Fall Into Place

It’s time to say goodbye to summer & hello to fall fashion! Fall is my absolute favorite season for fashion, & I’m ready to jump in. I’ve highlighted some fall trends seen on the runways & on celebrities, so you’ll be all ready to “fall” into place!

First up we have the checkered/plaid shirt–check yourself!

Checkered/Plaid Shirt:

Kelly Rowland & Rihanna are seen in checkered/plaid shirts paired with dark jeans.


You can try this look out yourself with some of these options. Be sure to wear it with a pair of dark, indigo jeans for a winning combination.


Top Left: Cotton SS Plaid Shirt, $17.80; Top Right: Victoria Check Shirt, $79.99
Bottom Left: Plaid Ruffle Front Top, $44; Bottom Right: 3/4 Sleeve Check Shirt, ~$27

Next we have the blazer:

Blazers are always nice to have in your wardrobe. You can use them to either dress up an outfit of jeans & a nice top, or add a masculine edge to a very feminine dress or skirt.


Models Selita Ebanks & Naomi Campbell showing great ways to wear a blazer.

Try these!




Top Left: Cotton Blazer, $125; Top Right: Satin Tuxedo Jacket, $32.99

Bottom Left: Executive Career Blazer, $24.80; Bottom Right: Super 120s 3 Button Jacket, $129

Even though there are plenty of cheap blazers out there, I suggest investing in the most expensive you can afford. It will be worth it in the grand scheme of things, as it will last for years to come. Stores such as Banana Republic, J.Crew, & Ann Taylor Loft are all good choices. If you’re on a budget try department stores such as Nordstrom, or Bloomingdale’s which always have sales.

Skirts:


On the runways this season skirts were all the rage. The pencil skirt & full short or long skirts were seen in shows from Lanvin & Michael Kors, to Oscar de la Renta & Diane von Furstenberg.

Lanvin


Michael Kors

Oscar de la Renta

Diane von Furstenberg


Pencil Skirt:



Left: Zip Front Tweed Pencil Skirt, $65.10; Right: High Waist Pencil Skirt, $102


A classic black pencil skirt is a key wardrobe item to have–just make sure it fits perfectly. You can have it tailored for a great fit & look. With this type of skirt you can tuck in a cashmere sweater or a turtleneck & accessorize with a wide belt & a great pair of pumps.

Full Skirt:



Left: Pleated Skirt w/ Belt, $22.80; Right: Floral Print Skirt, $29.99

The full skirt will work on a variety of body types as long as you take into consideration your proportions & make sure it’s the right length for your body shape. A good rule of thumb is that it should fall 2-3 inches past your fingertips, when your arms are at your sides. They can be worn with a bow tie blouse, a button-down collared shirt, or even a turtleneck.

Lastly, we have opaque tights:


Along with skirts, dark & bright colored opaque tights were also a favorite on the runways. When the weather gets cooler you can wear tights with skirts & dresses to not only keep warm, but add a bit of fun to your look.

DKNY

Proenza Schouler


Zac Posen


Snag some of your own!



Top Left: Mulberry Velvet Feel Opaque Tights, $7.44; Top Right: Mustard Tights, $7.44
Bottom Left: Herringbone Tights, $6.80; Bottom Right: Navy Tights, $9.30



Stay tuned next week for fall accessories! Shoes, Bags, Jewelry, oh my! ; )


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