6 Styles I’m Digging Right Now

IMG_1328Somewhere between a fractured ankle, a time-consuming garden, creating 3 months worth of content, and ever fluctuating temperatures, we skated into fall. For quite some time, I’ve wanted to share my summer and my fall inspiration, but tbh, things have been moving so rapidly over here, that I can’t keep up with the changing seasons. So to get back into the swing of things, I’m sharing 6 styles I’m really digging right now.

  1. Sweaters

No surprise here, and not really a style, but I absolutely adore sweaters and fall temperatures. There’s just something so sweet about bundling up in a warm, cozy sweater and sipping coffee. Ahh, can’t you just smell the morning brew? This year, L.L. Bean has been diligently targeting me, and I’m shamelessly hooked. Another go-to as of late has been a retailer out in Utah, called Roolee. They have the cutest styles and they’re SO affordable! I’ve bought several pieces from Roolee and they’re very good quality, so I highly recommend.

2. Mules

I am absolutely obsessed with mules and slides. These babies are effortlessly chic. Seriously, throw on a black top with black pants and a pair of fabulous rose mules—you will be instantly transformed. You can wear them with virtually anything. Trust me, you can. I strongly believe that every woman needs a pair of these in her closet, and I’m not sure I’ve ever felt this strongly about any garment or accessory. That’s super serial, friends.

3. Millennial Pink

Can’t stop, won’t stop. I’m absolutely obsessed with dusty rose hues (or as YouTube calls it—millennial pink). I have begun a small collection of household items, as well as clothes and accessories in these delightful shades, and I can still use more of these colors in my life.

4. Athleisure

Can I just say, that I am so glad we live in a day and age where leggings and sweatshirts are socially acceptable in public? Athleisure is nothing new, but every year it seems to continue to grow and become more relevant and stylish—which I’m am absolutely onboard with. What I love about athleisure is that (at least for me) it inspires me to be more healthy, to get out and get moving. Plus, there’s the comfort factor. That my friends is a win-win.

5. Naturals

Perhaps it’s the people I follow, or perhaps it’s me easily falling victim to trends, but I am loving all the camel, chocolate, beige, natural color palettes. What I love most about the above styles is that they are modern renditions of timeless pieces, e.g. the trench (Casablanca, anyone?), high waisted trousers, turtlenecks, and of course, we mustn’t forget off the shoulder tops (thank you, 80’s). One of my favorite gals (Cella Jane Blog) really turned me on to this palette. But seriously, scroll through her IG feed and you’ll be hooked too. It’s just so warm and fabulous.

6. Trousers

Last spring I bought a pair of wide-leg trousers and I fell in love. What I love most about this style is the versatility. You can literally wear trousers year-round and keep your outfits fresh. Right now, I’m styling mine with booties, dark sweaters or turtlenecks, and a scarf. I love that these trousers can be styled up for the office, or dressed down for a weekend outing, brunch, or visit to the art museum. While these pants may not be for everyone, I do recommend giving them a try—you’d be surprised how well these pants work.

So there you have it—6 styles I’m really digging right now. What are some styles you’re into? Share in the comments below! Until next time, ✌️.

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Fall Trend Forecast

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Guys, the 90’s are back and so are all these Backstreet Boys songs that I fondly replay in my mind while Josh atrociously sings, Goodies. Yes, the Ciara song. Lot’s of throwbacks in the house tonight…ANYWAY, I know what you’re thinking, Caitlin the 90’s have been back, like duhh. True, but at last, they’re back in a good way. Almost. Besides 90’s inspiration for fall trends we’ll take a look at some fashion fixations that I’m certainly looking forward to. Here we go!

  1. Stirrup Pants

Meeeoooww. As the ever-growing trend of athleisure continues to flourish, so begins this throwback. If you haven’t seen them in your yoga class, you will soon. I was skeptical at first, and then I bought these bad boys and my doubts diminished. Unlike the 90’s, 2016 will probably save you from massive camel toes, and thank heavens, the leotard-over-leggings-look hasn’t made a comeback. Plus, 2016 stirrup pants are fitted, unlike the 90’s when we had this awkward flabby fabric sitting at the ankle. I’m a proponent for athleisure, and you can totally make minimal effort look fabulous. I wear my stirrup leggings every single week. Seriously. I’m obsessed with them. Not only are the fantastically comfortable, they’re functional, and SUPA cute.

Where you can find them:

Alo Yoga, Target, Express, Nordstrom, and Google if you have no luck with all 4 of those.

2. Wrap Necklaces

I’m not a super fan of chokers, but I’m loving these. They’re simple, sexy, and have that southwest swagger (which I LOVE). I contested the cost of these necklaces; I mean seriously, it’s a string with tassels, so I opted to make them myself. I spent a solid $23 on several yards of black, brown, and beige suede, and faux leather string. In addition I found these itty-bitty clasps that I fashioned into tassels. It legit took me all of 10 minutes to make 2 necklaces, so if you’d like that how-to insider information, hit a sister up. Otherwise, you can purchase these lovelies here:

Urban Outfitters, Lulu’s, Etsy.

3. Flannel, Plaid, Gingham, you got it!

 

Everyone knows flannel is a fall favorite, but this year is all about the twist- literally, around your waist. Oh yes, this practical 90’s hack is on-trend. Not only should you expect flannel, plaid, and gingham derrière, you may notice it in “new” fashions including, trenches, vests, of course, blanket scarfs (still my favorite accessory), skirts, jumpers, et cetera.

Get your flannel fix here:

Target, Zara, Shabby Apple, Nordstom, Nordstrom again, and Urban Outfitters.

4. Over-the-knee boots and oversized sweaters.

Supa, supa, supa, supa stoked to rock these boots with oversized sweaters this fall! I just have no words. Chunky sweaters are the best and over-the-knee boots are simply sexy. I got my boots here, but you can also find them here:

Asos, Famous Footwear, Nordstrom, Nordstrom again, and Steve Madden.

Speaking of oversized sweaters, look out for oversized tops this fall, like this one (don’t mind scary model).

5. Half pony.

Another 90’s favorite, the half pony is back (hehe) and my go-to for the office. Keep it bohemian chic or make it pop like Ariana Grande. Her hair is a little too extreme (or maybe too juvenile) for my tastes, but that seems to be the bees knees with many. Expect more top knots, and the man buns aren’t over yet.

6. Metallics.

I’m having flashbacks to the millennium all over again; what with Met Gala’s Manus x Machina. Technology advancements, digital interwebs, and the future of fashion; it’s all so shiny! I’ve never understood why futuristic fashion is always metallic. Surely, we will wear something less luminous. That is unless we’re collecting energy with our wearables, or something of that nature. Whether you’re fearless of flash, or just want to add a little sparkle to your OOTD, here are some places you can find some shine:

Zara, Zara,  Zara, Zara, Zara everything, these incredibly beautiful velvet over-the-knee boots, Nordstrom,  and Asos.

(I am an alliteration-animal.)

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So there you have it; my fall trends forecast. Nothing but 90’s, shiny, oversized shirts, chokers, velvet, pleats, and seasonably fit, flannel.

Now let’s hear it. What fall trends are you looking forward to?