Whether you’re going back to college or helping your kids get ready for a new school year, with Fall fashion and beauty trends starting to pop up at malls near you, now’s the perfect time to do a little back to school shopping.

In collaboration with Northridge Mall, the Inspirations & Celebrations’ back to school shopping guide features the must-have looks this season. But that’s not all! To make your back to school shopping experience even more exciting, scroll down for the opportunity to win a $50 Victoria’s Secret Gift Card.

Back To School Shopping Guide

From bold burgundy colors and luxe leather jackets to dramatic pendant necklaces and statement-worthy liquid suede lipsticks, here are the best Fall fashion and beauty trends this year.

Fall Fashion Trends

Rich, autumnal hues combined with sumptuous, elegant fabrics create a striking statement for Fall. Deep burgundy colors and nature-inspired earth-tones (like burnt sienna, chocolate brown, and olive green) are the essential colors to shop for this Fall.

Back To School Shopping Guide and Giveaway - Fall Fashion and Beauty Trends

As shown above at Charming Charlie, wine and burgundy colors are one of the hottest hues to indulge in this season. Mixed with dramatic beaded necklaces and gold cuff bracelets, this is a ladylike approach to dressing for Fall.

Back To School Shopping Guide and Giveaway - Fall Fashion and Beauty Trends

Playful plaids run the gamut this Fall from grunge rock (when paired with edgy accessories, like studded boots and black skinny jeans) to preppy cute (when worn with an a-line skirt, knee-high boots, and opaque tights).

Back To School Shopping Guide and Giveaway - Fall Fashion and Beauty Trends

Whether you opt for a vegan leather version or real leather, a fitted moto-inspired leather jacket is a must-have for Fall and Winter. Not only can it go from school or work-to-weekend, it can be dressed-up or dressed-down, depending on how you accessorize your ensemble.

Fall Accessory Trends

Fringed suede, wool hats, and gilt-worthy gold jewelry are a few of the essential Fall accessory trends that will keep you looking stylish all season long.

Back To School Shopping Guide and Giveaway - Fall Fashion and Beauty Trends

Bring out your boho chic side this season, because the 1970’s are back in full effect. Get in the swing of things this season with on-trend suede fringe bags. Not only can these bags tote around your books and notepads, they’re also great for weekend outings and date nights.

Back To School Shopping Guide and Giveaway - Fall Fashion and Beauty Trends

For a ladylike take on Fall dressing, a small structured handbag (like the ones seen in the Michael Kors department at Macy’s) are a must-have for Autumn. Just large enough to carry your essentials (like a cell phone, keys, wallet, and lip gloss), small handbags add a sophisticated touch to any outfit.

Back To School Shopping Guide and Giveaway - Fall Fashion and Beauty Trends

Go for the gold with long, layering pieces (like the Thalia Sodi collection from Macy’s). Eye-catching pendant necklaces, sleek gold-toned chains, and trendy choker necklaces pump up the glam factor on any ensemble.

Back To School Shopping Guide and Giveaway - Fall Fashion and Beauty Trends

Get wrapped up in this season’s gorgeous gold cuff bracelets that add a mighty dose of sparkle to your wrists. Have some fun this Fall and make it an arm party by stacking bangles and bracelets.

Fall Beauty Trends

From color-correcting and on-fleek eyebrows to ultra-rich liquid suede lipsticks (that have a matte finish and velvety smooth touch), here are the prettiest Fall beauty trends this year.

Back To School Shopping Guide and Giveaway - Fall Fashion and Beauty Trends

You’ve probably seen clownish photos of beauty bloggers popping up all over Instagram. But there’s a good reason why these makeup-addicts are putting a rainbow of colors all over their faces. This Fall beauty trend is known as color-correcting. By using pigmented concealers (with red, purple, or green hues), these tinted concealers go under your foundation, and are designed to conceal a myriad of skin problems, from blemishes to dark under-eye circles. To learn about which color correcting products are best for you, chat with one of the Ulta Beauty associates.

Back To School Shopping Guide and Giveaway - Fall Fashion and Beauty Trends

Another big beauty trend that’s going strong for Fall is brows that wow. From waxing to brow-enhancing products (like fillers and pencils), bold brows are one of the must-have beauty statements this season. With stores like Ulta Beauty (shown above), you can easily get envy-inducing brows with the help of the Benefit Brow Bar.

Back To School Shopping Guide and Giveaway - Fall Fashion and Beauty Trends

Last, but certainly not least, is the liquid suede cream lipstick trend. As seen on the NYX Cosmetics’ display, these ultra-rich, highly-pigmented lipsticks are not only design to last, they also pack a mighty punch. From classic reds to trendy plums, kiss your sheer lip gloss goodbye, and say hello to these matte-finish lipsticks.

Oh So Simple Rewards

To make life oh-so-simple, Northridge Mall (and the nation-wide shopping centers by Starwood Retail Properties), have launched the Oh So Simple Rewards shopping program. It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

Just sign-up (for free) by entering your email address at a sign-up kiosk in the mall (or online here), register your credit card, and go shopping. The system keeps track of your purchases at the participating stores in the mall, and rewards you with $10 when you spend $250. How simple is that?!

Back To School Shopping Guide and Giveaway - Fall Fashion and Beauty Trends

Back To School Giveaway

To make your back to school shopping experience that much more enjoyable, enter to win a $50 Victoria’s Secret Gift Card. To enter, follow the easy instructions listed in the Gleam-powered giveaway widget shown below. A random winner will be chosen on August 31st, and contacted via email. To be eligible to win, entrants must be age 18+ and USA residents. Earn 5 bonus entries by sharing this giveaway with your friends (by email and social media). The share link option can be found in the list of entry options below.

Back To School $50 Gift Card Giveaway

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[Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Northridge Mall. While I was compensated to write this post, all opinions are my own.]

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