Weather can be truly unpredictable during the fall season. Some days you’re greeted by a brisk breeze, and other times you find yourself sweltering in the hot sun. To help your Autumn wardrobe, we’ve asked local fashion influencers for their top styling tips.
The Influencers: Alex & Mike
"Fall is all about layers. The weather can be all over the place during this time of year. You may start with a crisp morning and end with some heat. That means you need to be versatile with your looks. We love throwing on a flannel or bomber over something lightweight. It's the perfect combo for warm fall weather. Add some rolled light denim or chinos and you're all set. We're fully obsessed with jackets. We literally bought a clothing rack specifically for our jacket collection! This is a piece everyone needs for fall. If you're starting from scratch, keep it simple. Pick up the three basics — denim, bomber, and leather. Go with a solid colored bomber to keep things versatile. You'll be able to style so many looks with these three pieces.”
The Influencer: Amanda Culen (The Penny Parlor)
“Layering and mixing summer/fall pieces are hands down the easiest way to rock fall trends in warmer climates. Try a light weight sweater with denim shorts or a plaid scarf with t-shirt and jeans. Colors are another great way to bring a fall feel to your wardrobe. Even if you're wearing a tank top or blouse try mustard, deep green or earth tones. I love wearing a floppy hat and open toe shoes throughout the fall season! Fall trends I'm loving are belt bags, plaid and animal print. Definitely stock up sweaters, booties, denim and pieces you can layer now and into the winter season.”
The Influencer: Davida Janae (Vida Fashionista)
“The key to dressing appropriately for early fall without giving off summertime vibes is to properly layer. Instead of wearing a jumpsuit by itself, add a chiffon top underneath for a light layer You also want to swap out those summer shoes for a boot or bootie. They instantly make an outfit look ready for fall. Items I would recommend are denim jackets, blazers, cardigans, booties and boots.”
The Influencer: Laurelle (Belle by Laurelle)
“One of the best ways to look like you’re dressed for fall while not being uncomfortably hot is to switch up the colors you’re wearing. If you’re wearing fall colors, you can keep wearing summery pieces like shorts, tank tops, and dresses/skirts that are on the shorter side. Swap out whites, pastels, and bright colors for golden hues, browns, and blacks. Animal prints and plaid are pretty big for fall and work well with a fall color palette, so finding ways to incorporate them into your look will help you look on trend as well as fall-ish! To take things next level, add fall shoes and accessories, like leather belts, boots/booties, and blazers/sweaters.”
The Influencer: Sabir Peele
“Dressing for the fall on the east coast takes skill, luck, and a bit of trial and error. With temperatures still giving off summer vibes during the day and that autumn chill at sundown, here are a few tricks to navigate staying stylish; get to know your fabrics. You're definitely going to want to avoid your flannel, however; tropical weight wools and blends are your friend. If you're suiting up or you just need a blazer for the day, opt for a wool, silk, linen blend. You get all the texture you'd see from a heavy-weight wool suit or blazer but your body will enjoy the lightweight nature of these pieces”.