Fall Trends: For the Birds

This outfit isn’t necessarily “trendy”, but it definitely feels like fall.  This is the last in my Fall Trends series and I think it’s perfect to end on this note.  I generally don’t wear a lot of browns because I’m not great at styling them.  I never know what colors work with brown but this outfit is perfect!

Fall Trends: For the Birds

I love the peter pan collar and the playful pattern that almost acts as a neutral because of the darker colors.  Also, how incredible is the sheer back of this top?  Such a sexy little surprise!  I would have never picked up a pair of brown pants on my own but these were so fabulous that I’ve officially added them to my wishlist.

Fall Trends: For the Birds

Purse: Melie Bianco $98 // Pants: Sanctuary $158 // Blouse: Kensie $78

This is the last of my posts from Art Effect.  A huge thank you to my wonderful friend Alex for helping me coordinate this and for styling such fantastic outfits for me.  I can’t wait to work with Art Effect again.


Fall Trends: Polka Dots

Is it bold to say my favorite trend, in the history of trends, is over-sized polka dots?  When I saw this ensemble laid out for me at Art Effect I audibly squealed.  This is the sweater of my dreams!!!  I immediately envisioned myself wearing it with skinny jeans and flats for a day at work or paired with a fierce pair of shoes for a night out.  When paired with this sweet skirt it immediately became a perfect outfit for an early fall brunch.  The colors in this are so versatile while the pattern is a great play on such a classic pattern.  I really can’t get enough of this ensemble and you can bet I’ll include this sweater in my closet for many seasons to come.

Fall Trends: Polka Dots

Sweater: Dex $102 // Skirt: Line & Dot $113 // Book: Alice and Wonderland $35.00
Ring: Art Effect $15 // Necklace: Art Effect $22


Fall Trends: Leather Round Two

Fall Trends: Stripes

Remember those fabulous faux leather leggings from Tuesday?  Well they’re back again for today’s fall trend post.  In my opinion, the most important part of wearing trends is mixing them with pieces you will always love.  For me, stripes are a staple in my wardrobe.  If my pieces aren’t a solid color, they’re striped or polka dotted; what can I say, I know what I like!
Fall Trends: Stripes

top: Bailey $44 // leggings: Ella Moss $148 // Sunglasses: AJ Morgan $16 // shoes: Boutique 9

I really loved these leggings and when I walked past this striped shirt I knew they would be perfect together.  I love the versatility of these leggings and I’m certain this shirt could become a well-worn favorite in my closet.  It’s so fun mixing my classic style up with the trend of the season!  Thanks again to the Art Effect gals for letting me crash their store.


Fall Trends: Oversized Knits

Continuing on with my fall trends series with Art Effect, I bring you this glorious oversized knit sweater.  Can I just tell you how excited I am for sweater weather?  I’ve had my eye on a few sweaters from J.Crew, Ruche, Anthropologie, and Banana Republic so I really need to narrow down what I’m going to add to my wardrobe.  After all, I’m not made of money but I do like to have nice things.  Ahhhh what a tough life I lead ;).

Oversized Knits

sweater: Mystree $96 // leggings: Ella Moss $148

This sweater has me itching to break out my knitting needles and make one of my own!!  I’ve never made a sweater before but I’m pretty sure this is my year to figure it out.  This outfit is a little sexy and I’m surprised to be saying that about a grandma-chic sweater.  We paired it with some faux leather leggings and just a simple black bra.  This would be a great fall ladies night outfit–if you’re into that sort of thing.

Fall Trends: Teacher Knows Best

As soon as I put on this outfit all the ladies who were styling me told me I looked like a teacher.  I felt like a really stylish teacher, but I can’t say I would have looked out of place at the head of a classroom.  One of my favorite parts of this experience was wearing outfits I never would have put together on my own yet feeling totally comfortable in them.  These pants by Sanctuary are incredibly comfortable and this top was so delicate and beautiful.

Art Effect Fall Trends

earrings: Art Effect $18 // blouse: Waverly Grey $205 // jeans: Sanctuary $139

The fall trend in this is found in the mustard color of my pants.  Apparently it’s all the rage and I love it!  If you have fair skin like I do it’s sometimes tough to pull off mustard but pairing it with a bright top solved that problem right away.

Fall Trends: Art Effect Chicago

We paired it with these sweet red earrings and I posed with a globe because, why not?  This was definitely one of my favorite looks!  How do you feel about mustard this fall?  I really thought it was a trend I couldn’t wear but I’m excited to see that if I find the right pieces it will absolutely work for me!

Remember, you can get all of these looks at Art Effect in Chicago.  If you aren’t local, check out their website.  You will not be disappointed.