Today, Meghan of Wit & Whimsy shares her fall 2011 essentials:Poncho– I’m seeing ponchos as the go-to outerwear to transition from fall to winter and
I can’t wait to find the perfect one. I love this 3.1 Phillip Lim number, but also have my
eye on the one that Missoni is unveiling as part of their Target collaboration (it’ll only be
Polka Dots– We all most likely have polka dots already hanging in our closets (this is
my favorite polka-dotted number that I own), but I love the idea of displaying them in
unexpected places such as these ladylike shorts layered with contrasting tights.
Signature Silk Blouse– If taken full advantage of, a button down silk blouse may just be
the most versatile item you’ll own this fall. I love the way this Equipment blouse takes
the summer nautical trend into the next season.
Leather Skirt- Whether you’re feeling more of a mini or a midi skirt this fall, grab
yourself a leather one for style that will go on all season and well into winter.
Tuxedo Jacket– I’m loving the look of a more tailored tuxedo jacket this fall rather than
your average blazer. With a structured white blouse and sequin shorts or aforementioned
leather mini, you’re ready for any event your fall social calendar may call for.
Bold Trouser– I’m predicting structured trousers to be one of the number one trends of
this fall. They are already popping up in street style all over and I’m excited for the pants
in saturated hues to be seen everywhere from the offices to cocktails with girlfriends. A
red pair, in particular, like these from Cynthia Rowley, will go a long way.
Detachable Collar– Arguably one of the oddest trends to be popping up, these little collars
also have a lot of potential in my mind. They are a great way to change up some of your
more spring and summer pieces as you transition into the new season.
Statement Necklace– We all probably have oodles of statement necklaces at this point,
but I love this one in particular for being in gold and featuring the knot I believe that will
be more prevalent in this coming season’s accessories.
Suede Booties– If you’re investing in new footwear for fall, make it a pair of suede
booties in a neutral color. You could even begin wearing them now with flirty summer
dresses and then have them be a reliable go-to in your closet when it comes to comfort
and style. These TopShop ones are currently on my wish list.