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The Fall Edit

September 19, 2013
tags: , cardigan, church's, clutch, , edie parker, , , , , moda operandi, , rebecca minkoff, , , , , styles, thakoon, , , , white, wide leg
by Sonia


A brown leaf fell on me the other day which I took as a sign that not only is fall upon us, but that it’s also time to start accumulating the seasonal goodies. Whenever a new season comes around, I try to break down my shopping needs into essentials. Though there will always be particular items on my most-coveted list — hello, Chanel Boy bag — when it comes to wardrobe update shopping I like to make more general bullet points regarding the things missing in my closet. So, in case you couldn’t see where this is going, below is that bullet-pointed list about the above collaged image of clothing.

1. The Fedora - As Panama hats and straw fedoras go out of season, in come the wooly brims that keep our noggins warm against the crisp city breeze. Though I already have my fair share of fedoras, I’m convinced that one can never have enough, and since a navy hat is missing from my collection, I’m going to go ahead and say that this J.Crew one is a necessity to my “fall look.”

2. The Cardigan - I’ve been waiting for Grandpa dressing to come back in style, and since that whole punk Kurt Cobain aesthetic is now trending, so too are the cardigans those punkies borrowed from their grandpas. Though some of the best cardigans can be found at your local thrift shop, I’m liking the slightly more fitted version by Topshop.

3. The Short Jacket - One of the best things about fall is the endless options in jackets, but since we have all winter to cover our bums with longer coats, I’m looking to shorter jackets to add proportion and layers to my casual day-to-day autumnal outfits. And let’s be honest, it doesn’t get better than this Thakoon blanket-style number, which I’m going to go ahead and say is right up there on my most-coveted list with the aforementioned Chanel Boy bag.

4. The Giant Earrings - As my rings and necklaces become more dainty, I’ve become drawn to chunky, oversize earrings that will no doubt make my lobes hang like the breasts of an 80-year-old woman. BaubleBar, Kenneth Jay Lane, and Elizabeth Cole make some great lobe-pullers, but no one does oversize statement jewelry like the Dannijo sisters, as is evident by this mohawk pair.

5. The Plaid Shirt - Another item you can never have enough of. Every plaid emulates a different look, and while I have quite a few punk-inspired hipster plaid, I like the more masculine prep of this specific plaid by Equipment.

6. The Black Loafer - I’ve sworn off flats like I’ve sworn off cheap vodka; I hate the way they make me feel so there’s no point in wasting my time with them. But loafers? That’s a flat I can get down with. There’s something about the higher vamp that doesn’t make me look stumpy the way that basic ballet flats do. And though I have yet to buy a pair, something tells me that it won’t be long before this Church’s pair finds their way to my feet.

7. The White Wide-Leg Trouser - I’m not even going to bother talking about white after Labor Day because it’s a no brainer that that rule is broken forever. What I will talk about is my excitement to warm up whites in the fall and winter (like maybe with a Grandpa cardigan?) and plan to do so with a pair of trousers that’s wide-legged and high-waisted.

8. The Ring Stack - As I said earlier, my rings and necklaces are on diets and consequently much thinner. But what’s fun about the lack of bulk is the opportunity to layer and stack like a carpenter with bricks. However, should you find yourself troubled at the idea of creating a stack, then look no further than this Elizabeth & James ring that does the building for you.

9. The Small Crossbody - I’m not sure how this happened, but my need for oversize tote bags seems to have disappeared. I now find my bags on the emptier side, which means I can finally justify my desire for a smaller bag like this oxblood piece by Rebecca Minkoff!

10. Sharks - This requires no explanation, sharks are always a must-have, no matter the season.


One Comment leave one →
  1. Melissa permalink
    September 19, 2013

    I hate ballet flats too! They do not work on me at all and I hate them. Menswear loafers on the other hand - can’t get enough.

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