Jackets, Wraps and Sweater Dresses

The essentials for fall!

It is finally starting to cool down here in Chico, CA! The mornings are crisp and cold yet by the afternoon there is still a hint of summer lingering around. Hot, fresh brewed coffee is a must in the mornings, and layers are much encouraged, especially if your day starts early.

If it’s not the boots that get you excited for fall it has to be the sweaters and jackets! There is something about layering up and getting all cozy in a soft knitted sweater that has us reminiscing of trips to the pumpkin patch and jumping in a fresh pile of leaves (because lets face it, no matter how hard we try to hide it, we will forever be kids at heart).

Some of our favorite pieces right now are sweater dresses, they mix the joy of a sweater with the cuteness of a dress…and they look great with boots! Volcom has come out with a few sweater dresses we just can’t get enough of and mixing and matching tights and boot socks adds a fun twist to a simple style. Cardigans and wraps are another must have! Many can be worn year round, but the ones catching our eyes this season are the fun tribal prints and woven patterned wraps. They are so fun to mix and match and are a great layering item!

This seasons color palette is an inspiring mix of calm earthy tones combined with vivid rich colors as expressed in Pantone‘s Fashion Color Report for Fall 2013.Pantone Fall 2013 colorsDeep Lichen Green, Linden Green, Carafe and Turbulence create the perfect camo this season. With the camo-trend going strong there are now a plethora of ways to incorporate it into your wardrobe. One of our favorite ways this season is the camo jacket. We love how Gentle Fawn mixes camo with olive green accents in their “Archer Jacket” and adds brown vegan leather to the yolk of the jacket, creating a rugged or “tough” edge to the jacket and a draw string around the waist allows for a more flattering, feminine shape.

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Fall Fever

Ok, so it still may be 100 degrees out in Chico, CA but we can’t help but think about fall! The cool air, vibrant colors of all the leaves changing from greens to yellows to oranges and reds; hot coffee or tea to start the mornings right and bundling up in our over-sized knitted sweaters! Oh! And of course, BOOTS! 🙂 However the reality remains, it’s still summer here in California :/ but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream!

So with our fall inventory starting to trickle in we felt it was only necessary to post some pre-fall outfits!

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Top left: We love how Volcom has become so much more feminine over the last few years. This Volcom “Rebel” dress in black is a fun twist on a rather preppy style. The sheer top layer with it’s fun motorcycle pattern adds texture and flare to this dress. We paired this dress with a simple pair of Free People Black Opaque Tights and a classic pump, like the Franco Sarto “Landry” heel, creating an effortless dressy casual look.

Top right: The Splendid “Collard Henley Dress” in Deep Teal is chic, comfy and timeless. Whether you’re running to the store in some jeans, or heading to the office with a blazer, or going out for drinks in some flashy heels…this dress will go with you wherever you need to be. We paired this dress with a pair of Me Too “Giavanna” heels, which if you know Me Too you know these heels are amazingly comfortable!

Bottom Left: Sometimes a girl just needs to be comfortable and with this casual fall look you will be comfortable and still feel chic. The top is the Splendid “1×1 Tank Top” in Shadow, the bottoms are  the Paige “Skyline Straight” jeans in Black Ink and the shoes are the Frye “Karla Engineer Short” in Grey.

Bottom middle: For the working woman we loved this outfit; Top: Volcom “Rebel Tank” in Black, bottoms: Velvet “Mariel” Skirt in Black, shoes: Franco Sarto “Landry” heel and bag: Frye “Campus Satchel” in Burnt Red. The skirt is flattering as it accentuates all the right curves and the sheer fabric of the top gives this look a more dressy appeal.

Bottom right: We are LOVING the Camo trend! How fantastic are these Joe’s Jeans “Straight Ankle” Jean in Dayna?! With the fit of a boyfriend jean these pants have so much style and spunk. Paired here with a comfy Michael Stars “Short Sleeve Crew Neck Tee” in Oxide and the Frye “Courtney Lace Up” boot in Dark Brown. This look is easy, on trend and comfortable; perfect for fall!