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This time of year is all about starting fresh. Whether you're heading back to school or graduated so many years ago you'd frankly rather stop counting (just me?), September brings with it that sense that something new's about to happen. And it probably will - after all, as the long & lazy days of summer come to an end, you probably feel a renewed sense of energy to get back to business. And, even if you plan on making summer last for-e-ver (and ever and ever), you can always start fresh with fashion. Sometimes, a new pair of jeans, some cozy sweaters and the perfect pair of ankle boots are all it takes to feel like a new woman, no major life changes required.
If you're ready to try something new, this season's the perfect time to switch things up - from a statement choker to a pair of metallic loafers, these 10 trends are SO this season. Speaking of starting fresh, I'm off to do something new, too, Intercity. Had so much fun shopping (and blogging) with you. xx
STYLIST TIPS | Who says you shouldn't show your love for flowers all year long? On a black backdrop, a flower print dress looks perfectly on point. Simply add opaque black tights (when it gets too cold or your legs get too pale to go bare) a pair of ankle or over-the-knee black boots and a little denim jacket to look like anything but a wallflower this fall.
STYLIST TIPS | If you wore a minimalist choker all summer, fall's the perfect time to take your neck game next level. Keep it cool with a thick black collar (fashion buzzword), an OTT statement sparkler or a pearl embellished beauty. P.S. Anything with oversized pearls is a big Fall '16 'do'.
STYLIST TIPS | They're your fave distressed boyfriend jeans, except pulled apart, then patched back together. If you already love distressed jeans, then you'll love the new deconstructed twist. Simply add a black turtleneck, black ankle boots and a moody filter for your Insta feed.
WE LOVE | Tomgirl Jean, $79, American Eagle
STYLIST TIPS | Emojis are such a personal choice. Some of us are unicorns, some are heart eyes, some are crying laughers and others just don't emoji at all. While your phone might be loaded with emojis, you might not have worn them until now, and since plastering your bomber, overalls or backpack with emojis might feel a little permanent, a clutch is totally non-commital. Wear it whenever you want to express yourself - obviously this clutch expresses that you're 100% ready for a super fun night.
WE LOVE | Emoji Clutch, $30, ALDO
STYLIST TIPS | You can never go wrong with nude shoes, until you realize you have 5 identical pairs and suddenly, you're Kate Middleton. Whom we all love. Obviously. Except have you looked at her shoe game lately? Weak. If you're a nude shoe addict, try shifting to something slightly different this fall - namely pale pink or metallic - as wearable as your nudes but way more fash-un.
STYLIST TIPS | Don't drag yourself to work in basic black pants or leggings every day. Pleated pants are slouchy enough to look cool yet polished enough to look profesh. Add a crisp white blouse, killer heels and a pearl choker (see above) to look like you know what's up.
STYLIST TIPS | The hoodie is back and we couldn't be happier. Wear it with pride on all your off-duty days with joggers or jeans and knit sneakers. When the weather cools down, layer it under your bomber jacket for extra style points.
STYLIST TIPS | When it comes to blazers this season, boyfriend is better. The new long blazer looks like those long cardis you love so much, but the structured silhouette will make you look instantly pulled-together. Wear it over an all-black base (black slouchy pants and a black bodysuit would look amazing with this), or over a chambray shirt and black skinnies to win the weekend.
STYLIST TIPS | If last year's jackets are ready to be recycled, it might be time to try one of fall's cute new jackets. If denim's your fave, try the Fall '16 update - think last year's distressed denim jacket but longer and slouchier, like you've borrowed your boyfriend's jacket. Our other top pick? The silky bomber jacket in a fun print like this amazing green camo - ideal for those early fall months or for layering up under your winter coat later. Go up a size for added coolness.
STYLIST TIPS | This fall, it's all about the knit kick. From NYC-uniform Flyknits to the new Adidas Ultraboost, these highly textured sneakers are the perfect update to last year's minimalist kicks. Wear them to the gym or (if you're like me) for walking down the street, looking back over your shoulder, as you try to get that street style shot juuuust right. xx