I'm not really super into following fashion (as in staying on top of trends), but fall seems to be a bit of an exception to that rule. For some reason, which is probably my summer-laziness, when the leaves begin to turn gold and the temperatures drop, I start to be sort of into fashion. I might even check out a lookbook once in a while. One lookbook I admired last week made a particular impact on me: the Zara A/W1213 one. Both the Zara Woman and TRF styling really inspired me with their aesthetic and use of basic pieces in one particular way.
I'm talking about knee length (or somewhat shorter/longer) skirts with a Chelsea type boot. Allow me to demonstrate with some pictures I lifted off of their web shop, because the product shots actually illustrate my point better.
Riiiiiiiight? Feminine, comfortable, elegant, casual, kind of somewhere between modern and retro (aka simply regular lulz) and very appropriate for work while still being cool. I really dig it! Especially with an oversized, loose top or coat to make sure the outfit is really not that flattering at all but makes up for it in coolness. I know, it sounds weird, but just think about it: fashion is all about wearing stuff that isn't really conventionally pretty or flattering but still convincing people you are cool as fuck. AMIRITE? Yes I am.
I'm especially feeling the patent chelsea boots and slip skirt in the above collage, and I might try to add something similar to my wardrobe.
You feeling it?