Belmore Fox-Fur-Collar Coat from Barneys New York,
is arguably the best season for creating a statement
seasonís bomber jackets, oversize knits and velvet
everything are all statement-makers ready for that
"outfit of the day" Instagram post. But
fashion "It" bloggers Nadia Aboulhosn and
Julia Engel arenít focusing, for fall, on trends
embraced by fashion fanatics. Instead, they went back to
what they really love, essential classics that are
donít follow trends unless itís one I really like. I
always tell my readers that they should do the same ó
find their own style and wear what they love. Be
themselves." Engel says.
agrees, "I try to be as true to who I am as much as
I can. Thereís not one type of woman, one type of
these must-have looks your own this fall.
Aboulhosn, Cocoa, Fla.
Instagram followers, 35,100 Twitter followers
model and newly minted designer Nadia Aboulhosn is known
for turning the tables on plus-size fashion, showing
curvy women everywhere that no trend or style is
off-limits just because the mainstream may think it is.
Just take a look at her debut collection for Addition
so many women that identify with different parts of me.
Women can appreciate my brand who donít fully know
themselves yet and look to me as inspiration, and then
there are women who have a great vision of who they are
already and sort of bounce inspiration off that as
favorite: Winter white. "Grey or cream works, but Iím
more into pure white as opposed to the usual fall colors
like brown, black or olive green."
piece: Barneys New York twill open-front trench coat
to rock it: "Iíd pair it with light denim, which
is everything to me right now. Iíll wear really short,
light denim shorts with high, pointed, light-gray suede
boots and an oversize Marc Jacobs menís button-up
(shirt) with a denim jacket."
that are over: Studded shoes. If itís studded, itís
over. Also Uggs. "I just canít."
Engel, Charleston, S.C.
million Instagram followers, 39,700 Twitter followers
Engel shares her take on classic, feminine styles (think
Lauren Conrad relocating to the countryside) on her blog,
Gal Meets Glam, in hopes of inspiring women not only
through fashion, but through her own adventures in life.
readers are of all ages, some students, some
professionals, some single, some married, looking to
build not only a wardrobe, but a lifestyle. They look to
GMG not only for fashion, but for travel destinations,
home decor ideas and encouragement. Gal Meets Glam tries
to go beyond just presenting products by telling stories
that give readers a complete experience. I try to
include items that I really use and feel would be of
interest to them."
favorite: The classic peacoat and always in navy.
piece: Frame double-breasted wool peacoat
"Itís a classic that never goes out of style and
is the perfect length for anything, whether thatís a
sweater and jeans, or a midi or mini dress."
to rock it: "I would layer it over a cashmere
pullover and button-down shirt with a pair of slacks and
trend Nadia Aboulhosn and Julia Engel both agree on? The
thigh-high or over-the-knee boot.
so obsessed with them! I feel like I can wear them even
in the summertime. You can wear them with leggings or a
skirt," Aboulhosn says. "With time, (suede)
stretches, so for girls who have bigger legs like me, itís
easier to jump into suede than something else."
prefers a lower-heeled style and also acknowledges the
underappreciated warmth factor. "I would definitely
wear them with a dress or skirt in the fall/winter
months because they look great and do keep my legs
warm," she says.
way, personal style is where the heart is for these two.