Dressing for Fall

FALL ACCESSORIES UNDER $100

The Steele Maiden: On Trend Fall Accessories and Shoes Under $100

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.

Want to try the Western trend? How about a wide brim wool hat or a pair of suede booties. Thinking of taking on animal print? How about a sleek pair of leopard print mules instead of a head to toe look. Want to throw it back to the 80s without looking like you’re going to a costume party? A plaid newsboy cap, white booties or multi-colored statement earrings would all do the trick.

The best part? All of the suggestions below are under $100. Small investment, big impact. Win, win.

BOOTIES:

MULES:

HATS:

STATEMENT EARRINGS:

STRUCTURED BAGS:

The Steele Maiden: On Trend Fall Accessories and Shoes Under $100

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FALL TREND: WESTERN-INSPIRED

The Steele Maiden: Western Inspired Fall Trend - Suede Skirt and White Booties

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’.

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CASUAL FRIDAY + BEST BLAZERS FOR FALL

The Steele Maiden: Blazers and Denim - Casual Friday Outfit

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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BUTTON SHOULDER SWEATER AND PLAID MINI SKIRT – PLUS A $1,000 NORDSTROM GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY!

The Steele Maiden: Slouchy Button Shoulder Sweater and Plaid Mini Skirt

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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.

Topshop Button Shoulder Sweater | Urban Outfitters Plaid Mini Skirt | Talbots Knee High Leather Boots c/o | Raen Sunglasses c/o | BaubleBar Earrings

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FALL SPECIAL OCCASION – VELVET FLORAL DRESS

The Steele Maiden: Fall Special Occasion - Velvet Floral Dress

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 dress seemed 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 outfit on 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.

Nordstrom Velvet Floral Dress | Burgundy Suede Heels | GigiNY Gold Clutch c/o

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