For the more daring, military inspired jackets with belts are very chic this year. Army green is a great neutral for fall and can be worn with any other colors. It is a casual look, but will really look smart with a pair of brown leather boots, a knit top and simple jewelry.
Another option is a classic trench coat, belted. This jacket can be dressed up or down and will pull together any outfit. Pair it with a great handbag, dark jeans and some ballet flats and you will look fabulous.
I have had my military jacket from Eddie Bauer for 2 years now and I still love it. However my jacket did not come belted, so you have seen me use a woven belt to add some shape to it here. If you already have a jacket or trench coat that you love- get creative with one of your everyday belts. Try a few out and see how you like this trend on you. Here are a few options that I think fit the bill perfectly.
I’m also excited to share a few hot colors for fall. Wine, Merlot, burgundy, raspberry, cranberry- a deep-purple-red is one color to watch. The color of red wine is a huge color for fall. Pair it with dark denim, leopard print, black, cream, leather, jade green, gray, lace and browns.
This deep red is gorgeous, but honestly not a color that I have much of in my closet. I’m not ready to commit to a closet full, but by purchasing a few accessories in this color, I can add pops of it into my wardrobe. I have purchased a hat and nail polish and am on the hunt for just the right printed scarf. Go ahead and try a scarf, a pair of TOMS, ballet flats, nail polish, or a piece of jewelry. If you are more daring, go with a long maxi skirt, a knit blazer or even lipstick in a lovely shade of burgundy.
Another great color this fall is tomato red. This red-orange color pairs perfectly with burgundy and everything that burgundy pairs with. (Both shades of red will look amazing with your new belted army jacket as well!)
I also don’t own or wear a lot of this color red. Its washes me out, so instead of a red shirt or jacket, I carry a bright red handbag or wear a pair of tomato red flats. Try a pair of gloves, a scarf, a bracelet or some nail polish. If you are really daring try a pair of GAP’s skinny boot cords or rock some Revlon’s ColorBurst Lipbutter in Tutti Frutti.