Edge Up For Fall

It's the dawn of a new season, girlfriends. New York Fashion Week is upon us which means that fashionistas around the world are turning their attention to the runways, designers and the September issues of fashion magazines. This is my favorite time of year and I'm seeing so many new trends and snazzy looks that are inspiring me and getting my wheels turning. I can't wait to play in my closet to create some new looks for my fall wardrobe! Maybe along the way I'll snag a few new items to keep things fresh and updated...:) What I love most is that this year things are getting a little edgier. A little urban and dapper and I just loooove this look. I've compiled a list of items that are on my wish list and are certainly must-haves for this fall season. I adore the mixing and matching of feminine, edgy and casual chic-ness that designers have embraced for the cooler months ahead! Hooray for Fall, y'all! Yes, I meant to rhyme that...so cheesy.

Here are my top five (OK, maybe six because I couldn't narrow it down...) must-haves for Fall. What's on your list?

1) Denim Jacket. This has been a staple even throughout this summer season and it's going to sit on our fashion radar for a while! I recently purchased the denim (and cheaper) version of this one from Zara and I LOVE it! For whatever reason it's only available in store and not online, but it's a beaut! Check out your local Zara to find it. It'll definitely will be seeing it in outfit posts to come. You can find a similar verson of mine here. And there are some great options here, here and here.

2) Studs. They're edgy, funky and rock and roll and I love every bit of them! They can accent pieces (like my new denim jacket!) or cover items for an even harder look. I love them on black biker boots and over loafers for a little pop of glam! We're seeing clutches and bags accentuated with the studs too. They're everywhere! Don't be intimidated by the thought, either. Studs no longer have to be for those wearing all black banging on drums in 80s cover bands, they can be done moderately, too! Exhibit A, folks. This jacket has just enough to add a little edge to any look but not take you overboard! How killer are these flats? Or these studly things? How about this sexy bootie paired with some black skinnes, leather jacket and scarf? Helloooo sexy thing! Chic up your accessories with a great bag like this one, too! My gosh, and this bootie from Zara, is it even real? Heavenly! Girls, studs are such a great way to make a statement, add some edge and accessorize any piece of your wardrobe! Studly love!

3) Loafers. Menswear is in, and a pair of loafers is your new best friend. Your feet will love you. It's a new take to the everyday ballet flat we've been seeing for so many years now. The style and cut of the shoe is both flattering and comfortable and is a total win for any outfit at any time. They come in all prints and fabrics and can be dressed up with a dress or skirt, or down with some skinnies and a sweater. Forever 21 has a shimmery low-cost pair here, as well as a great leopard pair in store! I own that pair myself :) And, well, Steve Madden is the KING of fabulous loafers - check out my favorite prints here, here and here!

4) Cap-toe Pumps. I don't know what it is, but I adore the cap-toe pump. Something about it says sophisticated yet unexpected. It adds a little bit of pop to a heel and draws the eye to the toe to elongate the leg. So gorgeous! I'm loving every pair I'm seeing right now. Check out these great pairs: Zara, J.Crew, Guess, Miu Miu & Christian Siriano for Payless

5) Leather, Leather & Leather. This season, we're seeing it on every article of clothing with every designer. Solid leather pieces, leather accents, the whole shebang. Celebs and models alike have stunned runways and appearances with leather shorts and pants this year and it just gets cooler and cooler in my book. Leather is such a chic way to dress up a simple black look and there's no denying that it brings a wow factor all its own. Biker jackets like this one or this one are a great way to complete any ensemble and the perfect layering piece for all of your fall looks! Take a risk you'll be proud of and wear it on bottom with jeans, shorts or a skirt! Adoring this look. Leather accents are another way to play up the trend. It adds a pop of chicness and edginess that can't be ignored. How fun is this t-shirt? I adore this trench from Steve Madden, as well as this one from Zara. A little mixed media is always a great touch.

6) Sequins. Admit it. We all feel a liiiittle sassier and girlier when we sparkle. It's a fact. I love a casual look dressed up with a hint of shine or sparkle to add that girly, statement effect. How fun is this blazer paired with a white tank, skinny jeans and some chunky boots? Or this tank with a cropped jacket and black skinnies? I also adore a great mini and slouchy top combo. How fun is this skirt? Such a fun way to shine when you're out and about. Just don't over do it and be aware of your environment. Not all employers are fans of the glam.

Let me leave you with some of pics of inspiration (a la pinterest) for my own Fall wardrobe. Hope you're inspired and excited about this season's fashion greatness!


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