Fall closet cravings

I crave clothes… maxi dresses in the Summer, and for Fall? Seasonal prints to help me coast into Winter, with boots and booties galore.

 Let’s start with my leopard print addiction. In my defense, this is one trend that comes around so often you can be sure classically-styled pieces will serve your wardrobe for years to come. This is true more than ever when you find something vintage — be that a scarf or hat, to full length swing coat.

Think of it as a spice for your wardrobe, use it often but remember a little bit goes a long way.

 Another killer print… red plaid, or red tartan as the case may be. Beautifully classic for the holiday season, but it can also be worn year round. I’m loving flirty length skirts and dresses that fall just above the knee that can be worn in warmer weather with a black pump, or throw on a black leather jacket, black tights and black knee high boots, and voila. Winter wear without freezing!

 The over-the-knee high boot is another big trend this season, but I prefer boots that go to the knee instead. I’ll leave the thigh-highs to the 20-somethings. And it’s another wardrobe piece you can pull on any year, and feel great (and cozy) in. I like a chunkier boot heel to give me some solidity, while still getting the lifted look from the heel. Jeans, tucked in or out, or skirts and dresses. Very versatile, and practical once the snow arrives.

 Speaking of secure treading in winter weather, the lug sole trend has got me. I love how these booties marry masculine and feminine into one cohesive piece! Last year, a beloved Vince Camuto ombre patent leather, high heel buckle ankle bootie died a terrible death upon only the third wear. This season I found a Colin Stuart black suede, buckle ankle bootie to ease the sorrow of the one that got away last season. Great for jeans, great for black tights and that plaid dress, pictured above!

…But the lug sole just barely proportions out the danger of teetering on this 5″ heel. Icy outside? Not so much.

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