Statement Outerwear For Fall

Outerwear is essential for the upcoming months as the days grow colder. One of the best ways to spice up an outfit is to pair it with a bold coat or sweater. This is perfect for a fun weekend especially if it includes an outdoor adventure. DSC04247

Shag coats are a huge trend this season. If you love the look of fur, but would rather go faux, this is the perfect alternative. Pair a shag coat with a black shirt dress, tights, and booties for a look that keeps you warm and stylish.



Statement jackets look great when worn with simple, basic silhouettes. (You can find a similar look at Forever 21)



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Vests are also popular this fall. They are lightweight and perfect for those warmer autumn days. Pair a vest with your favorite pair of jeans and a long sleeve t-shirt. Opt for simple accessories such as a watch or small chain necklace. They are classic and keep the focus on the vest.

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Vests are great layering pieces. They can be worn with pants, skirts, or dresses.  (You can find this vest at Zara ).


Will you be wearing a statement jacket this season? Be daring, show it off on your next afternoon out with friends. From fringe to bold patterns or even sparkle, fall is all about making a statement!


Written by: Jenna Howell

3 Ways To Style A Dress For Fall

Don't move your dresses to the back of the closet just yet! Whether you have plans to attend a football game, meet up with friends at a carnival, or have a lunch date at the mall with your bestie, a dress may be the perfect choice for your event! Check out these 3 ways to style a dress for fall. Looking for something quick and easy for this weekend's football game? Try pairing a T-Shirt dress that represents your team's colors. Add a necklace for contrast, throw on some ankle booties and you are ready to cheer on your team! (You can find similar dresses at Charming Charlie).

284fbe7a9d463411bc384ba159f2a686 We love the look of pairing a tunic with a pair of knee-high boots. This versatile dress can be dressed up or down to fit any occasion. For a more sophisticated look pair your outfit with a thin belt and patterned scarf as seen below. (This dress can be found at H&M).

e8596aa463e4aedf1485eafe658d4140 Going out with the girls tonight? Not to worry we have you covered! Pull out your favorite party dress, throw on your coziest sweater and finish off your look with a long necklace and some tights! (You can find similar items from Anthropologie).

80fc5ff12a6a27f9be4d8efdb08f965f What can be more refreshing than a crisp cool breeze in the air that will encourage you to breakout your fall wardrobe? Chances are you already have several dresses in your closet. All you need to do now is add a sweater or a scarf and you are all set!

Written by: Amanda Jacobs

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Spice Up Your Fall Wardrobe with These Accessories


Fall is our favorite time of the year. It means cool weather and a new fashion wardrobe. Here are some ways to spice up your wardrobe with these stylish accessories. Boots are a great add to your classy fall wardrobe. These boots range in different colors and in a variety of heel heights as well. According to the Zoe Report, the knee high boot is one of the top five must have accessories for fall 2014. Boots can be expensive, but shopping at your local Target or Forever 21 is an affordable alternative.

Photo 2Glamour gives the 12 must have accessories for the fall, and one of those is the chain-strap mini bags. This is an edgy, hands free accessory to add to your favorite fall outfit. Adding a colorful bag to your outfit can make you stand out and pop.

Photo 3Jewelry is another way to complete your favorite outfit this fall and winter. Cuff bracelets have become quite the trend this year. It is simple, yet classy and will go great with practically every outfit. Selena Gomez’s fashion line, Dream Out Loud exhibits many different styles of cuff bracelets at an affordable price.

Stripe waffle knit infinity scarf - fire coralAs the cold weather rolls in, scarves are a great way to stay warm while looking super cute. Any scarf can complete an outfit. It can add a splash of color to your look. Infinity scarves have recently become a major trend, and there are many different ways you can wear infinity scarves.

All you need to finish your favorite fall outfit is the perfect accessory. So grab those accessories and rock that favorite outfit!

(Featured image provided by The Zoe Report)

Written by: Rachel Jordan

Five Fall Fashion Finds $5 And Under


CottonOn has quickly become one of our favorite stores, because it offers current trends, a lot of versatility, AND it is super affordable. One of our favorite features on their website is the "Nothing Over $5" section.

We realize that their online store is constantly changing, so the images included in this article may no longer be available to purchase on their website, however we wanted you to see HOW CUTE and inexpensive their clothing options are.

Here are 5 CURRENT fall fashion finds for $5 & under:

1. The "Coin Ring" -- For just $2, this ring could be YOURS! Its mix of gold and silver tones make this a multifaceted accessory.

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2. The "Mila Print Leggings" -- $5 is a SMALL PRICE to pay for such a BIG STATEMENT that these leggings make. Pair them with a long black shirt or dress.


3. The "Crissy Cross Crop" - Stripes are a closet staple, so $5 is an amazing price to pay for something so essential to your wardrobe! Plus,  the cut of this shirt is super flattering. Because this is a crop though, be sure to wear an undershirt or high-waisted pants to cover the midriff!

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4. The "Destiny Strappy Woven Dress" - This dress has such a feminine pattern to it! It's the epitome of revealing less while also spending less at just $5.


5. The "Divided Long Sleeve Top" - This is one of those shirts that would be perfect to pair with those patterned leggings that made it on this list. Another $5 steal with a studded-embellished pocket.


There you have it ladies -- a concise list that will enhance and redefine your wardrobe on a budget! We hope you like these fashion picks! Comment below to let us know if this article inspired any purchases.


