Focusing on Color for Fall with Monroe and Main (Plus a Giveaway!)

This is a Fashionista Event Opportunity, and is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic.

Color never goes out of style, and at Monroe and Main you’ll find the latest pops of color in the form of rich tones and saturated shades showing up as chic accents and making bold statements… perfect for the upcoming fall season!

I love fall, and am ready for the season of all things pumpkin! Reality is, I’m more excited about fall fashion than pumpkin-flavored everything though, because I can’t get enough of layers, rich colors, and lots of texture. Plus, it’s so much easier to dress appropriately for the office and outside in the fall–the inside and outside temperatures are closer.

While fall is a reminder that winter is coming, there’s no reason to ignore the great colors and textures the season brings us! This fall, color is in, in, IN, and Monroe and Main’s Fall Collection is a perfect way to get inspired to transition into cooler weather gracefully. The collection is full of bright colors, rich hues, and silhouettes that are anything but dull.

Navy is the new black!

For years black knee high boots have been a fall wardrobe staple for me. I’ve been wearing black knee high boots since high school, so they’ve been a part of my wardrobe for over half my life at this point. Why? Well, knee high boots are perfect for fall… they work great with leggings and look fab over skinny jeans. They’re equally chic under bootcut jeans as they are with skirts and dresses. You can wear them to the office or dress ’em down for hanging out with friends. You get the idea… the bottom line is that knee high boots are the perfect footwear choice for fall!

But forget black this fall, and consider investing in a navy pair of boots for a subtle pop of color. Something tells me we’re in for another long, cold winter this year, so there will be plenty of time to sulk in varying shades of black, but fall? Fall is for enjoying the crisp days, the cool nights, and all things pumpkin color! So set your black boots down and take a walk on the navy side with these great Woven Buckle Boots from Monroe and Main!

Styling navy boots for fall is easy!

I threw together two quick looks to demonstrate the versatility of Monroe and Main’s navy Woven Buckle Boots.  The first look is an easy casual look that’s great for running errands on a crisp fall weekend. I paired the boots with black leggings and a sweatshirt dress, along with my purple crossbody bag. Since I have a great pair of navy glasses, I added those to the look, and finished it off with a high ponytail. It’s easy, relaxed, and totally chic, especially with the addition of the great textured knee-high boots.

Focusing on Color for Fall with Monroe and Main

Check out the beautiful texture of these boots! They really are just wonderful to look at, with the dimension of the color and the woven texture. The big gold buckle adds a touch of glamour as well, and the block heel is about 3″ high, which means it’s high enough to be sexy, but not painfully high or hard to walk in. The slightly rounded toe is a nice shape that definitely makes these boots easy to dress down or up, as you’ll see next.

Focusing on Color for Fall with Monroe and Main

I wanted to show off a great dressed-up look too, so I pulled out a beautiful A-line skirt that I’ve been saving for fall since I thrifted it at the end of spring.  I added grey sweater tights, because navy and grey work very nicely together, and pulled my navy trench coat out of the closet.  For a top, I actually donned a bodycon dress–my skulls-and-galaxy dress, which is full of great colors–and then I added a royal blue necklace along with my Stella & Dot Sommervell piece. I pulled my hair into a low ponytail, popped a grey cap on my head, and shortened the strap on my purple crossbody so it was more of a totebag.

Focusing on Color for Fall with Monroe and Main

What a city-chic look right?  I felt like I should have been walking the streets of downtown Chicago in this pretty fall look, instead of hitting one of my favorite outfit shooting locations in the ‘burbs, but oh well.  Perhaps I’ll just have to take a trip into the city to show this look off when fall gets here!  I love how easy these boots worked with this skirt, which is a tricky length and wouldn’t work well on me with flat boots.

