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Fall Fashion | Tunic & Sweater Round-Up

The Bay Area heat wave appears to be over and with the fog rolling back in and the temperatures staying down, it’s easy to start thinking about Fall fashion here on the West Coast.

I tend to have a Fall uniform of sorts – A tunic or sweater paired with slim fitting pants and a pair of boots. Easy peasy. Plus there are endless options for spicing this basic combination up. You can pair your top with jeans or faux leather leggings, go for split side tops or turtlenecks, and choose from booties or over-the-knee boots. Lots of options while staying true to a silhouette that you enjoy!

So, without further ado, here are some great tunic and sweater options to get you in the mood for Fall.

Sweaters:

Tunic Tops:

What’s YOUR Fall style?

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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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