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Fall Fashion: Trends You’ll Want In Your Closet

Fall is one of our favorite times to take clients shopping. If you live in San Francisco, it’s the perfect time to shop for pieces you can wear year round. Not to mention, we’ve been programmed by a cultural norm of back to school shopping and starting fresh in the fall.

This year the runway stuck with some traditional fall trends, so it’s the perfect time to invest in classics that have staying power. If you are looking to update your look on a budget chose one trend and incorporate it with what you already own. Below is a guide to our favorite trends for men and women this fall. We’ve included both investment and budget-friendly pieces that are accessible to all.

Stay Stylish,
M&K


Fall Menswear Trends

1.) Shearling

One part manly, one part cozy, shearling is a trend we are tempted to steal from the guys this year. If you run cool, we recommend a fully lined shearling jacket, but if you are warm blooded opt for a shearling collar denim jacket that won’t overheat you.

2.) Corduroy

A casual fabric, corduroy locks in an extra layer of warmth to an ensemble. Additionally, corduroy adds a little texture to your wardrobe. You will want to balance out that texture with something equally soft, such as a flannel shirt or sweater.

3.) Plaid Flannel

Up your lumberjack game with a great plaid flannel this season. Plaid is always around in fall, and this season it’s showing up in shirts, jackets and even some pants. A flannel plaid shirt is perfect for a casual day at work, tailgating with friends, or paired with a shawl color sweater for an easy weekend look.



4.) Maroon

Maroon is showing up everywhere for men this fall. Pants, chinos, jackets, sweaters - you name it and they’ve made it. A nice maroon pant is a great denim alternative for the season, while a maroon jacket adds color to your wardrobe with making too much of a POP!.


Womenswear

1.) Plaid Menswear

We love the strength and structure of menswear inspired plaid jackets and coats this fall. If you are broader or bustier opt avoid the double breasted look and try a dropped lapel silhouette.

2.) Animal Print

Walk on the wild side this fall with a print that is everywhere. Cheetah is a very popular print in every cat-e-gory (bad pun) whether you are looking for a small hint in an accessory or a full commitment in a body conscious dress you will find it this year.

3.) The Combat Boot

The 90’s are back in a big way this fall, and it wouldn’t be a true 90’s flashback without the combat boot. Except this season’s variety aren’t your average Doc Martins. Expect to see patent leather, hardware, and sleek styles that you can wear to the office.

4.) Velvet

Velvet is such a luxe fabric it is usually reserved for the holiday season, but this fall you will see velvet everywhere. We love the trend translated into an easy-to-wear dress, a simple bodysuit, or as a sleek pant to replace your jeans.

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Booties to Fall For: Our Top Steals of the Season

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Booties have shown their staying power over the past five years. This year they are getting a slight upgrade with fresh silhouettes and shades. If you don't have a fun pair and an everyday work horse, you may have a gap in your wardrobe! Read on for our favorite picks for the season by category.

Stay Stylish,

M&K


The Day to Night Bootie

 

In San Francisco, the hills can finish a pair of heels in one evening. We love the idea of pairing a stylish block heel or wedge bootie with an outfit that will last all day long. A edgy detail like the Yente boots are a take on a more expensive Rag and Bone design this season. If you are a little more daring an animal print or pattern will add interest to an outfit.


The Everyday Bootie

Having a great bootie that you can rely on day in and out is an essential, and an upgrade from a flat. The key to finding the perfect bootie is durability, cut (look for styles that show more ankle for versatility and a slight heel or pointed toe to elongate your look), and color. A neutral shade in black or brown will easily flow with everything in your wardrobe.


The Office Bootie

Need to up your office shoe game? Explore a new addition to the bootie family this fall. We like the idea of adding a little perspective with a heel, just be sure to choose a height that you are comfortable with. The "shootie", ugh Kimberly cringes at the name, luckily looks more interesting than it sounds. 

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Summer Vacation: How Megan Prepares for a Week on Ibiza

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Carrying on our summer tradition, Kimberly and I are taking to the blog to share what we are packing for summer vacation. Last year you got to see Kimberly's capsule wardrobe for her trip to London and Amsterdam. This time around, I am excited to give you an inside look at what I will be wearing during a week in Ibiza, Spain.

Stay Stylish,
M&K


Beach here I come! For the first time in almost 4 years, I am actually taking a lengthy vacation filled with sun, sand, and friends. Where you ask? I am flying to London for 2 days and then heading to Ibiza, Spain for a week. 

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Don't Be Afraid To Ask For Help

I guess now is a good time to let you in on a little secret - I love to help my clients pack for trips, but packing for myself is one of my least favorite tasks. Enter the best styling partner ever. Kimberly generously came over first thing on a Monday morning to not only help me pack, but also create some of my favorite outfits for the trip! If you have a vacation coming up and are feeling a mental block, it always helps to have a fresh set of eyes look over your wardrobe. Often times they will see something that you haven't.

