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Fall & Winter Dresses | Florals, Velvet & More

I’ve been on a mission of late to find some Fall dresses that would look great with tights and boots. I’m a dress girl, but always struggle this time of year with finding the right dresses for staying both warm and seasonally appropriate. The goal? Something moody and dramatic that could work with dark tights and boots. Luckily, I ended up finding some gorgeous bohemian-inspired frocks and pieces with embroidery and velvet that were too good to pass up.

They were all too pretty to keep to myself, so here’s a round-up for all my like-minded ladies out there.

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{McQ by Alexander McQueen // A.L.C. // Roxy // Free People}

What’s YOUR dress style this time of year? Or have you moved on to pants?

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Minimalist Wardrobe Essentials | Fall Edition

Over the last year I’ve been working on simplifying my life and that has meant decluttering my wardrobe. So, with a more minimalist approach to fashion in mind, here’s a peek at my wardrobe essentials for Fall.

I’ve never loved the concept of a “capsule wardrobe,” but in my late twenties and early thirties have learned to appreciate the “quality over quantity” approach to shopping and building a useful closet. There’s no denying that having high-quality, perfectly fitted pieces that can be effortlessly mixed and matched for a given season is a great approach.

It simplifies getting ready, reduces the wasted space of tons of pieces in your closet that you don’t wear, and it allows you to save money that you may have spent chasing a trend or buying fast-fashion pieces that would fall apart in a few washes.

So what are my minimalist essentials for Fall? So glad you asked. 🙂

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What are the minimalist basics that YOU need for Fall?

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Fall Footwear | Boots & Booties

I don’t know about you – But this time of year I start itching to pull out my boots and booties. Over the years I’ve put some time and attention into my collection. While I used to veer towards stilettos and less-than-comfortable brands, I’ve come to realize something very important when it comes to footwear.

Happy feet, Happy Caity.

So here are some of my favorite styles – Including both steals and investment pieces – That you should look at for Fall.

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Ankle Booties:

Whether you like some height or want to keep ’em low, ankle boots never go out of style. So find a pair you love and hang on to them!

Mid-Calf:

I remember my first pair of mid-calf height boots – My mom got them for me for Christmas my junior or senior year of high school. Probably junior year since I remember wearing them while touring college campuses. I remember the feel of the leather and my sadness when I saw how much the heel was wearing down!

The love affair continues…

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{Images from Fall & Winter Fashion Pinterest Board}

Knee-High:

These boots are a must. You can wear this style for everything from work to errands to date night. It’s extremely versatile, and if you play your cards right, comfortable.

Thigh-High:

There was a time when I immediately pictured Julie Roberts a la Pretty Woman when someone said that phrase “Thigh High.” Now these babies are a staple in my wardrobe. Here are my top picks for “OTK” (aka Over the Knee) boots that you can wear all day long.

I’ve GOT to know – What’s YOUR favorite pair?

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Transition Dressing

Transition dressing and bridging the gap between Summer and Fall can be a challenge. You don’t want to let go of your Summer wardrobe – Or Summer – But things are starting to cool down. For me, this time of year is always about pulling some Fall items out of the back of the closet, holding on to some of my warm weather favorites, and maybe picking up a new piece or two.

Here’s my guide to nailing that Summer-to-Fall transition.

Top Your Maxi:

I for one LIVE in maxi dresses during the Summer. {I have this Lush knit maxi in four colors!} So the thought of pushing them to the back of the closet is disheartening. If you’re like me and aren’t ready to give them up – Try topping your maxi dress with a cropped jean jacket or moto jacket.

A chic little jacket is a quick and easy fix to make your maxi seasonally appropriate. And as the temps start to drop, you can switch out your sandals for pointy toed ankle booties.

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{Image from Fall & Winter Fashion Pinterest Board}

The Tight Stuff:

Have a favorite pair of black shorts or a romper or playsuit that you’ve been living in all Summer? Try adding a pair of tights! If your look is all about floral or prints, you could try an opaque pair of black tights. But if you’re sticking with a black or monochrome look, you could spice it up with some Swiss dot or polka dot tights.

Blouse It:

Whether it’s your favorite mini skirt, perfectly fitted cropped pants, or a sweet little pair of shorts, you don’t have to give them up just yet. Skip the t-shirt or tank top you’ve been sporting with them and pull out your favorite long-sleeved blouse.

What’s YOUR favorite way to transition into Fall?

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Fall Wardrobe Essentials

When the seasons change it’s time to rearrange your closet and pull things out from the back or out of storage to add back into your wardrobe.

Now that we’ve survived daylight savings and Fall is officially here, I wanted to tackle my Fall essentials for the season.

This isn’t about trends or what’s appearing on magazine covers, it’s more about the timeless, high-quality staples that you’ll be wearing season after season when the air starts to get chilly.

What I love about these staples is that regardless of your style, there’s a version of these pieces that will suit you to perfection. You just have to find it!

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{Rag & Bone Trench via The Real Real}

Trench Coat:

Trench coats can be a year-round basic. If you tend towards the classics, you’ll need a timeless khaki trench coat, if you like to make a splash, you may want something edgier like this army green version. So many great options out there for Fall!

Slim-Fitting Denim:

I’m not what you’d call a jeans girl. In fact, I’ve had people ask whether I even own jeans. The answer is – Yes. I own jeans and I wear jeans. But only in Fall and Winter.

I’ve found that season after season a solid black or dark-washed denim are the answer to all of my styling questions. They look great with sweaters, they look great tucked into tall boots, and they look great

 

Turtleneck:

Some people look amazing in a classic turtleneck – a la Audrey in Funny Face. I, however, do not. But give me a chic little mock turtleneck and I’m a happy girl. They’re perfect for layering this time of year – Whether you like them best paired with jeans and boots or under a cold-weather jumpsuit.

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Oversized Handbag:

I adore crossbody bags, especially for running errands or for throwing over a little printed dress during the Summer, but come Fall this girl needs some more space. An oversized shoulder bag or tote is especially great if you live in a city like San Francisco where you end up hauling around an umbrella and scarf all season long.

Ankle Boots:

Whether you’re a little boho and like a fringe covered boot or a bold red suede or a mid-calf height, every girl needs a killer pair of booties for Fall.

They go just as well with tights and a mini skirt as they do with slim-fitting denim and a perfectly fitted sweater.

What are YOUR Fall wardrobe staples? Am I missing one of your favorites in my list?

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