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Fall is finally upon us. With only a handful of days since it has officially started, many of us have been anticipating the season since the beginning of August! 

Here is my less-than-expert, completely biased, fall trend list. From head to toe, let's do the best season ever, together!

1. Hair Colors 

Cherry red is back in action this fall. Take on the weather with this (in my less than humble opinion) amazing hair color.

Let's face it though, mahogany is going to be in every year. Personally, when I want a color that is subtle, but also daring, this is one that I turn to at my salon.

And, as someone who rocked this color all last winter, I am glad to say it: blue is back. Add a daredevil level to your style with some blue tinting. I highly suggest Vidal Sasson Blue Black for the perfect shade.

2. Makeup 

We all know this would not truly be an article from me if I didn't shamelessly promote Colourpop. Their newest matte lip Mama launched September 15th for only $6. Terracotta is going to be in this year, so I would snatch this limited edition color while you still can!

Bold liner isn't going anywhere! Thank goodness because black wings are my jam. Hit up your local Sephora for some amazing liner. On a high end budget, I suggest Marc Jacobs or Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner. However, there are many drug store brands that will work just as well!

Step your blush game up by picking up Urban Decay's Rapture . Purple and dusty mauve are a great staple for everything fall (next to pumpkin everything that is.)

3. Clothes

I love the color wine just as much as a good glass of it. I guess that is why I am very happy that wine is back in fashion again this fall. From maxi skirts, to fun shift dresses, add your favorite ankle boot and hit up your runway (or sidewalk.)

Another fall staple, according to NYFW, will be bohemian maxi dresses. This means the boho style we have all loved is here to stay. It is a great way to bring your summer trends into the best season.

When it comes to your shoe choice this fall, you won't be able to go wrong with a pointy pump. Suede and wooden here are also here to take your fashion over. Step it up in these amazing trends.

4. Nails

Of course, no outfit is complete without a nail coor. Mauve is shining bright this season, so why not give Essie's Island Hopping a try.

Or, if you like yourself a darker color La Notte by Nars may be the perfect navy for you.

But if you prefer a simple nude, then go with April by Zoya.

So now that we brushed up on what is supposedly in this fall, why don't we all go get ourselve's a pumpkin spice latte and hit up our local mall! 

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esthermk

Have we reached French girl saturation? In the past two or three years, you’ve probably read countless articles supposed to help you get closer to that ideal. Or maybe you’ve read none, and preferred to angrily close that tab. Well, we promise we won’t mention Brigitte Bardot in this roundup.

 

 

Edit your accessories wisely

You’ve probably read somewhere that Coco Chanel quote that says you need to remove an accessory before you leave the house. Who knows if she actually said that, or even if you should trust her advice, she did some unsavoury things in her time. The point probably is, you probably don’t want to look too much, or too matchy-matchy. Just avoid wearing all your jewellery at once (you don’t want to be a target and get mugged), and if your bag looks expensive, consider pairing it with your most scuffed pair of shoes.

Toss: blingy, loud accessories.

Keep: one focus point at a time.

 

Know what you’re made of

If the word timeless is often used in articles describing French style, it’s because trends aren’t that big there. As a result, people tend to re-wear clothes they’ve had for ever, or that they inherited from a generous and stylish grandmother. Do you know what keeps really well? Clothes made of the good stuff. Whether you’re buying vintage or new (that you intend on wearing for a while), look for materials like cotton, silk, linen, wool and leather.

Toss: polyester and PU are essentially plastic, you’re not a Barbie.

Keep: everything natural.

 

Forget about colours altogether

Everyone has days where it seems that you have nothing to wear, despite a messy, overflowing wardrobe. Would it be possible that… nothing pairs well together? If you remove any possible colour clash, you’re left with a wardrobe where everything goes together, with only slight variations in textures. Paris may look like a black and white movie in winter, but at least everyone looks elegant in these old classics.

Toss: any print that’s not a stripe, loud colours.

Keep: black, black, black, and off-black shades like navy, dark grey, forest green, burgundy.

 

Stop smiling

Now that you’ve eliminated all the fun from your wardrobe, you’re ready to embrace the attitude of a true Parisian. Do you know how they’re able to tell who’s a local and who’s a tourist? Only tourists seem to get any joy from being in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. While you’re at it, if someone approaches you in a bar, don’t even try to look like you’re enjoying it for even a minute. No one can see if you have lipstick on your teeth if you ban smiling from your lifestyle.

Toss: fun.

Keep: red lipstick.

