Even though we live in California and love nothing more than sunshine 24/7, when it comes to fashion, fall is our favorite time of year. Cool enough to bundle up in layers but not SO cold that you have to leave the house in hats, gloves and wraparound scarves. Also, after months of breezy dresses and cut-offs, there’s something so satisfying (and personal style affirming) about slipping into layers and coats. Here’s what’s hot for fall from runway to real-way:
A Fine Romance
Because we (and the rest of fashion) have a soft spot for the demure stylings of the Victorian era (and who doesn’t love a good Jane Austen novel), the high neckline from that time is a fall femme favorite. A work wear must-have, but we love the look of the slightly-formal ruffled collar when paired with casual denims. Try Marysue Vertical Stripe Mock Neck Top.
In another nod to one of our favorite literary females, Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby, Art Deco prints are abound now. Geometric motifs, ornate all-over patterns, and subtle detailing take us back to the roaring 20’s and the best example is our Abby Art Deco Printed Dress, which not only has the print, but also features subtle sequins on the shoulder.
Casual Friday and Beyond
While we all have our favorite sweatshirts and joggers tucked into our closet, for fall these casual staples have been given a feminine update. Classic pullover hoodies have a slightly shrunken silhouette making them extra flattering, while sweatpants like the Emella Fleece Wide Leg Pant get a flared leg. Yes, sporty layers are not just for the gym anymore.
Sleeves are making a big statement for fall. Whether it’s in the traditional style of a peasant blouse with a puffed sleeve and cinched cuff, or the 70’s inspired bell shape that gets topped with crochet embroidery or ruching at the elbow. It’s a fresh twist on a retro silhouette.
It may not be new to layer when the temperatures drop, for fall it’s all about what you pair with what. Layering is the easiest way to inject a little personal style into your wardrobe by choosing unexpected combinations like a utilitarian long-sleeve tee underneath a feminine blouse (cuff the sleeves so the underneath layer shows through). Or, layer one of our drapey cardigans over a blouse or tee.
Denim For All
Every closet needs a denim update. For fall, the silhouettes they have a slightly higher rise, which makes dressing them up easy; just add a classic button up tucked in as well as a simple belt. Darker hued jeans are better for dressing up (like the Kate Hi Rise crop), whereas lighter washes are perfect for weekends. To show off your new low boots, pick a fresh, slightly cropped leg.