Focusing on Color for Fall with Monroe and Main

Love the look of navy boots, but want more options? Monroe and Main has you covered, with everything from ankle to over-the-knee in varying shades of navy! A perfect fall pick-me-up that will have you craving more color this season. Check out these navy boot options…

Navy Boots & Booties from Monroe and Main

Monroe and Main has nine great boots and booties in various shades of blue that are perfect for injecting a little color in your fall wardrobe. The navy Restricted California Bootie is great if you love shorter boots and lower heels! It would be cute with leggings and skinny jeans alike, and would be easy to take into winter as well, since it’s a flat.  The Andiamo Vittoria Boot is a bit more subtle when it comes to navy, with a navy and silver snakeskin print, but it is another boot that’s full of great texture and is easy to dress up or down. The cowgirl-inspired Spring Footwear Kylynn Boot is a more playful bootie that will do double duty in fall with leggings, and in spring with floral print dresses. The Dolce Commander Boot by Mojo Moxy is a great fall-through-winter knee high boot, with it’s motorcycle-inspired look and flat lug sole. Perfect to wear with leggings, skinny jeans, or even skirts and tights. The rockstar in me loves the Flower Stud Bootie, with its gold studs and triple buckles.  A year-round bootie that works great with skirts at the office and shorts at a music festival. If you’re on the hunt for over-the-knee boots, the Back Ridge Tall Boot by Seventh Avenue should be in your closet like, now! A riding boot that has chic gold detailing and is perfect for fall and winter alike. Another super chic boot is the Midnight Velvet Big Square Bootie. This is the perfect work-to-night-out bootie that will look just as chic with boot cut slacks as it will a little black dress and tights. The last pair of navy knee high boots, the Beacon Shana Boot, has a lower heel and a studded detail that keeps it from being too plain. And last but not least, the Bijou Donna Bootie, a pair of faux calfhair booties in navy with black spots that a totally spot on (see what I did there) for the more daring in the bunch looking to add navy to her fall shoe collection.

And now, the best part… the giveaway!

Monroe and Main is not only awesome because they sent me a beautiful pair of boots to review, but because they’re offering one lucky SSC reader a wonderful three-in-one bag! That’s right, you can use the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter for a chance to win Monroe and Main’s Studded Tote 3 in 1, which is a set of bags that includes a purse, a tote bag, and a coin purse. Available in your choice of purple or black, it’s a beautiful bag trio that will add class an efficiency to any outfit in fall and beyond! Enter to win below… and the follow the linky for more great giveaways from other Fashionista bloggers!

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119 comments for “Focusing on Color for Fall with Monroe and Main (Plus a Giveaway!)

  1. Cheryl Rogers
    August 25, 2014 at 6:25 AM

    My favorite piece in the fall collection was the Flutter cuff shirt. I really do like the versatility I can find in this shirt, from dressy to casual and its a perfect color.

  2. Kara
    August 25, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    Tough to pick but I love the idea of Navy Boots!! I like changing up my wardrobe and have been trying to wear less black – this is a great move away from those! 🙂

  3. Rebecca Xavier
    August 25, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    I like the Gold Chain Sweater because of the high-low hemline.

  4. rochelle haynes
    August 25, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    I like this New Free Spirit Sweater
    because ti is pretty and it looks warm

  5. Staici Roehm
    August 25, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    Love the navy boots. I love the way you pair them up. Monroe and Main has a great selection of boots. Makes it hard to choose but I am sure I will be able to narrow it down. 🙂

  6. Kristina
    August 25, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    Love the outfits you created in this post! Now I’m really wanting to go out and get new outfits!

  7. Kristina
    August 25, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    The first item on the site I saw was this shirt: http://www.monroeandmain.com/mobile/Clothing/On-Trend/Colors-of-the-Season/side-sweeping-top-153.pro?fpi=120609&catCd=WW&prefixCode=WW

    It just looks so comfy and a bit flowy

  8. August 25, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    I love the Rockin Tunic. It’s the perfect color for me, great length and I could dress it up or down.

  9. Lynz
    August 25, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    I love the signals sheath dress. Love the colors & the length!

  10. Rachelle J
    August 25, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    I love the Free Spirit Sweater, I think it would be perfect to throw over a tank to dress it up!

  11. Jeanine
    August 25, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    I love the Status Print Mock Wrap because of its vibrant colors.

  12. mita
    August 25, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    I like the Free Spirit Sweater, so pretty.

  13. wendi w
    August 25, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    i love the southwest sweater full length

  14. Soha Molina
    August 25, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    I like Side Sweeping Top because it is flattering.

  15. Tammy Schweitzer
    August 25, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    I just love this dress Pocket Surplice Dress

  16. August 25, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    I love how unique your style is and I can totally see you rocking those boots everywhere!!

    Fantastic photography as always!!

