Before the first crisp morning or earliest changing leaves, I begin to refresh my closet for fall with emerging styles in beautiful autumn tones.This time of year is the best for fashion, as there are so many beautiful textures and layers and darker, richer colours that I love. Take a peek at some of my past favourite fall looks and the styles I’m still loving and wearing.
WOOL BLAZER WITH ELBOW PATCHES AND RIDING BOOTS
One item that continues to be a timeless staple in my fall wardrobe is an everyday blazer. I especially love the way a wool blazer with suede elbow patches looks combined with skinny jeans and riding boots for a casual, yet tailored fall style. It gives me Scottish countryside feels.. Add a suede hat and you are good to go for a horse ride in the wild.
When it comes to dresses, ease and effortlessness are at the top of my list of what I want to wear. Of course, I still want to feel put together, but in pieces that feel relaxed and feminine at the same time. So, when a few years ago Zara came with these lightweight embroidered dresses with balloon sleeves in different colours, I bought all of the options.. If you follow me for a while, you know that I have a variation of the same dress in black, burgundy and white. This green one though, is perfect for a weekend in the woods combined with a knee high riding boots and messy hair style that represents that gypsy, bohemian vibe of the life in woods.
EXAGGERATED SHOULDERS SWEATER
AND LUG SOLE BOOTS
Since the Isabel Marant’s Fall ’19 collection came out the cable-knit sweaters with relaxed fit and chunky ribbed trims that create a striking layered effect became a timeless classic. You can combine them with almost anything in your wardrobe. Any sort of exaggerated shoulder or sleeve detail will provide a really nice updated look to your basic sweater. This includes bell, puff, flounce, ruffle, and balloon sleeves or even shoulder pads! Throw it over some denim, add knee high lug sole boots, which are still popular, by the way, for some extra warmth and dimension to your everyday look.
BLANKET SCARF AND NEUTRAL ACCESSORIES
There's something about fall that always inspires me with an extra dose of creativity when it comes to accessorising. In the fall the weather is perfect for layering your favourite sweater with a big, cozy scarf.. I don't know, but there is something so cozy in a big, wool scarf wrapped around the shoulders in the autumn sunshine. Add some suede accessories in complimenting warm neutral tones and you are good to go for a walk in the fall wonderland that the nature is this time of year.
PLAID COAT AND CHELSEA BOOTS
If there’s anything I’ve learned about getting dressed through the years, it’s that the key to achieving a polished, sophisticated look is actually quite easy. The formula entails dressing up in neutrals, particularly beige and camel tones, and throwing on a pair of heels or, like in this case, classic ankle boots. From September till the first really cold autumn/winter days the Chelsea Boots are typically the first pair of shoes I opt for on a daily basis. They’re comfortable enough to walk around in all day, yet polished enough for my favourite fall outfits. I love to pair these with my favourite jeans and a cozy sweater. Finally, nothing seems as chic as a plaid coat or a blazer. Since coats tend to be investment pieces, I used to stick to very neutral, solid-colored styles that I could wear with absolutely anything. A few years ago, though, I realized how much I loved the personality a patterned coat could bring to any look. One that I’ve been especially loving lately is the plaid/houndstooth pattern of all shades and colors, but I’ve always gravitated towards brown tones for its classic, vintage look. Also, I love a menswear-style one that I can throw over almost anything. No matter how you wear it, the coat’s pattern pulls any look together to make your outfit feel polished and thoughtful.
Which one is your favourite?