Candace Kristin's Fall Style Blog

It’s fall! This stylist’s favorite time of year, apple picking, pumpkins, cooler days and trees covered in golden leaves.  Right about now, I am usually illustrating to you all my must have Fall/Winter trends off the runway.  However, new times call for a new blog.  I have decided to shelf the catwalk trends and curate a list of pieces that will bring you comfortably through your next autumn gathering.  Perhaps your activities take you to a farm with family, winery with friends or a quiet dinner in a heated tent with colleagues.

 

I would like to say this season will be all about comfort chic and I LOVE IT!  It’s taking the seasonal key pieces, sweaters, leggings, denim, booties, loafers, blazers and capes rather than elevating with a “lip and a heel” style with comfort chic in mind.  Balance is key, though we are still in the middle of a pandemic I don’t want it to look like you are one step from rolling out of your bed.  You can still be stylish while attending to your pastimes. 

 

Trips To The Winery:

Daily Temperatures can fluctuate so I highly suggest bringing layers.  Wineries tend to be on the “dressier” side of causal.  Leave your leggings at home!  Even though wineries are farms with grapes, wine tasting is still a pretty posh. Wear comfortable shoes, instead of gym sneakers pair your denim with riding boots, lugged sole booties or platform slip on.  Opt for a belt bag to keep hands free for sipping.  Now’s your time to pull out that cute wool blazer, pair with a thin layer under and toss a large scarf and maybe a hat.  Try your “jeggings'' with a light wool cape or long cardigan. 

Belt Bag: Dauphine from Louis Vuitton - $3,150

Denim: Sculptek Midnight Jeans from Athleta - $118

Dressed Up Quilted Bootie from White House Black Market - $250

Hat: Suede Band Felt from Free People - $58

Wool Blazer: Rag and Bone from Neiman Marcus - $550

Visiting The Pumpkin Patch or Apple Orchard:

 

Get your inner farmer ready, think plaid scarfs, cozy cable sweaters, distressed denim and lugged shoes you don’t mind getting muddy. Keep the colors dark as you will be handling dusty pumpkins and rubbing alongside tree branches.  Tossing on that cream sweater and light washed jeans probably is not the best idea. Here is where you can pull out your dark leggings to make it easier getting in/out of hayrides and bending once you found that perfect pumpkin.  Skip the top handle bag and put your belongings in a backpack.  Perfect for the farm and great for on the go.  

Back Pack: Gancini from Ferragamo - $1,250

Bootie with Lugged Sole, Waterproof: Keaton at Nordstrom - $119.95

Cable Sweater: Vince from Nordstrom - $395

Legging-Riding Tight: Stellar Tight from Athleta - $98

Plaid Scarf from Banana Republic - $58

Dining with Colleagues:

 

Now that restaurants in New Jersey are fully operating, you may be asked to a casual dinner with colleagues versus that zoom call.  And let’s face it, many of you have been hybrid dressing with a mix of work clothes and Pajamas , AKA, business on the top and slippers on the bottom.  While many of us have been living in our LULU Lemons, it’s not at all appropriate for a dinner or lunch with coworkers.  I am in no way suggesting that you dust off the suit, rather take a “smart causal” approach.  Think kitten heels, loafers, blazer with dark denim, knit dress and trousers. Sub in your work tote for casual silhouette, such as a bucket bag or cross body.

Bucket Bag: Charlie Bucket from Coach - $375

Floral Bow Dress from Zara - $49.90

Kitten Heel: Stuart Weitzman from Neiman Marcus - $395

Loafers: Tory Loafer from Tory Burch - $378

Suede Shirt Dress from White House Black Market - $180

Trousers: Corduroy Trousers from Weekend Max Mara - $275

I hope once again this Stylist has inspired you.  Come see me at The Suite for a private appointment where we can get you ready for your next outing or refresh your fall wardrobe.  

 

Did you know Westfield Garden State Plaza……

 

  • Requires everyone to wear a mask, employees, and customers
  • Common areas are regularly disinfected
  • There are sanitizer stations in all common areas
  • Social distancing reminders including extra space between seating are in place
  • Employees with a fever or flu like symptoms are required to stay at home