3 Fall Fashion Looks to get you out of your Jean rut!

Fresh Fall Styling Tips and Inspiration

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The season of Pumpkin Spice and Apple everything might have you thinking ‘blue jeans and flannel shirts’ but here are 3 simple, cute, non-denim outfits that you can put together quickly for instant style! (Bonus points for following along with the September NY Runway show trend points!)~ Ready? Here we go!

*All 3 Looks refer back to emerging trends on the September 19 New York Runways, and to Pantone’s F/W 19/20 top 12 Color Trends!

Look 1

This season’s Pantone color report named Eden (the dark green) as one of the top 12 colors for Fall 19. It’s accented beautifully here with black and a neutral beige.

Tucking in a light weight a sweatshirt/sweater into a clean a-line skirt adds a new level to an otherwise basic top. A heavier sweatshirt will create too much bulk but you can opt for a cropped top as an alternative if you hate to tuck in.

For a bonus stye point: add a belt to the waist! (*The NYFW September19 runway was full of belted waist silhouettes).

Pair this look with black suede ankle booties and top it off with a fringed scarf! (Fringe was another trend on the September NY Runway).

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Look 2

There’s no such thing as a fall color pallet without some form of orange, right?! (This season’s rust tone in the jumper below is actually named ‘Sugar Almond’ by Pantone. What a cute name!)

For this fun layered look, pair a printed chiffon blouse under a button front corduroy jumper. Make sure to select a print that doesn’t have too many colors. When combining a print with a textured fabric like corduroy, the outfit’s balance is very delicate and can easily be swayed. If you’re unsure, you can safely go with a solid.

The top here has a peasant sleeve with a gathered cuff. (Voluminous sleeves are another key trend point for this season!)

When you choose your accessories, go back to your color pallet of reds and rust tones, and of course black. The hanging chain feathers and the leaf pendant included here play up the fall theme!

Adding a black belt to the waist, not only cinches the look, but ties back into the black top (and refers back to our runway trend!)

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Close up on the floral print. Notice how it doesn’t fight with with the texture of the jumper — Also, how cute is the print this invisible girl is holding ;)

Close up on the floral print. Notice how it doesn’t fight with with the texture of the jumper — Also, how cute is the print this invisible girl is holding ;)

 

Look 3

It’s gotta be plaid for Fall! This season is drawing inspiration from the woven suiting plaids of menswear.

(Pantone’s deep red for F19 is named ‘Biking Red’. ) In this third look, its incorporated as a pop of color in the plaid dress and appears again less prominently in the plaid infinity scarf topper.

The black suede jacket is preferable to a bulkier leather here because its got a slimmer, more sleek hand and doesn’t add extra weight to the look. It has a soft sheen. The shine fabric is another S19 runway trend and doesn’t overpower the brushed texture of the plaid dress here.

Keeping this look strict to its minimal color pallet of black, red and white, the metal hardware adds the final touch.

Wearing the jacket open shows off the metal zipper for some added shine. This leaves a great opportunity to match a pendant and some boot hardware to tie the outfit together even more.

Adding a harsh moto bootie here helps to toughen up the look. This boot has a very styled pointed toe! (and remember that belted trend?—well in this outfit, its on the shoe!)

 

Now you’re totally ready to put together your own looks! Keep in mind color, silhouette, texture, print and balance! — and most of all, have fun!!

 
Behind the scenes: In the photo studio with Photographer:  Meg Zano  — and yes, that’s a bag of real apples!

Behind the scenes: In the photo studio with Photographer: Meg Zano — and yes, that’s a bag of real apples!

Fall Fashion Photo Shoot Credits:

Stylist: Deanna Kei + Photographer: Meg Zano

[Never heard of Pantone before? Pantone Color Institute releases seasonal color trend reports that set the industry standards. Designers and factories often use Pantone color standard chips/codes as a means to manage color values during the dyeing and printing processes. ]

Which of the three looks was your favorite? Would you like to see more outfit inspiration in the future? Leave a comment below and let me know!!