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A Guide To Dressing Like Your Pinterest Board This Fall

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at VCU chapter.

These days, if you’re piecing together an outfit on Pinterest, you’re most likely going to see the likes of Matilda Djerf, a snapshot from a 90s runway show or a character from television that defined pop culture twenty years ago, i.e., Carrie Bradshaw. While they all provide great inspiration for your Fall wardrobe, the numerous options that Pinterest provides for a single keyword search can become overwhelming. As a result, I’ve created a shopping guide to help you look like a walking Pinterest board this season.

Even though everyone’s search results are different on Pinterest, one of the top images that appears when you type “fall outfits” into the search bar is Rory Gilmore’s chunky cable knit sweater from the pilot of Gilmore Girls. With the resurgence of Gilmore Girls popularity as soon as the leaves turn orange, it’s not difficult to find a sweater like this. Currently, L.L. Bean has a very similar sweater that is 100% cotton which will allow for breathability if you like to layer. If you like the look of this sweater, but suffer from ruining white clothes easily, such as myself, J. Crew has a very similar sweater in a variety of colors. 

Another item that’s very popular with the Pinterest girlies for Fall is burgundy accessories. Everything from burgundy boots to burgundy leather bags with DIY charms attached has been all over Pinterest lately. In regards to burgundy shoes, there’s a large selection available this season ranging from knee-high heeled boots to Doc Marten-esque combat boots. If you’re looking for something that’s versatile yet chic, try these boots from Aerosoles; the low block heel allows you to dress them up for a dinner with your BFFs or dress them down for a presentation. Should you prefer a more practical boot for this season, ASOS has a trendy platform boot that can be paired with jeans, slacks, or a skirt and tights. For a fun accessory that matches, try this affordable leather hobo tote from Amazon.

A staple item from Pinterest that belongs in your closet this Fall is a great leather jacket. While there are so many options out there, I recommend finding a leather jacket at a thrift store or consignment shop. One of the perks of thrifting a leather jacket is that the previous owner gave it some love, so it’s already broken in and comfortable. A few local thrift stores that can help you achieve that chic yet worn-in leather jacket vibe are Ashby, Blue Bones Vintage, and Rumours Boutique. If thrifting isn’t really your thing, then you can try this ASOS leather jacket to keep up with the burgundy vibes. Or you can keep it classic with this Moto jacket from Levi’s

While Pinterest is a fantastic source of inspiration for your Fall wardrobe, remember that it’s just as fun and fashionable to put your own spin on an outfit you see on there. Instead of copying Rory Gilmore’s pilot episode outfit to a T, try dressing it up with a stylish satin midi skirt and some heels. Experimenting with clothes for each season is always exciting, but make sure you’re always confident in what you’re wearing. 

Claudia Stewart is currently a senior at VCU, majoring in fashion merchandising with a minor in art history. She enjoys watching rom-coms, baking double chocolate chip cookies with her roommate, and finding the best spot for sushi in her free time. Stewart loves writing about pop culture, fashion, and beauty.