Oct 12, 2011

Inspiration: Fall Frocks

One of the many reason I love fall is the change in wardrobes.

It might just be me, but I think everyone looks better in the fall. I love seeing people wrapped in layers with a chill in the air that gives our cheeks a natural blush. And to be honest fall seems to bring out our inner Quinn Fabrays {well, last season's Quinn at least}. Quinn is always so put together but casual enough for the daytime, her stylist rocks!

So it got me thinking, since I love dressing up in the fall and am always looking for inspiration I thought maybe I could put together a few fall looks. I hope this even helps you love birds {well just the ladies} who are doing engagement photos this season. Just because it's colder doesn't mean you can't be colorful or have just as much fun with your outfits as you did in the summer. 

I know ... I'm no style gurur and every person has their own style
but these are a few tricks that I keep in my back pocket and help me dress fun year round ... so I though I'd share them.

Two of my favorite tricks for fall and winter are .... a bright colored coat, and a timeless hat.
Every peacoat I've owned in the last few years have been a bright flash of color, fire red, green or royal blue. It's cold and gloomy most autumn days, sometime you need color in your life to liven you  back up. Since it's cold you're probably going to wear a hat anyways, why not go for grandpa's structured fedora, or a little vintage cap you've been trying to muster up the courage to wear. Lastly a girly dress with tough boots, Hello Quinn!

Maxi skirts in the fall = love.
Just because summer is filled with maxi dresses and skirts, doesn't mean you have to give them up in the fall. Pleated maxi skirts in bright colors = a happy fall skirt. And how about a pretty knit top instead of tanks or tees to take it from summer to autumn. Ooh or even a long wool sweaters, yeah I like that.

I live in vintage silk tees.
I have a collection of them in my closet and have never paid more than $5 for each {thrift stores/yard sales/ebay/etsy}. What I love is that they are dressier than your cotton v-neck without you doing a single thing, and they are so versatile. I have to stop myself most days from reaching for them because I wear them too much, can you say obsessed? But really they go with every skirt, shorts, and every pair for pants in my closet. Silk is perfectly airy and light for the summer but is also the perfect layer underneath a chunky wool sweater for the fall.

Details. Details. Details.
I love silk tees so much, here's one more look that's just a tad bit dressier than the last outfit. And for the record, Cold does not have to be boring. Bright close toe pumps, a big statement necklace, and a coat with details to die for, those are just a few ways to add details to an otherwise plain jean and tee ensemble. ***If you are short like me, The Loft has the most amazingly cut pants/jeans all around. They have short lengths so you don't have to worry about hemming them.***

I guess that's it for now. I hope this helps and gets you all as excited as I am for your fall wardrobe. I'm a big thrift-er and yard sale lover {patience is key} but if online shopping is easiest for you, I've linked just about every item from these looks just in case you've fallen in love with some of these pieces.

Lastly if you want inspiration from the experts and not me, here are my two absolute favorite fashion blogs
Kendi Every Day
{who wants to join me next month to do: 30 for 30 ???}

Happy Fall!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much! :)
    Your photos are beautiful too.

    greetings from berlin ♥