Bright Ideas for Fall

Photography by Kirsten Beeksma Morse

Nature's fall palette is often reflected in how we dress for a new season. Autumn greens, golds and browns, deep colors and muted tones appear in our closets as we faze out the lighter fabrics and summery prints. While I love all of this as much as anyone (which the grey section of my closet could attest to) I am mixing things up with pops of bright colors and jewel tones to give my fall looks a fresh new face.

Alice + Olivia never disappoints when it comes to creative prints and out-of-the-box design. I am completely enchanted with their Moore Floral Tie-Neck Flutter-Sleeve Layered Tunic Dress because it is a year round piece. Breezy flutter sleeves will be great in warm weather, and for fall I have chosen to style it with great boots and a cozy coat. This silk dress certainly does not disappoint with its flattering silhouette and brilliant jewel tone patterns.  I love the details as well, like the layered ruffle hem, the super long tie at the neck, and how the fabric moves when you walk. It is a keeper.

Over the knee boots are a favorite of mine, especially when you want to look cool while keeping warm and aren't in the mood for tights. This Marc Fisher Arletta Boot gives the bright dress a fall vibe and the length of the dress lets you give a tiny peek of skin, which is sassy fun. I am all about the pointy toe and the soft yet fitted faux suede, which gives them a subtle sexy feel. These boots will be great over a skinnier pant and so would the Marc Fisher Yakira Boot in the fantastic Urban Chic Grey color.

Since it is autumn, layers are required, so why not make them fun? I am a big fan of faux fur and the softer the better. This Blank Denim Rainbow Pop Coat is so cozy and soft and I love the color blocking and the cropped shape. It was a perfect addition to my colorful dress but is also going to be a gorgeous pop of color with denim, all black or even a graphic tee. And it is $118 but is as luxurious as anything three times the price. You are welcome. ;)

Have you heard about Amazon's The Drop? Amazon has partnered with international trendsetters to create limited-edition collections that are inspired by global style. You can find The Drop on the Amazon app or mobile website, or on Make sure you sign up for text messages to stay up on the latest releases and featured influencers. When a collection "drops" you will get a text with a link. The collection will be live for 30 hours or less because fabrics are limited so if you love something, get it. Amazon makes each style only when you order it to reduce waste! They also have Staples by The Drop, which is a collection of not-so-basic basics. I found the The Drop Avalon Shopper, the cutest little round bag, featured above in the Staples section and it is small but fits my full size wallet, plus sunglasses, lipsticks and my phone.

These are just a few of my bright ideas for fall....stay tuned for more coming to the blog.
Have a great week!