Posted on September 15 2016
Fall Styling Tips From The Pros
Fall temps fluctuate from heat waves to bone chilling cloud cover—sometimes both in a single day. To cope with meteorological mood swings, try a few styling tricks to give your fall wardrobe a quick cozy facelift:
Tucking has evolved since Urkel's sitcom sartorial heyday. Street style queens and runways have showcased a myriad of methods that don't involve suspenders or pocket protectors.
Try the classic full tuck with a snug tee and high waisted denim for a clean waist defining silhouette. We paired an IRO shoulder lace tee with High Rise Citizen's of Humanity jeans for a fresh take on a go-to ensemble—jeans and t-shirt. Be sure to tuck deep to avoid unflattering bulky denim bumps. For an effortless cool vibe, try a half tuck with a button-up. Only button down to the tip of your bottoms, then tuck the button lined front side in tight and leave the rest hanging. Try tucking with Frank and Eileen shirting + Mother denim for a modern twist on a classic pairing.
*Pro Tip: Try tucking a side split top only in the front and let the back hang loose for a playful tuxedo tails look ideal for bum camouflage.
Casual CuffsIf you have commitment issues with cropped hems, it's time to cuff. Show off your ankles, inner butterfly stitches, and fresh fall kicks in style simply by folding once or twice. Think of it like trouser origami, crisp folds make clean lines. Try pairing dark wash Citizens of Humanity jeans cuffed above the ankle with Matt Bernson studded calf hair loafers to refresh your fall wardrobe essentials. To loosen up a button-up, try a fancy above the elbow fold. Unbutton the wrists and pull the cuff up to your elbow, then fold up from the bend in inch wide chunks toward the wrist button. Leave some wiggle room for the wrist cuff to peak out and flutter. It should resemble a popped collar, but look waaaaaaaay cooler. Repeat on the other arm.
*Pro Tip: Unfortunately, flared denim cuffs kinda wonky. Stick to straight leg and skinny cuts for cuffing into crops.
If your standard fall uniform of jeans tees and cardis is growing stale (*raises a sheepish hand* guilty as charged!), slip into fall’s ultimate cozy chic combo—summer dress + winter basics. For polished comfort, throw your favorite summer slip dress over high neckline tops like turtlenecks or button-ups. We layered a Raquel Allegra gauze top under a Tina + Jo maxi dress for a modern ethereal ensemble. For a bit of an edge, try a vintage band tee. And for the sartorial daredevils, layer a shoulder bearing dress over a crisp oxford buttoned all the way up for some major street style cred.
*Pro Tip: If the weather dips to a shiver inducing chill, conceal a pair of winter leggings under the hemline for added warmth without the style faux pas.