first look: motel rocks

+ styling tips straight from the designer.

all photos courtesy of motel

For all those currently mourning the loss of summer and cursing the autumnal equinox this evening, keep this in mind: Fall is pretty awesome. Just think about it: You won't feel like you're melting on your walk to the bodega, fall clothes rule (hello layers), you can leave that handheld spray/fan water bottle contraption at home, fall clothes rule (cozy cardigans + long sleeves), there is more to life than the beach (as much as it pains me to say), and did I mention...fall clothes r u l e?

At the forefront of awesome fall collections is indie UK label Motel. For their autumn '14 lookbook, the brand took their totally awesome collection on a woodland retreat. And even though you'd never expect to pack printed minis, metallic foil slips, textured gothic cardigans, and leopard trousers for a weekend camping excursion, you have to admit that it somehow works. Chalk it up to the collection's versatility, or the '90s-inspired styling, but we're ready to relive our Girl Scouts days, ankle boots, chokers, and minis in tow. 

Get a first look in the gallery, complete with styling tips by designer Hannah Parker. Then shop the looks here.