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Florida, its weather gods, and the Gregorian calendar may disagree with me, but as soon as Labor Day passes, it’s officially fall. September is amazing in itself for the sole fact that all my favorite magazines release their fall fashion editions in the beginning of the month. During a routine shopping expedition at Target, I immediately grabbed Elle’s and InStyle’s September, ie Fall Fashion, issue, and the inspiration started flowing. I can’t quite put my finger on why I adore this season’s styles more than any other; it may be the plaid, the flannel, the scarves, the blazers, the boots, the tailgating ensembles.. I just love it all. From gingham to animal prints, wool to fleece material, booties to knee-high riding boots, my classically conservative style is epitomized during this beautiful season.
For my first Florida fall fashion look of the year, I decided to spin the classic autumn elements into a more business casual feel, since I spend 80% of my life in my office these days. Don’t ever let anybody tell you that flannel doesn’t dress up nicely when paired with a not-so-mini J.Crew mini skirt and closed-toe patent leather heels.
When I combine the elements of classic and preppy, which in my opinion are already synonymous, Audrey Hepburn comes to mind. Ergo, I had to pair my outfit with a variation of her signature style of over-sized oval/round-framed sunglasses, as well as with an adorable neutral leopard scarf, pearl studs, and silver jewelry.
Shirt: J. Crew | Skirt: J. Crew, Similar | Scarf: Apt. 9 | Shoes: BCBG | Bag: Kardashian Kollection | Sunglasses: Fantas-Eyes | Watch: Kate Spade | Bangle: David Yurman
Elle’s September issue even inspired me to dye my hair–again– to better reflect my affinity for the fall season. Yes, I went dark, and I love it. Pictures to come! Oh, and if you pick up two Fall Fashion magazines (InStyle, Elle, and/or Vogue), you’ll get a $5 gift card from Target.. and maybe the inspiration to switch up your hair and buy a gorgeous new red Ralph Lauren bag, as well! The offer starts August 25th and runs through September 13th while supplies last.
What are your favorite fashion trends for Fall 2014? Hope the weather near you is warming up a bit. Down here in Florida, we’re still in the mid-upper ’90s. Womp.
This is such a cute fall look! As always, so look fab! I am loving that bag too. Can't wait to see the hair color change!
I have this same plaid top! I love how you paired it with leopard!
You look fantastic! I love the J Crew skirt!
Such a great look, I love how you mixed and matched prints. These are all great fall transition pieces!
The leopard-print scarf really pulls it all together!
Chloe | Wanderlust in the Midwest
This is a super cute outfit! I would have never thought to pair flannel with the leopard print scarf – but it works SO well!
You look so lovely and elegant 🙂 x
Freya's Fashion Chapter
simply amazing. <3 Enjoying reading your posts, waiting for the next post;) xx Peach
This is a great look! I live near Orlando too and it's too darn hot for me to wear a scarf just yet, but I can't wait until I can.. fall/winter is my favorite time! Okay, so is spring… I guess it's just summer I don't really like. lol!
Love this outfit – great take on flannel! I'm in Florida too and anxiously awaiting some cool weather.
I need this entire outfit ASAP. Love it! Can't wait to see your dark hair.
~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
Cute outfit! Love that you kept all the fun and focus on the top half and paired it with a simple, neutral heel.
Love everything! Super classy and perfect for the beginning of fall!
I love that red purse. It's a must have. My favorite fall trend will always be boots and light jackets. You look great.
Beautiful fall outfits and I love the red purse also.
Beautiful! I love how you finished off the outfit with the leopard print scarf. Looks gorge! Loving that bag!!
I need this shirt sister!!!
Jenna from Visions of Vogue
LOVE the cheetah print scarf! Great outfit 🙂
Loving the combo between plaid and animal print. Cute outfit.