Dressed for Fall

The season of crisp leaves, cool breezes and pumpkin spice brings with it classic tweeds, warm knits and a rich color palette. Fall is one of my favorite times of year as it ushers in a season of change and the promise of the upcoming holidays.

The vibrant colors of the changing leaves, fashion and magic of this time of year have been captured in classic films like You've Got Mail, Love Story and When Harry Met Sally. These movies date back to decades sprinkled throughout the 20th century, but the styles of its characters remain relevant even today.
All three films share classic styles that continue to make an appearance each Fall on fashion’s runways and fashionistas’ sidewalks. Tweed blazers, knit sweaters, cardigans and tights all make appearances in the films and are now popping up in Fall collections from Tory Burch and Ralph Lauren.
Both brands use classic styles that are all at once preppy, feminine and nostalgic. The menswear inspired tweed and hounds tooth blazers from Ralph Lauren could easily have been worn by Meg Ryan as she walked the sidewalks of Central Park in When Harry Met Sally.    

Tights under tweed shorts also call to mind the 80s spirit from the film. And what Fall season or film would be complete without chunky sweaters like those from Tory Burch?  

Blouses from Tory Burch are adorned with bows and layered with cardigans. The looks are spiced up with sparkles and pearl jewelry in ways that would be perfect for a modern-day Love Story heroine. 

The collegiate spirit from Love Story also winds its way through the collection with unexpected pairings of prints and preppy details like collared shirts and loafers that would be perfect for strolling, or biking, the ivy lined paths of a university.

"Don’t you just love New York in the Fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies." –You’ve Got Mail 

As you cozy up to this season, you can get in the spirit with a Fall-themed movie marathon, and of course, a preppy blazer or two.

Tory Burch Photos: Toryburch.com 
Ralph Lauren Photos: Vogue.com