The Fall Essentials
Leaving the warm summer days behind and creeping into the crisp weather of fall can be a struggle. But, fall is the season for fashion! Layers on layers, neutral colors, new accessories and pumpkin spice everything of course…Here are the fall must haves of 2014!
1. Military Jacket
The oversized, neutral colored, military-style jacket is the best to have this fall. With even just a pair of jeans and a t-shirt, a military jacket will complete any outfit for the fall. Comfy and casual to wear all the time!
2. Dark or Neutral Nails
Put away those bright and neon nails for the season and revisit them in the spring! Dark and neutral toned nails are the way to go! Burgundy and Nude colors are a necessity to everyone’s nail polish collection for fall and winter!
3. Knit Sweater
What’s better than a cozy oversized sweater? Throw one on with a pair of leggings and call it a day! It’s as easy as that. If you’re feeling extra fall-ish, pair it with a statement necklace, scarf, or both!
4. Statement Necklaces
Everyone loves a little bling! Statement necklaces are becoming kind of a big deal…Whether they’re long or short, having a statement necklace can tie together a whole outfit. Layering and bunching together necklaces is very much a trend this season so don’t be afraid to wear more than one!
Flannels are extremely versatile. If you’re feeling preppy, put a cardigan over it. If you’re feeling hipster, pair it with a graphic tee and a beanie. If you want to keep warm, throw a vest on top. And if you just want to rock a flannel, then you do you and style it with any accessories, or none at all!
6. Dark or Neutral Lips
Dark lips are in! If you’re going to have a dark lip color on, make sure that you keep the rest of your face (eyes and cheeks) neutral. If you’re not feeling so daring, stick to a nude color lip. Have fun and play up the smokey eyes when wearing a nude lip color!
7. Dark-Wash Jeans
The dark wash skinny jean can be found in mostly everyones wardrobe. ‘nough said!
When wearing jeans with booties, an exposed ankle is key to keeping your ankles looking as slim as possible. One of the ways to create this gap between the jeans and boots is a cuffed hem. They can also be worn with a skirt or dress and tights or tall knee socks for a super cute and flirty look!
9. Chunky Scarf
Keep warm and snug with a big scarf. Whether you’re dressing up or dressing down, scarves are a fun way to accessorize while blocking out the chill at the same time!
10. Tote Bag
Store everything you need in an oversized tote bag! Leather totes are very in, and neutral colors look great with any outfit!
With these essentials, you’ll be sure to stay warm, comfortable and in style this season! Find these essentials in stores all over! In Newport, you can find all of these great items right on Brick Alley. Stores include, J.Crew, Francesca’s, Gap, Express, Jack Wills and more! Take a trip further down Thames St. for more stores including Pink Pineapple, Gossip, Rochella and more! Have fun will fashion this fall and use these essentials to create your own style!
Posted by: Ariana Puopolo and Kirsten Tegtmeier