The leaves have changed their colours and are slowly beginning their descent to the ground and pumpkin spice is taking over our lives. Which can only mean one thing: Summer is officially over. The transition into Fall is always an exciting time of the year which means that your style game has to follow suit. These five fall essentials will help make your transition into fall, as cool as the October air.
1. Blanket Scarf
Fall fashion means layers, layers and more layers! A cozy blanket scarf is the
perfect accessory to elevate your whole outfit. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing,
it's also super cozy and keeps you warm and toasty when the temperatures begin
to drop. Plus they're massive and legitimately double as blankets - perfect for
when all you want to do is cuddle.
This blanket scarf is a cult favourite! It comes in a myriad of colours and styles and is beyond cozy. (Wilfred Diamond Mosaic Blanket $85 - Aritzia)
This plaid blanket scarf from ZARA is a more affordable option but is just as chic and cozy. (Maxi Checked Scarf $39.90 - ZARA)
2. Ankle Booties
There's nothing like a killer pair of ankle boots during the fall to boost your confidence and help you stride in style. Pair them with a pair of distressed jeans and a tunic top for a casual yet sophisticated look, or throw them on with a
bodycon dress for a glam night out on the town.
This black pair of ankle boots is perfect for fall. The faux suede finish and gold
zip detailing add an extra touch to the classic design. Plus the extra chunky block
heel makes them super easy to walk in. (Kelii Black Ankle Boot $130 - Aldo)
These purple booties certainly have a classic feel but the crushed velvet finish and gold detailing make them pop. (Biradia Boots $79.99 - Call It Spring)
3. Chunky Sweater
A chunky knit sweater is the one item of clothing that will truly never go out of
style. With so many styles, colours and textures - there's something for everyone.
This piece is a modern twist on the classic chunky cable knit sweater with its high turtleneck and unexpected cutout at the neckline. Plus the gorgeous dusty pink colour is right on trend. (Turtle Neck Cut-out Sweater $49.95 - Dynamite)
The simplicity of this rib knit sweater with its slouchy fit makes it incredibly versatile so you can dress it up or down. (Rib-knit Sweater $29.99 - H&M)
4. Leather Biker Jacket
There's nothing like leather to instantly add some sexy edge to your look. A
classic leather biker jacket is an extremely versatile item which any girl can pull off
and with virtually any outfit. Although you can never go wrong with the classic black, shades like burgundy and forest green are just as versatile and look equally as chic. Dress it down with jeans and a tee or dress it up with
a satin cami and a cute midi skirt.
The classic silhouette of this jacket, with its silver hardware will complement any look. (Faux Leather Biker Jacket $69.90 - ZARA)
Another option is this beautiful forest green jacket, also with silver hardware. The striking colour is the perfect statement piece. (Harriet Faux Leather Vegan Biker Jacket $107 - Boohoo)
5. Bold Lipstick
Coco Chanel once said, "if you're sad, add more lipstick and attack". She could not
be more right. A bold lip can instantly transform your entire look and make you
look and feel like a total badass. Fall is the perfect time to try out rich hues like
deep berries, reds and mauves. Keep the rest of your makeup clean and simple
and let your lips do all the talking.
This gorgeous deep berry colour is stunning on a variety of skin tones - plus the
velvety matte formula is extremely pigmented and lasts all day long. (Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick in Blackerry Sorbet $18 - Sephora)
If liquid lipsticks aren't your thing then you should definitely check out this stunning deep red lipstick from MAC. Plus, it's part of their Viva Glam range which means that every cent earned from the sale of the lipstick goes to the MAC Aids Fund. (Viva Glam I Lipstick $22 - MAC Cosmetics)