Grey skies, rainy days, and a foggy haze – there’s no denying the weather is changing and with that comes a justified new fall wardrobe, or at the very least a few new essentials. Bring back your coats and boots and spice up your existing pieces with these runway inspired essentials that are sure to keep you on trend on stylish. This season is all about layering and bundled up fabrics, cable knit sweaters, baroque heavy metal accessories, geometric prints and tartans, leather-sleeved jackets, structured handbags, multidimensional nail polishes, rich oxblood lips, heavy embellishments, and jewel toned furs
And with the start of the new season of Gossip Girl, one can’t help but draw the correlation between fall fashion and Upper East Side street style. Serena Van Der Woodsen, walking up to her penthouse apartment, her hair all tousled and windblown with her cheeks still red from the chilly air outside. She’s probably wearing one of the hundreds of leather jackets that fill her closet, a killer pair of Giuseppe Zanotti suede boots, some statement earrings, and a metallic handbag. And when you think Blair Waldorf, you can’t help but think of tartan, a jewel toned coat, an embellished baroque-style clutch, and of course bold lipstick paired with a neutral eye.
This season is all about mixing textures, incorporating more embellishments than necessary, animal prints and metallic, and best of all looking thrown together but still put-together. But maybe you’re a little bit more Blair than Serena, you like the polished put-togetherness that she always exudes, a more tactful and timeless style of dress. Regardless, check out these fall runway and Gossip Girl inspired trends and get started on your shopping this season!