Fall is for vintage patterns, and gingham and plaid are your best bet. This black and white gingham shirt ($38) is universally flattering and can be paired with jeans, leggings, or a skirt. The pinched balloon sleeves add a dramatic touch to the otherwise plain design. If you need a clothing piece that elevates a look without you even trying, this pair of plaid pants ($35) will do it for you. The flare design will flow ever so effortlessly as you walk, giving you those hipster vibes. For those days when you just want to throw something on and feel comfy, this oversized chenille sweater ($39.9) will be your BFF. For shoes, it’s time to add some interesting texture to spice up your look. These shiny patent faux leather ankle boots ($34.9) will make you look extra edgy and can be paired with a leather jacket ($34.99) or a graphic hoodie ($46.4).

Statement accessories have become a thing now and there’s nothing easier than putting on a pair of attention–seeking earrings to complete a look. These tassel drop earrings ($29.95) will instantly add a splash of color to your basic black outfit. And who says pompoms are only for your bags? Put these on these mustard chain link earrings with pompom and feel the fuzziness of fall! 


There are endless opportunities to upgrade your home décor for the fall season and one of the easiest things you can do is lighting a candle. Fulfill your pumpkin spice obsession with this pumpkin jar candle ($12) or enjoy a woody scent and back–to–nature moment with this black oak candle ($4.99). If you’re already in the Halloween spirit, these melted pillar candle ($18) will make your room instantly spooky. To add a sophisticated touch to your space, this Himalayan salt lamp ($34) will for sure make your friends go “wow.” Don’t have time for moon-viewing during Chinese Mid–Autumn Festival? This metal moon cycle banner ($18) will lay out all the possible moon shapes for your viewing pleasure. 


Fall is all about orange, bronze, and burgundy tones. If you want some colors on your eyes, think of fall foliage and you will find eyeshadows like NYX Warm Neutrals Ultimate Shadow Palette ($18) and Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette in Ablaze ($29) that combine various tones of terracotta, brown, and copper. If you are tired of basic nude or pink lip colors, try deepening it up with more dramatic options like Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Mystic ($6) or Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Plum This Show ($5.49). The long–lasting liquid formula will also be perfect for a night out or BYO, because you don’t have to worry about lipstick smudging or disappearing. 

As the weather gets colder and drier, it’s important to moisturize your skin. During the day, you can probably get away with a light layer of gel–like moisturizer like Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel ($14.5) or a few spritz of facial sprays like Mario Badescu’s ($5). If you’d like additional hydration for the nighttime, consider using a facial oil mixed in or after your moisturizer. Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil ($16) is a multitasker rich in vitamin E that is nourishing for your face, hair and cuticles. 


If there’s one vegetable that represents fall, it is a pumpkin. And if pumpkins were to represent an artist, it would be Yayoi Kusama. This Japanese avant–garde artist is famous for her pumpkin sculptures, Infinity Nets paintings and Infinity Mirrored Rooms installations. So, instead of carving out your pumpkins, try covering them up with black polka dots like this one and pretend you have artwork that’s worth millions of dollars.


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