my fall must haves

20 Aug

I’m currently trying to think of a better excuse to go shopping than back to school. So far, nothing is coming close.

Back to school shopping is the only shopping season able to rival to the retail madness that comes with the Christmas season aka the commercial mega-star of the year. August even has its own version of Black Friday: Back to School Saturday {or BTSS as promoted by Teen Vogue}. And where Teen Vogue leads, fashionistas are sure to follow.

In the spirit of a new school year and everything else wonderful about autumn {don’t even get me started on how much I adore apple picking, leaves changing color and fall Starbuck’s drinks}, here is what I’m craving to start the year out on a fashionable note.

  • Military Boots: the perfect combination of style and utility; add a dose of edginess to any outfit and keep your toes cozy at the same time. Wear with skinny jeans, leggings, or your fav summer shorts layered over dark tights.

1: Steve Madden Tarnney $150 – stevemadden.com
2: Combat Boot $40 – wetseal.com
3: ALDO Aukes boots $120 – aldoshoes.com

  • Chambray Shirt: the top officially declared part of the new M.O.D {model off duty} uniform by Teen Vogue is ideal for the classic fall layering look. It is an essential to looking effortlessly trendy. American Eagle has this look covered.

1: American Eagle Outfitters Ae Faded Western Chambray Shirt $40 – ae.com
2: American Eagle Outfitters Ae Chambray Western Shirt $40 – ae.com

  • Collar Necklace: I love how one accessory can glam up the most basic outfit. Pair with a crew neck shirt for a massive style impact.

1: Black Collar Necklace $32 – missselfridge.com
2: Asos Gold Sequin Collar $26 – asos.com
3: Peach Gemstone Collar Necklace $13 – windsorstore.com
4: H&M Collar $24 (£15) – hm.com

  • Colored Jeans: this fun twist on a classic essential can make a take a look from casual to statement- making. Wear with pastel, white, or chambray on top.

1: Ankle stretch toothpick jean in garment-dyed twill $50 – jcrew.com
2: American Eagle Outfitters Skinny Jean $40 – ae.com
3: Skinny Low Jeans H&M US $20 – hm.com

And a few other things I plan to try out and wear out this season:

  • leather jacket
  • flannel shirts
  • high waisted jeans
  • red lips
  • dark nails
  • chunky sweaters
  • sheer button up shirts
  • nude heels

-kelsey

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2 Responses to “my fall must haves”

  1. ashleyriser August 20, 2012 at 8:54 pm #

    I have the Steve Madden boots and they are AMAZING- they go with everything (from dresses to skinnies) and I wear them at least three times a week, even though I’m usually the type to always wear heels. Also, love that you picked collars- they’re great for fall.

    • kelsey zimmerer August 21, 2012 at 5:08 am #

      Thank you! That’s great to know because I definitely will be looking to buy one of those boots and the Steve Madden ones are SO edgy and hard to resist. Also happy to hear that you are a collar fan as well!

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