We recently had the chance to sit down with a few of Indy’s most fashion-forward bloggers at our Fall FashIN Preview and quiz them about all things autumn-related, including their must-have pieces of the season. Read on for their fashion tips!

Our latest Fall FashIN interview is the artsy-amazing Mandy Crandell of Something Monumental. Mandy brought her friend Chelsea as her plus one to the event, and the two of them had a ball DIY-ing sunglasses, snapping photos, and snagging fun prizes at the end of the night (check out Mandy’s recap here)!

Take a look at the gals’ fall favorites below:

Mandy Crandell of Something Monumental dishes her fall must-haves!

How would you describe your personal style?

Mandy: Laidback ’90s.

Chelsea: Calvin Klein classic with a different angle.


What’s your go-to Pantone hue of the season?

Mandy: Emerald.

Chelsea: Deep Lichen Green. (Runners up: Emerald, Mykonos Blue, and Koi)


Which fall/winter wardrobe pieces can’t you live without?

Mandy: Cardigans and knee-high boots.

Chelsea: My Clarks — good for any outfit!


What’s your favorite trend for fall/winter?

Mandy & Chelsea: Modern Vintage.


What must-have accessory channels your favorite trend?

Mandy: Banded waist A-line skirts!

Chelsea: A tank top, knee-length cargo shirt, and an Irish cable cardigan. Or, Calvin Klein black jeans with a belt, boatneck tee, and contrasting scarf.


The style icon/brand/designer/blogger you can’t get enough of this season is:

Mandy: Liv Tyler as Corey in Empire Records.

Chelsea: Something Monumental — LOVE! — and Oceanne on Etsy.


What cold-weather beverage are you sipping all season long?

Mandy: Hot cocoa.

Chelsea: Cold Earl Grey.


What’s your fondest fall memory or tradition?

Mandy: Hayrides and picking out my Halloween costume.

Chelsea: Jumping into leaf piles!


Thank you to Mandy and Chelsea for taking the time to chat with us!