In case you haven’t heard, fall has finally arrived (yes, even here on the West Coast), and fashion girls around the globe are ready to layer the heck up. As for me, I’m especially excited about the prospect of stowing away the strappy sandals I’ve worn to death the last few months and dusting off my favorite Chelsea boots.
New York City–based fashion girl Tania Cascilla of Darling Tee is in total agreement on that latter point: It’s time to let that fall fashion flag fly, she says. Which is exactly why I charged her with creating three easy fall looks centering around Sorel’s Chelsea Wedge Boots (the type of shoe you can literally walk around in for hours without wincing in pain, she notes).
Best of all, the three looks you’re about to see below are all super easy to re-create—pretty essential for those super-cold days that make getting out of bed on time a bit of a challenge.
1. With a Trench
Right off the bat, Cascilla went for one of my favorite fall looks: a trench-and–Chelsea boot combo. It’s a classic, to be sure, but she’s added a personal touch by adding in a pop of color with her sunglasses. The look feels super chic and elevated, and it consists of pieces you probably already have lying around in your closet. Easy!
2. With Leopard Print
ICYMI (doubtful!), leopard spots are everywhere right now. And given that I’ve always been a fan of the iconic print myself, Cascilla’s second look speaks directly to my soul. “I wear leopard year-round, but since it’s a major trend right now, I decided to make it the focal point of my outfit,” she told me. Add skinny sunglasses and ankle-cropped jeans, and you’ve got the makings of a perfect look for a casual day at the office.
3. With Buffalo Plaid
Another staple print that seems to return season after season? Cozy yet chic buffalo plaid, which Cascilla expertly paired with a simple white tee, distressed vintage-inspired jeans, and her go-to SOREL boots. “This is what I call lumberjack chic,” Cascilla explains. “It’s all about comfort and ease.” (Pretty much exactly what I require of an off-duty weekend look.)