While I do lament the end of a sultry Summer season (in which I ate ice cream and wore as little clothing as possible), I find myself looking forward with excitement towards Fall, a season for reinvention and getting back to business. Fall has always been the season for fashion, with New York, Paris, London and Milan all gearing up for the insanity known as Fashion Week. With all of this excitement around new trends and the changing of the season, it is easy to get sucked into making a few purchases. While Fall may be a great time to refresh and update your wardrobe, that does not necessitate straying from a sustainable fashion lifestyle. Check out my Pinterest board for everything sustainable on my Fall Wishlist and keep reading for my take on the season’s best styles!
This Fall, I’m looking at classic punk elements done in an elevated, sophisticated way. Plaid, stripes and black leather are Fall staples, and this year they are looking best on silky wide-leg pants and sleek, menswear inspired shoes. Just being present in NYC makes a girl feel the need to dress up, so I am choosing to pair these seasonal pieces with basic work staples. The tried and true black camisole or white button up shirt are perfect paired back to a statement pant and punk-esque shoe. My favorite trick for dressing up classic and punk pieces alike is to add sleek gold jewelry, this year's standout piece being the choker.
For a more casual take on things, this Fall is all about roomy silhouettes, warm colors and subtle textures. Simple dresses, easy-to-wear jumpsuits and floaty tops can easily transition from Summer into Fall with a few great accessories! Lightweight cotton scarves and autumn-toned leather booties are the best way to warm up those Summer staples.
Even when shopping sustainable brands, do keep in mind that a true sustainable closet will stand the test of time. Remember to always ask yourself before you buy: Do I love this? Do I need this? Does this fit and look flattering on me? While Fall may be a great time to scope out new trends, be mindful of falling into impulse purchases that will end up sitting in the back of your closet, awaiting their demise come Spring cleaning. I may be eyeing hundreds of styles, but realistically, I will purchase maybe five of them! Tell me in the comments below; what are you lusting after this Fall?
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