Our weekly Blog Love feature highlights bloggers who's style and personality we admire, but it doesn't just stop there. We caught up with six of our past Blog Love beauties including Life In Travel, Grasie Mercedes, Glamgerous, and more to see what their top must-haves for the Fall 2012 season are. What did we find? Plenty of baroque-inspired pieces, luxe leather, and even our latest Dissecting 'It' item. Click through the slideshow below to discover what they'll be purchasing this season from Miu Miu boots to Topshop's army jackets. What are your top must-haves for Fall?
"This sleek, black leather blazer from Mango takes our leather fix to the next level. This luxurious but edgy piece easily transitions from day to night, and would look amazing over dresses and slim jeans, or with a sweatshirt layered underneath for added warmth. Paired with some bright pumps or beat-up ankle boots, this would quickly become our Fall go-to.
Every girl needs a great, sturdy carryall for Fall, and we're obsessed with the color palette of this 3.1 Phillip Lim bag. It's such a distinctive piece. We couldn't think of a better accessory to complement all of the fun wardrobe color trends we're stocking up on this season, from bordeaux & army green, to mustard yellow and colbalt blue. Who says bright colors are just for Summer?
Speaking of beat-up ankle boots, how perfect is this pair by Jeffrey Campbell for Free People? We love the distressed look of these Western-inspired booties, and the metallic gold accent gives them an extra kick. Two parts cowboy, plus one part city-slicker equals a recipe for spot-on style in our book!" ~ Lauren + Micol, The Marcy Stop.
"Leather and denim pants - You can't decide which one you love more, e voila! You've got them both! Perfect with a plain, distressed V-neck or chunky sweater and combat boots, these will be your go-to solution for Fall. Stylish and comfortable. A winner combination!
A baroque-inspired dress - reminiscent of past times, baroque details bring with them the opulence and lushness this season needs; velvet touches, heavy pattern mixing and gold threading are all in the game, and it looks good!
White chunky pumps, preferably Céline - they go with EVERYTHING, whether it's a total black rock ensemble or this winter's darker florals. Destined to make a statement" ~ Filio, All You Need Is Style.
"A leather jacket that walks the line between opulence and edgy is a must-have. You will never go wrong with this Rick Owens jacket that everyone should have in their closets. The shearling of the jacket adds the luxury element. This jacket is a versatile one that you could pair with jeans, leggings, or even a feminine dress to add a little dark romance.
Lace up booties are so sexy and classic. You always need them for the cold weather. I love shoes that have metal-piece decorations, doesn't matter if it decorates at the toe or the heel. The metal element is just so in. And these Miu Miu booties are perfect for all of those, yet they are a versatile pair.
This fall, the velvet should do the trick. The jewel tone rich ruby reds, deep sapphires, and emerald greens are hot colors this season. You can't say no to this Junya Watanabe dress. Its sapphire color, the cut, the shape are just gorgeous. You can dress it up or down with different shoes. In fact, you could wear it daytime. It made number one outfit idea to steal out of 68 outfits from NYFW Spring 2013 according to Glamour Mag when they posted me in front of Lincoln Center!" ~ Hanh, Life In Travel.
"White on white (or off-white on off-white) - I've never been a believer of the 'No white after Labor Day' rule so I am happy this trend is supporting my belief! Fall & Winter whites are beautiful alternatives to black or navy when you want to wear neutrals. I'm so into this trend.
Printed Peplum - Peplum is such a big trend right now, but I especially love the mixed prints with this top. It's two trends in one!
Military Jacket - Whether camo print or solid khaki, military jackets are always a favorite of mine, so I'm super excited this trend is popular again. I especially love wearing one over a very feminine dress to edge it up a bit." ~ Grasie, Style Me Grasie.
"Of course a bing chunky knitted sweater, not only will they keep us warm during the Fall, but they also give you that effortless look and look extremely nice paired up with anything leather!
Since I'm in love with anything leather, I needed to add at least one thing leather on my must have list! I'm definitely loving the quilted leather trend.
"This fall is all about pointed shoes. This pair of Manolo's are the perfect choice to be trendy and chic during this upcoming Fall/Winter. Should they run out too soon, a pair of Christian Louboutin's Pigalle will do as well!
Grab whatever might look baroque and add it to your closet. This trend is probably the biggest novelty of this F/W 2012! My favorite pieces? Definitely those from Dolce & Gabbana and Balmain's collections.
Diamonds are a girl's best friend once again this season, and rhinestone necklaces have never been cooler. Valentino and Oscar de la Renta make some of the most beautiful ones, but if that is way out of your budget I suggest Zara: their jewelry is amazing!" ~ Camilla, Glamgerous.