Krista Fragola, owner of Maha! Boutique in Wayzata, says that when it comes to fall fashion, always stick to the classics.
“My recommendation would be to invest in a new black cashmere sweater each fall,” Fragola says. “It’s worth spending the extra money on quality materials that won’t pill.”
Fragola says cashmere is timeless and extremely versatile—a black sweater can be worn to dinner or to drop the kids off at school. You can wear it with anything from a long skirt to denim to shorts in the springtime.
A trendier, yet still classic, look this fall is the poncho cape. Fragola says this is huge for fall this year, especially in plaid patterns like those of Burberry or Ralph Lauren.
Fragola says capes go best with denim—for a more casual look, opt for ripped jeans; to dress the look up, choose a pair with a dark wash.
For shoes, Fragola says statement boots are still on trend. Jewelry, she says, is much more subjective. “I think jewelry really personalizes your look and makes it your own,” she says. So choose the ring, necklace or bracelet that you feel best in.
Building a Fall Wardrobe
Three Classic Looks
Oatmeal sweater by Brochu Walker, $515
Light gray jeans by Citizens of Humanity, $198
Layering necklaces by Bettina Duncan, $310–$510
Red poncho by Missoni, $390
Medium wash jeans by Strom Denim, $210
Gray bag by Caterina Lucchi, $650
Long layering necklace by Mya Lambrecht, $335
Short layering necklace by Chan Luu, call Maha! Boutique for pricing
Look 3 (cover photo):
Patterned blouse by ALC, $395
Burgundy leather jacket by Iro, $1,250
Distressed black jeans by Frame Denim, $199
Large ring by Native Gem, $235
Small ring by Native Gem, $110
(Left: Look 1; Right: Look 2)