I guess this isn’t much of a preview, since we are already halfway through October, where does the time go! I was on vacation two weeks ago, and have been under the weather ever since returning, so it has been awhile since my last post. More to come later on the trip! I want to show a few more of my favorite fall items and trends. Many of you may live where it is already chilly, but we were still in shorts and sandals here in North Carolina until Michael passed through. I have mixed feelings – I love summer and hot weather, but am excited to wear some of the new fall items I have picked up! We are a long way from sweaters and coats though, and that is fine with me.
I love this field jacket I picked up at Old Navy. It is a great weight for fall here, and will go with a lot. I haven’t needed it yet, but I suspect I will pull it out within the next couple weeks. It comes in a few colors, but I bought the olive shown above. Several colors are on sale, but not all, but the price is still very affordable, and this is a great transition piece no matter where you live. It runs a bit small, so if you order online, you might want to size up. I was in the store, they didn’t have the olive, but I tried on a different color to determine what size I needed, and then ordered it when I got home. The waist has a drawstring, so you can pull it in and not look so boxy. Field jackets AND olive are both big fall trends, so this fits the bill all the way around.
Mustard yellow is also a big color for this season. I have this shirt I purchased earlier in the summer from Loft, and have been saving it for the fall, because I felt like the color just exuded autumn. I love the flutter sleeve detail. The fabric very soft and flowy. For cooler weather, this would look great underneath a denim jacket.
I bought this shirt last week at a local boutique, BohoBlu. This was a warehouse sale item so is not available on their website, but bell sleeve tops continue to be very popular. That’s a good thing, because I have several I have bought over the past year or so! This one is also a very soft fabric, and will be a great top to pull out for dinner out when it’s chilly this fall.
One more item I have been wanting, but have not yet purchased, is a plaid waterfall vest, similar to below. This particular one is from the Cato Fashions website, but I have seen them at other retailers as well. I’m undecided what color scheme I want, so I plan to hit a few stores to see what I can find that will coordinate with other items I already own. I think this could be worn over a long sleeve knit t-shirt, a turtleneck, a denim shirt, or even a fitted sweater. Add some booties, or even riding boots, and you’ll have a great, classic looking fall outfit. Plaid never goes out of style if worn correctly – it doesn’t have to look like a lumberjack!
I hope this gave you some ideas for some fall pieces you may not have already purchased. I’ll be showing some of my favorite fall outfits in the coming weeks, as we finally are getting cool enough weather to wear them! Have a great week everyone!