Essential fall fashion: Your affordable Los Angeles style guide
Use our fall fashion shopping guide to turn designers' runway concepts into real-life style you'll want to wear on the sidewalks of LA.
Photograph: Rayon Richards and Sasha Maslov
Runway shows are nice to look at, but who can afford that stuff? We tapped top social media pros in the fashion industry for a seasonal dose of sartorial inspiration. Get inspired by their favorite fall fashion ensembles, shop the latest dresses, jackets and shoes to crib their looks, and discover the best new designer collaborations and trends worth trying.
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Social media managers talk fall fashion
Etsy’s social-media coordinator favors color for fall, and references the ’80s and ’90s for his funky ensembles.
Club Monaco’s social-media and marketing manager Jennifer Olson sticks to a uniform of timeless basics and comfortable investment pieces.
Tibi’s PR and social-media manager takes cues from the brand’s urban sensibility to create feminine and functional autumn outfits.
As social-media manager for designer discount site Gilt, Gabe Alonso has developed a penchant for brand names for less.
Aliza Licht engages with almost half a million Twitter followers every day, dishing about everything from fashion and food to her favorite DKNY finds and reality TV.
Fall style trend watch
Take a modern approach to the military fall fashion trend by suiting up in utilitarian jackets, accessories and shoes.
This classic animal print was seen all over the fall 2013 runways on everything from structured jackets to flirty skirts and sunglasses.
Try out the punk trend by donning leather, studs, spikes, houndstooth and tartan in your own unique way.
With the change in season comes a whole new crop of exciting beauty and fashion collaborations.
Best fall fashion basics to buy
Find handbags, jewelry, socks, ties, bow ties and men’s watches—many under $100.
Find casual, office-appropriate and party-ready options—many under $100.
Find dress shoes, sneakers and boots—many under $100.
Find ballet flats, moccasins and loafers that are comfortable and stylish.