October Fashion Forecast: From colored purses to riding boots
By Brittany Anas
How fun would it be if we just told you to go ahead and costume yourself all month long in honor of Halloween? What’s that? Your pirate costume doesn’t conform with the office dress code? Fair enough.
But perhaps we can tap into some of the creativity that it requires to come up with award-winning costumes and use it to pick out some great outfits for the month of October.
The temperatures are dipping — but it’s not quite time to bring on the winter blacks and grays. This October, we’re loving bursts of autumn colors and the jewel tones that are proving popular. Truth be told, October is a fun month to get dressed. You can break out the boots and knit beanies — and, on those balmy fall days, pair them with skirts and short-sleeved shirts.
We’ve shopped JC Penney for some pieces that are trending this month — but are classic enough that we can guarantee they’ll be in style this time next year, too.
Colored purse: The quickest way to give your outfit a little extra umph is with a colored handbag or crossbody purse. The swipe of color is all you need to add interest to a neutral outfit. (OK, maybe a pretty shade of lipstick, too). Check out the Liz Claiborne zippered crossbody that comes in a bright red and midnight blue. The luxe-lookin’ bag is under $30.
‘Boyfriend’ cardigan: We’re thinking ‘boyfriend’ is code word for comfy. Boyfriend jeans are loose-fitting. Boyfriend cardigans are lengthy and cozy. We dig it. This collection of cardigans from JC Penney comes in solid colors (our faves are the sweaters in burgundy or moss) as well as stripes. Just add coffee, reading glasses and a good book and you’ve got a cozy fall weekend. To get October started off right, these cardigans are temporarily on sale for $25 — marked down from $40.
Riding boots: We can’t let fall slip by without rocking a great pair of boots. We love the refined-meets-casual look of riding boots. Confession: They make us feel like we belong in an equestrian club at a posh New England boarding school. Wear them over some tights with a dress or over a pair of leggings.
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