NOT GOING TO LIE, IT’S BEEN A WHILE SINCE WE’VE THOUGHT ABOUT THICK KNITS AND LAYERING BASICS.
But for those of us who live in weather-changing areas (sorry LA and Miami), the start of fall means waving good-bye to sundresses and our beloved off-shoulder pieces, and saying hello to sweaters, jackets, and coats.
I know it’s sad - we’re still trying to deal with it as well - but we’re here to remind you that a new season means a whole new wardrobe and a whole new you. And who doesn’t like that?
Fall is more than just sweater weather. It’s moody hues, bold prints, and standout separates. It’s taking basic layering pieces and turning them into a great outfit. From classic and modern to military and rock-and-roll, we’ve rounded up fall’s essential pieces to help you get over the post-summer blues.
A standout accessory will always take your look to the next level. These DSQUARED2 drop earrings are at the top of our fall essentials list. Its quirky charms give it a rockstar sensibility, while its high-shine finish give it some pop. Pair it with your favourite jeans and tee for a cool daytime look.
Fringe continues to have its moment as we transition from summer to fall. Whether trimmed on a suede jacket, your favourite shoulder bag, or some leather flares, this swinging trend is going get you noticed. We’ve given our favourite fringe jacket some rockstar flare by pairing it with sequined pants and messy waves. GNO, anyone?
Plaid for fall? Groundbreaking. Plaid in a new, oversized silhouette? Genius. Simply put, plaid is a fall must-have. On our lazy days, we just love finding a plaid button-up and dressing it up with a pencil skirt and pointed-toe heels. But we just love when it comes in an oversized silhouette. It’s perfect for layering, and even better for those holiday family parties where we just want to stuff our faces.
If there’s one trend we need to give attention to, it’s the military trend. Mixing utilitarian cool and feminine detail, this trend gives some added edge to fall’s classic pieces. Double-breasted jackets with gold-toned embroidery is at the top of our lust list this season, along with earth tones and maybe some combats. Not a fan of its tough vibes? Soften it up with floral prints or breezy pieces.
Chunky Coats & Over-The-Knee Boots
Coats don’t come to our attention until later in the year, but a warm coat is an essential piece to any fall to winter transition piece. Black wool coats with double-breasted detailing and military-inspired trench coats are always in style and perfect for anything and everything. Our top pick for the season is this knee-length coat with an allover houndstooth print. It black-and-white hue makes it perfect for day or night, while its lacquered buttons and leather panels give it that something extra.
A sleek pair of over-the-knee boots gives your outfit that extra dose of sex appeal. Our clear favorite for the season is the “Riri” boot by DSQUARED2. Inspired by the bad gal herself, this boot is detailed with wraparound leather straps and high stiletto heel. Talk about shoe envy.