Autumn essentials from the Ladybird owner

Columbus fashion guest blogger Allison Jayjack is owner of Short North boutiqueLadybird.

1. Menswear-Inspired Layers

Ladybird has already begun introducing menswear in our "boyfriend corner," which is great for the ladies to bring a little something home after shopping (as well as keeping up with the boyfriend-inspired trend). Alongside boyfriend jeans, thick knit sweaters layered over leather or denim is perfect for chilly fall days. Or pair an oversized, boyfriend-style shirt to skinnies, heels and a leather jacket with a Clare Vivier clutch for the effortless "night out" look.

2. Leather, Leather, Leather

As usual, once the leaves start changing, the leathers come out. This year our Paige Paloma faux leather leggings, recently featured in Vérité online magazine, have been a huge hit, with the faux leather front panel mixed with a stretchy back panel. Easy way to chic up a look, whether you're going to a football game or dining out in the Short North.

3. Pastel Type of Fall

Spring no longer reigns over pastels. Enza Costa and Sienne, to name a few, are coming to Ladybird with a chic winter white and pale pink this fall. Sienne's pale pink drop pant can be matched back to the deep colors of fall (navy, browns, burgundy) to give a different look than the typical fall dark pant. Throw on a sleek pair of ankle boots or get fancy with a heel to put a fresh angle on fall this year.