As the seasons change, you have a world of options when it comes to how you can spice up your wardrobe. Celebrity stylist Marcellas Reynolds stopped by the Midnight Velvet design studio to let us know exactly what you need to turn heads this fall. Check out the Style Expert’s Nine Fashion Essentials for Fall and take a look below to find out more about his recommended staples.

A wrist cuff

A wide wrist cuff with chains is the perfect accessory for the fall. Silver or gold bracelets will never go out of style, but adding some chains is the ultimate way to give your outfit a bit of an edge, while still keeping it sleek. Just make sure you choose a metal that matches the rest of the jewelry you’ll be wearing!

Chain Wide Band Cuff

1. Chain Wide Band Cuff

“Knee-high boots are perfect for the office or evening.”

Knee-high boots

When the cooler weather begins rolling around, you’ll need some knee-high boots. Make a statement with your boot choice by going with something bold. Faux snake skin boots with studs are an incredibly stylish choice that will be perfect for a day in the office, a night out on the town or even weekend errands.

Mobile Tall Boot by Andiamo

2. Mobile Tall Boot by Andiamo

A jacket

The most crucial staple of the fall months is a stylish jacket. What’s so much fun about women’s jackets is the fact that there are many types to choose from. This fall, try a faux suede jacket. This style can be dressed up or down and worn with a dress or jeans. Camel is an ideal color for the season, too, as it looks great with all of the jewel tones that come into style as the leaves change.

Faux Suede Jacket

3. Faux Suede Jacket


If there’s one pattern that you can incorporate into any outfit, it’s leopard print. A good way to bring the sass to your outfit this fall is to get some heeled leopard booties. Make them the focal point of the outfit by letting them be the only patterned piece you wear. This will look incredibly chic with an all-black ensemble. Try some black skinny jeans and a V-neck sweater.

Claudia Leopard Bootie by Bellini

4. Claudia Leopard Bootie by Bellini

Infinity scarf

Infinity scarves are stylish and functional, protecting you from the elements without being as bulky as winter scarves. A faux suede fringe scarf makes a statement while keeping your neck warm in the brisk fall wind. Wear it with your favorite fall jacket or even incorporate it in your indoor outfit since it isn’t very thick.

Faux Suede Infinity Scarf

5. Faux Suede Infinity Scarf

“You can wear a fedora well into the winter months.”

A hat

With the hot summer sun taking a break in the fall months, you’re able to wear a hat without worrying about being too hot. Welcome September with a tweed fedora, matched with your fall trench coat. You can wear this hat well into the winter months as well, pairing it with a peacoat.

Colorblock Fedora

6. Colorblock Fedora

A modern necklace

Fashion necklaces are one of the most exciting ways to add a little something extra to your outfit. While shopping for the perfect piece, consider a tassel necklace. In gold or silver, it matches with your wrist cuff and makes a bold statement alongside your autumnal outfit.

Chain Tassel Necklace/Earring Set

7. Chain Tassel Necklace/Earring Set

A jumpsuit

A jumpsuit isn’t just a summer staple anymore. Try a jumpsuit with wide legs, like gauchos. These jumpsuits can be paired with flats or boots, especially if you choose a versatile color like evergreen or navy blue. Nix the dress this season and go with something a little more daring.

Gaucho Jumpsuit

8. Gaucho Jumpsuit

A versatile tote

Every woman needs the perfect tote that’ll go with her everywhere she goes. A reptile print tote with a zipper is the perfect bag for the fall. From the office to a weekend getaway, this bag, along with its matching clutch, will be the only set you’ll even need.

Reptile Zipper Tote

9. Reptile Zipper Tote


Tell us in the comments below which one you’re most excited about or if you have a #10! 🙂