Fall is probably my favorite season when it comes to fashion. I love the plaid, sweaters, and boots that make their way into all of our closets this time of year. If you've been flipping through fashion magazines (Elle anyone?) or scrolling through Pinterest then you have most likely seen articles and pictures of fall trends for this year. I want to share a few of the essential pieces that I have seen so far this season.
The first thing we have to talk about is faux fur. Whether you choose a faux fur vest or jacket, you can throw on some jeans and booties and be good to go. If you recall back to New York Fashion Week in February, fur was named one of the biggest trends for this season.
Just like every year, we are seeing plaid all over the place. I always end up at American Eagle when looking for plaid shirts. AE is a great option for me because they have different styles of button downs, a variety of colors, and affordable prices.
Shift dresses are an absolute must have for any season in my opinion. The classic silhouette looks great on everyone and they are so versatile and easy. I love the fact that I can dress them up and wear them to work or dress them down to go out to dinner with friends.
Ankle booties. Need I say more? They are by far the most popular style of shoe right now and everywhere I turn, I see them. Ankle booties are easy to style and go with just about anything. I love the simplicity and style and I hope they're here to stay!
Last but not least is my personal favorite trend for this season...high-waisted, flare jeans. Not only does the high-waisted aspect help elongate your legs but you can add heels which will make you look even taller. I secretly love the '70s and was so excited to see flare jeans back in stores!
I would love to hear what items you're loving this season- make sure to leave a comment and let me know what your essentials are!
Remember that post from a few days ago talking about the influence fashion bloggers have on consumers? Their influence on consumers impacts brands as well. Take a look at NYFW (every fashion lover's favorite time of year!) and you may see some familiar "social media queen" faces. One in particular for me is Leaf Greener. Leaf, whose Chinese name is Ye Zi, has almost 100,000 followers on Instagram where she regularly shares fashion related content. Leaf, a former fashion editor for Elle China, has recently stepped out to become a fashion consultant and stylist on her own.
Not only are Leaf's Instagram fans interested in what she's doing and what she's wearing, but designers are becoming interested as well. Leaf spent the week with some of Fashion Week's favorite people, including some of the beauty world's top ladies at Leonard Lauder's penthouse cocktail party. Rosie Assoulin, an upcoming designer and now friend of Leaf, expressed excitement to have Leaf in New York for Fashion Week. Leaf was seen out for lunch in a bright yellow pantsuit that looked like it came straight out of Assoulin's Spring/Summer Collection and by that evening she was seen in a gorgeous evening gown.
What does all of this mean? Consumers and brands are paying attention. Designers are starting to take note of the influence that social media stars and fashion bloggers have on consumers. Let Leaf Greener's time at NYFW show you that brands and designers are paying attention to the same people you are. Fashion bloggers are becoming a big source of inspiration for consumers and with this shift, designers are shifting their focus as well.
Hi friends! I'm Cally, an Arkansas native living in Nashville, TN. Here's a look inside my life, posts about products I love and probably a few too many Friends quotes!