Five Fall Trends with Timeless Essentials

By fashion editor Ashley


I’m loving the trends for this fall! Everything is earth toned with lots of textures or bold black and whites (just my style). One of the greatest things about this years trends are, they blend seamlessly with the wardrobe classics you already have. I love that because often times trendy pieces are to0 restricting for me, while this years trends can be mixed and matched in endless ways. Perfect for pulling together multiple looks for multiple occasions! Here are five looks we’ve put together to help you mesh your favorite fall trends with your favorite classic pieces.

Photography by Ashley Thalman, styling by Karli Haglund (, modeling by McKay Orton and Ranier the poodle, graphics and written by Ashley Aikele, creative direction by Liz Stanley

fall-essentials-04Look 1: Ann Taylor LOFT chunky sweater, H&M Full Leather Mini Skirt, H&M Mod Platform Booties

Timeless Essential: the Chunky Sweater
Fall Trend: the Full mini skirt in Leather-like fabric
More looks below!


Look 2: Gap Leather Jacket (similar), Vintage Fur Scarf, both are stylists own, Old Navy grey T, Ann Taylor LOFT lace overlay pencil skirt.
Timeless Essential: Leather Bomber/Moto Jacket
Fall Trend: Lace. Done in the very on-trend color palette of military green/grey


Look 3: JCrew plaid trousers, Nine West heels, both are stylists own. H&M classic button up blouse (similar), Ann Taylor LOFT baroque bejeweled belt.
Timeless Essential: the Classic Button Up Blouse
Fall Trend: Menswear prints/fabrics

fall-essentials-01Look 4: Black & White Jacket, Nine West heels, both are stylists own. Old Navy Cropped Black Trousers, Old Navy grey T.

Timeless Essential: cropped black trousers
Fall Trend: Graphic Black and White


Look 5: Skinny Jeans, Oxford Loafers, models own. H&M Tuxedo Blazer, Old Navy Camo-print T.
Timeless Essential: Black Tuxedo Blazer
Fall Trend: Camo Print


Adorable skirt! I’ve been looking for the perfect Faux-leather skirt and this one comes pretty close to what I’ve been searching for. Sadly they have sold out in my size, but maybe it’s in store!

AND, I just bought that grey v-neck from Old Navy. It’s the most perfect gray shirt ever. You don’t even know how excited I was that they still had them in the store. I wore it to church today with a poof-y ballerina skirt. =)

The jacket was thrifted, but here’s a very similar one!!

And the plaid trousers were purchased about 5 years ago, but there is SO. MUCH. PLAID. this season. Here are a couple links to some more amazing plaid pants.

SIDE NOTE: Ann Taylor is killin it this season and for that, I guess I just have to thank Kate Hudson 🙂

Ooh. That Ann Taylor sweater is very similar to the black and white jacket. And so classic! Thanks:)

Does the stylist mind sharing the brand of the black & white oxfords?

They are vintage with no tag 🙁
What a cool find though, right?!

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My favorite is definitely the Black and White look #4. Who is the designer of that jacket? Its all about leather this fall! I just posted about leather accents yesterday 🙂

I love that jacket too! It’s a vintage jacket with no tag so not sure who the designer is. But what a great piece huh?

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