Fall is, hands down, my favorite season to dress for. It combines my love for fuzzy sweaters, utmost comfort, and layers into one neatly wrapped package. Not to mention autumn in the city always lends itself to new fashions; and I love people watching as much as I love picking out my wardrobe for the day ahead.
Every season, whether I consciously realize it or not, I tend to go through an unavoidable style evolution. I guess it all comes with the territory of growing older in conjunction with spending more time in the city. Urban life definitely dictates everything from my taste palette to my music choices, right down to my wardrobe; and I’m in a constant state of evolution along with my style as its own entity.
As a small town girl, it’s refreshing being able to dress how I like without being looked at strangely, and I definitely feel more at home walking around the streets of DC than rural Maine. This year, I think my wardrobe has matured immeasurably beyond what I was wearing two autumns ago, or even last year at this time. Below you can find some of the outfits I paired together, as well as a peek at my favorite fall style staples!
♡ MY FALL STYLE STAPLES ♡
I L-O-V-E a good turtleneck because it can end up being such a versatile piece of clothing. Turtlenecks can be paired with nearly anything for an effortlessly polished look.
You want to dress a turtleneck down? Great! Turtlenecks look adorable with jeans and some ankle booties. You want to dress a turtleneck up? Sure– just throw on some thigh high boots and leggings. Want to lounge? A black turtleneck (a lá Steve Jobs) with sweats and some nice sneakers is a cute way to incorporate athleisure into your everyday style without looking too undone.
The possibilities are endless, and whatever pants/shoes/sneakers/skirts you want to wear, odds are, a turtleneck will look great with whatever.
- Thigh high boots
The thing I love most about thigh high boots are the fact that they make just about anything look put together. Even if you’re wearing a t-shirt four times too large and some holey leggings, thigh high boots automatically add about ten extra style points. If you get boots that are flat, they’re also comfortable enough to wear on a daily basis!
- Crop tops
I know crop tops get a wrap for being strictly summer-only pieces of clothing, but I actually love to wear crop tops in the fall underneath my jackets or cardigans. Crop tops really help tie together an otherwise chunky outfit with lots of layers, making it look that much more streamlined.
- Patterned + Oversize Sweaters
This is sort of a given. This is the whole reason I love autumn. Sweater weather gives me life. That’s all I really have to say.
- Red lipstick and burgundy eyeshadow
Red is one of my favorite colors– so any time of the year I have an excuse to don red lips and burgundy eyes, you best believe I will. I love how classy red lipstick makes anyone seem and burgundy eyeshadows are so fun to play with while I’m doing my makeup. Autumn just gives me an excuse to wear red all the time and I won’t lie– I live for it.
- Nudes, browns, greys, and blacks
Come the fall time, my wardrobe consists exclusively of darker and neutral shades. I love dark blue, black, deep reds, greys, navy greens, you name it. Out with the pastels and in with the neutrals. Not to mention neutral colors make anyone look super sophisticated without even trying. Head-to-toe black is also my jam.
- Rose Gold Watch
Without even realizing it, I’ve gotten very into watches lately, so I like pairing different watches with different outfits. It wasn’t until today that I noticed they all happen to be rose gold, but I find that with my neutral wardrobe palette, rose gold ties everything together pretty nicely. It gives the illusion of opulence, even when I’m sitting in my bed eating cookies, decked out in sweats.
If it isn’t obvious by now, I’m also pretty much obsessed with that athleisure lifestyle. I love my sneakers, I love my sweatpants, I love my tank tops and just generally being comfortable. Sweatpants are my favorite go-to because they’re so fuzzy and cozy, which is what a girl needs when the temperature is dropping rapidly outside the window. I also never feel as confident as I do when I’m just chilling in my sweatpants. I even leave my dorm with them on!
♡ SPECIAL COLLABORATION ♡
If I weren’t excited about fall enough, I’m definitely over the moon that this month I could collaborate with such a fantastic group of bloggers to produce content based around the central theme of fall! Check out these amazing bloggers involved in the #fallcollab!
- Why I Love Autumn // KissesFromJess
- Summer Fashion Trends // TouchOfGucci
- The Best Autumn Duo // StaticNova
- Celebrity Fall Fashion Trends // FadedElementBlog
- My Favourite Bloggers This Fall // JustMorgs
- Fall Fashion Trends For College Students // ShutterBug
- 5 Delicious Fall Drinks // LifestyleByStephanie
- Read With Me: Fall 2016 // ChiclyBrunette
- Feeling Cosy this Autumn // Alongside Hannah
Let me know what defines your fall style in the comments below! Thanks a bunch for stopping by! I hope you get the chance to check out a few of the other posts if you liked mine! 🙂
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