I was sitting at home ready to go shopping for fall only to realize I had no idea where to start. Upon digging deep into the hottest blogs and feasting on Instagram feeds of all the “It girls” (who essentially own the backstage passes to all the fashion weeks), I have rounded my wish list down to a few versatile pieces to invest in. These seasonal styles are sure to keep me feeling well dressed, prepared and in the know regardless of the occasion. The best part is, they all have a wow factor that makes the outfit pop.
1. Wrap Style Chiffon Dress from DABAGIRL
This ¾-sleeve frock is a darling that doesn’t look too fussy or complicated. Cut to a sleek silhouette with an alluring wrap-style front, it gives good old-fashioned florals a contemporary spin. The fuss-free design works for all occasions, and evokes a charming vibe. What’s not to love?
2. Frayed Jeans from ssongbyssong
The thing that makes these straight cut jeans a statement maker is the gradient finish – the wonderful wash perfectly complements the simplistic silhouette. The distressed cuffs add extra edge, while the silhouette makes for a more versatile look. It works for casual weekends and offices, and also as part of a chic date-night look.
3. Monochrome Contrast-Trim Set from UPTOWNHOLIC
Suits (or suit-inspired looks) don’t have to be stiff: Tailoring is key. This fuss-free and classy contrast-trim look has smart casual apparel down to a science, and promises a confident boost that makes me feel my best! It serves as a good multi-purpose outfit for date nights, formal occasions or social gatherings.
4. Sequin Skirt from DABAGIRL
Sequins aren’t easy to pull off, but they are so cute and intriguing. When done right, the glitz makes the overall look pop. I’d stick to the simple silhouette and neutral silver tone of this midi skirt. Just pair the statement piece with something casual like a graphic tee to balance out the look.
5. Wrap Style Faux Leather Skirt from MAGJAY
This is the little black skirt that you can wear anytime, anywhere, but with some extra oomph thanks to the striking wrap design and smooth faux leather fabrication. Tuck in a ruffled blouse for a sleek office look, or match with a rock ‘n’ roll tee for the weekend.
6. Metallic Moto Jacket from MOFFI
The arrival of fall comes with a craving for statement toppers, hence this Top Gun-inspired moto jacket with out-of-the-world metallic finish. After all, everything old is new again and nostalgic style is on-trend!
7. Leopard Print Chiffon Cover-Up from Rocho
A transeasonal, versatile cover-up to embrace your wild side, this light layering piece is absolutely essential this time of the year to work those monochrome summer dresses. The standout leopard print is enough to give even the simplest of outfits some oomph.
8. Faux Fur Coat from Sonne
I always say a good statement coat is what you can have forever. I love how this black faux fur coat adds a luxe touch to any outfit. You will see me through winter in this contemporary topper.
9. Slingback Mules from FROMBEGINNING
I didn’t know I wanted a good quality pair of mules until I saw a cute girl wearing them on the street. This pair has an innate 60s vibe, while the minimalist look and monochrome palette make it more like my classic pumps with a new twist. The design is easy and cool, and goes with everything!
10. Satchel with Ring Handle from Rosanna Bags
The ring handle has been on my radar for a while, but the cookie jar style that was all the rage back then came off a little too adventurous. How about this cute mini satchel that comes with the same statement metal handle? Effortless and practical, it also proves that trend-forward pieces don’t have to cost a fortune.