ALL IN THE DETAILS: Fabulously Fall

Fall has officially arrived in Washington! The trees on campus have reached their peak of autumnal beauty and students are sporting their favorite fall fashions. The crisp transition from summer to winter offers many exciting style opportunities. It is finally time to break out the cozy sweaters and scarves, yet still warm enough to incorporate your best summer pieces before retiring them to the closet for winter.

This Fashionista exudes the spirit of the season in her carefully crafted outfit. She centers her ensemble around a black suede dress featuring a high neckline. The simplicity of the dress gives her the freedom to embrace several accessories. A charming, gold necklace provides a sparkly splash and contrasts the darkness of the dress. This Fashionista is ready for the chilly weather that comes along with fall by adding a pair of polka-dot tights. Her tights provide an excellent chance to introduce a classic pattern to a solid color dress, bringing about a new dimension to the look. She chose to pair her outfit with a fall footwear must-have, the bootie. A stylish, floral kate spade purse is the highlight of this Fashionista’s accessory assortment. Not only does it bring a crucial dash of bright color, the purse ties the entire ensemble together. Her olive green booties flawlessly complement the whispers of green found in her purse.

Autumn attire is full of endless eye-catching combinations as you can incorporate bits of both your summer and winter wardrobe. This Fashionista illustrates how adding tights and a pair of boots can easily reinvent a summer dress. Take her styling cues and have fun with patterns when it comes to accessorizing.

How To: It is likely that your closet is already home to everything needed to achieve this trendy fall look. Start with a solid color dress and let your accessories be the focal point. Add jewelry of your choosing to liven up the look. To transform the dress to better suit the season, try to find a pair of tights with a cool pattern! To top off the outfit, add your go-to pair of booties or combat boots and a bold purse (and maybe a pumpkin spice latte).