  17. Helen May
    August 25, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    I love the navy boots! I love shoes! 🙂

  18. Kitty Iecvan
    August 25, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    I like the Side Sweeping Top! It’s very cute and bright!

  19. August 26, 2014 at 5:18 AM

    Awe – you look so cute Rachel. I love the blue boots and the casual outfit is really cute on you. I’d like to get the Perfect Fall Knit Dress. I think midi’s will be big this year and this dress would be so cozy & comfy with boots. Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  20. Rebecca Orr
    August 26, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    I am in love with the Vanessa Surplice Top. I love the color, that it comes in plus sizes, and that it is perfect for chilly NY fall and winters.

  21. Natalie
    August 26, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    I am in love with the Cable Car Chic Sweater because I love the color and the detailing by the neck line.

  22. Danielle Cauley
    August 26, 2014 at 8:55 PM

    I love the Peplum Pullover because I would love to learn how to rock that style with my body type!!

  23. Robin Christofaro
    August 26, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    I like the Free Spirit Sweater because it can be dressed up or down and can be worn with many things.

  24. Andrea Williams
    August 26, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    I like the Perfect Fall Knit Dress because it comes in two of my favorite colors and looks comfy! It would be fun with some navy boots too!

  25. Terra Heck
    August 27, 2014 at 12:02 AM

    My fave is the Vanessa Surplice Top. It would flatter my figure and I like the way it’s styled at the bottom. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  26. August 27, 2014 at 1:42 AM

    Really loving the Mini Ottoman peplum dress! I never tire of the peplum trend. And I loooove blue.

  27. August 27, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    I love the Side Sweeping Top in yellow,,love the bright color and the way it is made is flattering.

  28. heather eg kaufman
    August 27, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    I love the Dolce Commander Boot by Mojo Moxy. They look so sexy!

  29. renee l.
    August 27, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Status Print Mock Wrap because of its vibrant colors.

  30. Robin Wilson
    August 27, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    You look stunning and I just love those boots. I love the Free Spirit Sweater because not only is it gorgeous, but I the longer length is warmer.

  31. Amee
    August 28, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    I like the Gold Chain Sweaters.

  32. Loraine Ellis
    August 28, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    I like the block party sheath because it adds some dimension

  33. August 28, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    There are so many to choose from . The Stand By Me Sweater and the Taj Paisley Tunic are favorites. Love the length of the sweater and the print of the tunic.

  34. August 28, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    I love the color and design of the New Side Sweeping Top

  35. Amy Pratt
    August 29, 2014 at 6:57 AM

    I really like the Stand By Me Sweater. Love the draping feature.

  36. August 29, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    I like the Cable Car Chic Sweater because I think it would be flattering to many shapes.

  37. Debbi Wellenstein
    August 29, 2014 at 12:21 PM

    I like the Gathering Compliments sweater-it is perfect for me for work.

  38. August 29, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    I adore the long pleated cardigan. The berry color is just up my alley and it reminds me of my misspent youth

  39. August 29, 2014 at 1:06 PM

    I’m so in love with these boots!

  40. August 29, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    The Cable Car Chic Sweater really appeals to me. Its such a lovely color and has beautiful details.

  41. Jenna Wood
    August 29, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    I love the Slice and Dice dress, it is so flattering in print!

  42. August 29, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Love the heel on those boots. It makes them the perfect height to wear without hurting the toes!! Today I’m loving the Free Spirit Sweater from Monroe and Main. So tempted to put that in my online cart right NOW!! It would be perfect to wear to work or just to the Farmer’s Market on a cool autumn day.

  43. velder dixon
    August 29, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    love the free spirit sweater-i can rock it

  44. beth shepherd
    August 29, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    Sporty Hooded Jacket is super cute

  45. Taj Kingston (Tonya)
    August 30, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    I love the Free Spirit sweater because it’s exactly what I look forward to wearing when the weather turns cooler!

  46. Carly D.
    August 30, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    I love the Cable Car Chic Sweater! It is in my favorite
    color.

  47. Rosanne
    August 30, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    My favorite new item is the New Quilted Leather Jacket. It
    looks warm for the changing seasons in the Midwest and it still
    accentuates the waist and is fashionable

  48. Christie Mullen
    August 30, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    I like the front pleated dress because of the rich red
    color.

  49. Sheila Owen
    August 30, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    My favorite piece from the fall collection is the Stand by
    Me Sweater. I love the style and the red it comes in.

