Fall Closet Prep :: key autumn pieces

Friday, September 18, 2015

Summer is a glorious season, and I've never been one to prematurely embrace fall or wish summer away, but at the same time I'm a firm believer in preparedness, and guys, the fact of the matter is, autumn is gaining up on us (was anyone else shocked when they looked at their calendar this morning?). Although it saddens me that summer is quickly fading, summer and I had a good run and I'm definitely looking forward to styling some killer fall looks. So today I'm sharing my 2015 fall essentials to help YOU prepare for the season in the chicest, most practical way possible. 
The shirtdress: It's a winner. And how can it not be? With endless versatility and a remarkably flattering shape, this dress is my go-to. I love how I can keep my sleeves rolled down during those chilly morning commutes and easily roll them up when the sun comes out to play later. Another fabulous trait of the shirtdress? It explores both feminine and masculine properties, making this selection polished, timeless, and quintessentially effortless. 
The fuzzy keychain (aka my pet hamster): Don't laugh. I swear it's a thing. Fuzzy keychains have taken the fashion world by storm this season... Okay, I may be exaggerating a bit, but fuzzy keychains really are THE accessory to know now. They can be spotted in bunches, alone, and in a variety of fun colors. They add a playfulness to any look and give me warm and fuzzy feelings, which will help me make it through the approaching winter season. What's even more amusing is that now your handbag has its own accessory - it's like giving your dog a pet dog of its own! 
The berry lipstick: Finding that perfect shade can be a challenge, but once you find it, your makeup game is forever changed. A berry lip is universally flattering and a no-brainer for fall. 
The compact bag: Purses are having a mini moment. Smaller versions of classic silhouettes are the trend to try this fall for three reasons, these adorable bags are light, unobtrusive, and carefree! 
The peep-toe bootie: One word - ventilation. Don't underestimate the power of a cool toe breeze during a sunny afternoon. Peep-toe booties are my footwear of choice for fall because they're a unique hybrid of sandal meets boot, which fits the fickle autumn mood to a Tee. 
Normally this would be the time I'd talk about my fave nail color for autumn. But, as you can see in this photo, I am not wearing any polish. I've decided to go all natural with my nails for a while because I can't remember the last time I haven't worn polish and I thought it'd be healthy to give my poor nails a break. But FYI: my go-to fall nail colors are gray, navy, and eggplant ;)
The wide-brimmed hat: Hats are an easy accessory to forget. But truth be told they're the icing on the cake of almost any look and can really take your outfit to the next level. I love a wool one, like this, for fall. 
[dress: Ann Taylor // booties: Old Navy (similar here) // hat: H&M (similar here) // purse: Michael Kors (super similar here) // fuzzy keychain: Michael Kors // earrings: Ann Taylor (old but similar here) // watch: Fossil // bangle: Alex & Ani // amethyst bangle: David Yurman // heart bracelet: Tiffany & Co. // lipstick: Bite Beauty

These photos were taken on Monday and let me tell you, fall was most definitely in the air. It felt wonderful! However since then, temps have risen again and we're back to July status. But it is comforting to know that fall is drawing near. 
Work these must-have items into your wardrobe and you'll be golden for this exciting season change! 
 SHOP ::


42 comments:

  1. I've been loving shirtdresses lately, and this vertically striped one is gorgeous! I think you look fab for pre-fall, Kat!

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  2. AAA You look stunning, love your dress it looks amazing on you. Do you want to support each other's blog by following each other?:) Please let me know if you do so I can follow you right back x

    kisses

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  3. Shirtdresses are effortless and looks good on you Kat.That bag is on my lust list, so cute!

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  4. Cute outfit dear!:)
    Happy Friday!
    xxM
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  5. Great Post! Follow each other on GFC, Google+, Twitter, facebook, Instagram and Bloglovin? If yes, follow me and i follow back as soon as i see it. Let me know with a comment on my Blog

    Keep in Touch xx Rabea from germany
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  6. Hey, lovely blog!
    Wanna follow each other??

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    Waiting for you darling!!

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  7. adorable look, dear!!!)))) happy friday)))) xoxo

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  8. This dress is so beautiful! Love the pinstripes. And the open toes booties are beautiful!

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  9. I love love love that dress! It is perfect for fall and I also love how you styled it with the hat. You look great as always!

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  10. Such a gorgeous look Kathleen. I am definitely looking for a hat and booties in just these colors too. Looking cute.
    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

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  11. so beautiful.i love everything about this look
    The boots are so stunning

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  12. Love your lipstick! That striped dress is so cute!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  13. You are so beautiful, I love your shirt dress!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  14. love your hair and makeup!
    would you like to follow each other on GFC and google+? ^__^
    Michelle | MishCheungX - UK Beauty & Fashion Blog

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  15. Fluffy keychain looks adorable with you bag!


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  16. nice as always! kisses!

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  17. I love everything you wear. Amazing dress and booties Kat! Well we already have fall weather over here :) Happy Saturday!

    xx glamdevils.com / miasmode.blogspot.com

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  18. That shirt dress is fab! And those peep toed boots...love!

    xx,
    Alyssa
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  19. What a gorgeous outfit! You look beautiful. Love your style.
    - Adi xxo
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  20. Lovely dress <3 :)
    xoxo,
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  21. Gorgeous shirt dress! you look so beautiful as always!

    Hailey
    www.themiddlecloset.com

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  22. shirt dress look so nice!
    congrats!
    you always look so shic <3

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  23. Gosh I am kind over summer tired of being hot and dealing with my noisy neighbors. Ready for the cool quite of fall and winter. And you are right, the peep toe bootie is the perfect choice for the in-between weather of fall.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
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  24. You are a total doll! I am loving your hairstyle so much! Beautiful as always and lovely look x Mary

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  25. wow what a perfect look, the Pictures are really good
    and i adore this look, the Dress suits you perfectly
    you are such a beautiful woman :)

    with love your AMELY ROSE

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  26. Great style as always. The berry lipstick suits you really well. I want to try lipstick from Bite beauty too but I can't find it anywhere in the UK x

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  27. Great blog! I wanna see more!

    Kiss
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  28. You're a doll! <3 <3 I love this outfit on you! Thanks for sharing <3 <3

    Bethany
    Kiss Me Darling
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  29. All the items are absolute winners for fall! I am obsessing over these booties!
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  30. so cute sweety, and i love your hat!
    happy monday!

    <3, Kathrin
    www.getcarriedaway.net

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  31. You look absolutely amazing! Love your cute dress and hat

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  32. Oooh, that dress is most surely a winner! I think this is the best shirt dress I have seen so far - it just looks so, so good on you! As per usual I love the accessories you have used, especially those shoes - they just go together with the dress so well!
    You are killing this outfit Kat! :)

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  33. Tolles Kleid, aber dein Lippenstift gefällt mir am aller meisten!
    Du hast so tolle volle Lippen!
    Liebe Grüße
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  34. I'm so excited for fall and this post is getting me even more excited! I have all of these items and I'm so ready for all so can start wearing them on the daily!

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