October is the ultimate month of Fall; the leaves start to change, boots become an everyday staple, pumpkin spice lattes, etc. Call me basic, but October to December is the absolute best time of the year. The weather is finally mild enough where you can walk across campus with a hot chai in the morning without dying of heat, and I couldn’t be happier.
As you can probably tell, I’m a bit obsessed with boots. I style them into as many outfits as I can, whether it’s with a skirt or pair of jeans. Fall is perfect, because it’s an opportunity to wear them in a wide array of outfits and still be comfortable with the temperature. I can honestly say I’ve worn a pair nearly every day this month! When I was home a couple weeks ago, I traded in my old black riding boots for a pair of Cole Haan’s I scored at DSW for only $120 (origninal $330). I can assure you that they will be put to good use.
Another part of Fall fashion I adore is coats. My love of coats definitely comes from my mom. I’ve never seen someone be so excited over coat shopping, and I think that has rubbed off on me. During the Fall, often times my favorite part of my outfit is simply just my coat. Fall coats are absolutely perfect, because the weather is manageable enough that the coats are still fashionable and keep you warm without having to look like a giant marshmallow in a parka.
Lastly, I can finally wear dark nail polish without feeling out of place. I’ve always been drawn to dark colors and jewel tones over pastels and neons, whether it’s for clothing or nail polish. You’ll always see me wearing plums, maroons, and golds (with the except of pink, of course), but OPI’s Lincoln Park After Dark will forever be the best nail color.