Fall Style

I’m a Hat Person Now

The possibilities are endless when it comes to accessorizing with outerwear. I recently obtained a black wide brim hat that has quickly become a new wardrobe staple for me. Not only is it highly versatile, but it can be worn during any season; whether it be with a light dress in Summer or with layers in Winter. With warmer days now behind us here in Pennsylvania, I opted to wear the hat with layers. A pair of jeans and a black long sleeve shirt provided a canvas to compliment the moto jacket. My mystic hamsa print scarf is a statement piece in itself that blended well with the color palette. Black flats and a gemstone ring were small additions that made the look complete.

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Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna

Falling for Autumn

Autumn is truly my favorite season. The leaves changing into a mob of warm colors, scents of pumpkin and cinnamon filling homes, and Halloween creeping around the corner are a few of the many things about Fall that steal my heart. Yet above all of that, the thing that I will always love most about the season is reintroducing cold weather appropriate pieces into my wardrobe. For my first outfit of the new season I wore a cobalt blue sweater with leather and zipper detailing from EXPRESS. A black skinny jean was the transition piece to the floral print Doc Marten boots. The only jewelry needed to polish it off were gold hoop earrings and one statement ring. In the beauty department, I opted for a simple ponytail and winged eyeliner as one of my makeup choices.

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Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna

My Favorite Fall 2014 Couture Collections

Fall 2014’s couture collections flooded the runways of Paris last week. Dazzling pieces of many structures and colors made my mind drift into elegant fantasies. Among the many showcases, three collections in particular peaked my interest.

1. Chanel

One can always count on Chanel to create futuristic yet timeless designs. The design house’s signature tweed was featured in several looks. The more formal pieces were embellished with plenty of jewels and shiny materials. Sandals fastened with ribbons, messy tomboy hair, and small, backward caps were worn by every model.

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2. Zuhair Murad

Zuhair Murad is a favorite among celebrities for his sleek and sexy dresses. See-through fabrics maximized the “wow” factor of classy styles in this collection. Glitter and sequin material accents made the garments feel even more red carpet ready. The models walked with tight ponytails and not a single piece of jewelry; the dresses spoke for themselves.

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Zuhair Murad, Haute Couture, Fall Winter, 2014, Fashion Show in Paris

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3. Armani Privé

My final and unexpected favorite was the Armani Privé show. The color palette consisted of only three colors: black, white, and red. The beautiful and slightly gothic pieces progressed from business fancy to veiled glamour. Ankle strap heels, various handbags and jewelry, and wrist-length gloves were styled in different combinations for each look.

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Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna

(Photos provided by style.com and nowfashion.com)

 

My Favorite Fall 2013-2014 Trends

Fall doesn’t officially begin until September 22nd, however, the cold weather is already nipping at our heels! While watching some Fall 2013-2014 fashion shows, I reviewed the most popular trends seen on the runway. From minimalism to reviving a few classics, the fashion is as fresh and crisp as the autumn air.

1. Gray is the New Black

Designers demanded that the new base color in your wardrobe be gray. Black and white will never go out of style of course, but there is just something about a smooth shade of gray this season. Instant sophistication comes to mind!

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2. Reinventing Fur

Everyone is encouraged to modernize this timeless classic. Unconventional colors, prints, and various textures are seen looking elegant or rocker chick. I would also like to add that I fully support going faux-fur.

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3.  The Bolder the Print, the Better!

It seems as if no print is off-limits. Maximize and mix your printed pieces for a “go big or go home” look. Don’t be afraid to experiment. You could put together something that you’d never thought you would like!

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4. It’s Easy Being Green

With emerald being the official color of 2013, designers embraced the hue of nature in all types of shades. Green is said to be THE color of the season.

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I would like to take a moment to thank all my readers, both present and future. I hope to continue posting weekly again. I had transferred to a new school this year, and found the process of settling-in to take longer than I expected. I have missed sharing and discussing the wonderful world of fashion with you all dearly. Being away from my passion has only made me love and appreciate it more! Stay chic everyone!

XOXO!

~Arianna

(Photos courtesy of Google Images)