  50. chris z
    August 30, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    i like the Free Spirit Sweater it looks so comfy

  51. Debbie M
    August 31, 2014 at 1:23 AM

    I love the Free Spirit sweater. Nothing says fall to me
    more than a long sweater (paired with some of those gorgeous boots
    too!).

  52. natalie yeoman
    August 31, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    my favorite is the Mini Ottoman Peplum Dress because the
    color is so cute and also i love the style of the dress its totally
    something i would wear

  53. Cindy
    August 31, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    I like Monroe and Main’s Slice and Dice Dress. I look better in v neck tops and dresses.

  54. Denise S
    September 1, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    I think the Eyes of Life Sweater looks pretty and comfortable.

  55. Mary Cloud
    September 1, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    I like the Gathering Compliments Sweater – looks like it would be great to disguise a belly.

  56. Sara E Theissen
    September 2, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    My favorite fall piece is the Free Spirit Sweater. It looks so comfortable and I love longer sweaters.

  57. paige andrews
    September 2, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    love the surplice top

  58. Kelly H.
    September 2, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    My favorite is the Good As Gold jacket because I love the color.

  59. Rosemary Erickson
    September 2, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Love the purple for Fall 😉

  60. Rachael
    September 2, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    I Looooove the Back Ridge!!!

  61. krystal pena
    September 3, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    Block Party Sheath love this for so many parties in the fall for me

  62. Abigail
    September 3, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Restricted California boote <3

  63. Debra Guillen
    September 3, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    My favorite piece of the Fall Collection is the Slice and Dice Dress. I am always looking for items that will make me feel slimmer and I think the Slim colorblock panels would work wonders to trim my silhouette into lean proportions.

  64. Teresa Thompson
    September 3, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    The Free Spirit Sweater is my favorite. I love the length and colors.

  65. Priscilla S.
    September 4, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    I love the Cable Car Chic Sweater because of its beautiful color and unique style.

  66. Emily
    September 4, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    A hard choice, so many nice things, I do like the free spirit sweater – looks cute!

  67. Nicole C.
    September 4, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    My favorite is the Gold Chain Sweater because I love the colors in it.

  68. Shelly Boyd
    September 4, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    I’m so crazy about navy but really like some of the Western style handbags.. particularly that American West Forget Me Not tote!

  69. Ty
    September 4, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    I’m loving the new side sweeping top because it’s versatile and that gold color is perfect for fall.

  70. Maryssa T.
    September 4, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    I like the leather jacket!!

  71. Erica B.
    September 4, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    I like the cable car chic sweater.

  72. Mihaela Day
    September 5, 2014 at 3:37 AM

    I love the Flutter Cuff Top because it is so cute 🙂

  73. Alona Y
    September 5, 2014 at 3:57 AM

    My favorite is the Love Knot Top. I love the unique design!

  74. September 5, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    California Boot. Thankyou, Ken

  75. Ashley
    September 5, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    The Mini Ottoman Peplum Dress is killer! Too bad I wouldn’t pull off the only colors it comes in 🙁 The Side Sweeping Top is pretty amazing, too

  76. Karen Drake
    September 5, 2014 at 11:46 AM

    I love the Teal Vanessa Surplice Top because it would look great with my skinny jeans.

  77. Erin Madigan
    September 5, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    I love the Mini Ottoman Jacket! It is great for any occasion!

  78. Linda Bradshaw
    September 5, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    I would like to have the Stand by Me Sweater. It would match a few things I already own.

  79. September 6, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    I love their Gathering Compliments Sweater because it looks so comfortable and flattering

  80. Elizabeth
    September 6, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    I like the Vanessa Surplice Top in black. I love tunic tops and the asymmetrical hem on this one caught my eye. It looks like it would go perfectly with jeans for a casual day, or dressed up with a skirt or pants for church or work.

  81. cheryl s
    September 6, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    I like the slimming sassy dress – perfect for our fall vacation

  82. cheryl s
    September 6, 2014 at 12:17 PM

    I love fall colors – the burnt orange and goldenrods and the cooler weather

  83. Kathy Donovan-Ellis
    September 6, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    One of my favorite pieces is the Release Pleat Cardigan. I love how it flows and feminine it looks.

