November 9th, 2015 at 2:00am

I don’t know about you all, but the idea of fall is an exciting one. For me, being able to walk to class under the fall leaves sipping a fall flavored latte (yes—I drink pumpkin spice lattes and I have no shame), is extremely calming to me. Change is all around, and I can almost smell Thanksgiving dinner in the air. Not only is the weather here in Chicago absolutely beautiful, but so is the fashion.

Fall is extremely exciting to dress for. There’s always a number of new trends in stores coming out at this time of the year and as an avid fan of layering, the outfit possibilities are endless.

I immediately fell in love with this Fashionista’s autumnal outfit—the burnt orange poncho is the perfect fall color and flatters any skin tone. If you’re looking for some comfortable fall sweaters, check out this beautifully detailed red sweater from Forever 21. If you’re looking to splurge, ASOS has a wide variety, as well. Pairing this intricate sweater with a basic black pair of leggings allows the sweater to be the center of attention. If you live in a cold climate, investing in a pair of fleece-lined leggings may be a good option for you. I’ve heard great things about this pair from Athleta. A pair of heavy duty riding boots are a great way to keep your legs warm once the snow falls!

One Simple Change: Swap the boots for a pair of running shoes and opt for a sweatshirt in place of the poncho for a great workout look!