Fall + Winter Fashion Essentials

From a very young age, I have had such a love for fashion. I love looking into and keeping up-to-date with seasonal trends and styles, and I always have so much fun creating different looks. I always say that my style is “all over the place” meaning that I like to change up what I wear pretty often. Some days I may want to wear a pink floral dress whereas other days I want to wear all black. It truly depends on my mood, however I do tend to come back to classy and elegant pieces (this is my go-to style).

Today I wanted to share some of my staple pieces for the fall and winter seasons! I absolutely love the fashion around this time of year because it always looks so chic, stylish, and classy. I will also share a few tips on how you can style these pieces in different ways. Some of these items are new, whereas a couple others are older. These are things that I believe everyone should have in their wardrobe for fall and winter!

Fitted Tank or Tee:

We’re starting off pretty basic, but honestly, we all need a comfortable yet stylish top that we can easily pair with all of our looks. Whether you are in a hurry or you are carefully planning your outfit, you’ll find yourself reaching for something like this very frequently. It may seem silly to mention, but I think finding your perfect t-shirt or even a great tank top can pull an outfit together very nicely. This tank top pictured above is from H&M (as many of the pieces I am sharing today are) and I purchased this for $6. While this is such a simple piece, I love it because of the high neckline and sometimes I enjoy wearing crop tops (depending on the look I want to go for). I like that this is a cream color, however it also comes in pink, black, and brown. You can wear something like this, or a white t-shirt with a patterned blazer, a warm cardigan, or a nice long coat. Or if you are more likely to be found indoors during the colder months, this is the perfect top to lounge around the house in! Sometimes, when creating a new wardrobe, you have to take a step back and purchase basic pieces before jumping into the latest trends.

Turtlenecks:

Before you skip past this and keep reading, just hear me out! I know that not everyone loves turtlenecks because they can sometimes feel restricting or too tight/uncomfortable. What I say to that is, you haven’t found the right one for you yet, and that’s ok! I just adore the look of turtlenecks because in my opinion, high necklines are always classy. Turtlenecks are the epitome of fall/winter fashion. I always like to try things on when I am shopping in person, and I recommend that you do the same. This way you can truly get a feel for the fabric and you can see how something will look on your body type. The thing about turtlenecks is that they can look good on everyone. Of course, the main thing you’ll want to look out for is if the turtleneck is too tight, however you also do not want one that is too flimsy and loose. There is a perfect in-between, I promise! I would recommend checking out a store like H&M, ASOS, or Missguided because their pieces are very affordable yet stylish. You can even look at places like Walmart, T.J.Maxx or Ross! These two pictured here are from H&M and I purchased them for around $17 each. There were a few options when it came to color, but I would always recommend sticking to neutrals for fall/winter fashion because it looks chic, and you can style the pieces in SO many different ways. If this is just not your thing, I would say think about buying a mock-neck top! This will give you a similar look to a turtleneck, however it won’t feel restricting since the neckline does not go up too high.

Blazers/Jackets:

I have always been a big fan of wearing blazers. I love the professional look that they can give to any outfit, and they make me feel so empowered and confident! I know they can seem a bit intimidating to people who haven’t worn them, but I think everyone should find a blazer that they love. They come in many different styles, but at the moment, longline (or loose-fitting) blazers are on trend. The one pictured above is my favorite right now! It is gray with a black windowpane pattern, and it is a longline blazer. I think it would look amazing over a fitted cropped tank and a baggy pair of straight-leg jeans, especially if you wanted to go a more trendy route. Or if you wanted to keep it elegant, a black turtleneck with some fitted black ankle pants would be perfect as well! You can even keep it casual by wearing a nice white t-shirt underneath. Layering is one of my best tips for this time of year, and what better way to do that than by adding a nice blazer?! Another item is a cropped jacket/blazer like the second photo pictured above. I am so in love this one that my boyfriend bought for me while I was visiting him in England. I really like the black trim as well as the pattern because it is not too bold, but it isn’t simple either. It is unique and definitely my style! I love the nice collar on this jacket too. Since the collar is folded down, it would look best with a high neckline top underneath. I can see this being worn with a black turtleneck.

