Written By: Lauren

Fall is my favorite time of year, especially when it comes to fashion, makeup, and just about everything else!!

I have the freedom to dress in as many layers as I desire during these cool months; however, I do not want to end up looking like Randy from A Christmas Story! There is a way to keep warm and still be trendy, promise. I have compiled a list of my fall favorites along with rules I have implemented with each fall essential.

So, here is my personal guideline for Fall 2017!

Rule #1
Embrace the Layers

Simply grab your favorite jumpsuit and throw on a sweater underneath. BOOM, done! You are now cozy, put together, and fashion forward with very little effort. I grabbed my funkiest linen jumpsuit in this brick red color (very fall-ish) and threw on a cozy turtleneck underneath. Don’t be afraid if your jumpsuit has funky, geometric cutouts like mine.
It only makes your fall ensemble all the more unique!

Rule #2
Keep it Classic

There is nothing wrong with sticking to the classics.
On the other hand, it is important to step outside of your comfort zone and be trendy. I love to find the perfect balance between the two. Let’s call it… a fashion equilibrium. So, I snatched my mauve leather jacket to keep warm and have fun with this look.

Rule #3
The Best Time to Wear a Striped Sweater is All the Time

This cozy sweater consists of bold stripes in the most beautiful 70’s color palette. Throw this oversized sweater with jeans or overalls and you will be on your way! Far out.

Rule #4
Stay Cozy

I always stock up on candles during the fall season. It not only makes your home feel warm and cozy, but it also makes your home smell like fall! My personal favorite is Anthropologie’s signature Volcano candle!

Rule #5
Carry a Boho Tote

This bohemian tote from Brady & Haley Boho Goods is a fall dream!! It is the perfect size to carry your many other fall essentials! The geometric designs and rustic colors are ideal for the fall months. It is both stylish and purposeful. What more could a girl want?!

Rule #6
Bright Colors Are Not Just For Fall

Your bright, neon colors are not stuck in the summer season, at least not during this fall season! Be bold and daring by standing out amongst the neutral colors. Allow a sweater to shine bright on its own by pairing it with jeans or a simple suede skirt.

Rule #7
Be Berry Bold

A bold, berry colored lip is key to a Fall makeup look.
Keep it simple with minimal eye makeup and draw all the attention to your those full lips! You can see me wearing this color in the pictures above.

My favorite berry lipstick is Hangup by MAC Cosmetics!

Rule # 8
Goodbye Animal Prints, Hello Animals

I’m not much of a bracelet girl, but this snake cuff is one of my favorite fall purchases! It’s the perfect combination of simplicity and uniqueness.

Rule # 9
(Cap)ture the Moment

Fall is the perfect excuse to cover up that second (maybe even third) day hair. While baseball and wide-brimmed hats are definitely a fall essential, my favorite pick would have to be the fisherman hat! It’s edgy and different. Plus, you can wear it with a graphic band t-shirt and jeans or a flowy dress! The style choices are endless!!!

Rule #10
Ankle Boots…Enough Said

This clunky ankle boot from Gentle Souls are the perfect ankle boot for Fall! I mean… who doesn’t love a good pair of ankle boots! Gentle Souls by Kenneth Cole provide a cushioned sole so you can wear them all day long. They are ideal for any fall activity or festival!