Fall into the chill with patterns, outerwear

With brisk weather quickly approaching, it's time for us to restock our fall and winter wardrobes. This season, don't be afraid of bold outerwear. Whether patterned, oversized or faux-fur, let your outerwear become one of your statement pieces.

Next time you're at a party, don't rush to take your coat off! Do a few rounds in your eye-catching outerwear and stand out from the tired all-black getup. And although leather jackets never really went out of style, they are making a huge comeback this autumn. Geneseo fall weather lends itself perfectly to coupling a leather jacket with your favorite pair of relaxed jeans. For a nighttime look, wear bright color pants, skirt or dress to complement the heavy aesthetic of your leather jacket.

This fall and winter is also the perfect time to wear white. Making appearances on the runway for Alexander Wang, DKNY and Ralph Lauren, white is becoming a huge hit for the cold weather.

Wear crisp whites with contrasting colors. You can go for the classically stylish black and white ensemble or wear white to bring out other earthy tones. While most people only wear white in warm weather, it is easy to wear white while still considering the weather with some chunky knits, jackets or accessories such as hats and gloves.

The cool temperature should also not be your excuse to exclusively wear dark colors. Spruce up your fall and winter looks with bold color combinations. You can opt for combinations like blue and red, or yellow and green.

If you like a more neutral look, pairing your favorite basics with bold colors is a great way to diversify your look and wardrobe. If you're feeling brave, purchase a statement piece with cutouts. Whether bright or basic, cutouts will add the right amount of edge to any outfit.  Most importantly, remember that fall and winter fashion isn't as restrictive as it seems. Patterns, textures, layers and different lengths are all welcome this time of year. As long as you stay weather-appropriate, there is no way you can go wrong!