Trench Coat:

One of my favorite things that I own! If you take anything from this blog post, let it be this: a trench coat will change the game for your wardrobe. The one pictured was purchased when I went to France right before the pandemic hit. I thought what better place to buy a trench coat? I bought this at a store called Pimkie (it reminded me of an H&M) and it was around 50 Euros. The material is not too heavy, but it is also not thin, which is perfect for me. In the winter, I tend to get hot when layering clothing, so a piece like this was exactly what I needed. I just completely love the look of trench coats because they are so elegant and they can take any outfit to the next level. I went for a classic light brown color. This one ties at the waist, but I prefer to keep mine open so my outfit underneath is seen. They come in a variety of styles and colors, but of course, I prefer neutral. I wouldn’t say no to buying one in a different color (like pink), however if you are on a budget, but wanting to create a more classy/put together wardrobe, I would go with a light brown or black. Truly anything can go under a trench coat (especially if it is a neutral color). You can opt for a nice chunky sweater, a turtleneck, a t-shirt, a nice tank top; the possibilities are endless. Even if you wanted to dress very casually but you weren’t sure what would look good, adding a trench coat will solve that problem.

Flare pants:

Flare pants are back in style which makes me SO happy! I didn’t own any until very recently when I came across this pair at H&M for $25. They fit me like a glove, and I love that they are very form fitting until they reach mid-calf. They are high-waisted as well, which is exactly what I wanted. Flares always remind me of the 70’s which I think is really fun, and because these are black, they will match anything. You can go for something bright and patterned on top, or you can keep it simple. I typically prefer to wear a loose top with tight bottoms or vice versa, however with these pants, any kind of top would look great because you get the best of both worlds. I really love the look of these pants with a cropped and fitted tank top and pointed-toe black booties. The pants make me look a lot taller than I am, and a fitted top with also help with that appearance. When in doubt, you could always go for an all black or a black and white look. These pants are very versatile, comfortable, and trendy!

High-waisted straight leg jeans:

We all know that high-waisted mom jeans have been in style for a few years now, and it’s safe to say that I’ve been obsessed. After getting some good use out of high-waisted skinny jeans, I eventually switched over to straight leg jeans (and I do not want to look back)! I still think that skinny jeans can look great with the right outfit, but overall, I definitely prefer straight-leg jeans now. If you are looking for a new pair of jeans and you want them to be on trend, you may want to stick to high-waisted baggy jeans. I really love the look of cropped bottoms, but even a pair that goes all the way down your leg is perfect for the fall/winter seasons. I fell in love with the ones pictured for many reasons. I thought they were very me, and I previously did not own any gray jeans. I got these for a steal at H&M because they were only $13! They are such great quality too! I think these are currently my favorite pair of jeans. I think that jeans like these are always so flattering, and the baggy look is very cool and edgy. I definitely recommend choosing something like this for your go-to pair of jeans this season!

Chunky boots:

Lately when browsing the internet and doing some shopping, I have seen chunky black boots EVERYWHERE. At first I didn’t think that these were really my style. I often prefer to wear shoes that are a bit more sleek. Well, I decided to give chunky boots a try and now I am obsessed! I recently purchased these London Rebel Lace-Up Boots from ASOS. I got them on sale, which I was super happy about! They are originally around $45-$55 dollars, and I got them for $20 (shipping included)! I couldn’t be more pleased with them. I love the different material on them, and I like that they aren’t too over the top or too big and chunky, but they still fit the trend perfectly. The silver detailing is very cool as well, and I think that these can be worn with many trendy pieces. I wouldn’t necessarily wear them with everything, but I thought that these could be my go-to boots for fall and winter. If you’re looking to buy some big, chunky boots this season, definitely go for black (or nude has also been popular). I’ve seen many people wearing chunky ankle boots, but if you prefer something different, chunky knee-high boots are also in. You don’t have to spend a ton of money because there are many stores that have affordable boots that are also decent quality, plus, sales are always happening!

I created an IGTV video where I discuss these pieces a bit more in depth, and I also show how I would style them in different ways. I would really appreciate it if you checked it out on my Instagram: @sacchere14. I hope this post gave you some fall/winter fashion inspo, and that you are feeling ready to take on the cooler months in the coolest clothes! Thank you for reading. Until next time!

