There’s excitement in the air every time fall rolls around, thanks in large part to all the gorgeous new collections hitting the runway. But more often than not, we still find ourselves in a sartorial rut, even though there are so many new-season items to choose from. You too? Thought so. Fortunately, there are a few key ways to make sure your autumn outfits feel fresh and forward.
The solution is simple: It only takes six key pieces from Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH to create of-the-moment outfits. Need some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing? Last month we introduced the Who What Wear 30-Day Fall Wardrobe Challenge, and it inspired three of our go-to bloggers (Krystal Bick of This Time Tomorrow, Liz Adams of Sequins & Stripes, and Brittany Xavier of Thrifts and Threads) to put together some seriously stylish looks.
Are you up for the challenge? Keep reading to see the outfits you’ll need for a winning wardrobe this fall.
Not quite sure how to style your accessories in a fresh new way for fall? While we’ve been seeing chokers on everyone this past year, it’s time to change things up a bit. Try pairing your layered choker with an interesting neckline top, like a deep V or an off-the-shoulder top, to show off the details of the necklace.
For fall, let your shoes take center stage. We love the detail on these Charlotte Olympia block heels (a serious steal from Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH). Pair them with a cool cropped flare, crossbody bag and a longer vest for a look you can wear to the office. Your workwear challenge: conquered.
You run the risk of having your athleisure outfit look too casual if you don’t style it correctly. The solution to this challenge? Pair a chic bomber with the look. We really like how blogger Liz Adams of Sequins & Stripes took on this challenge, pairing her bomber with joggers and sneakers that work outside of the gym.
If you’ve been wanting test out the celeb-favorite lampshading trend but can’t find the right way to do it, try pairing over-the-knee boots with an A-line skirt. It’s an easy way to style the It girl–approved trend, and it’s forward enough to add some edge to your wardrobe. Top it off with a moto jacket and you’re good to go.
Combining feminine-and masculine-leaning pieces is a surefire way to get that street style maverick look. But it can be hard to decide which menswear-inspired shoe style would work best with your ladylike outfit. We recommend trying slides with tassels this season. When paired with a pleated skirt and a cold-shoulder top, you could wear this to grab drinks with friends or for a special occasion.
Mary Janes are always around, but the way they’re being styled seems to change every season. If you’re looking to take your wardrobe to the next level, try wearing Mary Janes with a jumpsuit. We love layering, and throwing a turtleneck on under your jumpsuit adds more dimension to your look. Having a hard time finding the right pair of shoes? Blogger Brittany Xavier of Thrifts and Threads found hers at Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH.
Which style challenge will you take on this fall? Tell us in the comments below.