Top 5 Fall Must Haves

by Brittany Lauren in


Yep, I said it. Fall. 

Now that summer's most dreaded F-word is out of the way, I will be free to talk about my favorite season - THE FALL. I know everyone says they loooove it, but I swear to you, my personal obsession with autumn is very real. It's the clothing, the fall-themed food, even the scent in the air. All of it. 

Although there are many aspects that I love, it's the fashion and trends that most excite me. With that, I bring you my top 5 Fall Must Haves:

 

1) Patterned Coat

Although I don't consider myself the biggest lover of colored clothing (black & white lovers, unite!), I fell in love with this piece. I find that although the dark red is eye-catching, the black will still allow this piece to work with virtually anything in my black and white dominated wardrobe. You will most likely find me wearing this with a some distressed black denim, or perhaps a pair of liquid leggings. Its thick wooly texture was exactly what I was looking for. This one is the "Pellam" coat from Aritzia.

 photo: aritzia

photo: aritzia

 photo: aritzia

photo: aritzia

 

2) Black Booties

I know, no surprise here. There's something to be said about these fashion staples if EVERYONE has a pair. They're perfect, and can be worn with anything. To spice things up a bit, I'm on the hunt for an edgy pair with cut-outs. Here are a few of my favorite finds:

 Jeffrey Campbell "Orwell" Bootie via Nordstrom

Jeffrey Campbell "Orwell" Bootie via Nordstrom

 Topshop "BOSTON" cutout boots

Topshop "BOSTON" cutout boots

 Jeffrey Campbell "MUSKRAT" boot

Jeffrey Campbell "MUSKRAT" boot

3) Statement Scarf

I am no newcomer to the scarf game, however, it was last year that I discovered my all time favorite one. The "Diamond Mosiac Blanket Scarf" from Aritzia. These scarves are thick, high quality, and make a statement. Everytime I wear one, I am sure to have someone compliment it. They are $85 CDN, and will last you for a lifetime. My two favorites are pictured below:

4) Dark Lipstick

They say it's not acceptable to wear dark lip colors in the summer months, so I suppose I have been breaking this law all summer long. Now with fall approaching, I can feel at ease knowing that my lips will be accepted, yet again. One of my all time favorites is by MAC, which is called Viva Glam III. It is a matte finish, and is the perfect shade for those who are just starting to venture into the dark lip realm. For the seasoned veterans, I recommend "Train Bleu" by NARS. This color is sure to turn some heads, and in a good way. It is a very deep plum shade, and also has a matte finish.

 NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in TRAIN BLEU

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in TRAIN BLEU

 MAC Viva Glam III 

MAC Viva Glam III 

5) Black Statement Hat

This is a trend that I am still fairly new to, as I am still on the hunt for my perfect hat. It is quite the adventure finding the perfect one, as the hats fit quite different on everyone. I have a few in my collection as of now, but none that I am in LOVE with. Below are some inspiration pictures capturing what I would like to find in my perfect hat. 

I hope you enjoyed my first fashion post, and found at least a smidge of fall inspiration! 

 

Brittany x