This has been the longest summer ever. I’m tired of humid temperatures and the insects. Now that September is finally here, it means Fall is right around the corner. I can’t wait to get rid of the summer dresses and pull out the sweater dresses, boots, scarves and coats. Just the other day I looked in my closet and my boots were screaming at me, “Put me on!”. Yes, I obliged, but only to marvel at them and hope the weather breaks faster.

Last fall I lived in sweater dresses. Every time I found a sweater dress I liked in one color, I made sure to buy additional colors. Right now my favorite places to shop are consignment shops and Goodwill, so far I’ve been lucky enough to come across a few vintage sweater dresses that I can’t wait to get into them.

Shoes and boots are my kryptonite. People who follow me on Instagram, are probably tired of seeing pictures of shoes and boots. I find it hard to drive past a DSW and not drop in to take a look. Since I live across the street from a Nordstrom and Macy’s, I’m always keeping an eye out on sales. Although I shop for shoes a lot at the start of a new season, I make sure they’re always on sale.

Below are a few tips from Glamour Magazine on The Dos and Don’ts of Fall Fashion 2012, although I do agree with a few of them, the peplum style hasn’t caught on to me yet.

1) DO dress up your cozy knits. Play a mix & match game with your knits. Mix a rustic sweater with your favorite pants or skirt, but try to keep the colors similar.

2)Do make a statement with your collars. Statement collars are the newest trend, even better if you can find detachable ones!

3)Do try something new with quilted fabrics, but don’t go overboard & get lost in them.

4)Do update your stash of black tights, and pair them with a bright shoe!

5)Do invest in a navy blue or black peacoat, they’re the classic & timeless coat everyone should have in their closet.

6)DO add wine colors to your fall wardrobe, but make sure to find a color to match your skin tone.

7)Don’t ditch the peplum, add a few shirts, pants and dresses to your wardrobe.

8)Do pull out your pointy pumps for Fall, add them to a pair of cropped pants, but don’t do them with wide leg jeans.

9)Don’t play it safe with your handbag, make a statement with them.

10)Do be comfortable. There’s nothing worst than seeing a bulky sweater, with a bulky scarf under a bulky coat.

Clutchettes, what are you favorite fall fashions?

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  • Kacey

    A leather jacket. I have an obsession with outerwear (jacket and coats) in general. But nothing says Fall more than a nice butter-soft leather jacket.

  • Rosey

    I LOVE patterned tights paired with all my dresses!

    I bought so many cute trenches and peacoats over the summer….can’t wait to rock them.

    That’s another thing ladies…don’t be scared to buy your fall gear for super cheap during the summer months. When it gets cold, you’ll be ready!

  • kc

    Chelsea boots are my fall essential, for sure. They go great with skinnies and skirts. Even shorts, for that matter.