"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall."-The Great Gatsby
PR: Yes folks, fall is finally here.
You: But SD, it's been fall where I live (insert your favorite fabulous Northeast or Midwest city here) for weeks. I've been rockin' my skinnies with tall boots, watching the leaves change to all the beautiful autumn shades of gorgeousness and sipping on my pumpkin latte.
PR: Umm...fall is finally here in Texas...
You: Oh....that's sad..
Yes, sad indeed my non-Texan, I experience real seasons friend, but fantastic because it finally feels not weird to do a fall fashion super six. Typically, when it's still 95 degrees outside in September (that was just last week), the only indications I have that fall has arrived are the return of some favorite tv shows. Thank you television, for reminding me that I will be able to wear boots soon. So, to celebrate cooler temps and the return of new tv programming, this month's super six is all about chic fall fashion must-haves inspired by some awesome tv ladies. Grab a sweater, it's a must-see-tv-fall-fashion-super-six extravaganza.
Fall Must Have Number 1: Polka-Dot blouse
Who Would Wear It: Leslie Knopes (Parks and Recreation)
Polka-dots in all size, shapes and forms are officially a big trend for the fall. A polka-dot dress can be a bit too Minnie Mouse, but I am loving the silk blouses like the Zara one featured above (in case you've missed the news, Zara now has online shopping...super dangerous for my wallet). Other great tops include this silk one from J. Crew and this sleeveless one which are great to wear on their own or layered under a sweater. I can just see Leslie sporting one under a blazer while dealing with all of Pawnee's shenanigans.
Fall Must Have Number 2: Wide-legged jeans
Who Would Wear It: Rachel Zoe (The Rachel Zoe Project)
So, don't donate your skinny jeans quite yet (you'll still need to tuck into the fabulous boots..see #5), but it is a welcome change to see the return of some variety in the denim front. The perfect pair to look for is dark, slightly high-waisted and perfectly flared a la Rachel Zoe (who made this part of her signature look) A great pair to try to get the look are these JBrand jeans. Pair them with a loosely tucked in blouse for a chic, go-to fall uniform that Rachel would go ba-na-nas for.
Fall Must Have Number 3: Statement Necklace
Who Would Wear It: Serena van der Woodsen (Gossip Girl)
There's a simplicity about fall with neutral colors and basic pieces that are easy to layer. But a gal still needs her slightly fancy and frilly baubles too. Take a fashion cue from Serena who rocks a fantastic statement necklace in practically every episode of the college drama. To get the look, pair a neutral sweater with a gorgeous statement necklace like the Kate Spade Pearl Street necklace pictured above.
Who Would Wear It: Claire Dunphy (Modern Family)
I am literally obsessed with these Chloe Tuscon boots (pictured above) for fall. Obsessed. They are the perfect shade and height but not exactly wallet friendly. I can see practical Claire in the comfortable and slightly more affordable pair from J. Crew that is very similar. The tall tan boot is stylish yet cas enough for all her daily Dunphy family errands. Pair the Chloe or J. Crew version with a cute sweater dress or skinny jeans and a striped sweater.
Fall Must Have Number 5: Cognac Clutch or Purse
Who Would Wear It: Emily Thorne (Revenge)
After much fashion agony after the August Super Six, I finally decided on which Clare Vivier clutch to purchase and the Cognac fold over won. An autumn hued purse or clutch is a must for the season and goes with everything which is nice because it also works for the rest of the year. My personal verdict is still out on the show Revenge, but the lead character does have a great sense of style. She could easily be spotted taking her Clare Vivier clutch out to a scheming Hamptons lunch.
Fall Must Have Number 6: Grey Dress
Who Would Wear It: Reagen Brinkley (Up All Night)
After a summer of bright colors and bold prints, it's nice and somber to wear a simple grey dress. For us Texans, I love the Darla dress from J. Crew. For colder climates (and what what we may be able to wear here in the winter), the Tibi knit dress fits the bill. A grey dress is such a versatile basic. You can add accessories and dress it up or down which is perfect for a career woman and busy new mom like Christina Applegate's character.
image source: polka-dot silk blouse: zara.com, JBrand jeans: net-a-porter.com, statement necklace: katespade.com, Chloe boots: net-a-porter.com, Clare Vivier clutch: seevivier.com, Darla dress: jcrew.com, Tibi dress: shopbop.com