It’s officially August, can you believe it? Although most of the month stays pretty warm, I can’t help but pause and ponder about the fall season coming up. The air turns crisp, the leaves begin to fall and we can’t forget about the Pumpkin Spice latte that Starbucks puts back on their menu (#basic). Perhaps it’s my weekend ahead that has me daydreaming of this beautiful season. Some girlfriends and I are headed to the mountains for a little getaway at a family mountain house. We’ve all had some super busy weeks at the office lately so we thought this was just what we needed. The weekend will be filled with laughs, shopping, lunching and adventuring… I can hardly wait!

Since I don’t have much time to track down my fall pieces in the nooks of my closet, I’ve decided to come up with 5 Must-Haves For Your Highlands Look that any city girl (like me) can pull off.

Must-Have #1: A Suede Skirt

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        This is just plain gorg. As you probably already know, button up skirts are a major player in the fashion world right now. From corduroy to denim, I’ve seen it all lately. I think a suede skirt similar to this one is a necessity for nailing down that highlands, mountain-inspired look. The mini skirt style will be perfect for the hint of warmth so I won’t get too hot. I’m hoping to find something similar at Saks Off Fifth. What do you think of the color block/patchwork design?

Must-Have #2: A Leather Crossbody

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For all my girly needs, this leather crossbody will save the day! There is nothing worse than your arm starting to ache from the weight of a huge tote. Girls, I know you’re with me on this one. I found this camel-colored cutie at J.Crew Factory and have loved it ever since. I even convinced my girlfriend to pick one up as well! The neutral, earth tone look will keep my mountain style in check too!

Must-Have #3: An Army Vest

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This vest! Talk about Pinterest-worthy. This would be perfect for the weekend, giving me that little extra layer for the dusk and later chills. I know I can head to Gap Factory Store and find something just like it. I don’t have much in my wardrobe that accomplishes the army green, earthy look so I’m willing to give this a try!

Must-Have #4: A Chic Flat

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A pair like this will give my feet all the love they need. They’re chic and comfortable for exploring all day and talk about a year ‘round shoe. If you don’t have a pair of J.Crew Factory’s d’Orsay flats, you’re missing out big time. I bought these on my last shopping trip to Tanger Outlets for under $60! Which look is your favorite? Leopard? Cabernet? Rhapsody Blue? Click the look that fits you best to buy!

Must-Have #5: A Stunning Dangle

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And for that little hint of sparkle in your life, these rustic gold dangles are key. I normally play it safe with a simple stud, but we’re on the cusp of a new season, so I figure why not?! The leafy texture is perfect for the occasion so I’m hoping to find something just like it to debut for the weekend.

Are you ready to try out these mountain-inspired looks for yourself? If you’re looking for some more inspo, be sure to check out the Tanger Outlets Fall Lookbook! With swoon-worthy pieces from page to page, you’ll be set for fall. Well, I’m off to start packing! Share photos of your fall finds with me on Instagram at @TangerOutlets and be sure to give me a shout out with #TangerMillennial!

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