Make it Merlot :: trousers + sleeveless turtleneck

Sunday, September 27, 2015

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.  
[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.   
SHOP ::


69 comments:

  1. Lovely!
    love the trousers and your hair is beautiful!!

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  2. fantastic look!!!
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  3. Lovely. Great really. Pls, keep in touch, dear.

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  4. I really like you <3

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  5. Those dark red pants are wonderful...and so well paired with that turtleneck...you look breath-taking!!!!!!

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  6. u look like you have loose some wait!
    you look so fit and happy!
    great job, love your look!

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  7. Gorgeous casual fall outift KAt! I looove the pants. Amazing color!

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  8. So beautiful- and my favourite colour right now.

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  9. I just love these look ! You look gorgeous !
    Xoxo

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  10. beautiful :)
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  11. I absolutely LOVE those pants! Such a gorgeous colour for fall.
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  12. It's a perfect match of colours, nice choice! I like the way those pants and top look on you, elegant, yet stylish! In addition, those photographs turned out so great;)
    Wish you a wonderful day ahead!

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  13. Lovely look dear! I'm looking forward for autumn to wear some nice turtlenecks too :) Keep in touch, kisses from UK! xx

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  14. Wow! What an amazing outfit. This is the best Fall post I've seen so far. The pants look terrific and their color is autumnal. The sleevelessness of the top is so appealing. And smart choice with the necklace; its shape unifies the whole ensemble. You dress like a pro!

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  15. Just meet your blog!!! Amazing love your style <3
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  16. If you're basic, I'm basic with you. Pumpkin everything!

    Loving the burgundy pants and the leopard accents are so good! Have a lovely Sunday, Kat!

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  17. loveee how the mix and match all them, great look :)

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  18. Lovely colors. So on trend for fall with your merlot and turtleneck.

    Amy Ann
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  19. Lovely rich fall colors. I love the pops of leopard.
    Rachel xo

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  20. Such an elegant outfit! I love the colour of these pants, and the fit is right on.

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  21. Loved the look and you're very beautiful my dear! :)
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  22. You are looking absolutely gorgeous!
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  23. You look stunning in the whole outfit! x

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  24. I love your boots! Look so coooool! <3

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  25. So beautiful^^

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  26. Gorgeous look from head to toe! You look phenomenal. Love the marsala - merlot - oxblood - whatever other names you can give to one colour - trend so much, such a rich and lovely colour for Autumn & Winter.
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  27. Really cool outfit :)

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  28. I love this look, the color of the pants is very cool and boots are super fantastic! :)
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  29. Your pants are such a gorgeous color! I'm also really loving your little turtleneck top! I'm becoming obsessed with turtlenecks this year :)

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  30. Such a pretty color on you and perfect with your gold accessories!

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  31. These are such a nice pants! Love the color! They look perfect on you! Have a great week!

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  32. Wonderful look! I love the colors!

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  33. Very cute style! You look gorgeous!
    Sincerely, Ruth

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  34. Love the bag, great look!

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  35. This is a great look for fall, and can I say I love your hair like this! It looks awesome so chic and on trend.

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  36. Like this look on you!
    Ceck out my version of burgundy fall style here,

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    xoxo
    Nataliya

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  37. These pants are such a great color for fall! Great choice :)

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  38. You look gorgeous!! Love your smile!! Love the last picture very much!!
    Hugs,
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  39. Gorgeous! Great otfit! Amazing pictures!

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  40. In love with your pants, such a great color!

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  41. Autumn season has kicked in ;) The outfit itself is very pretty. With golden accessories it seems perfect- my favourite is the golden clutch :) xx Maja
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  42. I love this! Those trousers are amazing! Love burgundy so much!

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  43. Your pants are just the perfect color for fall. I love how rich and deep the color is!

    Stephanie @ Sartorial Diner

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  44. love the color of your trousers!! :D

    Have a great day!
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  45. The color of your outfits is my favorite!
    You look awesome on them.

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  46. So pretty fall shades! Good job dear! How cute and pretty is this bag x Mary

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  47. Nice pants, love that colour!

    xx

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  48. I LOVE your burgundy pants! You look so chic and the turtle necks are all the rage this season. Thanks for stopping by girl!

    Anna
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  49. I think you did a great job at capturing key trend for Fall. Also, your hair looks lovely pulled back :)

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  50. Incredibly chic, love the color of your pants!

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  51. Great outfit! Love the gold clutch bag!

    xx,
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  52. great casual look!!! like ur marsala pants))) adorable jewelry))) xoxo <3

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  53. very good post and wonderful presentation here . thanks for sharing with us .

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  54. Excellent representations of the dresses have impressed me. The photo shot was also grade. Thank you so much for your excellent post.

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  55. Beautiful look from go to toe! You look wonderful. Adore the Marsala - Merlot - oxblood - whatever different names you can provide for one shading - slant so much, such a rich and beautiful shading for Autumn and Winter.

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  56. This is an extraordinary search for fall, and would I be able to state I cherish your hair like this! It looks great so chic and on pattern.

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