Fall Fashion | Cheers to Style!

For this blog post, I've teamed up with my favorite clothing stylist Susan Kanoff. "Fall is my favorite season for clothes" says Susan.... and EVERY woman who loves sweaters, boots, and rich colors.

I am constantly offering advice to my clients on what to wear for their portrait session, it is hard to find the perfect look, but following some simple style guidelines can make a BIG difference. We wanted to create a visual style guide for fall fashion that every woman could follow and relate to, regardless of age.

We started out with a simple, everyday look at Peter's Farm in Salem, NH.

What Susan has to say about the look:

Plaid and oxfords:  For those casual days apple picking or running errands, pair a plaid button down shirt with rolled-up jeans and oxfords. If there’s a chill in the air, top with a jacket or cardigan. This look is very on-trend for fall and oh so comfortable!

I loved the next look we chose, mixing a striped pattern with textured fur. I always tell my portrait clients to stay away from too much pattern, so this is the perfect layering option for breaking up pattern.

What Susan has to say about the look:

Faux fur and stripes:  I love to play with patterns and textures and this striped long sleeve tee looks fabulous topped with a faux fur vest. This outfit is perfect for so many occasions including out to lunch with the girls or even to the office on casual Fridays!

My style is simple, so this next one is my favorite by a long shot. No matter how many times it is done, I am obsessed with the cozy sweater and riding boots look. The poncho she chose fit perfectly, without looking a bit bulky. This look is always classic for photos, looks great against any fall outdoor backdrop, and is THE alternative to everyone wearing matching outfits for your family photo session.

What Susan has to say about the look:

The poncho:  Yes the poncho is hot this fall, but did it ever go out of style? I love this piece because it’s timeless yet always looks chic and polished.  Shown here layered with a black sweater and paired with jeans, tall boots and a burgundy bag for a punch of color. You can wear this fabulous outfit anywhere while staying warm and cozy!

The next two looks are shown below, but you'll have to head over to Susan's blog to find out what she says about them, and why the little blue dress is the new little black dress! (You can also find where to purchase all of these looks and similar ones for great deals there)

Susan is a wardrobe stylist in Merrimack Valley, you can find her at or on her Facebook page