November 14, 2016 | Los Angeles, CA
Dressing for fall can be a little bit tricky when you factor in popular staples of the season vs. the season’s actual weather. I jump at the chance to wear a sweater and boots as often as possible, but living in LA especially makes wearing this classic fall combo not always a possibility— plus it’s also nice to change things up! When temps are warmer than desired or you’re simply looking to mix your style up, look no further than a silk tunic dress + over the knee ensemble.
I’ve always loved JOIE as long as I can remember. Not only is every piece from the collection extremely well made but I find this brand completely captures what it means to be understatedly chic. I found this silk JOIE dress currently 40% off and immediately favored the ornate bohemian pattern, the versatile neck tie detailing and effortlessly luxurious silhouette. It’s a piece that completely captures fall’s relaxed, comfortable vibe while still being stylish and appropriate for enduring summer-like temps.
To compliment the fall look I restyled these over the knee boots, last seen from this post, with this Joie dress. While I still LOVE the Stuart Weitzmans and might be asking for a pair in brown for Christmas, this $83 pair serves the exact same function. Styling shorter hemlines with over the knee boots not only creates the illusion of longer legs but also immediately transforms summery styles into autumn outfits. If you have yet to invest in a pair you don’t have to spend a million bucks— try this block heel pair, these stretch boots or this heeled pair – all under $200!
Lastly, when it comes to styling looks for fall definitely play up the tones of your accessories. I love the instant touch a berry hue of Deborah Lippmann polish adds to any look and often rely on a subtle, bold lip color like this shade from Butter London to further enhance the tones of the season. When selecting handbags I often invest in pieces that are neutral or black but love the dimension this two toned Henri Bendel Squad bag (currently 30% off!) adds to the look. With one side in light pink and the other a deep merlot, this bag amplifies this season’s palette, especially when styled with darker pieces.
This type of ensemble is stylishly effortless for the daytime, easily transitions into night, and is fool proof for fall on hotter days. If you’re in the market for a breezy tunic dress don’t miss this JOIE dress while it’s on sale 40% off! I’ve also found this black and white style by Joie, this black floral style, and this cinched waist burgundy dress– all linked along with my look below!