Tuesday Ten: September Style Tips

At the beginning of each month, I will be sharing 10 simple and straightforward style tips or ideas to try. I figured what better time than now to start this new tradition since New York Fashion Week starts this Thursday…

Speaking of Fashion Week, I’ll be heading out to NYC for the shows with my online editorial team in tow. Each day we will be reporting back with exciting updates, exclusive photos and more. So keep your eyes peeled for my first ever Fashion Week Diary. In the meantime, I hope you get inspired by all of our fun tips and styling ideas listed below!

Wear white after Labor Day! If you ask me, the moratorium on white clothing after Labor Day is simply outdated. Besides, my favorite shades for the fall and winter seasons are creamy ivories and wintry whites.

Transition your sundress by layering over a lightweight sweater and pairing the look with low-rise booties.

Mix prints this month! I dare you to mix two printed pieces you wouldn’t otherwise wear together. That said, the mash up should be done with care. Click here to learn how to mix and match prints like a pro. (I personally love polka dots and stripes together.)

Belt your vests and jackets. One of my favorite ways to create a feminine silhouette with fall’s bulkier, boyish fashions is by cinching the waist with a belt. Looking for a chic fall coat? Check out my top belted coat picks.

Double up on denim. Some may refer to this look as a “denim sandwich,” but I think head-to-toe denim is a definite do for fall. Just be careful not to mix two like-colored pieces. Ideally you want contrasting shades–like a super light denim (or chambray) top and dark denim bottoms. To give the look a girly touch, add a brightly colored statement necklace.

Add a cardigan. Transition your summer styles by topping them off with an oversize cardigan and closed-toe shoes (or sandals if it is still warm in your town). Personally, I love the feel of a “boyfriend” cardigan since it feels more relaxed and the oversize silhouette is cozy for fall.

Wear socks with your frocks. Give your favorite dress, skirt, or pair of cropped pants an autumnal overhaul by wearing a fun pair of socks with your favorite pair of heels.

Wear your cutoffs right into fall by pairing them with tights and a lightweight sweater or dolman sleeve top and tough boots.

Modify your maxi for cooler temperatures by pairing it with boots, a belt and a cool jacket.

Add some lace. Mixing lace into your fall looks is a lovely way to work in a delicate layer that will contrast with fall’s heavy threads.

Which look are you going to debut this September? If you give one of these styling tips a try, snap a photo and upload it to your LaurenConrad.com profile page for a chance to be featured as a Chic of the Week.

Happy Fall ladies and gents!

XO Lauren