To be perfectly honest, I'm over summer and ready for fall. When I met Kim Kardashian's makeup artist, Joyce Bonelli, last week, the fall vibes were real. That morning as I got dressed, I opted for a pair of black skinny jeans, a colourful tweed top from Zara and my trusty Saint Laurent platform boots from last season. Low and behold, Joyce and I were wearing the exact same YSL boots and I couldn't help but smile over my twin-moment with someone from the Kardashian crew.
I believe one should update their wardrobe with small touches as opposed to doing an entire over haul. Remember those back to school commercials where kids get a brand new closet just because it's September? Ya, I never really stood by that. Good clothes and good style are timeless and will only need minor tweaks and updates along the way.
Since I'm already in fall mode, I thought I'd share my top 5 Must-Have items for fall this season. Of course, take it with a grain of salt because, at the end of the day, you gotta do you. Everyone's body and tastes are different and what I think looks good on my frame, might feel foreign and uncomfortable on someone else. Remember, fashion, like beauty, is about having fun and feeling like your best self. :)
I'm a little sad and embarrassed to admit I recently broke a pair of my favourite sunglasses. They fell to the ground and half of plastic arm broke at the end. Needless to say, a sunglasses update was necessary. I went with these new Carrera Bound sunglasses with the aviator vibes, gold frames and red rim around the lenses because hi, if you can't tell already, I love red. Unlike my broken sunnies, these new ones are slightly oversized which I love because I feel like I can get away with wearing less makeup when I go out. Also, I'm secretly still in love with the whole Olsen-twin-oversized-sunglasses thing.
If you've been paying attention to Zara's fall campaign shot by Steven Miesel, you'll have noticed the models all wearing this chic little newsboy cap. I was on the waiting list for this hat three times before I was finally able to get it. Three times! I love the Parisian vibe of it so much that I picked it up in two colours. It's an inexpensive way of updating my wardrobe and it'll keep me warm when the weather starts to get chilly.
3. CHECKERED OVERSIZED BLAZER
Oversized checkered blazers always remind me of the 80's, teased hair and the term "working woman". Well, they're having a big moment this fall so ditch the gingham and get out the checkered pattern. Mix it with a pair of jeans for a more casual look or add a matching pant for a chic dressed up look that's perfect for work. ;)
You might remember this blazer from my Summer Sale Haul video. I scored it for $50 at Zara and it quickly sold out. They have a similar version out right now that's still available.
4. SLIDES & MULES
Gucci, Prada, Zara, oh my. Designer or not, slides are still holding a big place in my heart for fall. I bought a couple of pairs on sale recently and I already have my eyes on a luscious pair of brown Prada mules with a curved chunky heel. Slides go well with everything and can easily be dressed up, or down, making them a truly versatile piece of footwear. I'll be rocking my gold Gucci's until the weather gets too cold and it's time to cover up my bare ankles. Alternatively, I could invest in a cute pair of socks...
Believe it or not, one of my favourite things about fall is changing up my makeup. That's right. We all know the power of makeup and nothing makes me feel more pulled together than a bold lip.
In the summer I go for brighter lip hues but come fall, it's time to bring out the russet lipsticks, burnt orange glosses, and deep wine mattes. In this post, I reached for one of Bite Beauty's new Amuse Bouche Liquified lipsticks in the shade Braised. I'll be reviewing and swatches these bad boys on my lipstick blog so make sure you check back tomorrow.
This post is sponsored by Carrera sunglasses. All photos and opinions are my own.
Photography by Geoff Martin.