We don't know how to say this without sounding like Kanye circa 2009 ("I'mma let you finish but..."), so here goes nothing. Summer, you're great, and we're def gonna let you finish but...we're catching serious
feelings for fall. Ever since the Free People
Fall 2015 collection made its way in-store, we've been dreaming of knits, losing our sh*t over layers, and counting the days 'til the autumnal equinox. Maybe it's the cooler temps (or the years of being conditioned by back-to-school shopping--thanks Mom!), but there's something about fall fashion that feels like a totally fresh start. Whether you're full-on-fall like us or grasping at straws to savor the last bit of summer, there's no denying that Free People does easy, effortless, boho style better than anyone else. There's also no denying that time flies
, and that the turn of seasons will be here before we know it, which is why we're giving you a heads-up on all the fall essentials we're sure you can't live without.
You're A Natural
So what if your idea of outdoorsy means open air farmers markets and day drinking on a patio? A girl's gotta start somewhere. Get in tune with Mother Nature by snatching up familiar florals in more muted, neutral color palettes. Ease into it with this printed olive slip dress
, then go full-monty with this 70's-inspired mock neck mini dress
(when you're ready, of course). Our definition of going au naturel.
DO Be Dramatic
Not only are you not
afraid of change--you actually embrace it. Be ready for all this season has to offer you (and your social calendar) by stocking up on daring statement pieces. A jewel-toned wrap top
with a seriously deep-V for date night, a vampy black mini dress
for your next GNO, and exotic python print mules
for everything in-between. Drama queen? We'll take it as a compliment.
Stick To The Classics
Just because fall means the entire Northern Hemisphere is making a change, doesn't mean you have to follow suit. A knows-what-she-wants kind of girl like yourself likely doesn't need an entire wardrobe overhaul, so start small by updating the basics. Whether you're headed to work or jaunting around town, these are the pieces you'll end up wearing every day. A cozy waffle knit sweater
with cold-shoulder details, a dark wash denim button-down
, and a pair of black booties
with unexpected details are all you need to make the rest of your closet feel new again.