Fashion Friday: Favorite Fall Pieces 2013

Well, we’re now halfway through October 2013. The leaves are changing, it’s finally cool enough to justify boots and sweaters, and I’ve probably eaten more doughnuts in the past few weeks than all the food groups on the bottom half of the Food Pyramid combined.

They’re just joking about the “use sparingly” thing, right? RIGHT? [Image found here.]

Since we’re officially and fully into autumn now, I figured it was time for a Favorite Fall Pieces post. You ready?

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Combat Boots

Combat BootsDSW, $59.95

I’m pretty sure I’ve already highlighted this before, but I think it’s great that combat boots are such a thing right now. They’re warm, look great with almost everything, and as far as fashionable boots go (I’m not looking at you, Uggs), they’re also surprisingly practical. I can wear my combat boots walking all over campus and never once find my feet uncomfortable. My favorite way to wear them are with a sundress, leggings, my jean jacket, and some snugly socks.

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Cozy Sweaters

Forever 21, $19.80

I don’t think this one needs much explaining: It’s a sweater. It’s cozy. This particular one has Spider-Man on it (you can thank Hannah for this find). Maybe it’s just because I live in Michigan and seem to lack the ability to produce my own body heat, but I love warm, soft sweaters that I can just cozy up to my homework in, a nice mug of peppermint tea in hand.

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Black & White

Black and WhiteModcloth, $44.99

A big trend this fall is wearing all black and white. I’m generally not a fan of looks that don’t involve color (I always feel more alert if I have a pop of color on), but this one is interesting, since it does create such a sharp statement. The contrast takes an outfit that would otherwise be ordinary and gives it a spark of class and sophistication.

I’ve gone for it by wearing a white dress with a black belt, black leggings, and black ballet flats. Because I do just really like color, I try to add a little in the accessories, by wearing colorful beads or bright nail polish.

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Collared Blouses and Dresses

Collared BlouseModcloth, $44.99

Collars are an easy way to add a touch of quirky cuteness to a top or dress. I like how they have a smart look to them, like they belong in a classroom or at a meeting. A perfect style to help transition into fall and classes.

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Well, that’s it from me for now. What are some of your favorite fall trends this year? What’s the weather like where you live–does it get cool enough to justify a comfy sweater, or are you more likely to be spotted wearing something else?

I hope you have a great weekend! 🙂

~Julia

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2 thoughts on “Fashion Friday: Favorite Fall Pieces 2013

  1. I’m a fan of all of these, but I think the combat boots would just look weird on me. And actually, I only like sweaters in theory. They make me feel like I’m choking in real life. Not to mention, how the heck do you get them off when it’s too hot inside? You end up, like, flashing everyone.

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    • It’s next to impossible for me to get too hot (bad circulation or something), so I never have that problem, luckily, haha. Usually my sweaters are my base layer of clothing, and then I’ve like got a hoodie and jean jacket and windbreaker and scarf all on over top, this time of year.

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