While fall may be synonymous with a preppy uniform of plaids and schoolgirl pieces, you don’t have to be enrolled in honors courses to embrace this consistently on-point trend. The look can work for anyone who’s ready to embrace autumn, which is why we tapped Bella Thorne—an actress shedding her Disney roots for an on-the-rise career in film (Big Sky, The DUFF, and Amityville are just a few of her upcoming flicks), modeling (she is the current face of Neutrogena and Candies), and writing (she penned Autumn Falls, the first of a three-part book series hitting shelves November 11th)—to showcase the season’s coolest transitional pieces. Keep reading to see our exclusive editorial with Thorne, then get the look with our curated picks.
Photographer: Justin Coit
Stylist: Zoe Costello
Hair: Castillo with Magnet Agency
Makeup: Melanie Inglessis with Magnet Agency
Michael Kors Stretch Cotton Poplin Shirt ($395); Carven Double Crepe DB Dress ($890, 646.684.4368) in Beige.
H&M shirt; Elizabeth and James Colton Top ($295) in Black.
Etoile Isabel Marant Gael Double-Breasted Coat ($744)