Cool weather calls for new, inspired style

Columbus fashion guest blogger Lily Schlosser is the studio and fashion manager atLauryn Byrdy Photographyand blogs about style atLucky Star.

When we were asked what three trends we felt were most "inspiring" for fall, I really took the word "inspiring" to heart. In my opinion, trends are something you should look to for inspiration, not for how to dress season to season. Trends might motivate you to add a few things to your wardrobe that make it fresh and current. The nice thing is that you can still be true to your personal style while incorporating a few seasonal trends.

1. The first fall trend I'm loving is floral prints. I love how this traditionally warm-weather print is making its way into the cooler season. It's a bit unexpected. Make it season-appropriate by picking a floral print in rich colors. It looks great paired with something that contrasts its sweetness, like this '90s-inspired ripped denim skirt from Zara (another denim skirt that I like from Zara here).

I love the juxtaposition of this vintage floral blouse and vintage snakeskin necklace. I'm also wearing Karen Walker Northern Lights sunglasses.

2. The second trend is menswear-inspired, oversized coats. I love this yellow coatfrom Zara. Since it is a bit shapeless, it's nice to counter that silhouette with some girlier items, like this Forever 21 crop-top and vintage high-waisted skirt.

I was totally skeptical of the crop-top trend we've been seeing a lot of, but I love how it looks with just an inch of skin showing with a high-waisted skirt or pants. The top I'm wearing is great, too, because it has a slight turtleneck, which is another big trend for fall.Also, a red lip is always a good idea no matter what the season.

3. The third trend is grunge. I've always been a fan of a good vintage flannel, and it becomes instantly more polished with a fitted leather jacket. This leather jacket from Muubaa is great because it has a floral detail on the back, which adds a nice feminine touch to the toughness of the shirt.

Wear the flannel with a pair of skinnies and booties so that the grunge element isn't too overpowering.

All of these photos were taken by Lauryn Byrdy Photography.