The winds of time are shifting. You can find the breeze cooler than before even though the sun is still out. Mornings at 19- to 21-degrees are simply lovely and it’s no reason for you to not look lovely yourself. Fall fashion is a one of the highlights of this changing season because it means we have to store away most of our bright summery outfits, sandals and floral skirts in exchange for the boots, scarves and knitwear. It’s that time of the year when browns, teals, mustards, maroons and plums seem to sprout out of the window displays of every major retail shop. I personally love this season because it lets me play around with outfits without having to necessarily show off some skin. I love how we’re allowed to layer, wear coats or jackets and have nice scarves around our necks. Unlike in summer, where the weather begs of me to be either in shorts or sleeveless tops (or worse, a bikini! LOL).
I recently visited one of our favorite brands, H&M and was inspired by their display of Fall fashion. It bustled with a lot of fall basics and I just thought of sharing them along here for a checklist for the rest of Riyadh’s fashionistas to keep in mind:
Keep Brown and Stay Classy.
When it comes to fall, browns and blacks are like husband and wife. Taking a cue from mother nature’s browning of the leaves during the season, brown/beige/cognac colors is a classic staple of fall fashion. It’s an understated yet classy color and can be awesomely paired with black, leather boots!
It’s Time to Re-BOOT.
I am IN LOVE with these grungy style boots that pay homage to the Dr. Marten’s style of the 90s. Boots are practical for the weather and instantly puts you in style. Think Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball video. Only you’d have to be dressed though. Please. 😉
The ever-so stylish pointed boot with heel. Make yourself sound fancy by the clickity-clack of these foot boots and strut in them with attitude – because if you’re wearing one of these, you’re gonna need it. #bringit
Stick To Your Knitting
Knitwear is the comfort zone of fall fashion. You can never go wrong with a knitted top and a skirt over some tights. The good news is that pastel colors are still welcome during this time with pale pinks, corals and oranges still in view.
Gray is the New Black
Gray has become this year’s go-to for pairing up the season favorites like maroon+gray, moss green+gray, orchid violet+gray. It’s not dark enough for it to be depressing and it’s bland enough to splash some color on it too. It’s not too dark and not too light, it’s just riiiiight.
Cashmere, Cashmere, Cashmere
As glorified in one of Seinfeld’s episodes (The Red Dot), cashmere should be a woman’s best friend during this fall/winter. It is soft and light yet has the magical powers to keep you snug and warm. It also has the magical powers to drain your wallet. From the regular to the luxurious kind, cashmere is more expensive than your regular knitwear simply because of the handiwork that comes from making them out of goat’s hair. BUT it is a great and stylish investment (if you launder it properly in the next five years).
The Faux Fur
No, that is not a rug. Personally, I am not a big fan of this fall trend but in other parts of the world (and maybe here too) people make it work (as mandated by Mr. Tim Gunn). It’s lush and furry and Jennifer Lopez makes it look exquisite. So give it a try if you want to. Just not my cup of tea.
That’s the fall rundown for you. The great things about these items is you can easily transition them for winter by just adding more layers of a thicker coat plus gloves, socks and bonnets. And voila! You’re all set. Stay stylish, everyone!