Fall Fashion Inspiration

As sad as I am to be saying “goodbye” to summer, I always look forward to fall. The crispy air, the changing leaves, and of course, the fashion. Is it just me, or is it way easier to put together the perfect looks in the fall? I think it has something to do with layering.

Anyway, I’ve been trying to curate a “quality over quantity” closet this year by cleaning out my closet and only purchasing quality pieces that fit into a collection of clothes that all work together. And I’ve definitely got a few target pieces I’m looking to add to my collection this fall. Here are some fashion pieces that are inspiring me as we swing into Fall (click photos for links):

1. Structured Tops

I’ve been seeing (and LOVING) all the structured tops this year. Bell sleeves, peplum, give it all to me! So into it. These tops are versatile and can be dressed up or down. Fall Fashion Inspiration // Imperfect Chevron

Fall Fashion Inspiration // Imperfect Chevron

Fall Fashion Inspiration // Imperfect Chevron

2. Statement Jackets 

I’ve always been a fan of statement jackets. I think that you can take a blah basic outfit and transform it into something really special with one really unique piece. Yes, they may not match everything you own, but a statement overcoat can change your whole look and upgrade your layering game.

Fall Fashion Inspiration // Imperfect Chevron

Fall Fashion Inspiration // Imperfect Chevron

Fall Fashion Inspiration // Imperfect Chevron

3. Slide-on Sneakers 

These have been around for a while, and I finally just found a light sand colored pair that I’m officially in love with. They’re comfortable and look amazing with jeans, especially skinny or boyfriend style jeans.

Fall Fashion Inspiration // Imperfect Chevron

Fall Fashion Inspiration // Imperfect Chevron

4. Barely There 

Supermodels like Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss, and Kendall Jenner have been all over this style for a while, but I am officially on board with the “lingerie” style camis. They’re comfortable and breezy, and are honestly an effortless way to look well-dressed. I do caution, though, the best way to style these while remaining professional is to make sure not too much actual lingerie is showing underneath. A little peek of lace is subtle and sexy, but you don’t want to show the whole bra.

Fall Fashion Inspiration // Imperfect Chevron

Fall Fashion Inspiration // Imperfect Chevron

5. Short Skirt / Long Jacket 

I’ve always loved the look of long-sleeve tops with shorts or mini-skirts, and I love this cozy version with a pink suede skirt. I actually purchased a pink suede skirt last spring and haven’t had the right chance to wear it out yet, but this picture made me want to wear it ASAP. Love the balance of a chunky knit with a soft mini.

Fall Fashion Inspiration // Imperfect Chevron

So that’s all I’ve got for now! I’m sure in another month or so I’ll be ready to share some more pieces I’m dreaming of. Now that we’re all in the fall spirit, who else is ready for Halloween?! *raises hand*

xo

 

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Fall Fashion Inspiration

Although it’s still hot and humid here in Pittsburgh (it’s been 90 degrees all weekend long!), fall is on its way with cooler temps and the best fashion of the year. I’m ready for my favorite things about fall–sipping hot coffee in the cool mornings, all things pumpkin-flavored, and going slightly out of my way to step on all the crunchy leaves on the sidewalk. And of course, fall is my favorite season of fashion. There’s just something inspiring about the fall.

Anyway, here’s some photos I’m looking at for inspiration as the fall sneaks up on us.

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  1. Love the big pockets on this dress. I’d wear it with black tights or leggings on cooler days. (Image via WhoWhatWear)
  2. I’m a sucker for prints–this matching set is perfect. (Image via Elle)
  3. The layers, the boyfriend jeans, the hat. It’s pulled together, but just unmatched enough to be cool. (Image via These Foreign Lands)
  4. This Dalmation dotted coat is everything. Everything. (Image via Her New Tribe)
  5. As someone who walks nearly everywhere, the sneakers trend is still one of my favorites. Paired with a classic coat and varsity sweatshirt, they’re not just for hitting the gym anymore. (Image via StyleCaster)
  6. A brightly colored, slightly over-sized sweater is the perfect match for a relaxed jean. Easy layers, very cozy. (Image via The Shiny Squirrel)

What fall fashion ideas have caught your eye? Happy September!

xo.

A Mile in Her Shoes: Fall Picks

I knew this fall semester was going to be a tricky one in terms of fashion and shoes — I’m moving from Pittsburgh mid-December, so I’m trying to really limit my clothes and shoes because I can only take so much with me. Plus, I’m starting some professional clinical rotations 2 days a week, so I need shoes that are appropriate and comfortable. Not to mention, I have to walk back and forth to school, to the bus stop, etc. Lots of walking in Pittsburgh. So I needed some comfortable, practical flats for the fall.

Enter these recent purchases: a red Minnetonka moccasin, beige-and-white striped Keds, and these unique Naturalizers.

The Mocs

moccasins

I’ve admired the Minnetonka brand for years, and I’ve always wanted a colorful pair. While slipper-like in comfort, the shoes have fairly good treads and are really well-made. Plus, the cherry red color is perfect for fall!

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The “Preppy” Sneakers

keds

These Keds have a cushion in them, so they’re super comfortable in addition to being adorable. I love mixing them with mini-skirts and boyfriend jeans for an unexpected but pulled-together look.

keds

The Professional Flats

naturalizers

These Naturalizer’s are made of incredibly stretchy and soft fabric that always bounces back. I love the thick horizontal strap, which adds a little “ballerina” to them. And they have a thick sole, making them really comfy to stand in a while.

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All 3 of these shoes are going to make a great (and practical) addition to my fall closet. Which shoes are you loving for fall?

xo.