The Curly Girls Guide to Fall Fashion

The autumn season is finally upon us and has taken no time in filling the air with that chill many of us have probably been waiting for since mid-July (you know, that point where everyone is over the blazing summer heat). Ringing in autumn comes with a multitude of changes. You opt out of your favorite cold summer drink for a warmer one (most likely of the pumpkin flavor variety) that will help you fend off that fore mentioned autumnal chill. Your favorite shorts and tank tops get packed away for the space in your closet to be filled with an array of jeans and sweaters in fall-appropriate colors. In relation to hair changes, you’re probably about to give up that wash n’ go you’ve been sporting for the last three months in order to save yourself from the misery of having to deal with cold, wet hair for the impending cold months ahead. September 23rd may have signaled the end of summer bliss but I, with the help of three other beautiful CurlyInCollege ladies, present to you the perfect way to get out of your post summer depression and have you fall-ing in love with fall! Princess, Jas, and Ziajah modeled their go-to outfits for this transitional time of year along with their go-to hairstyles.

Look One

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First in this lookbook is Princess. She conquers fall with an olive green crop top, medium wash high waisted jeans, velvet combat boots and a leather jacket to keep out that infamous chill in the autumn air. Her accessories include a double choker necklace, a bowler hat, and an edgy, zippered shoulder bag to finish off the look. Princess’ style tip for fall is to wear neutral colors. “Colors like greens, nudes, and blush tones. They look good on everyone!”

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As for her hair, Princess went with two side twists with the rest of her hair down. She says the twists are simple and easy to do plus they’re fun. Her one tip for handling natural hair in the fall? “Keep it moisturized! Use your oils and play around with it.”

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Look Two

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Next up is Jas! The outfit she chose just screams ‘autumn’ with the abundance of warm colors. Draped in a tribal print poncho, her long sleeve burgundy crop top, ripped jeans, and moccasin flats are the epitome of a cozy fall ensemble. Her style tip for dressing for the season is, “Keep it comfortable! You don’t have to do a lot to be cute. Also, fall color schemes. Burgundy, grey, beige, and olive – my personal favorite.”

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For her hair, Jas is a protective styling enthusiast. “It’s convenient and easy! I prefer to keep my hair in protective styles because I have a lot of hair that can be hard to manage with school and cold weather.” So, her tip for managing hair in the fall is to use protective styling. “You can achieve every hairstyle in any color with a nice protective style.”

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Look Three

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This last look is brought to you by Ziajah. The dark colors of her outfit certainly contrast her bright personality that shined through when we were shooting her look. She’s ready to take on the season with her velvet moto jacket, neutral toned dress, tights, and chunky lace up boots.  “Fall is a transitional season so jackets are a must!” she says in choosing the cool jacket she’s sporting. As for style tips, Ziajah says, “Dark lipstick colors! Deep reds and purples. Also, try to be comfortable and stay warm.”

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Ziajah put her hair in Bantu knots but tells me the struggle she had and how she solved it. “I tried to do Bantu knots but it didn’t work out so I just put the two out and put the rest up in a bun.” Buns are a quick and easy style that anyone can accomplish and can keep your hair away from your face when the wind blows endlessly. Her advice for fall hairstyles? “Try out different hairstyles that don’t require your hair to be wet. Trying it out now during the fall helps prepare you for the winter.”

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I hope these three ladies inspire you to go out in your best fall duds and try out a new ‘do for this season. A huge thank you to them for tapping into their inner model and strutting their stuff. Have a great day and stay inspired!

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Michaela Felix

Michaela Felix

Michaela Felix is a sophomore at Rutgers University majoring in Journalism and Media Studies with a double minor in French and Digital Communications. She has just started the transitioning process of her natural hair journey. Michaela loves all things fashion, beauty, and technology related. She aspires to be a fashion journalist in the future.

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  1. October 13, 2015

    Really lovely styles. I like those 3 ideas and might experiment the last one.
    Ziajah looks very wise and glamourous 😉 Thanx

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