Western. Animal Print. 1980s. If these trends sound a little bit intimidating to you – you’re certainly not alone. The trends are BIG this Fall and it takes more than a little bit of fashion confidence to pull those off. My best advice? Dip your toes into the trendy waters with accessories instead. They can freshen up even the simplest sweater and jeans combo and make it look completely Fall 2018 without looking like you tried to nail every trend at once.
Yeehaw! In my efforts to bring you the best of Fall Fashion this entire week on the blog – I present to you the first of the most major trends of the season: All things Western-Inspired. Think: ‘Annie Oakley meets Carrie Bradshaw’.
Ahhh.. hello Casual Friday! We’ve made it to the end of my “Work” themed week (see the post here that mentions each week’s theme for the month of September) and so a focus on everyone’s favorite day of the work week seemed to be fitting. I’m lucky in that my office has a ‘creative casual’ dress code so my everyday outfits might be considered ‘Casual Friday’ by other people’s standards. That being said, if I’m wearing jeans to work I do try to dress them up a bit so it doesn’t veer too far into the weekend territory. Basically: casual… but make it fashion.
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If I could only wear one type of outfit all Fall (in I don’t know – some bizarre Handmaid’s Tale-esque alternate reality) it would be an oversized sweater and plaid mini skirt like this one. It strikes a balance between cute and comfortable and has that slightly 60s vibe I’m always shooting for. Which felt especially right for a day exploring Notting Hill a couple of weeks ago in London.
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Lately I’ve been adding tights to this look and a teddy coat (because brrr) but regardless I’m planning on wearing some variation of this outfit straight into winter. For days at the office, weekend movie dates and everything in between. Including daydreaming about being back in Notting Hill.
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Earlier this week I shared 3 easy holiday hairstyles and I have to admit – this one was my favorite. My hair stylist Sarah Rappolt and I pictured it being something perfect for a special occasion this Fall or holiday season, from a fancy Thanksgiving dinner to a date to see The Nutcracker to a December wedding invite. And this velvet floral dressseemed like the perfect pairing.
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In a super flattering fit and heavy enough fabric to allow you a little bit of warmth this one is kind of a dream. Plus, I like that it feels like a romantic and subtle version of typical ‘red and green’ in soft rose and evergreen hues. Truth be told, I’ll likely be in this outfiton Thanksgiving day but if I can convince Adam to go see The Nutcracker with me this year – I’ll definitely be slipping back into this little number. And maybe even recreating this hairstyle that’s so deceptively simple I swear even an amateur like myself can do it.