 

That effortless je-ne-sais-quoi

There’s always a secret ingredient that separates the real from the copycats. As stated before, the French aren’t so good at following trends, or rules altogether. They’re the first ones taking to the streets to protest, the minute some rule looks too rigid. No self-respecting Parisienne would follow the above rules to a tee, so go ahead if you want to stack row on row on row of necklaces on top of your red vinyl dress. Nothing screams more French than really going for it.

Toss: rules.

Keep: style.

 
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elasticheartx3

The leaves are changing and the sun is setting early. The temperatures are slowly dropping and you need to redo that closet of yours so you are ready for fall!

​STEP ONE: Dig out those jeans from last year and try them all on. ONLY choose the ones that fit you! Try and limit yourself to 4-5 pairs and invest in 1-2 new pairs that fit amazing! DO NOT settle for $7 jeans on sale at Forever 21. You want high quality jeans that will last . This will save you more money in the long run and also make you feel much more confident rocking that pair of jeans that fit you like a glove. Try and stick to as following:

​1. Dark wash skinnys

2. Light wash skinnys

3. Colored skinnys (maroon or olive green)

4. Distressed boyfriend fit

5. Black highwaisted skinnys

6. Flares

7. Mom jeans (like below!) 

 
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STEP TWO: Now dig out those sweaters! It is very easy to become a sweater hoarder! So with that being said, try and only pick 3 from last year. Make sure these have sentimental value to them. The rest of your collection? Check out the selection on Vinted or head on over to the thrift store! They always have the best sweaters! Stick to neutral tones that way you can mix and match your layers!

 

STEP THREE: Save that favorite pair of highwaisted shorts! You can still wear these in the fall! All you have to do is add a pair of stockings underneath and a pair of booties! So go ahead and invest in a good pair of stockings!

 

STEP FOUR: JACKETS. There are five basic jackets for the most popular looks right now.

1. The oversized denim jacket.  Again, Vinted and thrift stores are the places to look. 

 
2. The green utility jacket . These jackets are adorable for that casual look and very versatile!
 
3. The long athleisure jacket . This one is perfect to wear over leggings, with sneakers and a T-shirt to make you look chic.
 
4. The leather jacket. For a more edgy look, you can never go wrong with a leather jacket.
 
5. The bomber jacket . Silky bomber jackets are hot right now and they are all over the place! You can either buy one new, or go old school at your local thrift shop and snag a printed one from the 80's!
 
 
 
STEP FIVE: BASICS. Tanks, tees, leggings, and sweatshirts. Every girl needs a good supply of basics. These are great for layering in the fall. So, pick 3 of each!

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STEP SIX: It's all about the booties! Invest in 2 pairs of booties! One light shade and one dark shade. I like to own a light brown pair and a black pair. But you can choose any color that you want! I've found that owning a dark park and a light pair helps create more outfits and different looks.

 
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STEP SEVEN: Boots! Why just stop at booties? Invest in a nice pair of boots, at least knee height! My favorite pair right now are laced up combat boots that are knee height or even higher!
 
 
 
STEP EIGHT: HAVE FUN! Recreate yourself this fall! For me, my theme this year is going to be minimalist. I am trying to just stick to black and white with small touches of gray, blush pinks, and brown.
 
Fall is a great time to completely clean out your closet. Try and minimize as much as possible and add all of your old items to Vinted to pay for all of the new things you want to invest in, like that high quality pair of jeans (see step one!) you've had your eyes on! Now, get off your phone and start minimizing and creating!
 
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esthermk

These days, as long as you’re remotely interested in fashion, fashion month can feel a little overwhelming given the abundance of shows, recaps, street style and now even behind the scenes pictures. Moreover, it sometimes feels like a distant world, filled with overpriced clothes and glamorous creatures who only make it outside when there’s a chance to get their picture taken. Young fashion editor on the rise Laura Hawkins gets real about London Fashion Week for us.

What do you do?

I am a Contributing Writer for AnOthermag.com writing about fashion, design and lifestyle, from analysis of iconic fashion shows, to designer interviews, exploration of new and exciting spaces, to trend pieces.

 

What shows are you attending this season? Which ones are you most excited about and why? Any other cool events/parties?

I'm attending London Fashion Week and I'm extremely excited about Marta Jubokowski, Faustine Steinmeitz and the CSM MA show. I love how LFW is a real hotbed of exciting and avant-garde talent, and I really enjoy seeking out new designers to interview. Last season I interviewed the amazing designer Michael Halpern, a CSM MA graduate, who went to work for Versace couture after graduating, and has now dressed Beyonce, Robyn and Eve.

 

Do you plan your outfits ahead of time or do you just wing it?

