Fall fashion advice from 8 LA bloggers

Get the skinny on fall fashion from LA's top fashion bloggers—what to buy, where to buy it and items you should ditch
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In Los Angeles, fall fashion arrives a bit later than it does elsewhere, with October’s pumpkin patches serving as a much-needed alert that it’s time to change up your wardrobe. Despite the continued heat, it’s officially time to ditch summer styles, so we’ve enlisted some of LA’s top fashion bloggers for advice on making the switch to fall. They’re telling us what we should be wearing this season, how to steal their style and what embarrassing items we should shove to the back of our closet ASAP (hint: bye, culottes).

Fall fashion advice from 8 LA bloggers

Oliva Lopez from Lust for Life
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Olivia Lopez, Lust for Life

Which fall 2015 trends are you wearing?

Suede boots, rich camel/burgundy hues and lace paired with gold accessories.

Where would you shop those trends in LA?

Reformation is great for the seasonal, trend-based blouses and dresses, and Barneys NY in Beverly Hills is where I’ll shop for investment pieces. I also love Scout LA—they scout the best designer vintage relevant to trends now.

Any key purchases you’ve already made for this season or would recommend making?

My key purchases have been a camel brown Saint Laurent crossbody bag, suede Gucci boots and a vintage lace dress I scored on Ebay.

One must-keep trend:

Turtleneck layering.

One must-ditch trend:

Striped culottes.

Damsel in Dior
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Jacey Duprie, Damsel in Dior

Which fall 2015 trends are you wearing?

Lady loafers! I already started to bust mine out when I was in Paris and felt the first hint of fall. I love the geek-chic vibe they add to any outfit and you will 100 percent see me wearing them a lot this autumn season.

Where would you shop those trends in LA?

I picked up my favorite pair of Proenza Schouler shoes from Barneys NY, and I would also suggest Noodle Stories, Anine Bing, Curve and Zimmermann.

Any key purchases you’ve already made for this season or would recommend making?

Carwash pleats are another trend that I’m loving right now. My favorite one is by Tibi. I love pairing pretty pleats with a chunky knit on top to give balance to an outfit.

One must-keep trend:

Skinny scarves.

One must-ditch trend:

Furry Feet [Shoes covered in hair].

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Melinda Fleming of Curated Cool
Photograph: Patric Massou

Melinda Fleming, Curated Cool

Which fall 2015 trends are you wearing?

Military, lace and silk slips under oversized sweaters, pleated skirts, gray and neutrals from head to toe.

Where would you shop those trends in LA?

Barneys NY, Nordstrom, Mango, J Crew, Club Monaco, Fred Segal and Vince. Wasteland for designer vintage.

Any key purchases you’ve already made for this season or would recommend making?

A military jacket, gray suit and colored leather skirts in army green and navy.

One must-keep trend:

Any form of denim, especially frayed.

One must-ditch trend:

Majorly ripped jeans.

Penny Chic
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Shauna Miller, Penny Chic

Which fall 2015 trends are you wearing?

I'm all about the return to the '70s that's happening right now, including chunky wrap knitwear, suede, fringe, embroidered vests and dresses… and, of course, shearling coats à la Kate Hudson in Almost Famous.

Where would you shop those trends in LA?

General Store, American Rag, Madewell and Principessa.

Any key purchases you’ve already made for this season or would recommend making?

I bought a tribal quilted blazer from Crossroads Trading Co. and a midi-length printed puff long sleeve dress from Zara that I'm obsessed with.

One must-keep trend:

Platform track sole boots.

One must-ditch trend:

Fringe bags.
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Carly Cristman
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Carly Cristman, CarlyCristman.com

Which fall 2015 trends are you wearing?

Sleeveless vests, ripped black jeans, anything monochromatic, chunky knits and turtlenecks.

Where would you shop those trends in LA?

Library and Hardwear, both on Larchmont.

Any key purchases you've already made for this season or would recommend making?

Black Orchid Denim ripped jeans, black leather brimmed hat from the Kooples, sleeveless long blazer from Topshop.

One must-keep trend:

Monochromatic black is always chic.

One must-ditch trend:

Flare jeans. I just can't.

Tommy Lei
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Tommy Lei, My Belonging

Which fall 2015 trends are you wearing?

Unisex silhouettes for menswear is, by far, one of the biggest and most exciting trends. Other than that, you’ll most likely find me in jumpsuits, casual but structured trousers, voluminous long bomber jackets, thoughtfully-distressed denim and lush designer sneakers.

Where would you shop those trends in LA?

Although I mostly shop online, I highly recommend the following LA-based boutiques: Choukair, Barneys NY, G-Star Raw, Kin, H. Lorenzo and Maxfield.

Any key purchases you’ve already made for this season or would recommend making?

A G-Star RAW sleeveless, black jumpsuit and 3.Paradis bomber jacket are already in rotation. Perhaps a little overkill in this current heatwave—but I’ve always dressed for myself and not the weather.

One must-keep trend:

Monochromatic and sleek agendered apparel.

One must-ditch trend:

Matchy-matchy outfits.

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Melanee Shale
Photograph: Justin Truong

Melanee Shale, MelaneeShale.com

Which fall 2015 trends are you wearing?

Over-the-knee boots, skinny scarves, monochromatic grey, statement jewelry and hair pieces.

Where would you shop those trends in LA?

I'm an online shopper! Nordstrom, Zara, Forever 21 and Nasty Gal.

Any key purchases you’ve already made for this season or would recommend marking?

Sam Edelman leopard booties from shoes.com.

One must-keep trend:

Fringe.

One must-ditch trend:

For some reason, I think I've seen UGG boots come back. Also, culottes!

Gwen Paja from The LA Girl
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Gwen Paja, The LA Girl

Which fall 2015 trends are you wearing?

I'm in love with Minnetonka moccasins, Pendleton prints and Free People sweaters.

Where would you shop those trends in LA?

I mostly shop online, but when I do shop in LA, it would be at the Grove or Third Street Promenade. I also love specialty boutiques in Silver Lake, as well as Melrose Trading Post, Una Mae's, The Way We Wore and even Goodwill!

Any key purchases you’ve already made for this season or would recommend making?

I bought four pairs of Minnetonkas and they're so comfortable and practical. I also bought a wool hat to update my accessories closet and a new pair of Pikolinos boots from Spain, which are a lovely shade of green.

One must-keep Trend:

Fringe everything: boots, bags and jackets.

One must-ditch Trend:

Distressed jeans.
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