1. Patagonia Women’s Jacket ($139) // 2. Alexis Bittar Cordova Bangle ($150) // 3. Theory Yulia Leather Front Sweater ($495) // 4. Bandolino Countless Boot ($149) // 5. Marlie Purse in Tweed ($248) // 6. All Saints Tonya Dress ($208) // 7. Gap Printed Flat ($50) // 8. Black Perforated Faux Leather Skirt ($55)
This turn in the weather has me thinking about pieces I want for fall–cozy jackets, fall colors, leather and boots. Lots of boots. Here are few of the pieces that I have had on my mind.
One. This jacket provides the perfect lightweight warmth for October days and chilly September nights. The pockets make this a great jacket for running errands, because with a small wallet like the J.Crew magic wallet, you won’t need to carry a purse. I also like this Barbour polar quilt jacket, if you have a bit more money to spend.
Two. I cannot stop thinking about this pyrite bangle. I love the gorgeous colors and the way the imperfections make the piece interesting and unique. Mixing dark metals with yellow gold is a big trend in jewelry right now. I love these delicate pyrite drops on sale at Gilt, and this C. Wonder Two-Tone Link Bracelet.
Three. Leather accents are a great look for fall. I love this Theory sweater, but if you’re looking for something less expensive try this Sparkle & Fade sweater in black or this ASOS chunky sweater with leather accents on the sleeve.
Four. My cognac boots get so much wear in the winter that it verges on ridiculous. Since Ciao Bella is out of business, and their Bluefly stock is selling out, I’ve been looking for a replacement. (Salvation! Laura mentioned in the comments that Victoria’s Secret is now selling Ciao Bella boots. Awesome.) I love these Bandolino’s and their simple strap detail. I also found these plain cognac boots from Steve Madden, if you’re not feeling the strap. Prefer a shorter boot? This Arzt boot from Aldo is worth a look.
Six. This raisin shade is so beautiful. This dress would look amazing with black tights and a long black jacket or under a camel cardigan. I also found this drape-neck Ralph Lauren dress in the same shade.
Seven. Leopard flats are my second favorite fall shoe (after cognac boots) and this pair from the Gap is a great option. I also like these similarly priced BP Moveover flats and these more expensive Michael Kors flats in a slightly lighter shade.
Eight. A leather skirt can be a versatile addition to any wardrobe. This perforated skirt is more suited to off-hours, but this DvF Rita leather pencil skirt and this less expensive leather-trim skirt from Vince Camuto. Try styling these pieces with softer blouses, like silk chiffon, or with super-soft cashmere sweaters.