Lookbook 19

Fall Take Over

If we had all the resources in the world, we’d buy a new wardrobe every season. Unfortunately, the funds in our bank account have forced us to become realistic (and sometimes pessimistic) when it comes to our shopping strategy. But fortunately, there are only seven pieces that any of us need to complete our fall wardrobe.

If we had all the resources in the world, we’d buy a new wardrobe every season. Unfortunately, the funds in our bank account have forced us to become realistic (and sometimes pessimistic) when it comes to our shopping strategy. But fortunately, there are only seven pieces that any of us need to complete our fall wardrobe. We took all of this season’s biggest trends, whittled that number count down to the single digits, and came up with the Big Hero 6 that embody “fall fashion” through and through.

  1. Classic Black Skinny Jeans

The name doesn’t give the necessity to have them in your closet justice. Back in 2014, everyone and their mother were throwing away their skinny jeans (and now those same people wish they hadn’t). Black skinny jeans are the holy grail to any “I don’t know what to wear” outfit. For one, they’re black so they can be paired with any color. Not to mention black is a slimming color so you’ll good if you decide to go with casual or dress it up.

  1. Backpacks

I have been a loyal wearer of my Louis Vuitton backpack and I don’t see myself going back to a classic over-the-shoulder bag. I know you may think it’s a bit much and you might even think you’re back in 10th grade, but trust me it’s the definition of chic. It’s not the NorthFace backpack you used in high school and not nearly the same size as your rolling backpack from 1st grade. It’s stylish yet comfortable. You can carry just as much stuff you would in your Celine bag, and maybe even more…

  1. Cropped Jackets

Before you give your trench coat to your cousin that needs a little fashion guidance, keep it. I know I said cropped jackets were a must-have but that doesn’t mean neglect your other pieces. Varity is good and that’s why it is important to have a cropped jacket, like Melody’s army green Stradivarious jacket. Surprise them and get out of your comfort zone!

  1. Turtlenecks

2nd through 4th grade my parents bought me endless amounts of turtleneck long sleeve shirts and I hated every single one of them. I don’t know if it was because there turtlenecks or if they manufacture choose hideous print that included flowers and stick figures. Well little behold, I’m 21 and always seem to find myself holding on to one while waiting for a dressing room. It’s flawless for fall and winter and you can make it look so fashionable. Don’t let it behind a turtleneck hold you back from wearing your favorite chocker either.

  1. Booties and Flats

If you don’t see me in over-the-knee boots this season, I promise you’ll find me in booties or flats – just like other fashion blogger or creative influencer. Flats are great for a simple look and if you find the right ones, they’re crazy comfortable! Although I don’t recommend them in a winter blizzard they are easy to pack and reliable for almost any outfit. Booties are my go-to for when I want to look like I actually tried and don’t mind a little calf workout if they have a heel. Whichever route you choose, if it’s your first time adding these gems to your wardrobe go with a neutral color (black, brown, grey, etc.).

  1. The Throw Over

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I have a very fulfilling relationship with oversized cardigans and sweaters. However this season I’ve adopted someone very close to the family – throw overs. I don’t want to call it a poncho (even though they are very similar) because there isn’t a hole for you to stick your head threw. But it’s like a body scarf, over-the-shoulder, warm me up type of thing – and I love it.

Whatever you do, make sure you go through your closet before maxing out your credit card at the nearest Zara. You will be surprised in what you’ll find. The worst is when you come back from the mall and realize you have the same top in 3 different colors. Until next time…

xoxo, B.
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PHOTOGRAPHER – Rudy

LOOK 1 (MELODY)
JEANS: TOPSHOP
JACKET: STRADIVARIOUS
SHIRT: H&M
BOOTS: BOOTS
BACKPACK: STRADIVARIOUS
(Follow Melody on Instagram for more looks: @melodyslife)
LOOK 2
JEANS: H&M
PULLOVER: TARGET
SHIRT: MICHEAL KORS
SHOES: MICHAEL KORS
BACKPACK: LOUIS VUITTON

OTHER JEWELRY: CARTIER
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