Transitioning Your Wardrobe from Summer to Fall

While I am a little sad to see summer go, I am absolutely thrilled to start wearing fall fashion! There is something so chic and stylish when it comes to fall/winter fashion, and it often inspires my personal wardrobe as well as my blog posts. Today I wanted to share three different outfits with you all, and I’ll be taking them from summer to fall. I will share a few tips on how exactly I did this. Transitioning your style through the seasons can seem a bit tricky, especially when the weather is slow to change, however it is not as complicated as it seems.

Outfit #1:

This first look is very girly and fun. It includes my favorite color (pink) and a classic pair of denim shorts! The crop top is from New Look, and I got it on sale. I absolutely adore the ruffled look along the neckline, and the off shoulder sleeves. This top can be worn many different ways, but I decided to keep it simple for the summer look. I bought these cute denim shorts from Target and they are by the brand Universal Thread. Combining these two pieces creates a girly but casual look for summer (perfect for those hotter days). For my shoes, I went with a simple pair of black sandals. I wore these all summer long because they are THAT comfortable. They are also from Target and by the brand A New Day. I decided to pair this outfit with my gorgeous Kate Spade bag! I am so in love with it, and the little strawberries all over it are so cute! The bag completed the look perfectly.

The transition:

Now the weather may be a bit cooler, but you still want to give off a similar look. For the transition, I thought that keeping the same pink top would be a nice touch and pop of color for the outfit. For an extra layer, I threw on my gray and black windowpane blazer. I love this blazer because it is a little bit oversized, but it still looks really classy, which I love. Instead of going for the same denim shorts, I changed it up by going for my favorite pair of jeans! I love the look of light wash jeans and the rips give the outfit a bit more edge. I will always choose high-waisted jeans over low-rise, and I love straight leg jeans as well. I have such a love for ankle booties in the cooler months, so I went with a pair of pointed-toe black ankle boots. Lastly, I swapped out my Kate Spade bag for a simple black one.

Outfit #2:

For this next look, I wanted to show you how you can take a very popular summer print/style to fall! Gingham is has been trendy for the summer time for a while now, but by making subtle changes, you can seamlessly wear the same pieces in the cooler months. The main focus of this look is this adorable dress that I recently purchased at New Look. I love the fun gingham print, and the fact that it is black and white helps with the transition. I really love the buttons going down the front, as well as the cut out right above the stomach. I paired this dress with some cute black cat eye sunglasses, as well as the same black sandals from the previous summer look.

The transition:

To wear this dress in the fall, you may want to think about layering. For this look, I decided to throw on a long sleeved black mock neck top underneath the dress; this will definitely help to keep you warmer on those chilly fall evenings. I thought that I’d stick to black because you really can’t go wrong with the color! I chose to style this with a faux leather jacket to make it even more edgy. For my shoes, I changed into the same black pointed-toe boots from the previous fall look.

Outfit #3:

For the last outfit, I wanted to style this cheetah print midi skirt. I absolutely love how flowy this one is, and I thought it was the perfect piece to center this outfit around. Keep in mind that neutral colors/pieces can be your best friends in the fall and winter. You can style so many pieces in so many different ways if you stick to colors such as brown, black, taupe, gray, or white. I decided that a simple black tank top would do the trick. I then paired this outfit with some strappy brown sandals. When it’s hot out, sometimes simplicity is best!

The transition:

To take this look from summer to fall, I decided that one of my favorite coats would be perfect. I chose to throw on my gorgeous brown trench coat. I bought this while on a trip to France, and I am still so in love with it! It is lightweight and great for cool fall days. Trench coats are such a staple, and I think every girl should own one. They come in many different colors and styles, and trust me when I say they will never go out of style. They add so much class to any look! I then switched out my sandals for my black pointed-toe ankle boots yet again. What better way to complete a look in the fall than a hat?! I chose my black fedora, which is a classic and a nice way to ring in the fall season!

