Falling Into My Closet

It’s the end of August, and every major fashion magazine’s September issue has just hit newsstands and the insta famous bloggers are madly hyping their Fall looks.  This is also the time when thousands of followers, like you and me, start to feel overwhelmed, wondering where to begin in navigating Fall’s effect on our closets.  Alas, I have flipped through the magazines, scrutinized the insta posts, and looked at all the “new arrival” emails to boil down what I think are Fall’s biggest trends, and how you can reasonably attain the ones that speak to you most.

2017 FALL KEYWORDS: RED, Boots, Metallic, Sequins, Velvet, Studs, Plumage, Moto, Bombers, Mules, Sling-backs, Dark Floral, Embroidered, Sweaters, Tweed, Houndstooth, Plaid, Frills, Rips, Military

Below I have taken these keywords and mixed and matched them into a shopping guide which you can use to augment your closet this Fall…

  1. RED


The color of the season is RED.  Whether it’s a red coat, jacket, dress, or boots, it’s everywhere.  Now, you can go big and snag the Stuart Weitzman stretch-patent leather ankle boot for $575 (left, they really are beautiful), but if that’s a little bold for your piggy bank, fret not…

Here are three red boot options that you can wear without filing bankruptcy…


LtoR: Steve Madden, GazeSam Edelman, Taye Heeled Ankle BootieUrban Outfitters, Vagabond Olivia Leather Boot 

2. Scrunch Boots

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While we’re on the subject of boots, this Fall’s style is scrunched, and I can’t get enough of it.  Again, the dream boot is the Saint Laurent Crinkled Leather Knee Boot (left), but if dropping $1,795 on the perfect pair of boots is not in your reality this Fall, here are a few options IRL…


LtoR: Stuart Weitzman, The Smashing BootSteve Madden, Vivacious

3. Metallic; Sequins

From day to night, metallic shine and sequins are all the rage.  Here are some of my favorite ways to achieve this look.


LtoR: h:ours, X Revolve Prairie TankFree People, Foil Babes Bodysuit



LtoR: Botkier, Clare Loafer MuleTopshop, Kylie Loafer MuleHalogen, Corbin Slide Loafer;  Vince Camuto, Marketa Mule



LtoR: Lovers + Friends, X Revolve the Sequin BomberBLANKNYC, Moon Dust BomberRachel Zoe, Dolley Jacket


The moto jacket continues to hold strong … in various variations…



LtoR: Sam Edelman, Contrast Trim Leather Moto JacketMadewell, Leather Moto JacketMichael Michael Kors, Genuine Shearling Moto Jacket

Embroidered & Studded 


LtoR: Sam Edelman, Studded Leather Moto JacketSteve Madden, Studded Faux Leather Biker JacketBLANKNYC, Embroidered Faux Leather Moto Jacket



LtoR: Topshop, Moon Suede Biker JacketBLANKNYC, Morning Suede Moto JacketBLANKNYC, Suede Moto Jacket

5. Military Jackets


LtoR: Free People, Ruffle Hem Military JacketVince Camuto, Faux Leather Military JacketRachel Zoe, Sadie Jacket


The Holy Grail

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Saint Laurent, Freja Embellished Broken Heel $1,195



LtoR: Topshop, Ascot Studded Pointy Toe BootieSteve Madden, AMARAMercer Edit, Full Monty Studded Bootie

7. Embroidered+Floral

Floral has been hot all summer, and its not going anywhere this Fall.  In slightly darker hues, combine it with an embroidered or velvet vibe to make it feel more cool weather appropriate…


LtoR: Kate Spade New York, Swinton Embroidered LoaferMIA, Cameo Embroidered MuleTopshop, Robyn Floral Faux Leather Crossbody Bag


LtoR: Velvet by Graham & Spencer, Adara Velvet JacketEquipment, Adalyn Embroidered Button UpCentral Park West, Abbot Kinney Rose Hoodie


Baby, it’s (going to be) cold outside.  So let’s get practical with some everyday wear to keep you warm this Fall.



LtoR: Free People, Velvet Dreams Pullover SweaterTularosa, X Revolve Willoughby PulloverJ.Crew, Sweater with Ruffle Sleeves

Long, Open-front Cardigans


LtoR: Treasure & Bond, Stitch Play CardiganHalogen, Long Ribbed CardiganHalogen, Long Ribbed Cashmere Cardigan




LtoR: Riller & Fount, Kip TopSanctuary, Sienna TopCAMI NYC, The Mia Top



LtoR: J.Crew, Long-Sleeve Off-the-Shoulder T-ShirtCupcakes and Cashmere, Lois TopLA Made, Rory Top


LtoR: L’Academie, The Elastic Off Shoulder TopCupcakes and Cashmere, Otis SweaterCupcakes and Cashmere, Tommy Dress



LtoR: J.Crew, Striped Button-Up Shirt with RufflesJ.Crew, Ruffle-Front White ShirtMadewell, Mistlight Mockneck Top in Seattle Floral

PAIR it all with my favorite go-to denim: 

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J.Crew, Madewell 9” high-rise skinny jeans in black sea




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