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The Fashion Menu: September

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Happy September! Whether you’re heading back to school or simply celebrating the early return of the pumpkin spice latte, get excited for one of our favorite seasons. This is an odd time for us in the Northeast as we’re beginning to unpack our light layers while still battling 80 degree days. One day we’re going to wake up and fall will have arrived in full.

During this seasonal transition, we’re moving away from summer brights and gravitating towards neutral colors. No outfit is complete without a fun accent; we love the look of a hint of leopard to elevate our neutral palette. Animal print overload can err on the side of tacky so we recommend keeping it to one accessory like a sassy pair of heels, a lightweight scarf, or calf-hair clutch.

We’re hanging on to a bit of laid-back summer style with comfortable, distressed denim in a variety of washes. Keep this look polished and Casual Friday appropriate by adding a sharp blazer, a silk top, and snappy pumps. We’re also a fan of slip-on tennies or smoking slippers to pad about town on the weekends. Below are our September must-haves from head to perfectly-manicured toe. Brisk temperatures and apple-picking dates not included.

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Zara blazer {similar here} // Ann Taylor blouse {similar here} // Gap jeans // Ray Ban sunnies // Rebecca Minkoff bag {similar here}  // Ropes of Maine bracelet (c/o) // Michael Kors watch // vintage necklaces

Apparel

The Bitches rely on neutral, high-quality knits from designers like Vince and Elizabeth & James to stay cozy and cool. These high-end cozy pieces are a closet staple that will take you from fall to spring.

As sweater season approaches, Baby Bitch Charlotte is getting ready to rock this cozy cardigan from Free People that puts a new spin on the  classic animal print with a large, leopard spots. Head Bitch in Charge Cori Sue plans to layer with this soft sherpa moto jacket by Generation Love.

This neutral shirt dress from Club Monaco is a great staple for Bitch in the City Emily’s work day attire, offering laid back luxe.

This Jackie top in snow cheetah from DVF is perfect as both a standalone and paired with a simple blazer for cooler fall temps. Ally is loving loose silk numbers under her blazers like this woven high-low top and basic button-down both offered at Nordstrom.

Charlotte is all about comfy (yet stylish) t-shirts like this one from Zara, perfect for a laid-back weekend brunch.

When it comes to bottoms, we’re all about rich colors and distressed washes. Emily can’t wait to put on these J Crew. Andie cords for fall, in a vibrant redwood branch color to match the changing leaves. Ally has these ripped black skinnies from Mother and slouched slim denim by Joe’s Jeans at the top of her shopping list.

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 Forever 21 pumps {similar here}

Accessories 

Emily lives in this heathered slate vinyasa scarf by Lululemon for cooler fall evenings, offering functionality and a comfortable accessory to her casual fall wardrobe. Cori Sue loves to mix prints, so she’ll be snagging the stripe-and-leopard infinity scarf from Tory Burch.

With summer coming to a close, Charlotte trades in her sandals for sneakers with these leather plimsolls from Asos. The leopard sneaks pair perfectly with a black pair of skinnies. These Nine West smoking heels are a great, fancier alternative to flats and totally work appropriate.

Booties are a Bitch’s best bet for transitioning to fall in style. While you’re waiting for next week’s lust list, check out one of Ally’s top picks, a neutral pair with a chunky heel and leopard accents by Bella Vita at Nordstrom.

Having recently lost her phone for a few days, Charlotte had to resort to good, old-fashioned watches for telling time. During this period, she also realized her watch game was in need of some spicing up. Functional and fashionable, this watch from Betsy Johnson keeps Charlotte on schedule, with a little fun flare. Ally recommends her Michael Kors Jet Set watch because the tortoise color goes with everything in her wardrobe.

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Urban Outfitters blazer // H&M infinity scarf {similar here}

Beauty

It’s finally fall so we’re back to requesting dark hues at the nail salon. Our rotating classics include Lincoln Park After Dark and Russian Navy by OPI and Wicked by Essie.

We also love a sassy vampy lip this time of year. If you want to splurge, try Chanel Pirate. On a budget, Revlon Fire & Ice is a cult favorite.  Ruby Woo by MAC is right in the middle of the price spectrum and a staple in many gals’ makeup bags.

Now that it’s getting chillier, be sure to moisturize. Our go-to lotions and potions include Kiehl’s BB Cream, Rosebud lip balm, and L’Occitane hand cream.

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