Emma Watson is simply adorable as Sam in the new movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Not only does she truly shine in her portrayal of the restless high school senior, but she absolutely nails the look.  From the haircut to the shoes, she mixes angsty  with stylish flair and gives us a little insight to this season’s fall fashion trends.

1.  Get wild with your tresses! Fall is all about reinvention, and what better way to start then with a new hairstyle. And don’t think twice about how your new look may be received, Coco Chanel said it best ” I don’t care what you think about me, I don’t think about you at all.” Cut it, blow it, straighten it… no matter how you tease it, you can’t go wrong.

2. If you’re going to spend, spend wisely. Make sure your pricier purchases are staple pieces you’ll use over and over again and can be mixed and matched with less expensive, trendier accessories.  Whether it’s a sweater, handbag, jacket, skirt, or pair of boots make your splurge count! I just spent my fashion allowance on a pair of Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boots that I’ve been dreaming about all summer…a good splurge indeed.

3. Plaid skirts are not just for schoolgirls.  This classic piece is a signature of fall fashion.  Paired with leggings, boots, or tights, this skirt looks cozy enough to keep warm and stylish enough to turn heads.   Trend tip: go for a bright red plaid – it’s packs an extra punch of edge!