jeans into them or to wear with fall’s skirts or sheath dresses. Ankle booties look great with edgier looks like mini dresses or shorter length pencil skirts.
BcbGirl buckle boot
Steve madden pewter ankle bootie
2. Mad for Plaid
Yes I know, it sounds so staid to be falling over plaid. But this is not plaid as in school girl uniform or country favorite. This season’s plaid is fresh because it is used in unexpected silhouettes and color combinations. For example, a plaid vest or dress in a rust, green and red color combo is so fashion forward right now.
Bebe plaid belted dress
7 for Mankind vest
In the dress below, a plaid print meets a shapely sheath for a fashion forward look you can wear to work.
Banana Republic plaid dress
You can even find plaid in an evening dress—plaid can be creative and unexpected like this Thakoon designer dress highlights.
Thakoon plaid designer dress
3. Have fun with Accessories
Multiple strands of metal chains is just the accessory to funk up a tailored look. The cocktail ring is all the rage now and the bigger the better. Metallic leather gloves are an unexpected accent to dress up an evening look. The oversized clutch is also hot–check out L~Shandi’s floral embossed, bejeweled version below. The perfect hand candy to jazz up a simple ensemble. And if you’re really daring? You can wear a feather in your hair like Carrie in SATC—feathers are in for head gear. And let us not forget the cinch belt—definitely a must have in any woman’s closet.
Cara couture cocktail ring
Asos patent croc waist belt
L~Shandi Qui Qui clutch
4. Hello Corduroy
This fall fabric staple has an updated look because there are a host of very sexy jackets in this fabric everywhere. This is the perfect fall layer and in an hourglass silhouette? Smokin! And yes you can still get your corduroy slacks but in new cuts and finishes.
Victoria’s secret tailored corduroy jacket
J Crew peplum corduroy jacket
True Religion corduroys
5. Stand out in a bright/patterned coat
First impressions are everything, so makes sure yours is fabulous! A coat in a bold hue or pattern is a very loud statement and makes sure you command attention wherever you go. Remember the first thing people see is you and your coat when the temps drop so you need to really own one that makes you look and feel amazing. Cool colors for fall? Cobalt blue, purple, red, rust. This Hanii Y’s gorgeous purple plaid coat, is perfect outerwear piece that’s practical and chic.
Hanii Y plaid purple coat @ net-a-porter.com
The lipstick red sateen trench coat from Bebe is very flattering on almost any figure.
And this cobalt blue classic J Crew ‘Lady Day’ coat—always a winner.
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