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Alyssa Coscarelli, Contributor Network Assistant
Her Go-To Style: The Not-So-Basic Black Bootie
"I think I have about 20 pairs of black booties. Every time I come home with a new pair, my roommate is like, 'That's the most unnecessary thing you've ever purchased.' But, they're all different — and they go with everything.
"For fall, I've been seeing a lot of booties with metal accents — a cap on the toe or on the heel, like with this pair. They're great for adding some edge to a flowy printed dress. And, this pair, with the peep-toe and slingback, is great for transitional dressing."
"My personal style is kind of hard to pin down: One day I'll feel like dressing super girly in high heels and a dress, and the next day I'll be wearing ripped jeans, sneakers, and a leather jacket. I just wear what I feel like wearing that day, which is why I love black booties: You can have a lace-up with an army feel or one that's more ladylike with a pointy toe and skinny heel. There's one for every look and mood."
Shop more booties at Nordstrom Rack.
Her Go-To Style: The Sleeveless Blazer
"I have a lot of sleeveless blazers, like this one, and I also have a vest that's a little bit longer but flowy. They're cool to throw over anything — a dress, a skirt and top, boyfriend jeans. You can do something sleeveless underneath or something with sleeves. You can definitely dress them up, too: Swap the jeans for an A-line or miniskirt, add a red lip, snazz up the accessories, maybe swap your work bag for a clutch."
"Layering can be tricky. There's definitely a fine line between just right and looking like the Michelin Man. You kind of have to feel it out, but I'd say if you can't lift your arm, then you definitely have too many layers.
"It's all about the silhouette. If you're going to do a chunky sweater, you should do a more sleek, streamlined vest like this one. Whereas if you're going to do a thin sweater, you can maybe add a few more layers. It's all about the balance."
Shop more toppers at Nordstrom Rack.
Samantha Yu, Editorial Assistant
Her Go-To Style: Eye-Catching Earrings
"I love statement jewelry. I think it's a great way to pull an outfit together or to complete an outfit. I picked these earrings because they are really pretty and sort of classic but still interesting. And, they weren't too heavy, which is something you have to consider with earrings."