It’s officially Fall!
Sweater weather is finally here in my neck of the woods where temperatures have now dipped to 60 to 70 degrees which means it’s time for Fall fashion!
There is a slight chill in the air, the leaves have turned to shades of yellow, red and brown and are falling off of the trees, harvest festivals are packed on weekends and stores and cafes are selling all things pumpkin spice.
Autumn is my favorite season of all because it’s not as hot as the Summer, not bone chilling cold as the Winter and I’m not sneezing from Spring allergies. I love Fall seasonal clothing the best and have showcased fall fashion on my fashion Instagram account, Wahmstyle, more than any other type of styles.
Here are my fave fall looks from past posts that are timeless and never go out of style.
This time of year, is the best time to pull these items out of the closet:
Plaid Jackets and Shirts
I generally associate plain flannel with this season. It makes me think of chopping wood, apple picking and weekend hikes through trails.
I incorporate plaid in my wardrobe via shirts in various checkered patterns that I wear overtop a knit or jersey tee like in this post below.
The right shirt is soft to touch, and rugged. Pair them with jeans or yoga pants with low boots and you’ve got a winning look.
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So yesterday, we headed down to @burtonsgrillofriverdalepark For a working brunch to prep for Tommorow’s first taping of #ComingToAmerica with Wayna and Friends that will broadcast on WHUR FM HD4, DC Radio, the @ebstvglobal Satellite Network & Roku channel. Good time with host @waynamusic and show producer intern @_begold! Nervous but VERY excited for this new venture & having such a broad worldwide platform to talk all things expat culture, explore diverse topics, interview some amazing guests & provide value, advise and useful information to the massive expat population in DC. #DoITForTheCulture Also, loved Burton’s! The service was impeccable, the food beautifully plated and scrumptious & the ambiance truly fine dining. #SwipeLeft for pics of the food Finally! @gorgeousprincegeorgescounty deserves nice dining options in county! . . . #PGEats #MarylandEats #tvhost #radiohosts #podcastlife #expatnation #dcexpats #letstalk #paneltalkshow #letsdothis #startingover
While scarves can be worn in all seasons, you can really show them off and get max functionality out of them in cooler seasons.
I love to wrap mine around my neck and use them as an extra layer of warmth when it’s too warm for a full jacket.
I invested in a Burberry scarf with its signature checkered print because it is a timeless piece and recognizable as such.
I tend to stick with neutral colors so this pattern serves me well as it can be worn with most of my outfits.
You don’t have to stick with logo scarves, as any quality scarf will do and the quality will stand out even if you are wearing a bunch of cheaper fast fashion pieces with it.
Arguably, you can wear accessories at any time of the year but in the cooler temps, you have an excuse to go BIG and go with chunky heavier necklaces, statement rings and bracelets.
Off the shoulder sweaters
In the early fall, to avoid overheating, people wear lighter sweaters but a good off-the-shoulder sweater can bring the sexy out.
You can get a normal over-sized sweater and slouch it over one shoulder for a Flash Dance esque look!
Studded Black Cowboy Boots
Fall is the start of boots weather and cowboy boots like Fashion Riding boots are a timeless option.
I like wearing a more urban fashion remixed version with less stitching and more buckles at the angle in a low boot.
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#LaterGram Outfit: the Stars and Stripes leggings I purchased on High Street in San Fernando Trinidad for like $1.50 Us! Event: the hubster and I watching middle kid go in during the fourth quarter of the game because it was a 50 point blowout. He doesn't get much playing time because he is still learning and the team has a lot of super star players who dominate the game. #entertainmentpurposesonly
For the weekend and regular athletic or gym-going types, a sweatshirt is a staple. For those who wear them for style, a shirt with a cute saying or logo in the front is a great fall wear option.
You can always don a pantsuit but in the fall, to me, you have an excuse to wear one less formally over a screen tee for a semi casual biz meeting or event.
Red Nail Polish
I look forward to wearing darkest colors on my nails in the fall and especially red! In my mind, burgundy, magenta, crimson and candy apple red nail polish should be reserved for autumn.
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This weekend, I managed to hit a few #CBCFal16 parties with the hubster. The night gave me a chance to wear this gorgeous "Curve Pendant" featuring a healing #Larimar stone from my partners at Larimar Bliss ( @larimar_com). Larimar is found only in the Caribbean waters of the Dominican Republic where it’s said to be a part of the legendary Atlantis. An ancient prophet once declared that what made Atlantis special was its blue gem that bears healing powers. Will be reviewing this piece for my blog, @Bellyitch later today #ad
If you get a sheath sweater dress you can add a belt to accentuate your waist or just wear is straight with boots. There are so many options with this item of clothing.
You do have to be careful in warmer early Fall, to not get a too thick dress.
Dark Denim Jeans
You can literally dress up or down a pair of denims in a dark shade with pearls and a cashmere sweater (up) of a tee of sweatshirt(down). I love the versatility and slimming effect of dark denims, especially slim cut or boyfriend cut ones.
Like the designer scarf, the knit scarf adds the option of keeping you warm when it’s not yet coat wearing temps out.
You can get a cashmere pashmina and double it up as a blanket to keep you warm in the office