Fall 2016 Style Guide: A Roundup of This Season’s Hottest Trends


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Add muted tones to your closet this fall starting with the color of the season, dusty rose. When trend forecasting in early August for the upcoming season, I saw this shade of pink all over social media and was immediately obsessed.

You can easily incorporate this shade of pink into your closet by wearing a dusty rose velvet choker, carrying a structured crossbody bag in this hue of pink, or find an oversized coat in this color.

Bold Lips and Bare Eyes

Channel your inner Parisian and sport this French-inspired makeup look this season. A colorful pout and a natural looking face is not only an easy look to execute in the morning, but will have you looking “high fashion” in seconds.

This makeup trend has been shown all over New York Fashion Week in shows such as Dior, Max Mara, Louis Vuitton, and Zac Posen. Getting runway ready has never been easier. Check out the MAC counter at your local mall for a wide variety of dark lipsticks on sale for $17.00 each.

Highlighter Hype

Light up the room with a soft glimmer just above your cheekbones to accentuate the high points of your face. Highlighter will give your face a healthy glow, instantaneously making your skin look more healthy and hydrated.

With amazing highlighters being sold in both drugstore and high end makeup shops, you can follow this trend no matter what your budget is.

My favorite drugstore highlighter is the L’oreal True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator for $12.99 available at your local CVS or Target. My favorite high-end highlighter is the famous Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Powder in either Champagne Pop or Opal for $38.00.

On Point

Pointed toe shoes are taking fancy feet to new heights. From lace up flats, to loafers, to boots, fall footwear is embracing the pointed toe trend. The more dramatic the point, the better and more fashionable the shoe.

I recently picked up a couple of new pairs of shoes, including booties and flats, all adorning pointed toes. Macy’s is your one stop shop for all shoes pointed. I can’t wait to wear these trendy little kicks all season long.

Oversized Everything

They say the bigger the better, and fall is embracing this statement now more than ever. Cozy coats, huge sweaters, and bulky jackets in materials including leather and denim are all the rage. Braving the cool temps in style has never been easier with these trends on deck.

Get an amazing oversized denim jacket at your local vintage or consignment shop for a price you will definitely not regret spending.

Statement Sleeves

Flutter sleeves, bell sleeves, and puffy peasant sleeves, just to name a few, are making splash on the shirt scene this season. I love how dramatic sleeves can add so much personality and pizzaz to an outfit. My favorite statement sleeve tops are from TopShop that are awesome quality and look super unique that you can purchase for around $50.

Pair a top that has statement sleeves with distressed boyfriend jeans and a pointed toe shoe. This is the perfect outfit for the fall when you’re going out with your friends, or want to dress up a bit for school.

Choker Craze

The 90s are back and better than ever with an adorable, and best yet affordable, trend. Starting off with the classic tattoo choker last year, the popularity of these necklaces has only grown.

Now available in a multitude of materials including velvet, leather, suede, lace, and ribbon, this trend certainly adds a little something special to your look. Some of the most beautiful chokers on the market can be found at Forever 21 with prices ranging from $3.90-$8.90.

Calling all Upper East Siders…

This next trend is Blair Waldorf approved … can you guess what it is? Headbands are crushing the hair world and are begging to add a little something special to your everyday hairstyle.

Add a headband to a soft messy braid, a fishtail to dress up a casual look, or add a gold headband to loose curls for a fancier look. Purchase a gorgeous headband for a reasonable price on Etsy. No matter the occasion, a headband is always a good piece to accessorize with.

Fancy Fabric

Say goodbye to cotton and say hello to suede and velvet, your new go-to fall fabrics. Suede is a soft and luxurious material that is sure to step up your style game. From jackets, to lace up flats, to over the knee boots, to button up skirts all in suede material, fall wardrobe’s are not complete without these essentials.

In addition to suede, I am seriously crushing on velvet this season. For the upcoming holidays, skip your typical garb and try out a black or rich red velvet dress. Find the perfect velvet number at Flutter Boutique in Pennington, NJ for around $60-$70.

Daring Denim

It seems as if denim has been on trend for years and years, but 2016 is taking the classic jean to a whole new level. Big holes, small rips, uneven hems, thick cuffs, and colorful patchwork are all new trends on the jean scene. The more distressed and destroyed the denim the better.

What’s your favorite fall trend!? Let me know in the comments below!

xo, Lexie

Fall Fashion Favorites

Fall has always been my absolute favorite season. I’m crazy about every little aspect that comes with it; the cool crisp air, changing leaves, endless rows of apple trees, plentiful pumpkin patches and the oh-so delicious spiced lattes! However, what I look forward to most about fall is the fashion. Warm earth-toned colors, cozy knits and fancy fabrics are the key to my heart. Today I put together one cohesive outfit encompassing all of my favorite fall trends of 2016! Let’s get into it!

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Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn and rock statement sunglasses this fall! Sunnies are such a fun way to add personality and glam to your look. Urban Outfitters always has the best selection of unique, trendy, and well made sunglasses. Definitely check out UO if you’re in the market for new shades.

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The 90’s style resurgence has me over the moon. I am seriously crushing on chokers this season! Not only are they adorable but they are affordable. Available in a multitude of materials including velvet, leather, suede, lace, and ribbon, this trend certainly adds a little something special to your look. 

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Dusty rose is the color of the season and I couldn’t be happier about it! I decided to incorporate this color into my outfit by sporting this hue of pink in a structured handbag. I love how this muted tone adds a pop of color in a subtle, understated, and sophisticated way.

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Bold lips have always been a staple in my makeup routine. Fortunately for me, this fall it’s all about the dark, vampy lip colors! I’ve tried a multitude of different lipstick brands and I always go back to MAC cosmetics; they make my all time favorite dark lipsticks. Not only are they long-lasting but they are incredibly pigmented and glide on smooth and velvety.

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Whilst scrolling on Zara I came across these suede over the knee boots and it was love at first sight…I bought them immediately. These shoes look adorable with mini skirts, dresses, and jeans. Slip these boots on to make any outfit look fancy and luxuroious! I can’t wait to wear these shoes all season long.

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Floppy hats are a trend that I personally love so much. The delicate felt adds a sweet and feminine touch to your look. This soft caramel colored hat screams fall in the best way! My Grandman Marilyn always rocked a hat, so whenever I wear one I think of her!

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What trends are you obsessing over this season? Tweet me and let me know @lexieslifeblog or tag me in your #ootd picture on Instagram @lexieslifexo!

xo, Lexie



A Day in Marseille / Visiting Notre Dame de la Garde

One of my favorite parts about exploring France was getting to visit their churches. The gorgeous architecture and immaculate details never seized to blow my mind. Out of all of the churches that I’ve had the opportunity to tour, Notre Dame de la Garde stood out the most. Located at the highest natural elevation point in Marseille, this church offers a 360 degree view of the entire city and the Mediterranean Sea…truly a sight to see. Called la bonne mère (the good mother), this church is said to guard and protect the people according to the Marseille locals.









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The vibrant colors and gorgeous paintings took my breath away. From the perfectly sculpted exterior, to the unique and colorful tile floors, to the paintings and gold detailing, this church was nothing short of stunning. Write to you soon!

xo, Lexie