Trends/ Designer/ Fashion/ Wardrobe Tips / 31 Oct, 2019

October’s Most Wanted

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I feel like I say this every month, but I can’t believe that November is just days away. It seems like the year flew by and the holidays will be here before you know it. I definitely want to take advantage of the beautiful foliage and mild temperatures before winter kicks in, so I wanted to share some of the pieces you guys shopped most in October. As you guys can probably tell, I like to keep my wardrobe effortless but chic. And in the fall, it typically revolves around basics, easy knits, and neutral accessories, although I do throw in statement pieces that are fun to try every now and then. As we gear up for November, I figured you’d be able to get your hands on some of these pieces and rework them into many more outfits in the months to come.

I’m obsessed with biker jackets, and faux shearing styles are my favorites. The mix of leather, exposed zippers, and shearling feel so effortless and edgy. For only $125, this jacket (pictured above) is a steal – it’s the perfect weight to get you through the season and feels warm enough.


Topshop Biker Jacket (wearing a US 4 – size up) | Nordstrom Gray Sweater (wearing a XXS) | Topshop Gray Jeans (wearing a 25 – size up) | Givenchy Antigona Bag | Gianvito Rossi Heels | Saint Laurent Sunglasses

A funnel neck pullover is my go-to sweater, and I’ve been reaching for this one over and over lately. It’s slightly oversized, so it feels comfy and cozy for the most casual days, but you can quickly dress it up with a pair of heels. The cream color is also a beautiful option.


Topshop Green Coat (wearing a US 2) | Topshop Turtleneck Sweater (wearing a US 2) | Gucci Dionysus Bag | Similar Black Booties | Similar Sunglasses

Coats are must for me – I throw mine over the most basic pieces, especially to break up a monochromatic look. This one by Topshop is super affordable and versatile. The oversized fit means it’s perfect for layering, but the tailored cut is also great for pairing with dresses or wearing to the office. The exact color is sold out, but it also looks amazing in white, red, and black.

I’m a sucker for both leather pants and jeans, but coated jeans give you the best of both worlds. They look more elevated than denim but feel more comfortable than leather. This has been my favorite pair so far, so I’m happy that you guys are loving it too.


Burberry Poncho (sold out, similar here) | ASTR Turtleneck Sweater (wearing an XS) | Michelle Mason White Leather Skirt (on sale now  – wearing a 00) | Gucci Velvet Bag | Stuart Weitzman Over-The-Knee Boots (run TTS) | Givenchy Sunglasses

I scored a great deal on these over-the-knee boots during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and I’m so glad that I did because I’ve already worn them so much. The chunkier, lower heel is way more comfortable than the other ones in my closet and I’m able to wear them for longer periods of time. I took them to Paris and London and they were perfect for walking around in.


Lovers + Friends Sweater (wearing an XS, also own it in gray – last seen here) | GRLFRND Denim (run TTS, also love these) | Christian Louboutin So Kate Heels (see my sizing trick via my Louboutin highlight) | Gucci Dionysus Bag (mini size) | Karen Walker Sunglasses

I’m so glad to see that you guys are still loving the Gucci Dionysus handbag as much as I am. It’s such a great everyday bag when you don’t want to carry around too much, and it’s seriously seasonless. I wear it year-round, but it’s definitely a favorite throughout the colder months because of how durable it is.


Rag & Bone Camel Blazer (wearing a US 0) | Rag & Bone Cashmere Sweater (wearing an XS) | Rag & Bone Coated Jeans (wearing a 23 – size down) | Aqua Croc-Effect Boots (run TTS)

I finally added croc-effect boots to my wardrobe and love how they add an instant luxe factor. The stacked heel on this one is ideal for everyday wear and they’re so comfortable too. You can wear them pulled over jeans or with mini skirts and dresses. If you haven’t added this trend to your wardrobe yet, you can’t go wrong with these boots.


Chanel Combat Boots (available here, better for budget here) | Alix Black Bodysuit (wearing an XS) | Zara White Biker Jacket | Michelle Mason White Leather Skirt (on sale now  – wearing a 00) | Chanel Bag (medium size) | Tom Ford Sunglasses (better for budget here)

These Chanel combat boots have been one of my favorite purchases this season, and I’ve gotten so many questions about it. Since it is an investment piece, I recommended this pair by Sam Edelman as a budget-friendly dupe. I love that you guys have taken my word for it because it’s just as stylish as the Chanel one for much less!


Balmain Blazer (wearing an FR34, better for budget here) | Alix NYC Black Bodysuit (wearing an XS) | Zara Black Denim (run TTS) | Golden Goose Leopard Sneakers (run TTS) | Gucci Velvet Bag | Celine Sunglasses (sold out – similar here, better for budget here) | Similar Earrings (better for budget here)

Although you don’t have to spend a lot of money to score a great blazer, nothing beats this one by Balmain. It’s such a smart investment because you can get so much wear out of it and the fit is flawless.


Gucci Belt (read my Gucci belt sizing guide HERE) | Similar Camel Coat (better for budget here) | Similar Camel Sweater Dress | Stuart Weitzman Over-The-Knee Boots (also love these) | Prada Cahier Bag | Quay Aviator Sunglasses

The Gucci belt is one of my wardrobe essentials that’s still going on strong. It’s even more versatile in the fall and winter because you can wear it with more than just denim. I love using mine to add definition to a tunic dress – or to cinch in my coats and blazers at the waist. Although the hype has calmed down, it truly is a well-made accessory that elevates pretty much any look. You can read more about my thoughts on that here.

xo, Maria