Fashion Worth Investing in for Fall 2014

The fall season is here, and as the leaves start to change top designers explain how to update your wardrobe too. The beginning of a new season is the perfect time to invest in some key pieces that will instantly update and refresh your style all season long, and we’ve got the inside scoop on how to wear this fall’s biggest trends.

Oversized Cardigan

haute Hippie

Haute Hippie $495

As the weather cools down, you will want to start layering a cardigan over everything, and this one from Haute Hippie is the perfect one. Trish Wescoat Pound, Founder and Creative Director behind Haute Hippie says,  “Grandfather cardigans and oversized sweater coats are a must-have investment piece for the fall season. They can be layered over everything from casual denim to cocktail dresses to intricately embellished evening gowns. This argyle herringbone sweater coat allows for a wearable, interchangeable wardrobe. The plaid print mixes with other plaid and floral prints as well as hard and soft textures of comfy wools and flowy silk chiffon. It’s all about understated luxury.”

Structured Tote




Fendi $2,550

The right handbag is the most popular and crucial investment piece in a woman’s wardrobe, and the structured shape of the Fendi Shopper Tote is incredibly on-trend while remaining most definitely timeless. The bag is available in classic black, navy, and red, but we adore the army green as the perfect finish for almost any autumn look. 

Edgy Ankle Boots 

ankle boots


Freda Salvador $595

It’s time to slip out of sandals and into ankle boots, and the metal embellishments on these ankle boots from Freda Salvador add interest to the old standby (plus they’re detachable). The designers behind Freda Salvador, Megan Papay and Cristina Palomo Nelson say, “The STAR boots are our must-have boot for Fall because they are so versatile. On more casual days we love them with the fringe metal anklet, torn jeans, a tee and blazer. When we need to be more polished, we wear them without the hardware. As a classic jodhpur boot, they are perfect with dresses, skirts or a tailored pantsuit. Unfussy, but sophisticated.” 


Fringe Clutch



Kotur $795

Fringe is a huge trend this season, and this python clutch is the perfect combination of on-trend and investment worthy. This python clutch can be worn as a cross-body or handheld, and will be sure to make your next night out outfit a show-stopper. 


Wrap Coat


Dawn Levy $957

It wouldn’t be autumn without a new coat, and the wrap silhouette on this Dawn Levy is flattering and stunning. The designer says, “The Harper coat is a great coat for the fall season as it serves as a versatile fall piece that wraps wonderfully around a woman’s body. It’s luxurious wool wrap and belted coat with oversized collar and back seams gives you an easy put together polished finish. This coat can easily be paired with your classic LBD or dark skinny jeans and white oxford shirt for a clean and pulled together look.”


Hidden Heel Boots

heel boots


Givenchy Ankle Boot $1,060

Heels are an essential for a woman’s wardrobe, and the unique design on these hidden heel boots more than make the grade. They secretly add sky-high height without anyone being the wiser, making them truly worth the investment. 

Chiffon Midi Skirt




Alice & Olivia $395

You’ll want to wear this chiffon Alice & Oliva midi skirt to all of the social gathering that surround the holidays. The light material makes it the perfect layering piece with tights and sweaters without appearing bulky, and the print is festive without appearing too basic.

Flare Jeans



J Brand $240

With the popularity of the 1970’s bohemian trend, flared denim for fall is an essential and J-brand never disappoints. From the amazing fit to the quality of the garment, you’ll want to wear these jeans with everything. Make your legs appear super long by pairing them with a high heel.

Fur Vest

fur vest




Jocelyn $1,750

Whether it’s real or faux, a fur vest is a fall essential that adds a sense of luxury to any outfit. Jocelyn of Jocelyn Fur says “This intarsia fox vest is the perfect day to night layering piece, and can be worn casually with jeans, or over a little black dress for a girls night out. You will LIVE in this vest all season, I promise.” 

Wool Hat



Helen Kaminiski $295

Floppy hats aren’t only made for summertime. Invest in a felt hat for fall and winter to add style to any look. This burgunday piece from Helen Kaminski tops off any outfit with a touch of color this season.

By Kasha Cabato

Kasha Cabato is a fashion industry professional who specializes in marketing and social media. She is a graduate of Parsons The New School for Design and lives in Los Angeles, CA.

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