My Pick for Fall ? Baabaazuzu's Handcrafted Wool Clothing Made From Recycled Sweaters

The days are now filled with crisp, cool air. It's time to switch over to your fall wardrobe. But each new season requires a few hand-selected items to give your tried and true pieces a little oomph and awe. This fall, I'm all about Baabaazuzu.

The designs came about as Founder Sue Burns, a graphic designer, "cut up the shrunken remains of her favorite sweaters, pieced the fragments together and made jackets with matching hats for her two young daughters." People loved them so much that she launched a line of unique, one-of-a-kind sweaters, jackets and hats for children. And then the adults came a callin', so she made adult sizes of everything. Each item is completely one-of-a-kind.

I am rockin' the Billed Hat in Neutral, the perfect fall companion. The shape is extremely flattering (my neck looks long for once and it frames my mug beautifully) and the strips of juxtaposing woven tweed, plaid and herringbone is awfully smart. A button trim adds extra visual interest. The micro lining is super soft and warm, so you can go for long walks and stand looking out on a pier at the water's edge and not freeze to death. You'll also look extremely pulled together, something I'm always striving for and now I don't have to thanks to my Billed Hat. It also keeps your hair from going crazy in the wind, which also keeps you looking like you did when you left the house. Thank you!

And to keep you from being bored of your boots (don't you just want to throw them out the window by mid-December?), these fantabulous Boot Liners will keep you warm and looking fashionable. The cuffed look is extremely hot this year, so slip on the soft, stretchy micro-fleece sock and change up your boot look in a second! The stirrup bottoms keep them secure over your socks and the vintage sweater cuff tops your boot making them look so much better than their plain selves. You should probably get at least a couple of pairs to keep your going from September to March...

No outfit is complete without an envy-worthy bag, and I found it all in Baabaazuzu's Zippered Tote Bag in Denim (pictured above). It's big without being the least bit bulky. In fact, it's quite slim but has a ton of room so that you can use it as an everyday purse or stuff it full with your iPad and files for back and forth to work. The gorgeous fabrics - a pocket of pinstripe lined with brick red satin lining next to a smart herringbone in front - highlight the sumptuous textures of the season. 4 front pockets keep you organized whether you're boarding a flight or trying to finish a report on the train at rush hour. The interior is lined with satin, and because the fabrics are all quite sturdy, it acts as instant padding for your laptop and other electronic devices. I love the big zipper (in and out with a snap) and the wide cotton webbing handles that won't slip off your peacoat, jacket or vest. This bag is my go-to accessory of the season. I absolutely love it.

Look for a retailer near you or shop online and get incredible handmade clothes and accessories that look fabulous no matter what the weather.

Stephanie Dickison

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