When the temperature drops and the clouds roll in, don’t let it get you down. Celebrate the change in seasons by welcoming cozy sweaters, dreamy layers and comforting coats with open arms. Stop longingly sifting through those summer sales, it’s time to embrace Fall!
Each look will have something you love, I promise! Reference your Style Guidelines we developed before making a big investment and experiment inexpensively. A key to great style is pairing higher-end basics with affordable trends and second hand scores… Always have fun with it, make it yours, confidence is the best accessory!
Curl up and read on for all the freshest tips and latest trends to help you sort out your fall must haves. Contact me to find out where you can find something similar in my favorite Portland Boutiques!
Motorcycle jackets have long since earned their street cred, and biker-inspired leathers were heavy hitters on this year’s fall runway. Pair it with anything from your favorite work skirt, to skinny cargo pants; it’s guaranteed to be your most versatile investment this season. And I’m sure all of you downtown darlings are beyond ready to put the strappy sandals to rest. Welcome back everyone’s favorite fall necessity, the boot! These here, made by comfort brand Born, are sleek and smart and walkable for days. Lastly, a hint of the 90’s is back to remind us that plaid is still a thing! So bust out your cozy flannels shame-free. Just remember, a little grunge goes a long way!
THE MAIN EVENT
Summer has officially been swept away with Labor Day, and now that our spunky neons have been laid to rest, you may be stumped on how to add that much needed pop amongst all the monochrome. Fall introduces a touch of sophistication with saturated versions of our classic primaries. Cerulean blue is one of my favorites this season. And it might sound counter-intuitive, but an oversized coat can actually be very slimming as well as a major trend!
Meeting the girls early on your slim chance to sleep in makes it hard to leave the warm throes of your bed this time of year, but it’s the perfect opportunity to indulge in some layers! A super soft cotton tank under a slouchy fall sweater is the perfect accoutrement to your morning coffee date with your besties. Grey matters this season. From charcoal to slate, consider it the new neutral. And did you know waterproof could be so stunning? Sorel makes one heck of a rain hell. These babies are all killer, no filler.
THE PUMPKIN PATCH
Pile up the kids and haul off the the hay rides. A casual day adventure calls for comfort and practicality when it’s nippy out. Textured or patterned tights with some rugged low-heel boots are the perfect, not-too-fancy pair for a cozy sweater dress. Red is a hit color this season and don’t be afraid of it’s deeper toned relatives. Blood reds and wine-like burgundies are everywhere right now. And if you ask me, it’s about time! And sometimes you need just a little more protection form the chill but don’t want to go nuts with a coat; Solved! A lightweight scarf that you can tie a million different ways~ Done and done.
BONUS! MIX & MATCH THANKSGIVING!
Here is one example of what flies at my family’s table:
That heart-warming holiday is coming up all too quickly. Just in time to soften our hard earned summer silhouettes, Thanksgiving is one of those special occasions that calls for a forgiving and relaxed fit with a touch of spiff. Mix + match all of these pieces to put together a semi-formal, stuff-your-face-and-give-thanks outfit. What works for your dinner plans?