Last September around this time, I put together a collection of 21 outfits for fall that spoke to my fashion sense and gave some tips and tricks on styling yourself for fall fashion! Many of you have emailed me requesting that I do it again. So here we go. Only this time instead of borrowing images of collections that others have put together, I have chosen to put together all of the outfits myself. You will probably hate some and like others. That is the fun thing about fashion. We all get to pick and choose how we’d like to style ourselves!
For your convenience, I have used a source widget below each outfit that will allow you to “shop the outfit”. You can click on the items to be taken directly to the store carrying that item. I tried to use the exact items when possible and sometimes I deliberately highlighted some cheaper alternatives. These outfits are for inspiration only to get your style mojo moving! Therefore, I didn’t worry about making them affordable. You all know I love a bargain, but it’s good to be inspired by designer items so you can look for the really great knock-offs!
UPDATE: To see all of the items in each outfit click on the arrow underneath each outfit to scroll through the items. These are live clickable affiliate links that will take you to the store selling the item.
Fall Fashion for 2012
Owls are hot right now. We use them in our home decor so why not have some fun with it and wear one on your sweater or on your accessories? I love this outfit paired with a cozy cape-coat and burberry scarf. It makes me want to take a fall walk with a good cup of coffee. Salted caramel mocha, anyone?
If you recently saw my boys’ bedroom makeover, then you know that I am a big fan of this color combination! I’m not sure I would be able to walk in those shoes, but I love them! You could easily wear this outfit with a ballet flat as well. If you find scarves annoying to wear, consider tying them to your handbag for some additional color.
See? Here it is again only paired with some more practical flats. The jeans and long sleeved tee are incredibly casual but can easily be dressed up with a scarf, some snakeskin accessories, and a cropped leather jacket. The lip ring and earrings keep the outfit from being too fussy and add some personality.
Here again we have my comfortable old-standbye. Nice jeans, long-sleeved tee, scarf, and boots are paired with cute accessories. Did you notice the pops of red as the accent color? Think of dressing yourself the same way you think of dressing your room. You use a bold pop of color in a vase, throw, toss pillow, flowers, here and there in a room, right? Don’t be afraid to use the same principle on yourself. Bright red lips, nails and earrings will compliment a neutral outfit beautifully.
Below is another dressy fall outfit option. Pairing solid colored cardigans and pants with patterned scarves and accessories is an easy way to pull together your look. Remember to consider texture when you’re choosing monochromatic items. The shoe, pants, and bag are all gray but in varying textures which gives the outfit more interest.
If I was invited to a fall barn wedding I would wear this outfit. So if you’re getting married this fall and would like to give me an excuse to purchase it, feel free to invite me to your wedding *wink*. I love pairing dresses with boots in the fall. The clutch purse adds just a touch of necessary bling.
Farmhouse glam is my favorite kind of style. I love everything about this outfit and this is definitely a very “me” outfit. I like to pair brown utilitarian boots with more girly accessories. It works for me and might for you as well. Isn’t that what we do in our homes with ruffles and burlap after all?
And we’ll end with a sensible every day outfit that gives off that gray warmth many of us crave in our homes. Style tip: You can give extra style to your boxier shirts by belting them with a large waist belt. Your waist will look smaller and your outfit sharper! Don’t be scared to wear dressier coats with your casual outfits. I love how this coat “dresses up the outfit” and yet compliments it at the same time.