White Willow Style Guide - 10 Fall Fashion Must Haves

It's that time of year again where we say bye bye to our tank tops and shorts and slowly move into warmer clothes. The weather has become confusing and unreliable. You put on a sweater as it's chilly in the morning but then you start sweating mid day because it gets too hot! You hear everyone starting to complain about the rain, frizzy hair from the humidity, shorter days, and so on. Well, think about the bright side ladies, that means BOOTS, SCARVES and JEANS! I personally love fall and fall fashion. There is just something about layers for me! And of course I can never get enough of scarves! They bring a certain style to your look as well as a feeling of coziness.

Though no woman today expects to refresh her entire closet for fall, or any season for that matter, still some great buys might be just what she needs for a style revival and to spice up her wardrobe. With that in mind, I would like to share with you some of my top favorite must-have fall fashion items which I've spotted in my recent shopping adventures both in person and online. I must admit some of these goodies have found their way into my closet and drawers already!

1. Wear It With the Right Accessory

A necklace could clash with the pattern of your outfit, so opt for a statement bracelet instead. Vince Camuto gold metal fixed with pearls bracelet, $175 CAD. www.vincecamuto.com

Vince Camuto Gold Metal Bracelet

2. Oooo, Get a Trapeze Bag

Choose deep hues like hunter, cobalt or beet red like this one. DKNY fine pebble leather satchel, $379 CAD. www.dkny.com

DKNY fine pebble leather satchel

3. The Perfect Peplum Top

Extremely feminine! Bring sophistication to your look with a lace peplum top that is just complete with a flattering fit. BCBGMAXAZARIA Estelle long-sleeve lace peplum top, $185 CAD. www.bcbg.com


4. Dress It Up with Ankle Boots

Ankle boots always help you dress things up. Michael KORS woods leather ankle boot, $228 CAD. www.michaelkors.ca

Michael KORS wooden leather ankle boot

5. Keep Warm with a Scarf

Nothing will make you feel as warm and cozy as a scarf! Banana Republic Reese plaid scarf, $85 CAD. www.bananarepublic.ca

6. Bring in the Edgy-Glam with Drop Earring

Put on sparkly drop earrings with a formal evening dress or even a semi-formal attire. Kate Spade fancy that double drop earrings, $68. www.katespade.com

Kate Spade fancy that double drop earrings

7. Be Cozy Yet Chic with a Turtleneck

Fall is known as sweater weather and turtlenecks are in. They are cozy, warm and practical and go with almost everything. Choose either a long-sleeve or sleeveless. This one will go well with jeans. J.CREW Cambridge cable chunky turtleneck sweater, $128 CAD. www.jcrew.com

8. Bring in a Twist with Men Style Shoes

Men style shoes may not be for everybody but they definitely are a trend this season. They can surly bring in a twist to your fall look. They are great for both the office workers and dramatic fashionistas. Marc Fisher pagan patent casual loafer, $79 USD. www.marcfisherfootwear.com

9. Add Some Mystery with the Right Hat

A great hat can take an otherwise basic outfit to the next level by adding a little polish and a little mystery. Michael Stars Uptown floppy hat, $107 CAD. www.michaelstars.com

10. Grab an Over-sized Clutch

Oversize clutches or folding bags are the style to carry this season. They are functional and can bring elegance to even a simple look. Vince modern V haircalf pochette (in black or bordeaux), $295. www.vince.com

All comments are welcome. Tell us which of these are your favorites!