Throwing it Back: FNL – Transitioning to Fall

Last year I had the great opportunity to showcase my writing and contribute to Fashion News Live. As a lover of all things style, wardrobe and glam it was an honor to lend my thoughts to such a great site.

Now that the weather is getting colder I’d thought I would “throw it back” and give some sweater weather examples. Check out the article HERE and below!

Whether you’re already starting to feel the fall chill or waiting for some sort of cool down like us Californians, there’s plenty of sweater inspired outfits that I’m ready to start wearing.

Layering in Southern California is pretty minimal compared to the snowy parts of the rest of the world but that’s no excuse for us not to get in on the sweater fun! I’m here to give you some fashionable and simple outfit ideas that can give you a head start into the new season.

Starting off with a classic combo, a simple horizontal over-sized sweater can be paired with some liquid leggings to give it a more edgy look. A nice round wool scarf in a neutral color doesn’t make the outfit look over the top. Pair it with some tan thick heeled booties and there’s an outfit for day and night.

The second outfit might be for those who are still having some sunshine in their life. A pair of bright colored shorts with a black and white sweater can be the perfect everyday fit. As the nights get cooler, adding some black knee high socks can be the finishing touch.

My other favorite pairing would be a maxi skirt and a sweater. The sparkles woven into this sweater are not too much as they are on a neutral surface and contrast with the dark bottoms. Adding a simple long necklace can play up the outfit and keep you from looking frumpy.

Not super into accessories? That’s ok because detailed collars are all the rage right now. Get a simple oversized sweater and pair it with a collared shirt. Your specific choice on the detailing of the collar can make your whole outfit. Like the one shown below! I decided to keep the attention on the sequined collar by pairing it with black skinny jeans and boots.

Earth toned tribal prints can scream fall! The thicker material on the dress below keeps you warmer. Dress? Yes, short body hugging dresses can be worn in the colder seasons by adding thick tights and scarfs. I’m a big fan of just folding some of the material  under and wearing it as a shirt. Layering a nice jean shirt or coat can help you create  new outfit ideas without needing to go out and purchase new clothes.

Now that you’ve seen some of my fall inspired outfits, what are your must have fall choices?

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Trendsetting Tuesday: Army Jackets

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At ease ladies! Winter is coming and we need to gather essentials, starting with the military jacket.

armyjacketWhile this basic olive green cover-up started hitting stores last winter, this time around they come equipped with a little more dazzle. Leather sleeves, shoulder spikes, patches and more have given new life to this jacket. My favorite comes with drawstrings around the waist to add some body shape to my figure and a hood. I found my favorite on EBay for a whopping $27. Easily accessible they can be seen from thrift stores to designer made.

Seen on every catwalk this season, dress them up, dress them down, but just put one on! Outfit ideas, let’s discuss: army jackets

Leather pants, beige tank, tan platforms and jacket a must. Jean shorts, black crop top, knee high socks with booties and jacket; LBD, strappy nude wedges, bedazzled military jacket and BAM! So many different ways to pair it.

Find the right one for your taste and add this casually cool jacket into your Fall wardrobe. Neutral earth tones look best with it, but don’t be afraid to add other colors to stand out such as burgundy,  royal blue and even bright sunshine yellow!

Are you a lover or a fighter for this trend?

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Unwinding on Wednesday: Coffee time

Coffee time

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$23 – hm.com

Rebecca minkoff
rebeccaminkoff.com

Brown glasses
sarahaghili.com

NARS Cosmetics nail polish
$34 – asos.com

Serena Lily ottoman
serenaandlily.com

Mulberry stationery
mulberry.com

Time For Coffee
zgallerie.com

It’s Wednesday and it’s about that time we need to take a break! For me I like to taking it easy in a comfy over-sized sweater like the one above by H&M, add some loose fitted shorts a cup of coffee and jot some notes on what I will discuss on further blog posts. If I have to leave the house I throw on some fun boots or if the weather is still warm some flats or sandals, never leaving the house without some sunnies. FYI the ones above are only $15 on Sarahghili.com!
To add some more destressing activities to my day, I chose a couple of my favorite  polish colors and paint my nails. Taking the time to let them dry I ponder on how the rest of the week will finish out!
Happy Wednesday 🙂