Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fall Forecast: Classic Essentials

I know it’s a little early to start thinking about autumn and I don’t want to rush summer away either. However, I cannot help dreaming about fall fashion and the department stores have done a really great job of reminding me of that! Autumn is my favorite time of year! The leaves begin to turn color, the air gets a little crisper, the smell of wood burning in the fireplace fills the neighborhood, and the flicker of candlelight creates warm and inviting homes. It’s that time of year when you bring out your cozy and warm sweaters and scarves, switch out you sandals and flip flops for richly colored boots, and as your summer tan fades away, pull out tights, leg warmers, and warm coats! 

Have I got you excited for fall fashion yet? If not, you will be when I show you some of my favorite picks for the upcoming forecast. I selected three basic, yet classic, wardrobe essentials for fall to share with you today. 

 1. Cardigans: I prefer a lighter weight cardigan that’s very transitional through the seasons. These are perfect to wear in the summer on chillier nights or in the spring/autumn when the temperatures are a little cooler during the day as well. When you find a cardigan you love, buy it in multiple colors! Cardigans are timeless pieces that will go with almost every garment in your closet! I love these crew neck cardigans from Dorothy Perkins! The spring/summer colors are on sale for $14!!

2. Plaid Skirt: I have a penchant for plaid and have been on the lookout for perfect plaid skirts. Plaid is another timeless and classic pattern that never goes out of style. One might think that plaid should only be worn in the fall or winter or with school uniforms, but I beg to differ. The Lands’ End collection of plaid skirts I selected below come in a variety of colors and styles that can be worn in any season! In addition, you can have them monogrammed if you like for $6!

3. Boots: I have selected two different boot styles that continue to be popular season to season – the tall leather riding boot and the short suede bootie. Both are great options to wear throughout autumn and winter with your favorite jeans, skirts, dresses, etc.

Now it’s time to put these looks together and add some other fun accessories. Are you inspired for fall fashion now? Even if you don’t plan to wear these styles right away, it’s always a good idea to shop early and save money with some great pre-season sales!

OK! Enough talk about fall! The weather outside is perfect for a pool party and barbecue! Enjoy your summer evening! 


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