Fargo Fashion | Transitioning Into Fall Fashion

Autumn is here and that means it’s time to indulge in all things cozy and transitioning into the new fall fashions.

I don’t know about you, but around this time is when it really starts to become a struggle to get out of bed in the morning. With the cooler weather my bed feels extra warm and snug, making me want to just stay in it all day.

Fall is always a season to look forward to with its bountiful smells and colors. Also, not to forget the typical things that correlate with fall, like candles, pumpkin spice lattes, hot chocolate, Halloween and much more.

When it comes to clothes, it’s time for those leg warmers, mittens, parkas, chunky sweaters, turtlenecks, scarves, tights, hats, boots and so much more. With today’s fast fashions, it can be a bit overwhelming when it comes to new hot trends for the new season because we start to think we need new clothes when really, we don’t.

Here are some ways to coordinate what you might already have in your closet.

The first is what I call the classic neutral style. This style is timeless for both men and women because of how adoptable it is whether it is for casual day or night outings, it works. I myself find this the easiest to work with and perfect for those quick late mornings or days I don’t feel like putting too much effort into an outfit but still want to look put together. Consider styling some black pants, jeans or skirt with a black, white or grey sweater, turtleneck, black or grey cardigan, jacket, a light coat or parka. There isn’t much to this neutral autumn look, but rather establishing the kind of look you are going for be it casual, semi-formal or formal depending on what you select.

Another thing you can do is work some of your summer pieces into your fall wardrobe. Consider

Pairing a jacket with boots is a common fall fashion.

wearing your high-waisted grey or black shorts or skirts with tights, a bodysuit, and a bomber jacket or duster coat to complete the look. I myself have paired black jeans with a grey tank top and a light black wool coat with black Dr. Martens boots.

Now for the autumn colors which we all love: the yellow, orange, red, brown and green tones. Autumn fashions tend to have the colors —burgundy, mustard yellow, cream and olive or dark green, but that does not mean you should only limit yourself only to such colors. Other bright or vivid tones can be styled for fall. The key to working with these hues is balance. These colors coordinate well with blue jeans, but pay attention to how the wash of the jeans look with the rest of your ensemble. The hardest

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A button down goes well with white wash jeans.

I find is working with colored pants and picking shoes that complete the outfit. Try to limit color choices for the upper body to three and two different choices for the lower half.

Determining which wash of jeans is difficult, but the first model is a good example of how light wash denim can complement a warm brown rayon button-up then pull the whole outfit together with some black ankle boots. Another way to deal with a chilly day, like the model in the second photo did, is to pair a cream sweater with a tan duster coat to keep you warm, topping it off with light wash denim and black ankle boots.

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A long jacket goes well with boots for the fall.

As I have mentioned, it is really all about how you work with what you already have. Don’t feel like you need to buy new pieces each season just to keep up with trends since most trends turn out to be fads. Consider investing more in staple, good quality pieces that can be worn for more than a season and are versatile.

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