Crisp air, beautifully dreary days, falling leaves, and the return of layering: fashion’s favorite season is right around the corner. I’ll admit to being overtly fall-obsessed. This week the weather dropped to the sixties with rain showers and grey skies, and I could not have been more excited. It finally meant it was time to start bringing back my seemingly endless collection of boots and sweaters. Before I get too ahead of myself, transitional outfits can be some of the most amusing in the sense of styling. It allows for creativity to flourish and the pairing of pieces together that you wouldn’t instantly expect. During Zara’s End of Summer Sale, I picked up this simple, yet perfect black sweater dress. The material is thick enough to keep warm without a jacket but still thin for layering. I styled it with this season’s must-have over the knee boot and a complementing choker.
Sweater Dress: Zara/ Boots: Steve Madden/ Choker: rue21
Resonating from the 1970’s, fringe has literally taken over the fashion world. Clearly, my style is far from boho:but, I found a way to adapt the fringe craze to fit it into my personal style. Black, white, and gold is one of my personal staples. I used this chic color palette and spiced it up by adding eye catching texture. The fringe from the skirt, shearling in the vest, and leather booties come together to make the perfect aesthetic.
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Booties: $250 miista/Stockings:$4 Forever 21/ Skirt: $14 Hollister/Buffalo Exchange/Top: $20 Forever 21/Vest: $16 Crossroads Trading Co/ Necklace: $12 Akira
Black practically took total control over the VMA’s red carpet last night. Silhouettes came in almost every shape, but the most intriguing part of the looks was the intricate detailing of the garments. Each look had tasteful use of lace, sequins, or mesh. I also loved the risks taken with plunging necklines and playful slits. VMA’s never fails to bring daring and exciting fashion to the carpet.
Lily Aldridge- Alexandre Vauthier
Neutrals can often be overlooked, but the duo of black and white never fails to appear classic and put together. Whether it’s summer or winter, black and white is always appropriate and fashionable. I love creating outfits with this color scheme, because they can be kept incredibly simple or accessorized with playful pops of color. To stick with the classic theme, I styled my b&w romper with nude heels, pearls, and a red lip. Just enough to create a chic statement.
Romper: $40 Macy’s/ Heels: $25 Go Jane
Every now and then, a new accessory seems to become one of the biggest trends of the season. This summer bralettes are seen in almost every store you go into. They add a fun and creative touch to seemingly simple outfits. Whether it’s crossed straps or lace, bralettes add extra eye-catching detail to an outfit. But the best part is how comfortable they are! I wore mine with a simple black dress as an accessory for when I want to take off the patterned kimono. I also added one of my favorite statement necklaces and strappy black heels.
Dress:$20 Urban Outfitters Surplus/Bralette: $10 Forever 21/Kimono: $25 Apt 9
As Spring continues, I’m finally starting to introduce more color into my wardrobe. Black and white with a pop of color is a turn into the right direction for me. I bought both of these items at an H&M clearance sale, and I’ve been dying to wear them ever since. Harem pants were a huge trend last year, and I couldn’t be happier they are still in style. They’re extremely comfortable, yet so simple to dress up for a sophisticated look. Playing off of that, I styled them with a crisp white blazer and black accent pieces. A perfect look for transitional spring weather when the spring showers are too prevalent for skirts and short sleeve tops.
Blazer: $20 (orig. $50) H&M/Harem pants: $10 (orig. $25) H&M