Trend Report: Sleeveless Vests

This fall, with the weather still being pretty warm in the Bay Area, fashionistas are turning to a new choice in layering: sleeveless vests. These charming pieces have a lot more personality than a simple sweater or trench coat. They can keep you warm, but still allow for you to show off your outfit underneath. If the sun comes out, simply peel off the best. And if the clouds are feeling moody, this will keep you warm and protected from light rain. These are three of my favorites from Anthropologie

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The "It" sweater of the season

 

Stripe Versatility

I've seen it in every September issue I've perused so far and it's easy to see why it's a favorite with magazine editors. The "Hatfield" sweater from Isabel Marant is effortlessly chic, versatile and classic with a cool girl edge. It offers a comfortable fit with jeans, knit pants, leggings, and track pants. Anything in slim leather or lace would be cool but it's the unexpected pairings that make it a year round staple. Wear it with something colorful (like this skirt) or printed, soft and drapey; it all works with the classic stripes in a modern silhouette. 

Fall Fashion: These Boots Were Made for Walking

Photo: Nick ChaoClothing: Top, Cameo, $64, Stripe / Sweater Joe + Me, Walker, Black, $208, Stripe / Necklace, Bizu, $108, Stripe / Clog Boots, Swedish Hasbeens, Grey Nubuck, $399 / Jeans, Levi's, $59.50 / Clutch, The Good Flock X Ashley Goldberg, Hat, Rhythm, $34, Stripe

I never used to wear much grey ... until I discovered these stunning clog booties from Swedish Hasbeens. Now, I've fallen in love with the neutral that goes with everything. It's especially fetching when paired with pale pink and black, as seen here. Tie the look together with a bone-colored hat, a long, beautiful necklace from Bizu, and a patterned clutch.

These boots (obviously) were made for walking, and with a low heel, you'll be able to jaunt around the city, wear them to a party (or the office) and keep them as a fashion staple throughout the year. They'll even look great with a dress or skirt in the spring. There's no "grey area" when it comes to layering up and looking stylish this fall. Booties, skinnies, and a long sweater will keep you in fashion all season long.

Crew: Photographer, Nick Chao / Stylist, Christa Martin / Model, Christa Martin / Makeup, Jillian Wilkey for Salon on the Square / Hair, Sara Maldonado for Salon on the Square / Makeup used: Jane Iredale.