Fall is here! Bring on the cool nights, creative Halloween costumes and makeup, the apple picking, the spooky attractions, and of course pumpkin everything! (Oh and I mean EVERYTHING!)
Although you may be ready for fall, is your wardrobe prepared? Here are some staple pieces for the new season – and shopping destination suggestions that won’t break the bank!
The past few weeks, I’ve been sooo busy hunting for the perfect pair of riding boots with absolutely no luck. Then, I thought about what other shoes are ideal for transitioning into fall, and pretty much every season…
Booties. There are soo many available right now, in a variety of styles and colors – and this falls trendiest shades include muted grays, taupes and browns. Some have high heels, while others are made with a low heel for every-day wear.
Let’s shop: For under $40, there is a wide selection of name brand booties available at Off Broadway Shoes. A selection of Sam Edelman booties are available at T,J. Maxx and Marshall’s. For online shoppers, I recommend checking out Zulily or Zappos.
The Cold Shoulder Sweater
The Cold Shoulder puts a little spin on your basic sweater – and makes all the difference. Pair a white cold shoulder sweater with a pair of dark jeans, brown booties, and a patterned scarf for a simple every-day look. Or, amp up your style with this cold-shoulder sweater dress – this piece is so cute and pairs especially well with tall boots and tights!
Minimalist jewlery is in – these pieces are simple and chic. Layered necklaces are cute and easy to pair with just about any outfit you can imagine!
Shopping tips: The LC Lauren Conrad jewelry collection sold at Kohl’s is my go-to source for simple pieces. I also really like Stargaze jewelry, which sells really unique necklaces and chokers you can layer together yourself for a one-of a kind look!
The Perfect Utility Jacket
A jacket that isn’t too heavy is totally necessary for fall. That’s why military/utility jackets are perfect – and they come in a variety of colors this season including green, navy blue, tan, and maroon.
They pair well with just about any outfit. Wear a feminine lace-trim top underneath, light wash denim, and brown booties. On cooler days, pair with your favorite sweater or flannel, thick leggings, and tall boots. Top it off with a patterned scarf, and you’re good to go!
The great thing about this jacket is that it will see you through multiple seasons – I’ll wear mine during fall and spring.
Let’s shop: For a wide selection, Macy’s. Gap and Old Navy are your best bets. Also take a look at Revolve, NastyGal, and Free People.
The Everyday Tote
You can’t go wrong with a bag that does it all – and has room for your every-day essentials whether you are going to class or work. I’m obsessed with the look and quality of everything sold by Michael Kors.
Let’s shop : For high-quality designer bags that won’t break your budget, shop off-brand retailers such as Marshall’s and Nordstrom Rack. Outlet stores such as Kate Spade are another great option. Online bargain shoppers will love the selection at BeyondtheRack , Gilt, and Tradesy.
What fashion statement do you hope to make this season? Drop your comments below.