Have you ever felt overwhelmed when trying to decide which pieces to buy for a new season? I know I do, and whenever you head to the malls or online you get confused and end up buying everything that looks good in the store or a good deal and then end up with a bunch of stuff that don't all go together? #guilty
Well, I have scoured the magazines, blogs, websites and- well, not really scoured, I glanced through them; I mean who has time to read anymore?! I swear there just isn't enough time in each day for everything! ugh! Like I was saying, I glanced through some magazines and did some research and came up with what I think are the best buys for the season. I left out a few trends because there are so many right now and again there's that time thing! But take a look at these and enjoy your fall shopping. For those of you who have been following my blog - Thank you!! :) - I'm sorry but you may notice that I already covered some of these trends already, but bear with me, they are worth the repeat!
1 : Animal Motif Sweaters or T-shirts :: These are on trend now and will no doubt have a short life span, so make sure not to spend too much money on these. I personally like anything with a picture of an owl which they say symbolizes wisdom, mystery and transition, (fittingly for fall). Thank goodness animal motif is now in because I was never and will never be into anything that has to do with skulls. :/
2: Chambray :: Denim was huge for summer, will be bigger for fall/winter and will also be trending in the Spring as shown by Philip Lim, Tibi and others on the runways. This is a definite 'Go Buy Now'- or, you could just follow my DIY chambray shirt post! *plug plug* :) Chambray goes with everything, from daytime casual to a fresh take on evening chic- it's timeless and should be a definite staple in your closet.
3: Anything Fringed:: Clothing, shoes, bags, jewelry and accessories take this trend on with frayed gusto! This is the most fashion forward trend as it is not yet over saturated. Rummage through your closet and wear your fringed items, you know you have them! I will be doing a follow-up post on this trend- so please stay tuned.
4: Berry Stained Lips :: When all else fails, turn to your make-up and nails. Those are by far the easiest and most affordable ways to update your look. I've mentioned before on Instagram that I prefer to buy lip liners and add a dab of sheer nude gloss in the middle of my lips in lieu of lipsticks in an effort to reign in the make-up budget. However if I had to recommend a berry lipstick it would be 'Hang Up' by MAC Cosmetics which is comparable to Chanel's Vamp but at a fraction of the cost.
5: Structured Bags/ Doctor Bags :: Structured bags are among the many fall 'it' bags. In this set I chose one in one of the must have colours of the season Ox-Blood Red. Michael Kors is a reliable house for excellent quality bags at a wide range of prices... don't get me started on his watches! I love 'em all!
6: Pencil Skirt :: I already posted on pencil skirts however in the first set I'm showing a skirt in another sweeping trend leather. There is something empowering about wearing a pencil skirt; when you wear one it adds confidence, makes you look taller, thinner and polished. What's not to love?! make it a leather skirt and you my dear will have yourself a head turner! Be very very careful with this one! muy caliete! *handle with caution*
7: Ankle Strap Shoes :: When a top blogger tweets about ankle strap pumps we mere followers take note! Enter, funky Mary Janes and classic T-Strap pumps. As someone who relies heavily on 6 " platforms I must admit that I am grateful for ankle straps as they offer much support and completes a ladylike chic look. Choose nude or grey ankle strapped shoes if you want your legs to look longer. A black ankle strap can cut your leg in the wrong place and make it appear to look shorter than it actually is.So that's it :) My personal favourites for fall. PS... I know I write a lot, my friend Quaint of Heart would tell me to edit this post and make it shorter but I can't take beautiful photos like she does, so I have to write dang it! and hey- this isn't twitter, thank goodness, so I can exceed 150!! :)Thank you for reading, and don't worry no more fall posts from me. Incidentally if there is anything that you would like me to feature here please let me know in the handy dandy comments box below ;)xoxoNatalia Oh!
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