I hope that you found this blog post helpful and that it gave you some fall fashion inspo! I truly do love this time of year, and I am so excited to share more with you all. Thank you so much for reading! Check out my Instagram @sacchere14 to see a reel I created showing you what each outfit/transition looks like.

My Go-To Fall + Winter Shoes

Hey everyone! I hope you are having a beautiful day wherever you may be! I am very excited that fall has arrived because I find everything about this time of year so beautiful; the vibrant colors, the cool and crisp weather, and of course, the fashion! Today, I wanted to share some of my go-to fall and winter shoes! These are just a few pairs that I wear most frequently at this time of year!

  • Ankle Boots

I think that ankle boots are my absolute favorite shoes to wear, mostly during the fall! There are a variety of patterns and designs to choose from, and they can dress up any look! I own quite a few pairs, and while they all look pretty different, the one thing they all have in common is that they are heels. I am not a big fan of stiletto type heels, and I often prefer to wear chunky and short heels. I find that they are not only easier to walk in, but they are more comfortable as well. They are just as stylish, and they can be worn for many occasions!

  • Snakeskin patterned boots

Snakeskin has been trending for a little while now, and I finally got my hands on a pair of snakeskin ankle booties! These are so on trend right now, and I purchased mine from Just Fab! They were very affordable, and they are my newest obsession! I plan to wear them all season long! While they are a bit bold, and not typically something I would have reached for, I have completely fallen in love with them! If you haven’t tried out the snakeskin trend, I recommend it! Who knows, maybe you’ll surprise yourself like I did!

  • Knee-high boots

I would say that I wear these more in the winter, however I love that they can pretty much be worn with anything! I style knee-high boots with jeans, skirts, dresses, and shorts! Where I live, it does not get very cold in the fall, and in the winter we will sometimes have pretty warm days! One Christmas Eve, I was wearing shorts and a tank top with the AC on! Knee-high boots look great with almost every fall/winter outfit, and I prefer to wear simple black suede ones. As I mentioned, I like a little bit of a lift, so these have a chunky heel as well.

  • Combat boots

I love the edgy look of combat boots in the fall and winter! I own a pair of brown ones at the moment, however I am hoping to find a nice pair of black ones with silver detailing (feel free to leave recommendations below)! They can definitely look stylish and cute with dresses, shorts, or skirts, however, I enjoy wearing them with jeans the most! These shoes can spice up any look, and even make the most feminine outfit look edgy.

  • Pointed-toe boots

I love a professional look from time to time, and pointed-toe shoes are a simple way to make any outfit a bit more classy. I own a pair of black suede pointed-toe ankle booties, and I find myself reaching for them often. These shoes are very versatile as well! I know that some people are not a fan of this style, however, I like them because they are very fashionable and they can be worn for most occasions these days. They really are shoes that can go from day to night; from the office to dinner with the girls.

  • Flat boots (riding boots)

I was not exactly sure how to describe these shoes, however I wanted to include them because they are perfect for those of you who aren’t a fan of heels and prefer a simple yet cute fall/winter shoe! I have a pair of black flat riding boots that are perfect for this time of year. I do not wear them very often anymore, but they are a great option for those casual fall or winter days. If you do not enjoy wearing heels, these shoes are great, and they can be worn for special occasions or casual days running errands or going shopping.

  • Rain boots

Where I live, fall and winter are not incredibly rainy seasons, however I wanted to include these because I bought a pair of adorable chelsea rain boots earlier this year, and I think they are just adorable! I wore these when I went to France in March. It was a pretty rainy week while I was there, so these shoes were perfect because they kept me dry, and they are very stylish as well. I never thought rain boots could be stylish, but I have found that chelsea rain boots can be worn in rain or shine and with most outfits!

It rarely snows where I live, but if you live in a very snowy area, then of course, I recommend owning a nice pair of snow boots that will keep you warm and dry! There are definitely days when I prefer to simply wear sneakers over any of these shoes, however I would say these are my top favorite styles and pairs!

I hope that you enjoyed today’s blog post! Let me know what your go-to fall/winter shoes are! Until next time! (Check out my Instagram: @sacchere14) for a fun little video I made wearing some of the shoes!)

