There comes a point in every season when we stop caring what the calendar says and start dressing to reflect the months ahead. To help us successfully infuse our warm-weather wardrobes with fall must-haves, we asked Megan LaRussa Chenoweth, style coach and founder of the Birmingham-based Style Yourself Chic, for advice on how to incorporate her favorite autumn trends into our current closets; here are her recommendations:
Get excited, because the stacked heel is here to stay. Whether on a sandal, bootie, or ballet flat, the stacked heel provides both comfort and style, and incorporating this shoe trend is key in taking your summer look into fall. Try pairing a closed-toe version, like an ankle boot or loafer, with your white jeans and a lightweight, linen-blend sweater to look chic in the early fall months.
Embrace romance. Romantic-era details proved strong on the Fall 2015 runways. Lace, sheer illusions, and ruffle trim are just a few ways to incorporate into your transition look. A gauzy, long sleeve lace blouse paired with a thin camisole, jeans, and heels is a no-fail way to incorporate one of fall’s biggest trends into your wardrobe now. If feminine frills don’t speak to your style, try fall’s newest silhouette: the cinched waist. Belted dresses and blouses, peplums, and tailored pieces that showcase an hourglass figure are back in full force.
Prepare to be transported. Opulent Bohemia is fall’s boho look, and it’ll take you to another world full of lavish prints, rich fabrics, and over-the-top embroidery. Turkish markets overflowing with spices and tapestries are an apt comparison for fall’s color palette, fabric, and pattern selection. Incorporate a lightweight, embellished, paisley print dress into your current wardrobe. Pair it with open-toe wedges now, and opaque tights and ankle booties when colder weather arrives.