  84. Jill Myrick
    September 6, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    My favorite is the Free Spirit Sweater which would go perfectly with slacks and dresses for fall.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  85. Sharyl Wolter
    September 6, 2014 at 7:25 PM

    These hands down! New Beacon Frontier II Boot- in purple – so HOT!!

  86. Nancy
    September 6, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    In their collection, one of my favorites is their Block Party Sheath. It has a classic and timeless elegance.

  87. H.E. Deluna
    September 7, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    I like the Free Spirit Sweater because it is full length to be warm enough for fall and stylish without being too heavy.

  88. Cheryl B.
    September 7, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    The Flutter Cuff Top is adorable and would be perfect for me.

  89. Lisa Neutel
    September 7, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Love so so many different items on the site but my all time fave has to be the blue boots!!!!!L

  90. Angela Cisco
    September 7, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    The Free Spirit Sweater is my favorite because it is very versatile and the fit looks flattering.

  91. Samantha
    September 7, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    I love the Mock Belt Sweater Dress! The longer sleeves are perfect as the weather gets cooler here!

  92. Virginia Rowell
    September 7, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    My favorite is the free spirit sweater. I would wear that all winter long.

  93. Angela W
    September 7, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    I like the yellow Side Sweeping Top because it is vibrant.

  94. Tina d Reynolds
    September 7, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    I love the color length and pattern of the Straight Signals Sheath dress

  95. Dawn Keenan
    September 7, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    My favorite on the website is the zigzag tunic. I love the colors.

  96. Debbie Bray
    September 7, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    I love the Free Spirited Sweater because it will be perfect for cool Fall days.

  97. Laurie Emerson
    September 7, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    I love the Rockin Tunic. It will go so perfectly with my Fall skirts and boots. I wear a lot of browns and golds and this would compliment each one beautifully.

  98. Stephanie Galbraith
    September 7, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    I like the Cable Car Chic Sweater. It’s super cute.

  99. Shirley Hicks
    September 7, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    I like the Print O Print Tunic….cause it looks like something id wear with my jeans

  100. September 8, 2014 at 1:28 AM

    I really like the Stand By Me Sweater. I like how it looks and think it would be flattering.

  101. Carolyn Daley
    September 8, 2014 at 2:02 AM

    I like the Vanessa Surplice Top in teal. It is perfect for fall because the top is long in length and the sleeves are three quarters. I love the style and the cut.

  102. Ashley Busse
    September 8, 2014 at 4:29 AM

    LOVE LOVE the side sweeping top in yellow! The color is so vibrant.. and I think yellow is my color!

  103. cynthia Painter
    September 8, 2014 at 6:53 AM

    I like the textured plaid cap! would be great to hide a bad hair day!

  104. Amanda Whitley
    September 8, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    i like the Mock Belt Sweater Dress because it is cute and looks warm and comfy!

  105. Sara Sharp
    September 8, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Side Sweeping Top is just adorbs

  106. Kelly Garcia
    September 8, 2014 at 12:36 PM

    I like the Marilyn Peplum Dress because it is beautiful. I really love the color.

  107. Nichole S
    September 8, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    I love the sassy slimming dress

  108. Ellie W
    September 8, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    I love the Free Spirit Sweater. It’s just perfect for the Texas winter where it never stays too cold for too long.

  109. Becky L
    September 8, 2014 at 1:51 PM

    The Release Pleat Cardigan is so long and flowy very feminine. Love it!

  110. Sarah L
    September 8, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    I like the Gathering Compliments Sweater – looks comfy and a pretty color.
    Thanks for the contest.

  111. Michele P
    September 8, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    I like the gold chain sweater, it is colorful and I like the design.

  112. September 8, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    I love the Tracy dress. It has such a great fit and awesome side gathers.

  113. Kim Reid
    September 8, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    My favorite is the Stripe Stitch Cardigan, it would look great with a skirt, slacks or jeans!

  114. Cheryl Reinhardt
    September 8, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    Marilyn Peplum Dress it is a beautiful color of Red and I love the form fit

  115. joti
    September 8, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    the Free Spirit Sweater because it is trendy

  116. September 8, 2014 at 10:24 PM

    I love the New Mini Ottoman Peplum Dress because it’s perfect for work!

  117. September 8, 2014 at 10:37 PM

    This Side Sweeping Top is so lovely! I love the bright color! sigh…

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