Unlike in years past, this particular fall fashion season offers a bevy of styles and silhouettes from which to rake in the inspiration. It's exciting to say the least! On one end of the sartorial garden of delights, there's an intense and elegant focus on streamlined minimalism. At the other end, designers are indulging in a decadent aesthetic that is equally enticing. And, as if that's not enough, there are also a slew of rich and exciting microtrend options popping up in between! Of course, since turning over a new leaf with a different look every day can be simultaneously thrilling and overwhelming, we found six stunning ladies with truly laudable personal style to help you harvest the season's best ensembles. Whether they're demonstrating how to take a denim-on-denim outfit to the next level by adding au courant winter coat, executing a well-calculated risk with a patterned poncho, or arranging their off-duty essentials for a winning cold-weather look, these flawless stalkees are top-notch prototypes of what to wear as the weather turns colder. So without further ado, we bring you the newest members of our uber chic Style Stalker set and hope that they inspire you to make this fall the season to try it all!
Full, feminine, mid-calf length skirts are so chic right now.
One of our favorite new silhouettes for fall is the mid-calf skirt, so we were thrilled when we came across Megan, 23, from Manhattan Beach, and her full, burgundy version! Her hero skirt is a spot-on selection for the present fashion season and its wonderful wine hue looks lovely with simple black accents. Try snagging some of Megan's ladylike sophistication by opting for ASOS' White Wool Midi Skirt ($126)¬--which can also be worn with tights when the weather turns colder¬--with Ever's Akron Solid Blouse ($178). Admittedly, the skirt's refined style can be a bit girly, so take a tip from Megan and accent it with loads of your favorite bangles and an Alexa Chung-inspired boot-and-sock combo to keep it youthful and fresh!
A minimalist ensemble calls for a small pop of bright color.
We're major fans of the head-to-toe neutral minimalist look, so we truly appreciate how Yara, 21, from Amsterdam, personalized this aesthetic by incorporating a strategic pop of color. Her yellow sandals inject her outfit with a sense of vibrancy and render the total equation noteworthy and unique. To recreate Yara's transitional-weather ensemble, we suggest opting for Riller & Font's Jenny Kimono T-Shirt Dress ($132) or American Apparel's Sheer Jersey Dress ($48) under Silence & Noise's Chiffon Open Jacket ($68), which boasts refined waterfall draping similar to Megan's iteration. After that, slip your feet into Miss Me's Rhea 2 Wedge Sandals ($60) for that bright and colorful finishing touch.
Simple trousers look quite cool styled with a sweatshirt.
When we came across the ensemble Liz, 23, from San Francisco, put together we were immediately hooked! Her trouser pants-plus-casual sweatshirt mix is so very MOD, while her bohemian accessories add a chic and festive touch to her closet staples. In order to attain Liz's brand of understated cool, pair American Apparel's Unisex Drop Shoulder French Terry Sweatshirt ($48)¬--making sure to artfully roll the sleeves, of course¬--with Alice + Olivia's Wide Waistband Pants ($165). Then all you need to master Liz's flawless look is a few carefully selected finishing touches. We suggest a lovely headscarf, like Talbot's Floral Border Scarf ($54), and an eye-catching statement necklace, such as Suzanna Dai's Sedona Necklace ($395)!
A classic coat in caramel hues is an elegant choice for fall.
Denim-on-denim has become a go-to look for the fashion-forward set, but we like how The Stylish Wanderer, 15, from Los Angeles, personalized this ensemble. Her ladylike winter coat and purple peep-toe heels echo the refined looks seen on the fall runways, while the casual base keeps the outfit youthful and light. In order to replicate the Stylish Wanderer's (ahem) stylish look, start with denim essentials by pairing Madewell's Campfire Cargo Shirt ($69.50) in Cornflower Wash with Paige Denim's Jimmy Jimmy Skinny Jeans ($179). Next, use this season's inclination toward classic lines and invest in a winter coat you'll have forever, like the Three Quarter Felt Coat ($645) from Theory. Or, pick up a more wallet-friendly option, such as Spiegel's Cashmere-Blend Robe Coat ($199) in Camel or the Perfect Double Breasted Coat ($395) from Ann Taylor. Finally, slip into Christian Louboutin's Yolanda Pumps ($825)¬--the purple suede is undeniably chic¬--and you'll have mastered this winter wonderful look.
Slim, cuffed jeans + a girly jacket = a great outfit.
We always appreciate an artful balance of masculine and feminine pieces, so we were excited when we saw Meijia, 24, from Shanghai, and her cool boy-meets-girl mix. Her high-waisted cuffed jeans offer a flattering leg line, while her draped jacket instantly upgrades her tee and jeans. Additionally, we appreciate her use of the season's most sought-after hue¬--red¬--to accent her blue-gray palette. To recreate Meijia's ensemble start by tucking American Apparel's Tri-Blend Short Sleeve Track Tee ($20) into the Elson High Rise Straight Jeans ($194) in Durable from Citizens of Humanity and cinch on an of-the-moment belt. We suggest picking up Forever 21's Triple Skinny Belt Set ($7.80) so you can rotate depending on your mood! Finally add a bit of polish with a draped layer. We think Karen Millen's Trench Waterfall Cardigan ($185) is an excellent ladylike pick.
A print poncho or cape looks best worn with neutral accents.
A poncho or cape is always a fun alternative to a jacket or coat, and we love the Southwestern-print version Iris, 27, from the Netherlands, selected to keep cozy. The vibrant print is reminiscent of recent runway pieces and we appreciate how Iris tempered the eye-catching pattern with neutral, luxe accessories. To snag a directional poncho of your own, try Lindsey Thornburg's Harding Cream Cloak ($985)¬--her pieces are truly works of art¬--or Pendleton's Jacquard Poncho ($188) for a really authentic iteration that won't break the bank! Next, ground your look like Iris with Steven by Steve Madden's Intryre Knee-High Boots ($230) and Topshop's Medium Leather Buckle Satchel ($100) for a complete runway-to-real-way statement ensemble.¬--Liza Kaplan