Personal Style: Fall Essentials

Now that fall is in full-swing, I wanted to highlight a few of my favorite essential pieces for the brisk weather. Today I'm talking about the cozy open-front sweater, the quilted jacket, and a jewel-tone scarf.

First up we have the open-front sweater.

black skirt open sweater

I own a few of these sweaters and I love them because of how versatile they can be.  I can dress it up, like I did here with a skirt and tights, or I can dress it down with a pair of skinny jeans and flats.  An open-front sweater can also be belted for more definition.

black skirt with open sweater

When I look for different pieces to fit into my wardrobe, I always look for that little "something extra." Sure, I could buy this sweater in all black or white, but that would be boring!  I love to pair statement pieces like this with staples, like a black skirt and white tank.  It gives the outfit the little punch that it needs without being too overwhelming.

Next up, we have the quilted jacket!

quilted jacket

I talked a few weeks ago about how I was craving a leather moto jacket, but right now that isn't affordable, so I had to settle for the next best thing!  From afar, the fabric does resemble leather, but it's not!  It's just a great shiny soft fabric that is super comfortable and light, yet warm enough to keep me toasty on a chilly fall day.

quilted jacket with tights

What I love about this jacket, though, is that the asymmetrical front zipper and extra zipper detailing gives the illusion of it being a moto jacket, but for a fraction of the price!

And what goes perfectly with a great jacket?  A colorful fall scarf!

quilted jacket with scarf

I've had this scarf for so many years, and I don't think I will ever get tired of it.  It adds the perfect pop of color to an all-black outfit like this one, and jewel tones are always so hot for fall.  Don't be afraid of bright colors in the fall time!


Skirt - SIMILAR Tights Booties White Tank - SIMILAR Sweater - STRIPED OPTION, BEAUTIFUL DRAPE Jacket Scarf - SIMILAR