Summer to Fall Transition Outfits + Tips

Hey everyone! If you have been following and keeping up with my blog from the beginning, you may remember that I created a similar blog post around this time last year! I absolutely love the fall season, and I am excited to start breaking out my sweaters and booties!

For today’s blog post, I wanted to share a few outfits that can be taken from summer to fall. It’s not always easy to transition your wardrobe from season to season, but especially around this time of year (though it may depend on where you live). Where I live, summer can linger for a little bit longer than most people would like, however, around mid-September, (aka, right now), things finally begin to cool down!

I will be sharing three different looks that I took from summer to fall. The smallest details made these outfits much more suitable for fall, and I loved putting these looks together!

Outfit #1

For this first look, I took a patterned halterneck tank, a pair of denim shorts, and a pair of heeled colorblock sandals. I also decided to add some rose gold sunglasses to complete the look. I made a few small changes to this look, however I wanted to keep the top because it is actually a perfect transition piece for this time of year. It isn’t exactly hot outside, but it’s not too cold either, so I still like to wear sleeveless tops around this time of year. The colors in this top are dark and include both purple and blue, making it more fitting for fall! I then took my favorite pair of straight leg jeans, and tucked in the front of the top. I threw on a warm black cardigan (just in case it’s a cooler day outside). Layering is a great tip for this season, and it adds a cute and casual touch to any outfit. Lastly, I put on a pair of booties! These are simple taupe ankle boots that I adore and love to wear in the cooler months! This outfit can be worn for most occasions, but overall it is the perfect everyday fall look.

Outfit #2

I think this may be my favorite outfit of the three! To start, I took a simple forest green/emerald tank tucked into a pair of black paper bag shorts that tie at the waist. I had a pair of white sandals, and my favorite summer panama hat. I decided to keep the main pieces of this look the same, and change up and add accessories. I love the color combo of emerald and black, and once again, the color of this top is perfect for this time of year! I added a very light black wrap coat that I wear very often (it gives any look a bit more of a classy and professional vibe), and I am wearing my new snakeskin booties. Snakeskin has been trending for a little while now, and I had been wanting a pair of snakeskin boots so badly! I finally found a very affordable pair from Just Fab! I have become a big fan of hats this year, which is strange because I was never a hat person! I am obsessed with this black fedora that I purchased earlier this year! Whether it’s a fedora, a beret, or a cabby hat, it will complete your fall look beautifully.

Outfit #3

For the last outfit, I changed it up quite a bit! I started off with a simple black tie-front tank with a pair of navy patterned shorts. I love wearing white in the summer, so I wore my white Stan Smiths. I also added a cream colored cardigan. To transition this look, I swapped my shorts for a pair of black high waisted jeans, and I took off my cardigan for a beautiful light trench coat. I bought this coat when I was in France earlier this year, and it has become one of my favorite pieces of clothing that I own! It is perfect for fall, and it adds a bit of French flair to the look! Of course, no fall look is complete without boots (at least for me)! I went with black pointed toe booties. Any shoes with pointed toes can make an outfit instantly classy, and I love how comfortable these are! Lastly, to go along with the whole French vibe, I threw on a black beret, also purchased in France (call me a typical tourist)!

Some fall trends for 2020:

  • Preppy clothing
  • Metallics
  • Patchwork
  • Capes
  • Plaids
  • Snakeskin
  • Subtle fringe detailing
  • Lingerie inspired clothing
  • Embellishments
  • Drawstring details
  • Colored leather
  • Cutouts
  • Trending colors: rust, marigold, chartreuse, jewel tones

Thank you so much for reading today’s blog post! Leave me a comment and tell me which look is your favorite! Don’t forget to check out my Instagram, @sacchere14, to see a fun little transition video I made wearing these outfits!

OOTD: Thanksgiving 2019

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American readers/followers! I hope that you are having a beautiful day full of family and good food! Today I wanted to share my Thanksgiving OOTD (outfit of the day) with you! I know to some it may seem silly to dress up when you are only going to be in your dining room all day, but still, I enjoy dressing up and looking put together all of the time!

