Lean in close, ladies. We’re about to dish. Get ready for fall’s fashion du jour—we’ve got the tea on the season’s hottest trends and design drops from two of our go-to experts. So order the pumpkin spice latte without shame, get those harvest decorations out, but most fearlessly, put away that lockdown leisurewear and switch up your casual couture.
It’s official: this fall is all about colors, flowing pant cuts, layering and shackets (last season’s favorite oversized shirt-jacket hybrid)—and wearing them all in creative new ways.
“Get ready for tons of shackets—but different variations of them this year,” says Lori Avallone, owner of Mainstream Boutique. “Denim is moving away from skinnies and moving toward flair and wide-leg styles. Faux leather, suede items, bright colors—all are more popular this fall.” Think big, bright and bold, layering and color blocking. “All of these items are going to be worn together.”
According to Wendy Knight, owner of Lemons and Limes Boutique, Aztec prints in both apparel and accessories are also in. “We’re going to see ivory, peachy beiges and lots of bright colors like golden yellow, emerald green and neon orange. Look for houndstooth and some punchy plaids—and don't be surprised to see them mixed with bold florals. Dust off that amazing leather jacket in your closet, too—that’s a staple for this season.”
The mood has shifted on ready-to-wear—consider it your license to shop. Lori agrees, “Now is a time in fashion when anything goes!”
Fashion by Lemons and Limes Boutique (L&L) and Mainstream Boutique (MB), with added accessories by Dale Robertson Jewelry (DRJ).
Hair and makeup by Angelica Matellan of Salty Peal Salon.
Models, Brooklyn and Adeline, by Heyman Talent.
Shot on location at the historic Promont House in Milford.
L&L: Heidi T-shirt Tunic, $48. Aztec Shacket, $48. Mud Pie Wells Button-fly Jeans, $64. Shu Shop Rose Gold Sneakers, $94. Lauren Lane Metallic Leather Dangles, $18. Lauren Lane Barron Pocket Genuine Leather Tote, $58.
En Plein Air
L&L: Beth Blouse, $46. Polar Collared Vest, $54. Finley Midi Skirt, $76. Lauren Lane Infinity Scarf, $24. Laser-cut Silver Dangles, $16.50. UNOde50 Leather and Pearl Necklace, $170.
L&L (left): Stella T-shirt, $34. Coco + Carmen Convertible Sweater, $78. Coco + Carmen Leopard Jeans, $69. Lauren Lane Luxe Letter Necklace, $24. Lauren Lane Scout Wrap Bracelet/Necklace, $28. Lauren Lane Leather Earrings, $18. Mud Pie Fedora, $42.
MB (right): Liverpool Racerback Tank Top, $42. Houndstooth Capelet Jacket, $64. Kut From The Kloth Connie High Rise Skinny Jeans, $92. Mac and Me Toggle Necklace with Detachable Pendant, $72.
DRJ: Heiress Ring, SS Oval Coral, $169.
MB (left): Faux Leather Sleeve Knit, $84. Mac and Me Girlfriend Jeans, $88. Unique Rosé All Day Bottle Earrings, $24.
DRJ: Black Spinel Pave Bracelet, SS/18K, $459. Athena Diamond Accent Bracelet, SS/18K, $746. Silver Spinel Pave Bracelet, SS/18K, $459.
L&L: Shu Shop Rina Sneakers, $94.
L&L (right): Stella T-shirt, $34. Molly Collared Button Closure Shacket, $48. Coco + Carmen Jeans, $68. Gold Flecked Suede Earrings, $24. Footed Teacups, $18/ea.
L&L (left): Mud Pie Randi Sweater, $62. KanCan High Rise Straight Leg Jeans, $68. Take 5 Bracelet Set, $32. Boho Floral Hair Scarf, $7.95. Dangle Earrings, $16.50. Monogrammed Grey Clutch, $48. Jen & Co. Carrie Textured Versa Tote, $88.
MB (right): Smocked Waist Wide Leg Pant, $58. Ruffled Short Puff Sleeve Top, $44. Artful: Mixed Metal Double Earrings, $24: Couture Adjustable Bracelet, $36.
MB: Mac and Me V-Neck Tank Top, $34. Kut From The Kloth Connie High Rise Skinny Jeans, $92. Fringe Detail Plaid Shacket, $90.
DRJ: White Polished SS Bangle Bracelet with Gemstones, $721. Madeira SS Ring with Gemstones, $459.
L&L: Lauren Lane Turquoise Beaded Hoops, $24.
MB: Crochet Lace Sleeve Scoop Top, $54. Faux Leather Puffy Crop Jacket, $62. Mac and Me Itty Bitty More Boot Glider Jeans, $88. Mac and Me Gucci-inspired: Dainty Padlock Earrings, $24; Padlock Bracelet, $36; Couture Necklace, $54.
Porch Perfect (also on Cover)
L&L (left): Mud Pie Aster Flounce Dress, $64. Leto Accessories Double Ring Buckle Cinch Belt, $22. Bangle Bracelet Set, $28. Dangle Earrings, $16.50. Lauren Lane Magnolia Genuine Rouched Leather Tote, $58.
MB (right): Abstract Camo Knit Sweater, $69. Mac and Me V-Neck Tank Top, $34. Mac and Me Girlfriend Jeans, $88. All By Grace Leather Teardrop Earrings, $24.
L&L: Shu Shop Paris Sneakers, $94