No matter how many end of summer celebrations and events I encounter, it seems like I’m never prepared for the inevitable. The fall chill happens so quickly, and I find myself rushing to put away summer clothes and confused about how many layers I really need for the not-so-cold temps. Then there’s the question of what pieces can be recycled from last fall and what’s simply outdated.
My rule of thumb, never build your entire wardrobe on fad…unless you’re 16, of course. Mixing four to five in-style items with your classic sweaters, dresses, pants etc can give you an updated look without looking like that teenage girl at the mall.
Here are my must-have trendy pieces for this fall:
1.THE MOTO JACKET – a black leather motorcycle jacket is perfect for the weekend with your favorite denim or wear it over a cute little party dress.This Balenciaga moto jacket is $2,181 at matchesfashion.com but you can find one at just about any price point.
2. THE PLAID PANTS – just about anything plaid is hot this fall, but I particularly love these plaid denim pants from Current/Elliot. Available at Bloomingdales for $248.
3. THE DESIGNER TOTE -while there are some things you can compromise, I believe every woman should have a “good” designer bag. This season you need a simple yet stylish tote and this Tory Burch Thea leather tote is gorgeous. Get it at toryburch.com for $495.
4. THE POINTED-TOE BOOTIE – just say no to anything platform or rounded this fall. Whether it’s flats, pumps or boots, it needs to be pointed like this Giuseppe Zanotti cutout bootie. Available at giuseppezanottidesign.com for $1,095.