Fall is all about cozying up and feeling sexy with the one you love, even if you only just found him this season. And, like a man, a bag is a great accessory for any fall ensemble. We’ve made our fall 2012 handbag selections, and they are complete with color-blocked clutches, sophisticated totes, and hands-free crossbodies that are sure to please even the choosiest of ladies.
1. Skylar backpack by Simone Camille, $810.00
This is no ordinary school day backpack— fringe, embroidery, and embellishments take the convenience of the design to a whole other level. Style maven Nicole Richie was recently spotted with this black beauty. Carry by the handle or keep your hands free and wear it on one shoulder. Either way you’re sure to catch eyes.
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Emma Roberts was recently seen wearing this leopard print calf hair shoulder bag, and we always love her look. Animal print accents are a modern staple and Emma pulls off the pattern beautifully by keeping the rest of her outfit simple and casual. The leather and gold chain strap can be removed, transitioning the bag to a nighttime clutch with ease.
When the weather turns, so must your closet, and this fall 2012 we’re seeing jean trends change as fast and as colorful as the leaves. No longer must we only choose from tried and true dark and distressed skinnies! Instead, this fall brings textures, colors, prints, and patterns, and we’ve got all your options covered. But remember, the most important part of jeans is the fit. No trend will look good unless you get the cut right for your body.
1. Boyfriend Jeans: 7 For All Mankind Crop Josefina Jeans, $225
Boyfriend jeans work well on many body types, but look especially great on ladies with straighter hips. Because of this cut’s looser fit, it’s best to have some structure up top, like a great fitting blazer. Styled up or down, it’s a solid look for tomboys and girlygirls alike.
Now that it’s officially the end of summer, we need to start putting away all our swim suits, caftans and flip-flops. September is always a tricky month when it comes to dressing…the weather is still warm but you don’t want to walk around sporting your summer look. To make life easier, we put together some of the best transitional dressing must-haves for Fall:
Tailored Blazer by Adam, $89
Adam is known for his fabulous basics and a tailored boyfriend blazer like this one is the perfect Fall staple! The longer cut looks great with skinny jeans, leggings or shift dresses. It has a nice fit and you will never tire of the classic style. It’s hard to believe you can get this kind of quality for the price. I just purchased this blazer myself and will surely live in it. Check out my OpenSky video for more details!
Haute Hippie Draped Jersey Dress, $375
This chic jersey dress from Haute Hippie is right on trend for Fall with the burgundy color and wrap draping. It is universally flattering on all figures too! Pair with a blazer for work and ditch it at night for cocktails. A great replacement for your LWD.
It may be summer, but black blazers are a must in chilly air-conditioned offices and to ward of nighttime breezes. Haven’t worn yours this summer? Then with fall around the corner, it’s time to update this chic classic. Enter Madewell’s Cascade Blazer. Girly yet refined, it feels fresh and new. The slouchy cascade front is fun and can dress up any outfit in a snap. Grab one and listen to all the “oohs” and “ahhhs” pile up.—Johana Langi