I always leave it to the day before fashion weeks starts to plan my outfits, which always results in panic, frantic washing and regret that I never made it to the dry cleaners. Whatever I plan to wear, I always discard in the morning. Dressing is so dependant on mood and I find that planning ahead is never logical. By the end of fashion week I'm always in something extremely casual as I like to avoid the eyes of the hoards of street style photographers at every corner. It's never a good idea to just emulate trends or hot items for that season - if it’s unnatural to your style you'll only look uncomfortable.

 

What is your new season must-have?

Slip dresses! Velvet, check, silk, I want one in every material. The fluidity of the shape is immediately flattering, and I love the nineties grunge references. I'm also desperate for a new winter coat in heavy upholstery print.

 

Any high street buys or vintage secrets you want to share?

H&M has some amazing takes on Stella McCartney's ruffled sweaters, and Finery is an amazing brand to look to for high street prices with luxury details.

 

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esthermk

September is the January of fashion. All that ‘new year, new you’ thing you went through when 2016 started? It’s back.

Even when school years are over and done with, the thrill of buying a new uniform and shiny, brand new stationery is replaced by all the new season possibilities. Of course, it helps that September issues of magazines are chock-full of inspiring fashion stories!

Out with the old, in with the new - even if it’s only new to you - we’ll always go for the second-hand option whenever we can!

 

Tired of your straight coat? Try a puffer jacket

After a few seasons of understated normcore, we’re embracing the Michelin man vibe sleeping in all of us. Unexpected bonus? A massive jacket will lengthen your legs in comparison.

 

If you’re sick of your bucket bag, the market tote is waiting for you

If you’ve been rummaging in your bag without ever being able to find anything, may we suggest an oversized market tote? The roomier proportions will let you carry all your essentials while its rectangle shape will allow for a more organised lifestyle.

 

Try swapping your statement necklace for some dainty gold jewellery

There’s a lot to be said for the power of understated. Without being in-your-face, stacked pieces of jewellery can be just as impactful. Our favourite trick? A subtle-looking nameplate… with a message other than your name.

 

After seasons in flats, it’s time for the stiletto’s return

Yes, flats are practical, they’re comfortable, and they’re even stylish. You know what else fits under that description? Sneakers. It’s time for a bit of glam to come back into your life and onto your feet. Your new stilettos don’t need to be sky-high, as long as their graceful proportions give you that extra pep in your step.

 

Put your best foot forward in a pointy toe (forget about round toes)

While we’re on the topic of shoes, if you were shying away from an aggressive-seeming pointy toe, now is the time to embrace it. As long as you don’t threat anyone with them, everyone should be happy.

 

Give your slip dress a rest and embrace the ruffles

While we’ll always love the simplicity of a slip (or its top equivalent, the cami), a little girly touch is guaranteed to soften your look. Scared of veering into dangerously sweet territory? Pair it with black leather accessories.

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thatnatfang

Once a year, thousands of people from all over the world attend the MN State Fair. People go for the carnival games, rides, baby animals, crafted goods, lumberjack shows, concerts, etc.

Personally, I go for the FOOD.

This is a comprehensive list of all the battered, deep fried, sugary, frozen and on-a-stick deliciousness I consumed at The Great Minnesota Get Together!

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Miniature Cinnamon Rolls - best breakfast ever.

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"Uffda Taco" - very American taco ingredients folded up in Fry Bread. Minnesotan to the core.

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Frozen Key Lime Pie Dipped in Dark Chocolate - I felt slightly offended to find this was made in FL.

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Apple Cider Freeze Pop - incredibly refreshing. The real reason I visit the Agriculture Building.

Green Tea Slushie with a Shot of Strawberry - so great to find a drink that wasn't overly sugary.

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Deep Fried Cheese Curds - because this is the Midwest after all.

Popcorn Shrimp - I bought this because I had a coupon. I ate all of it because it was delicious.

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Deep Fried Cream Cheese Filled Green Olives - I was happy that my boyfriend hates olives.

Shaved Chocolate Ice - Can't remember it's name, but I remember the impact it had on my life.

Reuben Bites - My German heritage jumped for joy at the thought of deep fried sauerkraut.

Crab Fritters - I don't usually expect much from seafood in MN, but these were amazing.

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French Fries - I watched this 32 oz bucket go from pile of potatoes to sizzling hot in my hands. Bliss.

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Sweet Martha's Cookies - the sidewalk in front of this stand is paved in crushed chocolate chip goodness.

Giant Gummy Bear on a Stick - I am obsessed with gummies and this one did not dissapoint.

Hungry yet?

