Fall ’08 is all about classic, timeless pieces that- just like you- make a statement. Trends come, go and come back again so this season all you need is a few staple pieces and the clothes you already have.
What to buy:
Black or Dark Demin Jeans: Invest in a great pair of jeans: skinny leg, boot cut (yes it’s back in!), or wide leg; you cannot go wrong. A celebrity brand favorite is J Brand (bloomingdales.com) that comes in all different styles and fit like heaven. Old Navy and Gap also have a great selection of jeans if you’re strapped for cash.
Sweaters/Cardigans: For chillier weather, sweater and cardigans are a must. An oversized sweater looks great belted with jeans just as a longer cardigan is the perfect ending touch with leggings or a skirt. Go with a color that matches everything, black or grey. H&M and Gap carry a vast collection of cardigans and sweaters in all colors at a great price this season.
Tights in all colors: Go crazy, red, blue, yellow, black tights are a chic alternative to leggings and jeans. Pair thick, hued tights with an oversized belted sweater and some boots and you’re good to go!
Belts: Belts ruled the runway and they can help you rule the street! Cinch your waist with a thick, corsetted belt, or a thin belt over a cardigan is just the right touch.
Hats: Fedoras, beanies, skull caps, and even caps are a super chic way to dress down a dressed-up outfit. Check out urbanoutfitters.com for a great selection in head gear.
Now that you have these Fall musts, search in your closet for pieces to complete your look. T-shirts, tanks, dresses, and skirts you were planning to store away are still usable for the Fall. Pair a summer dress or skirt with a belted cardigan and boots and you’re ready to hit the streets runway style. Your favorite summer peeptoe pumps will look great with tights and an oversized sweater. Jeans, a flowy tank, and a cardigan are a go for cool weather with an amazing pair of boots or flats. Go ahead and dig into that closet and experiment with cool, classy looks that will instantly transform and update your look. —— By: Anna Dabrowska