It’s that time of the year again: The leaves
are turning, school is back in session and your closet is screaming for a shift
in a cooler direction. I’ve scoured the massive September fashion magazine
issues and done my research to put together my list of fall fashion essentials for
2014 to help you start the season on the right foot! Literally and
metaphorically speaking, of course. Because, shoes.
With the change in weather, a little neck candy never
hurt anyone, and the most chic way to accessorize any good fall outfit is a
pretty little scarf. The minimalist look is huge this season, so if you don’t
want to add some color to your outfit, just a simple black scarf will add the
right amount of interest.
2. Ankle boots
Photograph by Nordstrom
The ankle boot had a huge moment this summer,
and it’s here to stay for fall as well. Wear your favorite ankle boots with a
pair of cuffed skinny jeans and a utility jacket, and you’re good to go.
3. Liquid leggings/pants
Photograph by ELLE
This is a great way to add a rocker
vibe to your look. I love pairing leather pants with a feminine top and some
heels for a perfectly balanced outfit that screams fall chic.
4. Chunky knits
Photograph by One Kings Lane
Knit sweaters of all shapes and sizes are very
in this season. Pair a good chunky knit with some straight leg pants and oxford
shoes for an effortless look that is perfect for fall.
Photograph by Madewell
One trend that is taking over the runways is the
menswear-inspired look. A good tailored button down shirt is the perfect way to
include this trend in your everyday outfits. The chambray top borrows from the
men and adds denim to your look, which is another popular addition to a fall
6. Anything leopard print
Photograph by Nordstrom
Animal prints are all over the
runways, and for good reason. Fall is the perfect time to wear your favorite wild
print. Don’t be afraid to mix it with some stripes, too. Pattern mixing is a
fun way to liven up your wardrobe and show that you’re fashion forward and not
afraid to take risks!
Yes, the “school girl chic” look is huge for
fall 2014. So reach into the depths of your closet and pull out that plaid
skirt you have lying in there, gathering dust. It’s back this season, and
you’re going to want to embrace it! Go all out Gossip Girl with a crisp white
oxford shirt and some little black ballet flats.