After seeing some of the most beautiful weather we've had all summer over the weekend, it's kind of hard to accept but, fall fashion is here. OK, so it may not be time to break out my new mixed-media trench that's been hanging in my closet for at least a month already, but it never hurts to look ahead to some of the trends you'll be seeing the moment they break out the pumpkin spice lattes (admit it!). It's also StyleWeek in Rhode Island, which is the perfect inspiration for updating my closet. Though, technically, the designs being shown on the runway this week are spring 2014, in fashion, you can never be quite cutting edge enough! I couldn't keep my eyes off the cool crocodile patterns shown during the "Chances R Designs" runway show by Toni Lyn. You already know the classic pattern is a staple for belts and purses (like my FAVE Brahmin bag!) but now you'll be seeing it for apparel, too. Whether actual leather, or just the print, it's somehow both a timeless and edgy way to incorporate some cool staples into your closet.
Z Spoke by Zac Posen Textured Crocodile Dress
Current/Elliott The Ankle Skinny metallic-coated low-rise jeans. Also like these for a more of a basic staple.
Express Crocodile Jacquard Double Layer Mini Skirt
MKL Accessories The Rodeo Crocodile Sunglasses