It’s FINALLY that blessed time of year again! Fall, how I have missed you and your delicious Pumpkin Spiced Lattes!!! With the start of cooler weather, (Well, 75 degrees is pretty darn cool for North Carolina haha,) I’ve found myself daydreaming of styling some of favorite fall items! Today, I’ve rounded up what I consider my “Must – have” wardrobe essentials for fall 2017. Most of these styles have already been trending the past few years, but with how incredibly versatile they are, it’s no wonder they’ve become such closet staples for me! Keep scrolling to see my top twelve picks and links to where you can shop these gorgeous pieces!
- Cozy Blanket Scarves
These ginormous accessories aren’t going away anytime soon, so stock up on several different colors and prints that will instantly add a bold statement to any look! Live in a slightly warmer climate? No worries! Cut your blanket scarf in half (diagonally) to give yourself a little room to breathe.
2. Chambray Dress or Top
I don’t think there is a more versatile style for fall than chambray! This lightweight denim goes with EVERYTHING – no, seriously!!! Pick either a dress or top in the medium wash range, and you’ll find yourself styling it on major repeat!
3. Tasseled or Fringed Accessories
If you’re like me and have a hard time saying goodbye to the bright colorful tassels and pom poms of summer, then fall fringe and neutral tassels are here to save the day! These accessories flow with every movement and add that extra element of fun to any outfit!
4. Everything Leopard
I think this pick kinda speaks for itself – I mean, what’s not to love about leopard?! And since it’s basically been labeled as a neutral, you can never have “Too much” of this fabulous print!!!
5. Vulnerability for Utility…. Vests or Jackets
If you don’t already own something utility, what are you waiting for?! These babies have been everywhere on Pinterest for the last like, 5 years! A classic olive goes with just about anything, but if that bores you go for a fun pop of color such as a blush vest or burgundy jacket!
6. Mad for Button Up Plaid
Truly a timeless wardrobe staple, button up plaid is perfect for wearing on it’s own, or styled as a layered look! With so many fabrics and designs to choose from, you’re bound to find the perfect style for your taste! When in doubt, my go to is the popular red and black buffalo plaid!
7. Not Your Basic Cardigan…. The Long Line Cardi
Not gonna lie, I’m low-key most excited this fall for the rising popularity of the long line cardigan!!! (Maybe it’s because I love the way they seem to minimize my rear haha!) Regardless, these super cozy cape like cardi’s are one of this season’s hottest trends, so run and grab one in a neutral solid color for endless styling possibilities!
8. Soft as Velvet
Definitely one of the more bold (And 90’s throwback) trends this season, velvet seems to be making it’s mark on the market! Velvet tee’s or skirts not really “Your style?” Try a more subtle statement with a simple velvet choker or clutch!
9. All the Neutral Ankle Boots
If I could only have one type of footwear to style this season, hands down it would be neutral suede booties! So versatile and so chic! You can wear these boots with literally any fall outfit from skirts to leggings to dresses to denim!
10. Swooning for Swing Dresses
Swing dresses are my fail safe for days when I have no clue what to wear! They are hassle free to style – just throw them on and add an accessory or two, and it instantly looks like you tried! Plus, they are in my humble opinion the MOST COMFORTABLE piece of clothing in my wardrobe, like I could seriously live in them!!! Not convinced? Just trust me and try them, You’ll see…..oh you’ll see haha!!
11. Belle of the Ball in Bell Sleeves
Another newer trend that I’m drooling over this fall are bell sleeves!!! Nothing says medieval -chic like these over sized cuffs!!! Timid to try this style? Try a simpler top with a single flutter at the elbows, (As opposed to all the way down the wrists) for a more comfortable and functional feel.
12. Laced Up and Criss Crossed
I can’t get over the edgy yet feminine look of lace up and criss cross pieces! From delicate ballerina inspired lace up flats, to bulkier and structured lace up duck boots, this trend is definitely something you need in your fall wardrobe! The classic sweater and sweater dress get a fresh update with a fun lace up or criss cross detail!
There you have it! My favorite dozen staples for fall! I hope that this blog post has been a help to those of you looking to implement a fun new trend in your wardrobe this season! What styles are you most excited for? Let me know in the comment section below! I’d love to hear your top picks!
As always, thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful rest of the day or night! I hope to see you in my next post! Xoxo, Mel
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