4 Key Wardrobe Pieces to Ease You Into Fall

Summer’s coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean style is. While it will be time to say goodbye to sandals and T-shirt dresses soon, fall staples that are just as cozy will take their place. The season of denim is here, and here’s what you need to rock it.

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1—A High-quality pair of jeans

Two of the biggest up-and-coming jeans trends are color-blocked and distressed denim. Pair these color-blocked jeans with a leather jacket, or try this distressed pair with a simple T-shirt.

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2—A solid jean jacket

Denim jackets have been autumn staples for decades due to their practicality and style. Opt for a simple jean jacket like this one from Joe’s Jeans, or try integrating the aforementioned color-blocking style into outerwear with a jacket like this.

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3—A long vest

When it’s not too hot and not too cold, vests are the perfect accessory, and thus fall is their perfect season. It’s still too early for a full-on trench, but bring in that same level of elegance with a draping vest like this one. If you’re on the edgier side, try a vest like this one from Free People that boasts undertones of biker jacket.

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4—A practical backpack

For those of us who are starting back at university this fall, this is obviously a must. However, a good backpack is a necessity for any age; it’s one of the most practical and fashionable ways to lug around a bunch of stuff. Try this Fjallraven Kanken backpack, pictured above, or a similar one like this North Face classic.

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While denim will dominate the next few months, don’t forget it’s okay to slip other materials in just as often. Show us your favorite fall looks, with denim or without, on social media, and don’t forget to tag us @CFashionista!

How to Style Your Summer like a Delray Beach It-Girl

Looking to copy Florida style this summer? Hiding between West Palm Beach and Miami is Delray Beach, a secret haven for high-heat fashion. Check out the trends below spotted on Delray’s famous Atlantic Avenue Promenade, home to dozens of boutiques hosting unique Delray Beach charm.

The Trend: T-Shirt Dresses

T-shirt dresses are elongated T-shirts worn as dresses or tunics, and this look, styled with oversize shades, matching sandals, and chunky bracelets, is one to copy. Not only is the piece on-trend, but the T-shirt dress is also a great way to beat the heat on extra hot days.

The Trend: Scarves

Silk scarves have been spotted everywhere this summer—decorating designer purses, tied around belt loops, and, classically, around the neck. This Fashionista’s business-professional look is made more approachable with the use of a colorful silk scarf and a chunky necklace.

The Trends: Denim Skirts and Slides

Denim skirts, as well as cutoffs, have been regaining popularity this summer. This look is a mix of both, with some variety in the seam around the center to mix it up. The furry slides match the color of the T-shirt, tying the look together.

The Trends: Pleated Skirts and Bodysuits

Knee-length pleated skirts have infiltrated fast fashion retailers as well as designer collections this season. Paired with a bodysuit, as shown above, there’s no need to worry about keeping your top tucked in all day.

The Trends: Cold-Shoulder Tops and Mom Jeans


This cold shoulder top, paired with a bralette, mixes up the look with texture and color. The high-waisted mom jeans are both trendy and comfortable, even in notorious Florida heat.

Whether you’re at the beach or not this summer, these Delray Beach looks can be worn daily wherever you are.

How do you feel about these trends? Show us on social media! Don’t forget to tag @CFashionista.