Summer Style meet Fall Fashion.

We're all eager to welcome fall into our hearts, our bellies (courtesy of pumpkin pie) and, of course, our wardrobes. That can be difficult because of where we live. Texas is my home and oh, I love it so, but we are all ready to kiss this heat goodbye. As the weather takes small steps towards going down a few degrees, so can we take baby steps towards a wardrobe filled with autumnal inspiration and fall fashions. 

So Long, Summer! 
Outfit #1
 

The Fall Fashion Staple: Wine

Yes, we could all use a glass, but I'm talkin' about the color. This is the color for fall. There are a few variations on the color, and if you prefer to call it burgundy or crimson, those work too! Either way, it's rich, deep and oh-so autumnal.

*Photo cred: Natalie Beurskens

The End of Summer Tribute: The Vest

For most business occasions I like to have a blazer on hand to make my look more assertive. When it's still warm out and you want to create a similiar powerful and polished look, use a vest instead of a blazer. This look is edgy, elegant and perfect for the office in October.

Adieu, Summer!
Outfit #2

The Highlight: The Light-Weight Wrap Jacket

The End of Summer Tribute: Multi-Layered Peach Necklace

A light colored necklace can often seem like it only fits in spring and summer, but if you pop it with a deeper hue of the same color, you can easily bring it into October. 

Orevwa, Summer!
Outfit #3

The Fall Fashion Staple: The Closed-Toe Booties

Booties are like breakfast in my house. I rarely have a day without them. In the fall, it's off with the open-toed guys and in with the pointed-toe pairs. This is an easy way to feel like you're in fall without actually adding stuffy layers to your look. 

The End of Summer Tribute: Pop of Color

Popping your cool weather darks with a bright color is always a good way to give an outfit energy and lighten your mood.

*For warmer days, leave the jacket off and add the vest. 

*For warmer days, leave the jacket off and add the vest. 

GOODBYE, SUMMER!
OUTFIT #4

The Fall Fashion Staple: Military Jacket

This is one of my favorite fall pieces to wear, because it works so well in with Austin's ever-casual vibe. Add this piece over a sundress or shorts and a tee to finish the look.

The End of Summer Tribute: The Cotton Dress

This dress is breathable, light-weight and easy to throw on for all the casual occasions. It is a closet staple in any wardrobe and easily pairs with fall pieces for right now.

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I teach my clients what works for their body type, color palette and personal style. I show you exactly how to style your whole wardrobe, so you feel empowered to use your style every day. I give you the information necessary to finally feel that clear sense of style you've always wanted. 

FALL TREND ALERT

September is finally here and although the weather hasn’t changed much in Texas, our style expectations have. There’s been mention of booties, jackets, and scarves…but it still feels like swimsuit season!

When it’s this hot outside, getting into the mindset of fall is a unique challenge. You can plan to wear your new comfy sweater all day but the second you leave the house you’re going to be a sweaty mess. So while we’re in that transition period, let’s look at some fall trends that will work for us.

One major thing to note this season…

The 90’s are back!

Each time a trend makes an encore appearance though, it is reimagined and restyled by designers and image consultants alike.  The trick to reoccurring trends is choosing the ones you love best at this moment in your life (not the ones you loved in 1996).

Don’t rely on friends or magazines to tell you what you must have. Only incorporate pieces that speak to your style and soul. As expected, they will eventually go back out of style. At that point, you don’t want peer into your wardrobe at pieces that you never really liked anyways and ask that terrible question we’ve all asked ourselves “Why did I ever wear that!?!”

Your closet should only be filled with clothes that, even after the trend ends, make your heart sing.

And now (drumroll please), our six favorite trends for your fall of fashion:

The Bomber Jacket

We can’t get enough of these jackets! They are extremely lightweight and go with everything in the closet. For work, pair it with a flowy dress and stilettos. For a date night, wear a high-waisted pleated skirt, your best crop top, and sandals. And for the ultimate in fall coziness, wear with an oversized t-shirt, jeans, and booties. Just grab your pumpkin spice latte, and you’re both in season and comfortably in style.

The Choker

I’m going to be honest, when we saw this trend coming back around I wanted to run the other way. I’ve since seen it take many simple, cute outfits up a notch to become fashion forward & unforgettable. To make this trend inimitable, add it to an outfit that you feel is fine but needs to be fantastic. That off the shoulder top or dress you wore all summer? It isn’t obsolete just because fall is around the corner – add a suede choker and wear it another season!

 

Suede

Speaking of suede – give it a chance! Although it has a bad rep for being hot, you can add small doses of it to your outfit to ground your look through texture. Add a simple suede bag, skirt or bootie and see how it instantly transforms you into fall fashion perfection.

Trenches

Is there anything more versatile than a trench coat? It is my absolute favorite pick for fall this year because this single piece can take an outfit a million different directions, while simultaneously flattering any body type. The tie belt easily accentuates your waist, the long silhouette will make you look statuesque, and the weight is absolutely perfect for autumn in Texas. Count me in!

Fall Florals

The ultimate nod to romanticism, fall florals are perfect for cozying up on a cool day to watch the rain fall or livening up an outfit for work. Add neutrals for a subtle & chic look, pop the florals with bold jewel tones or add dusty blues accessories for a vintage flair.

 

Strappy Heels

 

This trend is sweet, sultry and also, perfect for the office. Strappy heels are the perfect pit stop between your summer sandals and fall booties. Pair them with a shift dress and trench for professional occasions or jeans and a tee for girls night out. They will keep your feet a bit cooler, which again, is perfect in Texas, while indicating you’re in style and in the moment.

Now we want to know, which fall trend are you most looking forward to wearing?

Leave us a comment or chat with Raquel to see which trends would work best for your style, body type and color palette. 


Emily Blanco is a freelance writer based in San Antonio, TX. She has studied creative writing, journalism, and has a degree in English Lit. She loves to blend snarky observations with helpful truths, encouraging people to love reading again! When she isn't being a complete book junkie, she loves to travel with her husband and pup, as well as explore local hidden gems. 

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