There’s a snap in the air here in the Deep South this week. It heats up pretty good in the daytime, but in the mornings and evenings, I can literally feel the promise of the seasons changing.
Fall & Winter are my favorite times of the year.
Typically us Southern girls are all about the spring & summer, but not this one. I crave those crisp mornings and chilly evenings and midday spent in boots, tights, and sweaters, and football on the television every Saturday and, let’s face it, most Sundays too.
And, I love Fall fashion, particularly Fall’s statement pieces.
And with New York Fashion Week just barely behind us, after the runways have cleared, we turn our sights to Fall 2017’s Must-have pieces and how to introduce them into our very own wardrobes.
And, I’ve got a few ideas…
Red is the color of fall.
Now, Red has certainly always been a prominent color in my personal wardrobe in the fall, but now it’s literally everywhere!
Wear it all over, as it is absolutely stunning as a monochromatic look, or as a statement piece, on your feet, or a handbag.
Here are a few of my top picks:
Daphne Topcoat in Boiled Wool, pictured in Red from JCrew, $198
Hello gorgeous red ankle boots!
These beauties are the Matiko Mylvia Zipped Ankle Boots for $188 from Anthropologie. Pictured in rich red, but also come in Grey and Ivory.
Don’t you just love that front-zip detail as well? Incredibly industrial and retro.
This Ruffle Sleeve Mock-neck Tunic is perfect paired with tights, heels or boots for a throwback, dressed up look, or is equally elegant thrown over jeans or leggings for a more casual, lived-in look.
I love it both ways! And I love pieces that are that versatile. Makes a minimalist wardrobe function very well.
My love affair with Hobo Handbags reaches far and wide, and they have gotten in on the red trend as well, and this delicious hue pairs perfectly with their worn-in leather that I just love!
The Larkin Cross-body handbag (Because I am a firm believer that every women needs a great cross-body handbag… or 4) from Hobo is the perfect pick for fall.
Midi-length skirts are everywhere, and I find them to be so elegant and ladylike. At first, I feared the length (hitting mid-shin, between my knee and my ankle) would make me appear even shorter- something I fight in wardrobing- and so I avoided them. But, I have purchased a few dresses or skirts with lengths below my knee and I am loving them for work, church, and other occasions.
Try them out for yourself! The key is all in the accessorizing.
Loving this Frosted Fall skirt from one of my favorite, easy-to-wear brands, Nic & Zoe. The asymmetrical hem along with textured detailing make it so interesting and perfect to pair with sweaters, jackets, and blouses this fall.
Plus, I am sorry, who doesn’t love an elastic-waist skirt? Ah-mazing!
And, when you pair this gorgeous skirt length with classic textures like pleats and black and white hounds-tooth? Love! And, perfect for fall!
Hounds-tooth Pleated Midi Skirt, Banana Republic for $118
Or maybe this same skirt in animal print is more your speed?
Brocade & Embroidered
These are the most classic cut of fall booties from Seychelles, but updated with suede and gorgeous floral embroidery. The Lantern boot will definitely shine some light on your fall wardrobe!
Just beautiful, and comes in in 3 colors: Black, Hunter Green (above), and Taupe.
Even denim is getting in on the trend and these Embroidered Boyfriend Jeans by Pilcro are keepers!
Perfect for dressing up or dressing down.
Belted Sweaters, Sweatshirts, & Blazers
The belt is back!
But, really, did it ever really go anywhere?
I love a tie-front sweater or jacket or a belted, cinched-waist dress, and they are all the rage this fall.
This super cozy & luxe Belted Sweatshirt from JCrew isn’t just for lazy Sunday afternoons. Can easily be dressed up over a shift dress and pumps or boots for work, or dressed down over a Tee and jeans with mules. Your choice!
I love a good Military Jacket. And, I have major heart eyes for this one…
It’s from Banana Republic, as part of their exclusive collection by Olivia Palermo (love her style!) and comes in Seaweed (pictured) as well as Navy. It’s a bit of an investment piece ($198), but isn’t investments worth investing in?!?
This one certainly is!
A trend that I was unsure about at first, but the more I have seen it on and off the runway, the more it has grown on me and I find it really, very interesting.
It’s an updated on that cold-shoulder trend that is literally EVERYWHERE now, but is a little more refined.
I love the idea of asymmetrical blouses, and this one from Michael Stars is such a classic cut and fabric for an updated and, might I add, ladylike approach to classic menswear.
A satin skirt is certainly hard to top. It’s the ultimate in elegance and refinement. And this classic skirt gets an elevated edge from an asymmetrical hem.
I love classics such as tulle or silk skirts paired unexpectedly with heels and a turtleneck, or a tank and a boyfriend blazer, or even a tee and a leather jacket for special occasions.
Whether you prefer just a touch of it, an accent, or big, bold, statements in velvet, you cannot deny it’s luxe and splendor. No fabric is more touchably soft and smooth, but also equally elegant and formal.
These gorgeous Gray Velvet heels from Seychelles, the Commute Heel for $80, are the perfect finishing touch for your next formal event.
I think they are just gorgeous and absolutely swoon-worthy!
And this richly-hued navy blue wrap Velvet Midi dress from Donna Morgan is a stunner!
I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t want that wrapped around them!
And this Velvet Tank from JCrew is super versatile! Just a touch of velvet under a blazer with dress pants for a work event, or slipped on under a wool over-sized cardigan with jeans on the weekend. I love the high-low factor of this piece, and the colors are divine as well.
So, there you have it! A few of fall’s more crush-worthy statement trends, how to wear them, but most importantly, feeling confident and feeling your best you. I am a firm believer that trends come and go, but your personal style is something that is a keeper.
So, what are some of your favorite statements you will make this fall?!?
Whatever they are, I have no doubt you’ll look beautiful in them…