Assess Your Needs

While I typically try to travel light, I decided to indulge myself this trip by ditching the carry-on and packing plenty of options. I knew that I would need outfits that could take me from a day on the beach to a night out. And given our itinerary, I needed at least 2 dressier evening looks. Oh, did I mention that I would also be seeing a lot of DJ sets? So that means comfortable shoes that I can dance all night in.

Make a Shopping List

When I travel, I like to make extensive lists of everything I need by category: accessories, clothes, shoes, toiletries, carry-on items, etc. That way I can check things off as I get them. Even better, when it comes time to pack I already have detailed lists of everything I need to remember. This also helps keep you accountable and not over-spend on items that you don't really need or overpack items that you may not even end up wearing.

Choose Where To Invest

Since San Francisco never has a "real summer" I ended up buying a number of new hot weather items for my trip. Big on my list were swimsuits. coverups, easy dresses, and sandals. I knew I could always put a denim jacket or blazer over a dress in cooler temps, so I felt more comfortable investing in both maxi and midi dresses. I also wanted to leave room to buy some special pieces abroad if I saw something that I just had to have, so I purposely left space for new additions.

I wear a swimsuit maybe 4 times a year, so that was one category where I held back from splurging. Instead I bought 5 moderately priced swimsuits to have a fun variety. Stay tuned to see if they hold up...

Pro Tip: Pack your swimsuits in ziplock bags. It will keep them organized in your suitcase and you have somewhere to stick your wet suit after a day at the beach.
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Don't Forget Your Travel Outfit

I am going to be honest, what I travel in may be the most important outfit I prepare for a trip. Especially if it is a red eye or international flight. Comfort is key, so I usually pack a second outfit in my carry-on that I can change into either when it's time to sleep on the flight or during a long layover to freshen up a bit.

For this particular trip, it is a straight 10 hour flight to London. I am always cold on planes, so I wanted something I could cozy up in while still not feeling too schlumpy when I land. I've been in love with my "Female Equals Future" sweater since I bought it. It's super soft, while making a positive statement. For the flight, I've paired it with knit cropped leg track pants, a tunic length black tank, and my new flower embroidered jacket. My white sneakers are comfortable and easy to wear, and I always pack an extra pair of socks in my carry-on to put on once we take off.

Pro Tip: Wear bulkier items (such as a sweater or sneakers) on the plane to free up room in your suitcase.

Here is the complete picture of my Ibiza wardrobe. Stay tuned... next I will be sharing my 5 must-have vacation 5. 

 Clothing details (from top to right): H&M Female Equals Future sweater ( similar ),  Topshop flower patch jacket ,  Shein wide leg track pants ,  Goodfellow & Co. white sneakers ,  Old Navy flip flops ,  Shein orange bikini ,  crochet cover-up ,  Bella crochet swimsuit , Chanel scarf, AG denim shorts ( similar) , Gap embroidered blouse ( similar ),  Shein gray bikini ,  H&M fitted black dress , Kooples tank top ( similar ), Stella McCartney purple bralette ( similar ), Anthro beaded clutch ( similiar ),  H&M sequin skirt , Aldo silver heels ( similar ), BCBG sandals ( similar ), Yarn beach tote ( similar ),  Ralph Lauren white blouse ,  Gap denim shorts ,  Shein black bikini ,  Dolce Vita sandals ,  ASOS red maxi dress , J.Crew hoop earrings ( similar ), Rag n Bone acid washed jeans ( similar ), Calvin Klein heels (old), Juicy Couture necklace (old), Alice + Olivia green cami ( similar ), Jigsaw metallic clutch ( similar ).

Clothing details (from top to right): H&M Female Equals Future sweater (similar), Topshop flower patch jacket, Shein wide leg track pants, Goodfellow & Co. white sneakers, Old Navy flip flops, Shein orange bikini, crochet cover-up, Bella crochet swimsuit, Chanel scarf, AG denim shorts (similar), Gap embroidered blouse (similar), Shein gray bikini, H&M fitted black dress, Kooples tank top (similar), Stella McCartney purple bralette (similar), Anthro beaded clutch (similiar), H&M sequin skirt, Aldo silver heels (similar), BCBG sandals (similar), Yarn beach tote (similar), Ralph Lauren white blouse, Gap denim shorts, Shein black bikini, Dolce Vita sandals, ASOS red maxi dress, J.Crew hoop earrings (similar), Rag n Bone acid washed jeans (similar), Calvin Klein heels (old), Juicy Couture necklace (old), Alice + Olivia green cami (similar), Jigsaw metallic clutch (similar).

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