Autumn Is Calling

I know I know, with the Summer heat still blasting your skin, it’s hard to imagine that shortly the temperatures will drop with the leaves & boom! Fall will be here. But it’s true & I can’t freaking WAIT. I’m already drooling over 2016 Fall items & color palettes & need to share them with you all…like NOW.

Thus, here are my favorite looks, items & colors from the coming season’s portfolio. Brace yourselves, it’s gonna get good. 

Don’t Choke: one of the best, & slightly nostalgic pieces I’m loving this Fall is the ever-familiar choker. No, not the weird, wannabe barbed-wire ones [although I see those everywhere & basically hate them], but rather the metal, chic pieces that actually exist & are actually really cute. Take your usual layered necklace situation & majorly upgrade it with one simple addition. Or, for a bolder look, wear just the one, but make it chunky & loud. Not too sure you’re ready to go back to the early 90s on this one? Try a simple leather piece & tie it up. The best part about this accessory is there are tons of options & tons of price points, so the possibilities are pretty endless.

gold choker

bold gold choker

wide gold choker

leather choker

mixed metal choker

Velvety Goodness: I know it seems like we’re basically just throwing back to your middle school days this Fall, but in all honesty, it’s like all the weird items we hated then, came back & said, “We want vengeance.” & I mean…they kinda got it. Velvet is back & PISSED; ready to show the world she can & she will. My favorite pieces are light pastels, light weight, & neutral. The louder hues remind me of a weird scene in Eye Wide Shut or something [not cute]. The trick: fit is everything; drowning yourself in a velvet ensemble is not the goal & is not a good look on anyone. Ever.

black velvet

blue velvet blazer

velvet 3:4 top

green blazer

Hood Rat: one of the best pieces this Fall is the hoodie–yes, I said it. The freaking hoodie is here. Hi comfort, nice to see you again. Styling this look is key; it takes layers & accessory additions to assure that you don’t just look lazy & hungover. Note: regardless of what you add, this look is still relatively casual. I don’t recommend hitting your next interview or business dinner in this fit, but for a quick bite or drink with girlfriends…#perfection. A few of my favorite styling tricks with this look [to up the ante]: a front tuck, layered, with heels, or under a blazer.

blzer hoodie

front tuck

kendall hoodie

layered

pink hoodie

tucked front hoodie

Moto Psycho: the moto look is here to stay, no matter how hard you try to remove it from the fashion repertoire. This season, however, it’s coming out everywhere; jackets, denim, handbags…everywhere you look, you will see slight nods to moto style & I can pretty much guarantee you’re gonna like it. My favorite pieces usually pertain to the lower half of the body, as well as layering pieces, but there are seriously cool looks I’ve found that will undoubtedly inspire my edgier babes.

moto denim

moto handbag

moto leather

moto lether

moto grey

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Pierced Purses: this Fall is bound to produce some of the best handbags I’ve seen in probably the last decade. No joke. The absolute love of my life being the Septum bag [as I’ve grown to call it]. Pierced purses are basically any handbag that looks like it spent a few minutes at a piercing parlor. There are so many different styles, colors, metals, materials…but one thing is universal among them–they’re cute as eff.

jw anderson pierce bag

chloe faye handbag

septum silver clutch

septum handbag

chloe bag

Fall Flavors [no pics just a breakdown]: aside from amazing Fall items, comes amazing Fall colors, & this year finally has a few new hues in the mix. Pink meets yellow meets “pumpkin spice” and even makes friends with nudes & florals. Yes, florals, in Fall…WHAT. Just be sure to keep them mild & breezy, kinda like the weather, ya dig?

So whether these styles suite your fancy or you choose to pick your own favorites this Fall, make them yours. As I always preach, customization & fit are everything to identifying your own personal style. My blog is simply here to inspire, not to force. Pick pieces you love physically & visually, because everything else would just be a waste of your time & money.

& remember, Happy Hunting.

xx.

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Give Me Wings

wings

Everywhere I look I see wings…no, I’m not delusional, I’m talking about the design that is CRUSHING the scene now more than ever; ‘winged’ handbags. They’re on every street corner from New York, to Paris, to San Francisco, but were truly made famous by Phoebe Philo, the creative director behind Céline, when she took the helm in 2008.

In a perfect world, my closet would house about 300 of her handbags, each color of course, to match my every outfit. I’d throw them over my shoulder like they cost me nothing & would even consider using them as I transitioned into mommy-hood. BUT this is the real world & dropping $2,500 on a bag to carry your crap around just isn’t everyone’s reality. Thus, I’ve found some major resources in hopes that you, too, can hone in on your inner designer-handbag-love through mediums that actually fit your budget parameters.

Below are my six favorite Céline-inspired bags that I think you’ll LOVE [& did I mention that they’re all under $100…yeah.] Let’s go!

Click-through to shop:

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 10.17.18 AMForever 21, $27.80

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 10.18.16 AMForever 21, $32.80

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 10.18.57 AMCharming Charlie, $35.00
Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 10.18.32 AMTarget, $39.99

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 10.30.18 AMTarget, $49.99

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 10.19.09 AMFrancesca’s, $58.00


The goal behind Lyric is to make fashion relatable & attainable for every single person. I hope this post inspires you to go out & seek your own individual pieces for your wardrobe, regardless of your financial status. Personal style can be so fun & really AFFORDABLE, it’s just a matter of opening your eyes & seeing the possibilities. 

Happy Styling, babes.

Xx.