There are so many reasons that Brad Roemer and his team of designers fall in love with Fall over and over again. First, the weather finally chimes down in Oakland to the points where it has become acceptable to wear sweaters during the chillier nights. The festivities of bonfires, plaid and trick or treats are something to look forward. And fun activities arise with the changing leaves, such as dates over pumpkin lattes, road trips to go apple picking and searching for the ultimate pumpkin in a patch of hundreds. School starts for the students of Oakland, and everything transforms and begins again.
Brad Roemer’s designers are not only infatuated with home design but also with fashion design. The creativity, innovation and freedom that are contrived from the left brain are the same in this case. Here are a few wardrobe essentials that every lady should own during the fall months.
A Crisp White Tee
White tees are a versatile classic that should be in everyone’s capsule collection, no matter the season. During the fall especially, you’ll want to layer up with denim jackets, leather motto jackets and scarves. You’re still in transition between the warmest and coldest weather of the year, and the weather may change depending on the day. Enough said, every gal needs a new, perfectly pristine white tee for the fall.
Pretty Ballerina Shoes
Heels are beautiful, but often painful, especially when on the go. Ballerina flats are your feet’s saviour and can be dressed up or down depending on the look you’re going for. A muted nude colour with a short heel is the perfect play between strikingly high heels and flatter-than-flat ballet flats. They give you minimal height and look cute with skirts and dresses.
A Try and True Jacket
Plaid, belted, shearling, animal print, leather… All types of jackets and blazers are great alternatives for when the weather is not cold enough for a heavy winter coat.
The Classic Trench
Trench coats speak to a mademoiselle “I mean business” look. A classic mid-length will float nicely above the knee, allowing your pants, skirt or dress to peak out from below. Apart from going neutral, toying with another fall color such as olive green or blush pink help bring out otherwise darker fall hues.
Blazers don’t only need to be for the days where you have an important meeting or need a boost of strength and assertiveness. Top off a strong-shouldered (the 90s are back!) style in plaid over jeans and you have yourself one business casual outfit. The look also looks great over a grey or black turtle-neck with black pants, especially if the blazer is a statement piece.
Stripe It Back To Basics
In case you haven’t noticed, stripes are big this season. Transition your sailor shirts to the fall with a Parisian-inspired outfit. Pair it with a flirty, flowy neutral skirt or slouchy denim. Don’t be afraid to mix up various patterns with stripes. Have some fun by opting for plaids and florals with the shirt.
We know we chose ballerina flats as a go-to, but a minimalist, neutral heel can be the pop you need in an outfit. You don’t need to purchase four-inch heels to make a big enough impact, instead choose a confidence-boosting that perhaps live under your desk while you’re rocking your cute ballerina flats throughout the day. They’re also perfect for when you want to grab cocktails with your girlfriends after work. An open back strap is perfectly ok for any meeting.