The chic, versatile, easy glamour of autumn experiences a modern update for 2015. This means wild prints, tassels on everything, cuffed trousers, sleeveless anything, daytime smoky eyes, and lots of merlot (and I'm not talking about the wine). Merlot (aka burgundy, oxblood, maroon, chianti, marsala) is not only the Pantone color of the year but also the perfect color for fall. I dare you not to fall in love.
I'm starting my favorite season off with a bang by exploring some of the latest fall trends here in NYC. I love this look for many reasons A.) it's super comfy - like sweats and T-shirt comfy and B.) its versatility takes you from desk to dinner in a snap - just add a blazer for the office.
This is the season of the pant and these pants are an absolute must-have. I kid you not, they literally feel like yoga pants and I could probably sleep in them. I couldn't resist picking up a second pair in black but they're also available in navy, gray, and camel. They're effortlessly polished and fit like a dream, which means I'll basically never take them off!
Sleeveless turtlenecks, like this one here, are having a moment. I personally love them because they're fantastic for layering and the cowel(ish) neck on this one is insanely flattering - I feel like my neck grew three inches! I have plans to layer this baby under dresses, sweaters, and blazers when the air turns colder; the possibilities are endless.
Leopard is and always will be a fashion "do." I've incorporated a flash of the print into an otherwise pattern-free look through a headband, which also works to hide my messy hair days. That's what we call a style win-win.
Compliment your daytime/nighttime look with a sleek gold-detailed clutch. I bring this one out the most during the fall season because of its velvety feel and luxe gold coloring. I think it compliments the warm tones of fall exceptionally well.
Bring on the 70's inspired tassels baby! Typically when I think of tassels I picture leather, suede, and fringe; but that doesn't always have to be the case. Being the jewelry lovers that we are, my mom and I fell head-over-heels for this unique piece by Lucky Brand. I think it's such an elegant and timeless way to incorporate the tassel trend into your wardrobe - now and 20 plus years down the road.
Gold and silver jewelry worn together is one of my favorite fashion "rules" to break. And take a look at my marble bangle - it echoes the leopard print headband I have on.
Photos by Ryan Kathleen Greene
[top: Ann Taylor // trousers: Ann Taylor // booties: Nordstrom (similar here) // necklace: Lucky Brand // headband: J.Crew // earrings: Kevia (identical ones here) // clutch: Rebecca Minkoff (this season's version here) // leopard bangle: Ann Taylor // gold link bracelet: Stella & Dot // amethyst bangle: David Yurman // heart bracelet: Tiffany & Co.]
With fall comes pumpkin-flavored everything (I found pumpkin pop-tarts at Trader Joe's last week and kind of geeked out...does that make me basic?), Halloween, colorful leaves, crisp afternoons, and endless fashion opportunities. This season you'll see me giving extra love to outerwear (you guys, I bought a cape!) and taking advantage of every opportunity to dress for the season in style! Let's make this our most fashionable fall yet.