This outfit of the day is going to be pretty simple. I recently purchased this jumpsuit from Lulus.com (a new favorite store of mine)! This is the “Lace and Lies Terra Cotta Crochet Lace Cropped Jumpsuit”. I purchased this jumpsuit for $16.00! When I was online shopping for some holiday outfits, I happened to come across this jumpsuit and I knew I had my Thanksgiving outfit. Not only is this outfit comfortable for me to lounge around in while waiting for Thanksgiving dinner, but it is also fashionable and perfect for the end of fall!

As someone who has an absolutely terrible shopping addiction, it is important for me to find stores that have affordable yet stylish pieces, and Lulus.com has quickly become one of my favorite places to shop! This is where I bought the “Someday Swoon Royal Blue Embroidered Midi Dress from my “End-of-Summer Blues OOTD”! I also purchased a dress that I will share with you on Christmas Eve, so stay tuned for that!

On Thanksgiving Day, my family always wakes up to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I will usually eat a very small breakfast and we won’t eat very much at all until the dinner is ready! I spend Thanksgiving with my immediate family. I have a pretty big family, so they are all I need! I love being able to spend a day at home, just relaxing and eating some good food with the people I love the most! (Not going to lie, I am so excited for Black Friday shopping too!)

I am grateful for my family, my friends, my health, my education, and of course all of you! I really appreciate those of you who read my blog posts and follow me! It means so much and I love being able to write and share what’s in my heart with the world. I hope that I can continue to inspire you and help you on your journey to confidence!

Thank you for reading! Leave me a comment below and tell me what you are thankful for, and what your favorite Thanksgiving food is (mine is mashed potatoes and we make a delicious meat stuffing every year)!

How to Transition Your Wardrobe From Summer to Fall

Today I wanted to share a few tips on how to transition your wardrobe from summer to fall! I am so over the heat at this point and I am ready to start busting out my sweaters and knee high boots, but it is still around 80-90 degrees where I live (it is cooling down a bit though)! I decided to share three different outfits to wear when it isn’t cool enough out for jackets and scarves, but it is just starting to cool off enough to take some of your staple fall pieces and incorporate them into your wardrobe!

If you haven’t been able to tell already from my ootd’s (outfit of the days), I love wearing dresses! If it is warm out, you will probably see me wearing a dress. I bought this dress almost a year ago and I am just now getting the chance to wear it. (I think it’s because I buy way too many clothes, but that’s beside the point!)

The first thing I do when summer ends, is I start incorporating fall colors into my wardrobe. By wearing colors like navy, olive, burgundy, maroon, or mustard, you will be using your wardrobe to transition into fall seamlessly.  The outfits will feel and look a lot more fall-like than if you were to wear bright colors like you would in the summertime! I paired this dress with my favorite ankle boots at the moment. Booties are the perfect addition any outfit in the fall, and they are a staple piece in my wardrobe for this season!

This second outfit is one of my favorites! I paired a very simple and basic piece with a fancier statement piece from my wardrobe. If you’re a fan of florals and you just don’t want to let them go, you can absolutely wear them all year round! If you want to wear florals in the fall, make sure that the colors of the clothing are seasonal. These wide leg capri pants are the perfect way to wear floral prints while still incorporating the color burgundy, which is my favorite fall color. They are also flowy and not made of an incredibly thick material, so I won’t get too hot! Underneath is just a simple black body suit. I wore these beautiful taupe heels as well. I also decided to wear a cardigan with this outfit because it gives the look a bit more of a cozier feel.

And lastly, I wanted to share a bit more of a casual outfit for those of you who aren’t very girly. If you wore crop tops all summer long and you want to wear them in the fall, you still can! I wore this olive green crop top with a pair of blue high waisted jeans. I also put on these brown heels that were in my “Coral Me crazy” ootd. If you want an even more casual look, swap out the heels for a stylish pair of sneakers! I took the same gray cardigan from the previous outfit and paired it with this outfit as well. I don’t own one at the moment, but I think that a brown fedora screams fall! A hat like this would be perfect with the navy blue dress or the outfit pictured below.

I hope that you found these tips helpful, and if you’re still dealing with 80-90 degree weather like me, don’t you worry, we will all be complaining about the cold weather soon enough! Thank you for reading!