Growing up in Connecticut I was MADE for Fall!!! Each leaf that I spy that is starting to turn brings childhood memories flooding back. The crisp Autumn air, apple and pumpkin picking, visiting the cider mill where they had fresh made donuts, carving pumpkins, and of course raking and jumping in piles and piles of leaves! I'm one of five girls and this is also when my poor mom lugged giant bags out of the attic filled with tons of sweaters, sweatshirts, jeans, turtlenecks and tried finding all of us light-weight jackets that fit. Flash forward to present day where I am writing this living in Texas, oh how times have changed!
Thanks to my childhood I have an obsession with fall fashion! I love nothing more than throwing on a chunky over-sized sweater, leggings and a pair of boots and being on my way! So since I consider myself an expert in this area, I can't help but talk about some of my favorites. I will start with the perfect sweater and go from there...
There is so much to choose from for sweaters. Like I said I LOVE chunky oversized sweaters. One of my staples are definitely cardigans. The nice thing about a cardigan is that you can make any "warm-weather" item perfect for cooler weather just by throwing one on. We have a ton of sweaters to choose from! I'm in trouble seeing all our new arrivals come in daily! There's lighter-weight cardigans such as Take Your Pick, Button Me Up and Traveling Companion. Then, heavier ones like Warm Thoughts and Choose Your Angle Cardigan. We also have cardigan vests which I think are essential over any long sleeved top or dress. I think I will live in my Diamond In The Rough Vest or That's A Wrap Cardigan over a Piko Top this fall. They both have a ton of texture and Diamond In The Rough is loaded with detail in the Aztec pattern along the front and across the back.
If layering isn't your thing, that's ok. I've got you covered...literally! I suggest throwing on our Fireside Sweater Dress or Smooth Moves Suede Dress with a pair of boots or booties. Our French Terry Tunic, Icing On The Cake, or one of our Plaid Button-Ups is definitely in my cool weather wardrobe rotation. It is just too easy to pair them with your favorite skinny jeans or leggings. This brings me to my second 'must-have' this season and that is leggings. Leggings have come a long way from just your basic cotton solid prints. Our fleece lined leggings are UH-AMAZING, the perfect thickness and warmth and comes in multiple colors. I like to add our Liquid Leggings to just about anything to add a twist of texture to any outfit, especially if I'm tired of basic black.
Lastly, let's talk about boots...I cannot survive the cold without a pair (or 3!) of boots and booties. I mean a girl has to have options right? Honestly though I can find excuse for each pair, haha. Knee high boots are perfect to throw on with a pair of boot socks or legwarmers, either alone or over leggings or jeggings. Booties are just as versatile and there's something about having just the right amount of a heel that add that little extra boost to any outfit. They can be dressed up or just casual. I feel like booties also work well with any height, they hit just the right spot on the ankle to compliment any leg length. For more casual looks, we love our highly sought after Rain or Shine Duck Boots and Puddle Jumper Rain Boots. These are both amazing for those dreary wet days and will keep you warm and dry and of course stylish. I love my Puddle Jumpers with a cute pair of boot socks, the deep olive color is a great neutral.
So that about sums up all of my fall favorites from head to toe, other than accessories. You can finish off any outfit with a necklace, hat, scarf, or pair of earrings if you'd like, and you are good to go! I could probably write an entire blog on scarves alone because they are so versatile but that's for another day ;-)
Happy shopping ;-)