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Even though it technically doesn’t begin for another week or so… I’m all in on Fall everything already.

Fall is my absolute favorite season and as soon as September hits—even though it still feels hot af, I’m convinced it’s time for Fall fashion. When I recently shot my monthly photos with Images by Amber Robinson, we wanted the theme to be Fall. Well, I packed up my big chunky sweaters, suede boots, felt hats, and all the layers and went downtown to stand outside in the sweltering heat and pretend that it’s already way cooler than it actually is. Ya girl was HOT. But it was worth it, because I absolutely can’t get enough of the fashion of Fall.

Fall Fashion Trends 2019

Wanna know my very favorite aspect of fall fashion? The layerssss. My internal heat index is high so I’m pretty much always hot. I love Fall the most because there’s a crispness in the air and it’s actually seasonably appropriate to wear different layers every day. For example on any given Fall day you might find me wearing a sheer bodysuit layered under a tank top layered under a Free People drape layered under a chunky sweater. It’s perfect for walking into work in the cooler morning air, but it’s just as perfect for de-layering as the day goes on.

By mid-afternoon I’m probably down to just the tank top as I’m sewing hair and moving around the salon. I know it really depends on where you live because Fall can be so variable based on location, but I feel like Fall is still one of those seasons where layering and mixing are expected. I love mixing different textures and patterns, which is amazing with layers. My fashion mindset is pretty much already set up for Fall so I find it so much easier to dress in this season.

Fall Fashion Trends 2019

 

Fall Fashion Trends 2019

Recently, I spent a day wandering through the mall checking out the upcoming trends and noticing what showed up in various places. One of the first trends I noticed was PATTERNS. Which you all know makes me super excited. There was a ton of leopard print, cheetah print, and just generally that cognac brown color with some kind of print on top of it. There were sneakers with dots on them and patterns on just about everything you could imagine. I love that cheetah print is at the top of the list, and I mayyy have gotten more than one cheetah print item.

The second trend I noticed is long skirts. And not just maxis either. Summer may have been all about a super long peasant dress, but I’m talking more like midi-length skirts and dresses. These aren’t the awkward just below the knee midi-lengths either. They’re a tighter knit, more form fitting style that hits at the perfect mid-calf spot. I’m also obsessed with the various textures these skirts are showing up in. Cotton knits, ribbing in the fabric, and other heavier textured fabrics are all in.

Next up is one of my all-time faves and I’m so happy to see it’s sticking around. It may not be dad shoes anymore (which I will continue to rock regardless), but the sneaker kick is still going strong. I saw tons of sneakers when I was scoping out the Fall fashion and they pair perfectly with so many looks. I especially noticed high tops are having a moment. Madewell came out with a line of dope ass high top and low top sneakers in cool prints, and beautiful colors and I’m pretty much obsessed.

Fall Fashion Trends 2019

Last on the list—my fall fashion wouldn’t be complete without something hair related. This season is going to be all about some hair accessories. I’ve been seeing a lot of scarves, headbands, and barrettes galore.

I’ve been shopping at Anthropolgie for a long time, and never have I seen their accessories table as extensive as I did this past weekend. Head scarves in all colors and patterns, the cutest head bands, and of course, we can’t forget one of my faves—felt hats as well. To read more about the fall hair trends, check out the Garnish blog that went up today! The studio shared our fave cut, style, and fashion trend of the season. And to keep up with my Fall fashion, make sure you’re following me on Instagram.

It’s officially hit that weird transitional time between NC Summer heat and our typically very short lived fall.

It’s still kinda hot, it’s definitely still humid, but it’s started to get just a little cooler. And because we’re all SO ready for the transition to fall, we start to make our outfits just a little more fall-ish. I wanted to share my two favorite things to wear during this weather and season transition—essentially my September fashion go-tos.

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First up, All. The. Layers.
Layers account for cooler mornings and evenings with the still hot afternoons, and can also create a ton of different looks. I’m all about some layers all year long because I’m constantly over-heating. Wearing layers can accommodate for the actual weather outside while still allowing me to make myself cooler when I start to get hot flashes halfway through the afternoon.

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Next, we have my all-time fave way to take a summer outfit and make it look like fall. Just add a felt hat and some booties. Boom. Nothing about the outfit has changed, so it can be just as cool as before, but all of a sudden it looks like the change of season is about to occur. I love it.

When it comes to fashion, I try to put a lot of energy into my personal appearance because I’m interacting with guests all day every day and oftentimes it’s the first time I’m meeting someone. I believe your fashion choices reflect your eye for creativity, and I always want to represent that during first impressions.

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With my temperature challenges (aka always HOT), I need to put extra thought into every outfit to make sure it’s trendy, but still work appropriate. I hope you love my “September season” go-to styles, and would love to see you rocking them. If you wear either look, definitely tag me on insta so I can see your September fashion!

