They say that fall is the New Year of fashion. Every September, each fashionista worth her salt does a little bit of a wardrobe overhaul. While there’s no need for a drastic closet or style makeover, adding a few key pieces here and there (while discarding some others) to update your look will keep you on top of the trends.
If you’re looking for a more stylish option to your standard ballet flats this winter, reach for pointed-toe flats. These stunners are proof that you don’t always need heels to strut like a fashion editor. A camel leather pointed-toe flat, a la Jessica Alba, is a great basic option that will work well with fall colors. Buckles, bows and studs are other excellent details that make the pointed flat even more fashion forward.
The matching flouncy skirt and crop top trend of the spring/summer season has found its fall counterpart – knitted separates. Ribbed knits, to be exact about, are the new co-ordinating set to be spotted in. What’s great about this combo is there are a multitude of body shapes that can wear it since it’s so form-fitting. The key is to find the right color and silhouette for you. Don’t throw out your chunky knits just yet, since those pieces are still great for off-duty style, but consider ribbed knit dresses or separates for your next outing. Trust us, you’ll make a statement.
Looking for a piece of clothing to give you fashion editor cred instantly? Shop for a cape immediately. This hot fall/winter outerwear trend is just the right balance of quirky and chic. Contrary to popular opinion, capes are extremely wearable and it give you an element of fashion risk mixed with bravado – something a regular coat simply cannot convey. Select a printed cape to spruce up a neutral fall look or select something more traditional like plaid or a block colour.
A product of the ’70s trend domination, flared pants are great for this season as they give any look a dose of bohemian vibe and a definite playfulness. Wear with faux fur or pair with Breton stripes and a peacoat for a look that screams classic and trendy. Another great way to style flared pants is to accessorize your ensemble with a felt floppy hat, for a covetable ’70s feel.
Faux Fur Stoles
Fur vests and coats are great to have, but sometimes a stole is just the right amount of over-the-top style that you need. This is one of this winter’s must-have accessories and a much more glamorous option than the safe knitted scarf. Just look at how it transforms the outfits below – that’s certainly enough to convince anyone to invest in a faux fur stole for this season.
Black tights always come out to play in fall but, this season, designers and brands have stepped up their hosiery game and have churned out tights in different patterns and textures. The ribbed knit trend makes another appearance here, touted as statement legwear to transition your summer platforms into fall with ease. Sparkly, polka dot and spiderweb patterns will make your legs the stars of your fall wardrobe.
Updating your purse collection this season? All you need is a good boxy bag. These rectangular bags were the stars of the Fall/Winter 2015 runways. From Louis Vuitton to Christian Siriano, these boxy bags were toted in style along the catwalk. Animal skin and vintage inspired, embellished and ladylike, these should be your arm candy of choice this season.
Another offshoot of the ’70s trend, brown suede is the material of choice for many designers this season. Never mind that the color and suede is inherently earthy and matches with most of your winter wardrobe options, brown suede also lends your outfit a more luxurious look. So whether you opt for a coat or a pair of slouchy boots, this will ensure that you step out in style.
Large cabochon statement earrings and brilliant encrusted ear cuffs are the jewelry of choice this season. Now we know that you love your statement necklaces, but you’re better off donning statement earrings this time around. These are best paired with your favorite sweaters and cardigans in matching colors or with your monochrome outfits.
This fall, it’s all about the heel. Not the height exactly, but the detail. Lucite heels give your ankle boots, wedges and pumps a little something extra. Lucite just gives these shoes a hint of futuristic style and a super sleek modern aesthetic. We guarantee you these fabulous footwear will liven up your staple black dresses and tights for the fall.