The fall season can be tricky when it comes to fashion. The weather can be too cool for short sleeves but too warm for sweaters and hoodies. Capes and ponchos are perfect cover-ups to help keep you comfortable. They are lightweight and help make a lazy day outfit look “super-chic.”
Fall weather allows you to wear many different shoes styles. According to Leah Karp, InStyle accessories director, leopard print, jewel tones, and textures are going to be popular trends in shoes this fall season. These are great ways to add a pop of color and fun to your wardrobe!
Shirt dresses are becoming extremely trendy! You can pair a shirt dress with a big, chunky statement necklace and go for a professional look in the office. You can also add a belt, a pair of boots, and a scarf for a more casual style.
Maxi Dresses For Fall Gift Ideas
Maxi dresses are a common spring and summer fashion trend, but paired with the right accessories, they can also be a huge statement in the fall season. Take a look at these tips on different ways to wear maxi dresses and skirts as the weather changes.
One of All Women Stalk’s 7 suggested ways to wear a maxi dress is to wear a cardigan or sweater. Tucking a sweater into a high waisted maxi skirt will accentuate your waist while also making you look taller. Putting a lightweight cardigan over a maxi dress will cover your shoulders nicely for the cooler fall weather and also keep your wardrobe appropriate for more professional settings.
Scarves are always appropriate for fall weather. They transform a summer maxi dress into a chic fall outfit. Printed scarves can liven and dress up a solid color maxi dress, making you stand out from the crowd.
Maxi dresses don’t always fit perfectly. For dresses that are too loose and baggy, accessorizing with a belt will shape the dress around your figure. This also helps avoid looking like you are wearing a frumpy bag. Along with belts, tying a simple knot at the bottom of a dress is a stylish way to add character to your outfit, while secretly hemming the length to fit shorter girls. These are two trendy ways make the oversized maxi dress look more flattering.
Winter coats form or function, why choose?
The functional fabrics that used to be limited to extreme outdoor gear can now be found in the form of beautiful, on-trend winter coats. You can have the best of both worlds looking fashionable while wearing waterproof, windproof, durable and lightweight materials.
Here’s a few that we love:
‘Verglas’ Hybrid Insulator Jacket by Helly Hansen
This jacket brings sleek, Scandinavian design together with the warmth of a down jacket and unrestricted movement from the smooth, stretch-fleece paneling inside. Made of Pertex Microlight fabric and 85% European goose down, this is a more fitted alternative to bulky puffer jackets.
Arc’teryx Lanea Long Coat
This coat is made from tightly-woven bonded wool that is naturally water repellent and resistant. The lines are slimming and contemporary. It’s a great coat for layering and it’s gusseted stretch knit cuffs, and stylish hood will keep you cozy
Lands’ End PolarTec Pea Coat
Lands’ End’s PolarTec Aircore 200 pea coat is the perfect blend of fashion and function. With classic pea coat lines, this coat is ultra soft but warmer and more wind resistant than regular fleece. Comes in a variety of colors and is a budget-friendly option that is perfect for work or play.
The North Face ‘Ruka’ Parka
This is a beautifully tailored coat that perfectly balances performance and style. It’s outfitted with high-tech PrimaLoft insulation that offers the warmth equivalent of a 600-fill down while staying dry in wet conditions.
The ScotteVest Women’s Trench
This is a high-tech trench coat with a classic styling for the girl who needs her gadgets. It’s constructed from sleek, micro-woven polyester fabric that is both water and wind resistant. The best part of this jacket is the ScotteVest features: 18 pockets for all your essentials, Weight Management System for perfect balance and even a Personal Area Network to always keep you connected.
Fall & Winter Shoe Trends For Gift Ideas
Time to pack away your sandals and flip-flops and bring out the boots for fall! The cooler weather calls for warmer footwear, but there is such an enormous assortment of styles that you can pick from. Here are a few options suggested by Huffington Post and there are many more on their website as well.
Ankle boots are great for everyday casual outfits. A popular trend that has recently emerged is the cutout style. These have sections of the ankle boot cut out, letting the feet breathe and also adding an edgy feel to your outfit.
Ankle Heel Boot:
Ankle heel booties are perfect for dressing up an outfit. They are very appropriate for the professional field. Heel booties compliment a nice business outfit very well.
Riding boots are excellent for freezing weather. They go up higher on the legs and look fabulous with a pair of jeggings or jeans. Riding boots are especially convenient when it is drizzly outside because many of them are waterproof and will keep your feet and pants dry—making them a more appealing alternative to rain boots.
Thigh High Boot:
Feeling spicy? Thigh-high boots are super chic and fun. Cold weather makes it hard to dress up for a night out on the town, but thigh-highs are perfect for date night or even out at the clubs with your girlfriends. They can be sexy and elongate your legs.
Fall Jewelry As A Gift
A common misconception for fall weather is that you can’t flaunt your jewelry behind scarves and sweaters. Don’t let the cold weather hide your fashionable accessories! Here are three tips on how to wear bold jewelry during the fall season.
Let’s be honest, a night out on the town with the girls means you want to showcase your best outfit! Bars and clubs tend to get warm with so many people packed into the tight spaces, so you won’t want to wear anything too cozy. A bold and chunky metal necklace is perfect for an edgy and fun look. It won’t be hidden behind a scarf or sweater and will definitely make you stand out from the crowd.
In the Office:
Traveling to work requires a nice warm coat for walking outdoors, but that doesn’t mean you have to look boring once it’s taken off in the office space. For a more reserved look, put on an elegant pearl and/or crystal ribbon necklace. This will add a classy touch to your work suit and is perfect for professional settings.
Jewelry is not made for only women. GQ shares some favorite men’s jewelry including heavy metal wrist-wear like ID bracelets and bold watches. ID bracelets add style to a night outfit and statement watches compliment a business suit very well. Don’t be shy guys! Go find a trendy piece for your wardrobe.