Fall Fashion Picks–2011

I was recently asked by BlogHer to answer a question for their Life Well Lived Looking Your Best series. Check out the BlogHer expert post, from one of my favorite fashion bloggers, …love Maegan, where I left a comment with some of my thoughts on Maegan’s choices. 
Here are my full answers for the million dollar question:

What are your Fall must-have fashion picks?

1.  A great pair of neutral flats. I am currently lusting after the Frye Regina or Carson ballet flat because I love all things leather, especially when it comes to Frye. They’re perfect for transitioning from weather that’s too cold for sandals and too hot for boots. I love the worn in look of the camel leather, which will surely coordinate with all of the autumnal hues in your wardrobe.

2. A slightly cropped straight or skinny jean. Speaking of great flats, a great cropped jean is the perfect companion for crisp fall days. I have been on the search for the PERFECT cropped skinny jean, and have heard from one of my fashion gurus, Possessionista, that the J Brand is the best. Here is Duchess Kate Middleton wearing the J Brand 811 ‘Olympia’ skinny jeans… and we all know you can’t go wrong with Kate.

3. A fabulous leather boot. For days that are downright chilly, your skinny jeans can double as the perfect jean to tuck into your go-to leather boot. As I mentioned, I love all things Frye, so I recommend the Harness boot for it’s awesome ability to go with everything and funk up any outfit with a cool rocker vibe. I also love the Jane Stitching Horse because the impeccable leather gives a dressy feel, yet the stitching keeps it rustic.

4. A super-flared jean. I’ve always loved seventies fashion, and this fall I am specifically loving a Dazed and Confused, Three’s Company look and it all starts with a great flare. If you want to be extra daring, make them high-waisted! While it may not be for everyone, I think it gives an extra seventies vibe. I love Zoe Saldana’s cool, casual look in these Black Orchid flare jeans. If you’re in the market for a Look for Less, try these Hi-Rise Retro Flare jeans from Old Navy.

5. A colorful cardigan. My current love is this one by Flying Tomato which I purchased at one of my favorite local boutiques, The Yellow Button. The bright colors are perfect for adding a pop of color to any outfit and it’s so cozy and soft!

6. Something Lacy. This list would not be complete without my first love: lace. I have a special place in my closet for all of my lace covered tops, skirts and sweaters and I must admit, it is getting embarrassingly large. I love the vintage feel and am happy to see that it’s still a trend and popping up all over my favorite catalogs. The Ruth tunic dress from none other than Fossil has intricate lace detailing making the feminine piece versatile and flattering for both day and night.

What are some of your favorite fashion picks this fall?

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