Heritage Park Bench
I've been terribly fond of anything Americana these days: plaids, rugged leather, broken in boots and Old West-inspired pieces. I was thrilled when I discovered new collection by Nine West to add to my true vintage finds. Their Vintage America collection is inspired by the rich American heritage of the Old West and based on the ruggedly beautiful pieces whose craftsmanship only get better with time. The collection uses lots of suede, hardware details, straps, studs, plaid, faux fur as well as a good bit of the American staple, denim. Some stellar standouts from the fall line are the "Epponie" short suede clog boot and the "Jargon" a high healed lug sole lace up boot with fur detail. And don't fret if you've already got all your boots for winter -- the line will continue for spring with rugged sandals, jewelry and bags that evoke the craftsmanship of the Southwest. Check out the SLIDESHOW to see the styles and shop them all at ninewest.com.
Leather jackets are one of the most important fall staples. They are universal, never go out of style and look great on both men and women. However, some leather jackets can run you upwards of $600! In this economy that is just way too much to spend on a jacket you can only wear in the spring and the fall. However, WhatsWear has come to the rescue and found adorable leather jackets for under $260! We scoured the web searching for cheap and chic jackets for both men and women. TopShop had the best selection of real leather and faux leather jackets. I love their fitted, cropped black jackets for women. These three jackets had more of a rock-n-roll feel, but if you are looking for something more ladylike, go no further than Forever 21's 3/4 sleeve leather jacket in a beautiful cream. Our favorite picks for the boys included the navy bomber jacket (faux leather), the timeless black bomber jacket (all leather and machine washable!) and the super chic grey leather sweatshirt (all leather but dry clean only). Pair your desired leather jacket with just about anything from dresses to jeans to skirts and more! Head over to WhatsWear for more fall fashion that won't cost you the whole season's salary.