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Fall Must Have Pieces For Your Closet


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The October issue of Alive Magazine is published and it’s all about Fall must haves! This month’s article is all about Fall fashion. I shared six must have pieces for this Autumn season. I had so much fun styling these looks. The pieces are awesome basics! Perfect for Fall. But, also so perfect for more than just Fall! These are the kinds of staples that are so versatile! The vest is perfect for spring, summer, fall, winter. The dress; is awesome for spring, fall, winter…. and so on! I think this is my favorite part about my Fall must have list. The pieces aren’t going to go out of style. They’re always going to be chic and wearable!

But first, here’s a little sneak peak of Fall must haves!


Oh Autumn. How I love thee. What about you, are you a fall lover? Picture this: cozy layers, muted tones, candles lit, and anything pumpkin spice. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside! There’s just one thing wrong with this picture. Walnut Creek, California weather doesn’t mesh well with cozy layers; which Fall typically lends itself to. I grew up in Washington state; where fall is absolutely stunning. The trees are beautiful shades of yellow, orange, and red. The air is crisp and the days are cool. Perfect for layering. While I do miss my hometown; California is truly filled with the most amazing sunshine year round. One of its many stunning qualities! So, I’m combining my love for Fall in Washington with my love for the beautiful sun in California and sharing six must haves for Fall style perfection in the Bay Area. For all my fall lovers out there in beautiful, sunny, and oh so warm Walnut Creek let’s talk Fall fashion. Fall fashion which fits the temps and still allows for all the fabulous trends of Autumn.

Six must haves for Fall:

  1. Kimono
  2. Utility vest
  3. Cotton knee length dress
  4. Colored denim
  5. Booties
  6. Mules

Lightweight outerwear like a kimono or utility vest is perfect for creating dimension with your style. A floral kimono with a fall color palette is awesome for throwing on over a basic tee with jeans or fitted cotton dress. Same goes for a utility vest. I love a utility vest paired with colored pants; something like a burgundy denim. Utility vests have been popular for a while and a great closet staple. The fact that there are no sleeves is awesome for the hot temps lingering through October.

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A cotton knee length dress is a favorite basic of mine. It literally goes with anything and can be dressed up or down. If there happens to be a cool day; throw on a chunky knit cardigan and booties. If the day turns out to be warm; wear your cotton dress with a denim jacket or utility vest and mules. For a more casual look pair it with sneakers.

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Colored denim for any season are awesome! They’re specially fun for Autumn. The color palette is so yummy and add some spunk in such an easy way. Burgundy, mustard yellow, or olive green are a few options. They work well with a kimono, utility vest, booties, and mules! All of the pieces we’re discussing are interchangeable for creating a fab Fall outfit.

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Leather booties for Fall. Um…yes, please!!! They look great with that cotton dress, distressed jeans, or colored denim. Cognac brown bootie is a great place to start; the color is so rich and pairs well with anything! You can wear cognac with black, grey, brown, burgundy, mustard yellow, blush pink. The options are endless. Plus, for an area like Walnut Creek tall boots are not the most practical for heat. No one needs extra layers on their legs when it’s 75 to 80 degrees out. Right?!

Lastly, a pair of mules is a great way to create all the Fall feels. Best of all no socks required! Perfect for those warm Fall days. There are so many different styles out there right now. Mules are definitely on trend- from studded, snakeskin, blush pink, mustard yellow, classic black, and so much more! Plus, they’re super easy to wear and add a level of sophistication.

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There ya’ have it! Six super fun pieces to up the ante for your Autumn wardrobe. Stop by to add these Fall must haves to your closet!

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  • Reply Aeriele Patrice

    So good Macca!!! I love how you made this sun friendly for you sunny state!! I love those bow mules and leopard mules!!!

    October 10, 2018 at 1:56 pm
    • Reply maccarose

      Hehe! It’s so funny styling for Fall when it’s 80 degrees out! Definitely makes you think outside the box! So, glad you like the pieces. Aren’t those mules divine?! I wouldn’t mind having them in my closet!!

      October 10, 2018 at 4:36 pm

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