Love,

Nat

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thechickgoescheap

herstory

Welcome to #HERstory: a monthly installment of stories highlighting the personal journeys that led your fellow Vinties to sell, buy and swap on Vinted. 

 

#HERstory- meet Alex

  • Name: Alex @xelas89
  • Currently killin' it in: Washington, DC
  • Vintie since: 2013

Vinted started off as basically just a fun little hobby until I started getting into it and making more money. I completely revamped my entire wardrobe and have purchased mannequins, backdrops, packing supplies, and other items to help out my business.

Vinted has also made me more of a minimalist in regards to my clothing choices. I never buy anything full price anymore and try to pick out pieces I truly need and that will go with a lot of other items in my closet. I am less impulsive in my shopping and have become much more in touch with my personal style and preferences. I still sometimes feel like I am living pay check to pay check and barely getting by but the extra money I make from Vinted makes a big difference in those times of struggle.

Also as a conservationist, it is such a great feeling to know that my unwanted clothes might be worn and appreciated by someone else rather than just thrown away or somewhere in the back of my closet never to be worn.

nichelle

HERjourney to Vinted

I stumbled upon Vinted from a Facebook ad I believe, and was SOO excited to make a little extra cash and clean out my closet at the same time. At the time, my closet was overflowing with so many clothes I hardly ever wore, and I was paying a ridiculous amount for rent and other bills, plus had thousands of dollars in credit card debt. I slowly began paying off my debts little by little, and I am almost completely debt free now and have managed to save a little money too!

I tried other selling apps and sites out there, but Vinted really stood out to me. I'm so glad I made the decision to join Vinted because it has really helped me get organized, financially stable and live a more minimalist lifestyle!

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HERtips

1. Good lighting and background display is KEY! It took me awhile to figure this one out, as I used to take all my pictures in my dark basement.

2. Describing items accurately is super important! Provide measurements, explain any flaws and details of the item, and model whenever possible!

3. When buying, always check that you cannot find the same item or similar elsewhere for a better price. You want to make sure you are getting the best deal and not buying impulsively without doing your homework.

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HERstyle

I'd say the best way to describe my personal style is versatile. I'm always open to stepping out of my comfort zone and switching things up a little. I love mixing and matching the same clothing items to create different looks and spicing things up once in awhile with some high heels or leather. :)

  • American Eagle
  • Victoria's Secret
  • Forever 21
  • Free People
  • Francesca's

     

 

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archel

Think being good to the environment is tough? Think again - here are 5 easy ways to live green! 

1. Use a reusable water bottle.

There are so many cute designs out there! Express yourself with a new bottle and help save the earth from harmful plastics. Plastics take forever to decompose and they clutter up our landfills. When I started using a reusable water bottle, I noticed that I was drinking MORE water as well. It’s a winning situation for our planet and for our own health! 

2. Pick up trash.

Whenever I go out on walks or runs or just hang out outdoors, I try my best to pick up trash if I see lying in the street. If someone sees you, they might start doing it as well. It’s the little acts of effort that can beautify a community! Keep some hand sanitizer in your bag to clean up after.

3. Ride a bike.

If you need to get somewhere close try riding a bike instead of driving. When we drive we let dangerous fumes into the air. Let’s create a cleaner atmosphere by riding a bike. Plus you can add some exercise into your day!

4. Use Reusable Tote Bags. 

Start bringing them everywhere with you! Stash some in your purse, in your car and at work. When you go grocery shopping, opt out of using plastic bags, and use your reusable ones instead!

5. Buy secondhand clothes from Vinted!

Why shop used? Because it takes a lot of water and power to manufacture new clothing. Support all the other Vinties by shopping from their closets instead of buying new from big brands.

Anything else to add? Sound off in the comments! 

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elasticheartx3

The 90's are back and they're here to stay! One of the biggest trends right now is wearing your lingerie outside of the bedroom - this means lace camisoles as tank tops and slips as dresses! You even see celebrities like Rihanna sporting this look.

Here are three major ways to acheive a lingerie as outwear look and bring the 90's to 2016!

Lace camisoles

 
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​Pair those lace camisoles with some high-waisted shorts!
 
 

​Peep show bralettes

 
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​Let those bralettes show through with sheer tank tops! Or better yet, just wear a bralette underneath a jacket! This gives a more chic and edgy look and is perfect to wear to a concert or for a night out!
 
 

Slip into a slip-dress

 
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Yay for wearing slips out as dresses! Pair one with some boots or heels and throw on a denim jacket! Nothing can beat denim and lace combined together!
 
 
​Don't be shy and give that lingerie a try!!
 
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