Tuesday, October 28, 2014

What the Fall: Fashion and Beauty Essentials for this Autumn

I will start off by saying that I love Spring the most as a season. Then, I would chose Summer and then, I would decide on Fall. I adore sweater weather, but for me, Fall can be at times like the Sunday of seasons. It is there to warn you of winters's impending cold and darkness similar to a Sunday reminding you of the work week's time clock restarting. However, there are loads of reasons to love Fall. Aside from the start of the holiday season, marathons of Friends' Thanksgiving episodes, and touring farms, it is an awesome time of year for fashion. It's the time where minimal layers are being used to give everyone the warmth, but still convenient stylish aurora that Winter majorly lacks in. During the winter I always feel like the younger brother in A Christmas Story, bundled up so much so, that I'm afraid of falling and not being able to get back up. Thankfully, Fall is not like this. Therefore, when fellow blogger, Simone Danielle of Fashion Runs the World, invited me join in on a fall essentials collaboration, I just had to participate.

With that said, here is a list of my Fall Essentials:

1:Sweater 2:Leggings 3:Scarves 5:Facial Wipes 6:Equestrian Boots (Splurge Purchase) 7:Boot Socks 
8:Mustard Yellow Accessories

1. Sweaters 
I cannot live without sweaters. They are secretly my guilty pleasure and I will admit to having way too many of them. For Fall. they work as my jacket--keeping me warm and stylish at the same time. The best part about them is that they can be dressed up or dressed down. I've worn them with everything from yoga pants to pencil skirts.
2. Leggings
EVERYONE SHOULD OWN LEGGINGS! Okay, I know some would rather sport jeans, but personally, I absolutely love leggings. I'm pretty sure I keep Aerie in business from all the ones I buy at their stores. Like sweaters, they are extremely diverse and can be worn in a variety of ways. They even have them in all the colors of the rainbow. I only buy black though because it matches everything, but these babies are comfortable, last for a while, and can be found for a reasonable price in many places. Wear them to the gym, wear them to a nature walk, wear them to cozy movie date, or even wear them to a Thanksgiving dinner because no matter what, they will be faithful and look fabulous. Also, if you buy yoga ones, which are the types I own, your bum will thank you for making it look fit and flirty!
3. Scarves
This has to be the easiest go-to accessory for the Fall season. If you need a pop of color or simply need to get that neck of yours a little toasty, a scarf is your best friend for both. They come in an array of colors and prints and also make a great gift for any occasion!
4. Buns
Being in college, if there is one thing I can relate to, is that Monday mornings and pretty much any morning where you wake up half asleep is a day to don a bun. This signature hairstyle is like that extra cash you keep hidden for a rainy day. It's there when you really need it and surprisingly buns are a necessity quite a lot. It takes a few minutes to make and can easily be made to look effortless when paired with some dangly earrings and wait for it....a scarf.
5. Burt's Bees Cleansing Cloths
I cannot live without these cleansing cloths. Seriously, I would probably melt like the Wicked Witch of the West. Okay, I exaggerate. In all honesty though, I started using these this past summer while working at an away camp and have never looked back. It was quite the tedious task to find wipes that didn't make my eyes itch or dry my skin. These don't do either and for me that is a major win! I use them in the morning to refresh my face and yes to get rid of those dreadful eye boogies. Yes, I said eye boogies. Don't pretend like you haven't had them.
6. Equestrian Boots
Buying a well-made pair of leather boots is one of the best fashion investments one can make. I have had my equestrian boots for almost three years now and they still look great. They can be styled with any ensemble. I'm not really into combat boots or even those that look like Robin Hood went swashbuckling in them. Equestrian boots have a simple design, but also have an effortless chicness to them that will show itself in any outfit you wear.
7. Boot Socks
These are not only cute and match well with your boots and leggings, but they add extra warmth to your legs and feet on a cooler day. It's a win win...enough said.
8. Anything Mustard Yellow 
The description is pretty explanatory, but if you needed to pick a color to rely on during the Fall, try some mustard yellow. Anything in this color is a great choice to spice up an outfit made of darker tones such as burgundy or even purple. It looks amazing against darker hues and creates a contrast that gives you instant street style maven status. Just remember: if it goes well with a hot dog, it goes well with any outfit.

Other Bloggers Involved with Fall Essentials:
Simone Danielle- Fashion Runs the World
Diane Taha- Style Context
Heather- Fashionista NY Girl 

1 comment:

  1. I have become the collector of scarves. Sunglasses, hats, and scarves are now my accessories that I can never have enough of lol Great list!!