If you live in North Carolina you know that the heat is real right now. Whenever it’s this hot in the Summer I have a few go-to looks that I wear pretty much all the time. They are all the perfect mix of chic and casual, and all accommodate for the melty temperatures outside.

Summer Swag

First up is summer dresses. I can’t get enough of a flowy dress in the summertime. Whether it’s short or long, it’s always lightweight, flowy, and I pretty much always pair it with sneaks. I opt for flowy because with heat comes sweat and lightweight dresses are one of the coolest clothing options available.

Summer Swag

Next up—this year I have been all about a super lightweight kimono paired with denim shorts. It’s casual and chill, but the kimono dresses it up and is a perfect way to look fashionable while feeling super comfy. I wear sneaks with this look a lot, too—pretty much all summer as I’m on the go constantly.

Summer Swag

My next latest obsession is athleisure wear. Anthropologie recently had a sale on their entire athleisure collection and I fell in love. They have longline sports bras that come down further which makes them perfect for wearing under lightweight flowy tanks, tees, and summer sweaters (for inside when the ac is too much), or as just a top with your fave leggings. Anthro also has lightweight sweatpants made just for summertime. I love these looks on my days off when I’m with my kids or running around doing all the things.
No matter what I’m wearing, my summer hair is all about how I can tie it up and what accessories I can use to dress it up.

I love a hairband and pony combo, a top knot and scarf, or a big summer braid. Thankfully, my NBR extensions can be worn in any style, which makes it super easy in the summer.

Essentially, Summer is all about comfort. Easy, breezy clothes, hair up off your neck, and casual everything. Check out my favorite athleisure pieces at anthropolgie.com. What’s your go-to Summer pieces?
Let me know in the comments below!

You may or may not know this, but I have a hair/fashion/pretty much everything idol and I have to tell you all… I am officially ON-TREND with Tracee Ellis Ross. When I saw her post this week about the same fashion trend I’m currently OBSESSED with I’m not gonna lie, I fangirled a little. What is this amazing new fashion addiction?

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Tomorrow is the halfway point between two major milestones—I will officially be 35. I am halfway to 40 (from the last milestone anyway), and man is it an eye opener to realize. Birthdays can stir up a lot of feelings, both positive and negative, but as I roll on into my mid-thirties I’m actually feeling pretty good. It’s easy to feel apprehension about getting older, but I really believe that age is just a number, and what really matters is the experiences you’ve gathered that have led you to where you are.

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A couple of weeks ago I shared my picks for the upcoming Summer trends. Today I wanted to spotlight one of those because I’m literally THAT obsessed. What could possibly have me so head over heels?

WHITE SUMMER BOOTS

If you’re not already seeing white, off-white, and cream colored shoes everywhere, you’re about to. They are officially on trend this Summer. I saw them a few weeks ago on {can’t remember which celeb you said} and I fell in love. I’ve always shied away from white shoes in the past because I was afraid of keeping them clean. As a hairstylist who colors a lot of hair, white can be a tricky color to wear. Buuut sometimes my love of fashion sneaks up on practicality.

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After seeing the boots on Kendall Jenner all of a sudden they were all over Instagram and my intrigue just kept rising. My all-time favorite color is beige, which is sort of similar, but I was still always scared of white. White wasn’t soft like beige. It didn’t take long until I decided to try them and the second they were on my feet I fell completely in love. So naturally, I ordered 3 more pairs. (In different styles, of course!)

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I love this color trend because they can literally go with any outfit of any color. They’re super trendy and I looove a good trend. And let me tell you… they’re bossy, too! When I get dressed in the morning I’ll go to put something else on and the white boots are sitting there staring at me so I just end up wearing them.

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BOOT OPTIONS


kitty booties
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I’ve linked my faves below for you! If you join me on this amaaaze Summer trend, tag me on insta so I can see your look. Happy Shopping! 😌

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Despite the NC weather being a bit finnicky lately, in the fashion world Spring is definitely here and Summer is following closely. You all know how much I looove a good fashion trend, and this Spring to Summer season has me head over heels.

If you follow my insta you’ve already seen a couple of my faves show up. Cream colored everything, summer sweaters, slides, and a particular pair of ivory boots that I literally can’t get enough of. Warmer weather also brings on a few other trends for me ranging from reggae music to grilling out to fresh squeezed juices.

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Fashionable Faves

I’ve always loved the idea of being both chic and casual at the same time. As a hairstylist my fashion has always had to have a bit of functionality as well, and my style has evolved accordingly. Now, as a mom to two toddlers, I find myself loving more and more fashion that is about comfort and ease while still looking great and making me feel good wearing it.
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