Why I Stopped: Meet Cassidy. FYI, she's a fall-casual genius. Remember how I mentioned that red is totally in this season? Well consider this exhibit A. Cassidy's plaid, flannel coat screams colorful leaves and pumpkin spice lattes. It's clearly the focal point of her phenomenal ensemble, and I'm living for it. If you're going to wear plaid or flannel, this is a great way to pull it off.
Of course, statement pieces need their supporting garments. Here, Cassidy has paired a collarless button-down in a light khaki shade with an auburn skirt and dark tights. The combination keeps the look casual, and the neutral palate supports the coat by keeping the rest of the tones muted. Don't underestimate that skirt, though. It's the perfect shade of fall khaki, and I'm seeing variations on that color everywhere this season. It's an incredible supporting tone for a bold, red statement garment. For an aspiring actress like Cassidy, the ensemble couldn't be more perfect. While it reads casual to onlookers, Cassidy's ensemble represents a perfect combination of fall colors and textures.
Style Tip Challenge: Embrace the red and khaki-auburn color combination! These tones compliment each other, and the effect evokes the beauty of the changing leaves that we see falling all around us this time of year. Make one of the two the dominant color while the other supports, and you can't go wrong.