Monday, 28 October 2013

Blogger Collaboration: Why Fashionistas Love Fall.

Hailes (me) from Hailes Hearts Fashion

Before I remember loving fashion, I remember loving Autumn. It was always my favourite season. I liked how it had a bit of sunshine left from the Summer and developed a cold chill as the Winter approached. As I got older, I started to associate Autumn with a lovely new coat ready for the new school year. For me now, it is when I dig my boots out, have a daily debate about which scarf to wear and spend 99% of my time dreaming of those beautiful hues. Since becoming a blogger, I've developed a habit of saying Fall when discussing Autumn fashion because I am so used to reading it on my favourite blogs. But yes, I am English and I do commonly refer to it as Autumn when surrounded by my fellow Englishman/woman.

Anyway, enough about me. A few of my blogger friends are gonna tell you why they love Fall...

Maddie from Call Me Maddie

The things I love about fall are: the beautiful, beautiful nature- for me there is nothing more enjoyable than going out of the city and just enjoying the beautiful parks and forests filled with red and yellow leaves; and fall fashion. The garment group that I love most about fall must be knitwear! I think I have approximately 20 sweaters in my closet! Knitwear is also the best solution to help me to withstand the chilly months of fall, especially November, when the temperature usually is already under 0oC! So basically fall for me is knits + knits + even more knits, haha!

Sheila from She is Lovely

The reason why I love Fall so much is because of all the pretty colours that the season has to offer.  I always get excited when I see all the leaves changing colours because it means that we need to start transitioning from Summer to Fall wardrobe. My favourite trend for the Fall season is chunky knit sweaters with lots of layering! Living in Seattle it always gets chilly so layering is key! Also, I love that the Holidays are coming up soon and it’ll be good times with family and friends with lots of good food!

Maiken from Part of Me
First of all, I strongly doubted if I should take part in Hayley's post. Why? Because I'm definitely not a fashionista, that's for sure. Anyway, after all I'm still here to tell you why I love autumn as a fashion season.

1. I can wear (long) jeans/pants and especially my coloured or patterned pairs like the one you can see when you look at my outfit here in this post for example. During summer I just don't wear anything else but dresses, skirts or shorts.
2. I can layer my over sized (mostly thrifted) comfy cardigans and sweaters whenever and however I want to.
3. I can soon wear my classic faux fur coats and jackets.
4. And like I said I'm not a fashionista so what I additionally love, off the subject but still, is the fact Christmas will be here already soon. I don't love the cold, the slipperiness and the snow but I do love Christmas and autumn does stand next to winter and Christmas!

Bree from The Urban Umbrella

I suppose it's somewhat funny but admittedly I am completely addicted to fall fashion even though I absolutely despise cold weather. What makes it even more silly is that throughout the summer months I so look forward to wearing cozy knits, layered styles and rich fall tones that I forget entirely that come fall, come cold!

Fall Fashion to me is all about layering and exploring different ways to add in cozy knits as well as rich fall colour tones. But this year more than any other, I've found  (and totally loved!) that there are more styling options than ever before because there are so many great trends this year that are not only wearable for day to day, but also they mix incredibly with fall style classics. One of my favourite trends lately has been mixing prints and have found it's a great way to build up a fall outfit to have a lot of depth and interest. In the outfit above I am mixing a very fall-esque navy polka dotted sweater over a leopard print blouse, one of my favourite print-mixes, which creates a cozy yet sophisticated look. If you haven't given mixing prints a try yet this fall than definitely do, you may just end up falling in love these new fall pairings like I did! 

I hope you've enjoyed reading why we love this time of year. Now I'd like to know what you love best about Autumn/ Fall. Comment below or tweet me!


Maiken said...

I can see the one thing pretty much all the girls here love about autumn is wearing their knits and cardis. I know I'm not an exception here :) by the way, our weather here has been so warm lately that I don't even need my warm cardis! we'll see how long that lasts though.
anyway, I'm glad I could take part in your post, Hayley, and I will definitely share the link via my blog when I make a new post :)

Maikeni blogi - part of me

Courtney Erin said...

I'm bummed I couldn't participate in this - it came out great!

Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

Elana said...

Absolutely love this post! Fall really is the best season for fashion, and it's so much fun to see why other bloggers love it so much (since we all seem to be obsessed with it).

So happy to have found your blog! I'm loving it already :)

Unknown said...

Really enjoyed reading this! I agree with all of you but have to say I full on love digging my boots & coats out too! I love the colours of autumn too & the little things like crunchy leaves. Plus Halloween is here and I'm all for it! Fave time of year 100%. You all look lovely and I love your scarf! x

Darcy said...

What a fun idea for a post! I love everything that goes along with Fall - the weather, the clothes, the food, football, pumpkin carving, you name it!