Cultivate your fall style with of-the-moment accessories, day-to-night versatility and a few style secrets that make your wardrobe runway ready.
Select simple silhouettes
A T-shirt dress is a closet workhorse — a blank canvas for standout accessories, such as statement earrings and a classic denim jacket.
Versatility is queen
A little black dress becomes even more flexible with a reversible neckline, like this one from Something You, which reverses to a scoop neck.
Knock their socks off
Own at least one item that is pure wow factor. A vintage dress, designer handbag or a show-stopping necklace — keep something special in your closet to make any occasion, well … special.
Don’t take your clothes too seriously. The draping on this tunic is created with buttons, which can be tweaked and refastened for individual flair.
Oversized styles, like trapeze dresses, are chic when paired with form-fitting counterparts. Here, the tunic’s body skimming arms and waist give way to billowing pants with plenty of movement.
Layers never fail
Transition smoothly into fall with a cardigan, jacket or even a kimono. Ruffle details on this camo jacket highlight the waist and add femininity.
The new neutral
Leopard print is storming the stores in a big way, and we’re here for it. With dresses, shoes and accessories all sporting the pattern, fall is going to be fierce.
Go back to your closet, and put on those earrings you forgot. The necklace, too. Even dainty and delicate pieces will complete a look. You wouldn’t forgo sprinkles on a sundae, would you?
You already have enough clothes
The fashion lover in me disagrees, but my jam-packed closet concedes. Experiment more with versatility, such as this winter-white skirt paired with a blouse for the office and a textured sweater for the weekend.
Make your own rules
Figure out what looks best on your body, and wear it without restraint. Confidence is the ultimate completer piece.
Special thanks to Chatham Station for the beautiful venue and Shanell Martin with Drybar for hair-styling.
110 N. Walker St., Cary
302 Colonades Way, Suite 206, Cary
Models Ashley McRae and Skyler Moore are with Directions USA Model & Artist Management.
Bless Your Heart Boutique
636-A Holly Springs Road, Holly Springs
212 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina
115A W. Chatham St., Cary
Scout & Molly’s
Park West Village
3031 Village Market Place, Morrisville
Something You Boutique
511 Broad St., Fuquay-Varina