6 Trends to Try This Fall

Fall 2019 is here, and while I love summer, I’m ready to stop sweating and start layering. I love experimenting in the fall, especially since there are so many shapes and textures to work with. Here are the 6 fashion trends I have my eye on this fall. Have some fun and try one or all of them!

Remixed Animal Print

Animal print is here to stay and I’m loving it. Put a fresh twist on the animal print trend with pieces that break up animal prints with different patterns or animal prints in unexpected colors.

Lace-up Boots

Switch up your boot game with lace-up boots. From chunky heels to flats, to stilettos, there’s something for everyone.

(Faux) Leather Everything

One of the funnest parts of fall fashion is getting to play with texture. I’m loving all the silhouettes and pieces now available in vegan leather that add a touch of luxe to any outfit — crop tops, pleated skirts, wide-leg pants.

Exaggerated Sleeves

This year is taking some cues from the 80’s for exaggerated sleeves. I love how these sleeves offer structure that you don’t often get from simple tops and blouses.

Statement Headbands

Hey Upper East Siders, Gossip Girl here. Blair’s statement headbands are making a comeback and they’re bigger and better than ever.

Cool Girl Jumpsuits

I love a good jumpsuit because it ALWAYS simplifies the process of getting dressed. Looking put together without much effort has to be a girl’s favorite things. Plus, they’re super versatile — boots, sneakers, or heels all look good with an awesome jumpsuit.

How and What to Shop This LDW

Labor Day weekend is here and you know what that means — final beach days, back to school prep, and tons of SALES. I’ve rounded out some sales, tips, and picks under $100 to save you some time scrolling.

Here are some strategies for smart shopping.

  1. Look ahead. Retailers are trying hard to dump their summer inventory, but do you really need a new bikini in September? Instead, look for deals on fall and winter fashion.
  2. Pay attention to return policies. A lot of clearance items will be ‘final sale’, which is my personal hell based on the fact that sizing is far from standard. Skip yourself the pain. Additionally, opt for retailers that have free online and/or store returns.
  3. Stock up beauty products that you use every day. This one is probably the biggest money saver because you’re bound to use these! Look for deals on makeup, skin, and hair products that you use daily and buy enough to get you through Black Friday. 

Forever21 – 30% off regular priced items, 60% off sale

What to buy: If you’re tall like me, you know what a nightmare Forever21 can be when it comes to pants and short dresses, so I stick to tops here.

Bloomingdales – 20% off sale

What to buy: Shoes! Such great deals on quality pairs.

ASOS – Up to 40% off new season

What to buy: Fun weekend looks. Loving the colors, patterns, and cuts that range from brunch to wedding guest looks.

Topshop – 20% off full-priced items with cod LABOR20

What to buy: Cool girl jackets.

MAC – 25% off for MAC Lovers (free to sign up!)

What to buy: Everyday staples

Fall Florals

I know fall is almost over, but I can’t stop wearing floral dresses. In my experience, floral dresses with a black base never let you down no matter what season it is. For the fall, throw on a cropped jacket along with some booties. When the winter temperatures drop, layer a fitted turtleneck underneath, pull on some tights and over the knee boots, grab a cozy coat, and you’re good to go. It’s the perfect weekend look — thank me later. Scroll down for my top floral maxi dress picks with some items to style them with.

 

Jumpsuits = Summer Fun

Long days, vitamin D, and actually WANTING to walk to places is such a joy right now.

One of my favorite things about the summer is less layers! I swear not having to bundle up saves me 15 minutes of getting ready in the morning. These days I don’t even check the weather before heading outside and it’s glorious. I seriously value ease while being able to still rock my colorful style — that’s why I LOVE jumpsuits and dresses. One and done is my favorite, especially for lazy days where I don’t want to think and want to look good at the same time.

This tropical print ASOS jumpsuit is EVERYTHING — easy, comfy, and anything but basic — I seriously feel like I hit the jackpot. Definitely a go-to for a fancy brunch or less formal wedding.

The best part? it’s on sale now! Check it out.

I’ve compiled a few more of my favorite summer-ready jumpsuits with a colorful punch below.

Coloring to Work

If you know me, you know that I have a pretty strong attraction to color. Bright colors instantly perk me up and, frankly, make my pretty mundane routine days much less boring. I think a lot of times people shy away from color, especially at work, because they don’t know how to wear it. Here’s the key: it’s all about balance. In this look, my bright red sweater and jacket are evened out with navy pants and nude pumps. And, as you can see, the fun didn’t just stop at the color. The pants have an awesome fringe-pattern texture and the patent faux leather on the shoes adds a bit of shine to the color-blocking.

So where to find fun affordable work-appropriate duds? Come H&M to the rescue. We drifted apart over the years, but our love has suddenly rekindled. After years of having it as one of my go-to staple stores, I went through a dry spell where I would find nothing that I liked. Not sure what was going on, but everything felt uninspired and low quality. However, lately, the styles have been feeling fresher. This outfit is all H&M minus the shoes, and, no, this is not a paid post.

What are your favorite fun work pieces and where did you get it from?

H&M Jacket | H&M Sweater | H&M Pants | Nine West Pumps