Celebrity Street Style: Plaid


Plaid is a perfect fall trend, not only is it cute and comfortable to wear but it is also a timeless and versatile fashion choice. You can pair a plaid top with skinny jeans, shorts, or even a skirt. You can also find plaid in just about every type of clothing, whether it is jackets, skirts, pants, or shoes. There are so many ways to style it, which makes it a great item to have in your closet! It is also a popular trend among many celebrities and they wear it in all different ways. Take a look at how these celebrities chose to style their plaid.

Kate Bosworth's look is a bit grunge with an open button-down layered over a long sleeve shirt with leather boots.

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Jessica Alba paired her plaid button-down with a leather jacket, beanie, and cute leopard flats. Jessica Alba2

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Cameron Diaz dressed her look up by adding a tailored blazer over her plaid top.


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Try out the trend and let us know your favorite way to wear it!

*Featured image of Reese Witherspoon provided by E! Entertainment

A Leopard Print Inspired Outfit for Fall


It is always on trend, sometimes over done, but ALWAYS posh. We are talking about leopard prints! Runways have been flooded with numerous ways to wear the once traditional leopard print. The classic take of tan & black print has morphed into black & white and other color on color prints. Not only has leopard print changed its look through the years, but the way it is styled has also taken a more "street style" approach.

Baggy sweaters, pops of color, and leopard accessories have found their way from the runway to the streets. So we decided to take on a black & white print perfect for transitioning to Fall.

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So whether you rock the traditional tan & black or go crazy in color, revamping leopard prints are a must...and will NEVER go out of style. Click here for additional animal print ideas.

Photo Credit: Casey Taylor


Full Skirts Ahead


It is about that time of year! Before you know it, warm summer days will transform to crisp and cool weather. As for Fall Fashion trends...they are already here! But instead of sending a trench coat your way, ease your way into a garment that will bode well during the transition from one season to the next. We suggest one of Fall Fashion's favorites, full skirts!

Full skirts usually range from above the knee to mid calf but offer an array of styling options. The more popular version of the full skirt hits right above the knee. Below are a few examples (some offer a relaxed look while others are more structured).


If you are not completely satisfied with this particular version of full skirts, try a midi version. "Midi" full skirts can fall to the calf (depending on height). This sister skirt showcases just as much class if not more than the latter [shorter] full skirt, and is just as versatile.


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Skirts in feature image:

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A Varsity Cheerleader with a Chic Style


Meet Ahna. Your girl-next-door sweetheart who cherishes her family and loves to cheer.  When I first met Ahna, the first thing that I noticed was her radiant smile and warm personality. I was excited to get to know her more and hear about her dreams and ambitions. Ahna is the epitome of what a young lady should be and she is sure to be a wonderful role model within her community.

Emily: How would you describe your style? Ahna: I think for the most part I have a classy style that is feminine and chic. I gain a lot of inspiration from things I see. I sometimes overdress but it's better to be overdressed than underdressed!

Emily: Your hair always looks so nice. What are some of your favorite products? Ahna: I like to curl my hair, but I mainly straighten it. When I do either, I use Tresemme heat protector then Paul Mitchell gloss drops. I love both.

Emily: What is your favorite holiday and how does your family celebrate it? Ahna: It would probably be Christmas. I love being at home and decorating the house with the family. We are usually really busy during the holiday season with shopping. And one of my favorite traditions is enjoying monkey bread. My dad gets up early on Christmas Day to bake it since it takes so long.

Emily: What do you like to do in your free time? Ahna: Right now cheerleading takes up pretty much most of my schedule besides school. Between practice, cheering at games and tumbling, I am so busy! But during my downtime, I enjoy hanging out with friends and family.

Emily: If there was one place you could travel to, where would you go? Ahna: I have never been out of the country! I would honestly want to go to anywhere in Europe, but I'd probably choose Italy. I think it would be so fun to visit the famous places and landmarks that are in that country.

Emily: What's your dream job? Ahna: Working for Seventeen magazine!

Emily: What is the greatest piece of advice you've ever gotten? Ahna: Something my dad says before school everyday is, "Don't be good, be great." So I strive to do the best of my ability in everything I do!

Emily: Is there a person in your life who has influenced you the most? Ahna: Someone who has been in my life for a long time as a friend and babysitter when I was younger is Talor Blackburn. She's someone who has gone to a public school and has stayed true to herself and true to God. She has truly been an inspiration to me spiritually as well. She has encouraged me to be consistent in my relationship with the Lord and has given me great advice in regards to my friendships.

Emily: Why do you want to be apart of Top Buttons? Ahna: My parents raised me to dress modestly but fashionably. I want to inspire other girls so they can also do the same. Fashion has always been something that has been "my thing." I've always looked up to certain style icons and have wanted to do something that has to do with fashion. I think the Lord knew my desire and has blessed me to be a part of Top Buttons.

Emily: Do you think that modesty is more that just how you dress? Ahna: Absolutely. My cheer coach is reading Fashion by Faith to us as a team. It's the story of a Christian model who wasn't following through with everything she believed in as she modeled for the secular world. It's shown me that modesty is about living above reproach and helping our brothers in Christ not to stumble. As young ladies, it's something God has called us to do. It's better to be known for modesty than to be known as someone who wants attention from guys for the wrong reasons.

Emily: Why is modesty important to you? Ahna: Modesty is important to me because of my biblical perspectives and how I was raised to respect myself. In return, I can expect respect from others by what I wear. I never want to be mistaken for someone I'm not by the way I portray myself. Dressing modest and classy is a part of me and how I want others to view me.

Interview by Emily Meade Photos by Kayla Danielle