Matching from head to toe might give you flashbacks back to grade school when you were dressed in matching sets, typically including stretchy stirrup pants and some sort of sparkle detail on your top (please tell me what wasn’t just my childhood). This fall however a head-to-toe monochromatic look is a chic way to get through the season. Think of it as a capsule wardrobe made of easy-to-coordinate pieces. The thought of monochromatic outfits typically gets a bad rap because they are thought of as head to toe neutral looks, beige and boring. This season is all about color, coordinating different shades, and even going all-in on prints. It’s a no-effort, guaranteed stylish way of dressing that will wake up your creative juices and add variety to your wardrobe.
Here are some tips on how to embrace the monochromatic trend for this season.
Mix Textures & Tones
Go For Bold Color
Be Basic & Layer Neutrals
Don’t Be Afraid of Prints
Play With Accessories
‘Tis the season of pumpkin spice everything, meaning it is the perfect time of year to trade in your casual tees for some cozy and chunky knit sweaters! Clearly one of fall’s go-to styles, sweaters are a fool-proof way to dress for the chillier months to come! You truly cannot go wrong with practically any sweater this time of year, but I am loving the fact that fall’s trending sweater styles are a bit more fashion-forward and daring! Mixing function with fashion, style gurus are wearing their sweaters in totally fresh ways and seem to be seeking out more unique styles this fall season. Take a look at some cozy options that have been on our radars!
Make it Fun
Birds of a Feather
Flirty & Cozy
Fashion Meets Function
Happy Friday! The following are my favorite style & pop culture images, articles, and moments to wrap up the week. Enjoy!
Annette snatched up this stunning Ulla Johnson dress from her local Crossroads Trading Co. Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram!
Street Style Inspo
I am in love with all the bold colors, print mixing, and various silhouettes going on between these four beautiful ladies!
Celeb Style Inspo
Kate Middleton has recently stepped up her style game and she stepped out in the most autumnal outfit, combined of deep purple and rich green. I can’t stop thinking about the color combination and can’t wait to try it myself!
Variety’s Power of Women 2019
Variety’s annual Power of Women issue is out and celebrates women in Hollywood who are using their influence for good, like Mariah Carey’s Camp Mariah in conjunction with The Fresh Air Fund as part of their Career Awareness Program to explore career interests and receive help with all that goes into how to enter the workforce. Read the entire article here.
Anine Bing on With Whit Now Podcast
One of my favorite designers was interviewed by Whitney Port on her podcast “With Whit” and I loved hearing all the insider info of how she got to where she is now. Listen here.
Rihanna Covers Vogue
Rihanna is Vogue’s November cover girl, wearing her very own Fenty designs! Read her in-depth interview about Fenty, new music, and her philanthropy work here.
Who Would I Be Without Instagram? An Investigation
Tavi Gevison, a pioneer of style blogging, appearing on Forbes 30 under 30 in Media at the young ages of 15 & 16, and even sitting front row at fashion week at said ages, has written a fascinating piece about how Instagram has made her who she is and certainly put her where she is in life, not knowing what her life would have become without it. Read the essay here.
What’s the Carbon Footprint of a Fashion Show?
Vogue investigates a question that doesn’t seem to have an answer just yet: what is the carbon footprint of a fashion show? We’ve recently seen brands take the initiative to become more sustainable, but then we also have multiple fashion weeks held across the world that don’t seem to conform to the current landscape of the environment. Read more about Vogues inquest here.
Gwen Stefani to Be Honored With Fashion Icon Prize
It has been announced that Gwen Stefani will be honored with the Fashion Icon Award at the 2019 People’s Choice Awards in November. “As an artist, musician, and entrepreneur, fashion has always served as a creative outlet for me to express my personality and music,” Stefani says (echoing my thoughts on fashion exactly!).
Celebrity Flashback Friday
Melissa McCarthy posts the most adorable flashback Friday picture of her and her husband, Ben Falcone, in honor of their 14th anniversary.
The official start of autumn is just around the corner and we can’t wait to throw on our favorite knit sweaters, down a few Pumpkin Spiced Lattes and shop ‘til we drop! If you’ve found yourself in your local Crossroads (again), let’s talk about which key pieces you’ll want to have in your outfit rotation this fall. Curating the perfect fall wardrobe with a few staple pieces just got that much easier!
Fall is the season of finicky, transitional weather and sometimes it’s a little tricky to get dressed in the morning. I have always been a proponent of having a back-up plan when it comes to getting dressed in the morning just in case my mind blanks in front of my closet. Something other than my usual cool weather uniform of jeans, chunky knit and booties. Below are four simple full-proof fall outfit formulas to keep in the back of your mind while getting dressed.
Belted Cardigan, Maxi Dress & Boots
Bring your maxi dress into the cold-weather season by layering it with a long cardigan and adding a belt and knee-high booties. A mix of comfy & chic, this is the perfect autumnal work to date night outfit.
Sweater, Midi Skirt & Sneakers
Get more use out of your favorite midi skirt in the fall by topping it with an oversize chunky knit and knee-high boots. Bring this look into winter by adding tights, an oversize long length coat, and switching to knee-high boots.
Classic Denim on Denim with Booties
Denim on denim is a classic pairing and perfect for the mild weather that fall brings us. Keep it interesting with shades of denim broken up by a belt and if the weather permits, add another layer of a different fabrication, a teddy coat or a suede jacket.
Jumpsuit & Booties
Fall’s answer to a dress! A good jumpsuit is a favorite year-round but somehow they are simply perfect in the mild autumn breeze. An extra layer under will take your jumpsuits further into the colder seasons.