Fall Wardrobe Essentials

Is it autumn yet?  I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for cooler weather.  Seriously, with the high temps and muggy weather, I am reaching my limit.  Hopefully, prepping for my fall wardrobe will make it bearable.   When each new season starts, I like to go through my closet and get organized.   Going through old sweaters and boots can be a fun game of “I love this” and “I never want to wear this again”.  Purging some of those old clothes is a great way of finding out which items you love and which you hate.  Your style and tastes change; it’s important that your wardrobe changes too.   With summer coming to an end and fall about to begin, now is the perfect time to create a capsule wardrobe.  What is a capsule wardrobe? It’s a mini wardrobe made up of really versatile pieces that you completely love to wear. Don’t get caught up with buying the latest “hot” trends.  Make a closet that may have fewer items, but that tells a story and shows your individual style.  A necessary part of dressing for fall is tackling layering.  Once you have mastered this, it will be so much easier getting ready in the morning.  Keep layering in mind when shopping; buy pieces that you know can be worn together so that you aren’t left with a bunch of stuff that doesn’t match.  Determine which colors you prefer to wear before shopping.  They don’t all have to be the same hue, but choosing complimentary shades will make it easier to mix and match your items.  Putting together the perfect fall wardrobe can be overwhelming to some.  With this guideline below, I have simplified it a bit so you can have fun shopping this season.  You’ll be able to see in this collage how many different ways you can pair these pieces together.  You will be a layering pro in no time!


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Banana Republic | Zara | Gap


Dorothy Perkins | Mango | J.Crew


Madewell | TopShop | J.Crew


Mango | Jigsaw | Gap


H&M | Jigsaw | J.Crew


Sole Society | Vince Camuto | Louise et Cie


Zara | Madewell | Sole Society

Play Along with My BattleShop Fantasy League

Turn shopping into a game with BattleShop’s Fantasy League, perfect for fashion lovers everywhere!  I am a big football fan and, this season, I will be participating in a couple of Fantasy Football Leagues.  Therefore, when I first heard about BattleShop, I knew it was right up my alley.  BattleShop combines the fun and competitive aspect that a Fantasy Football league offers, with something even more fun: fashion!  Instead of picking players, you are shopping for clothes to put in your closet.  Starting Saturday, I will be collaborating with BattleShop for a Fall Essentials fashion roster.  Play along with me and build your dream wardrobe for fall.  BattleShop will provide you with a virtual budget.  Your job is to fantasy shop for all of the required items in my Fall Essentials roster and stay within your budget.  You don’t have to be a Fantasy Football player to enjoy this game.  All you need is a passion for fashion and a fondness for shopping.  BattleShop puts it best:  “The exhilaration of kicking a ball through the uprights is nothing compared to kicking someone out of the way for the right pair of Manolos”.

Join for FREE today and play along!  The closets advancing from their voting leagues to the Finals (on 9/7 and 9/8) will have the chance to compete for 3 AMEX gift cards. The top 3 closets with the highest votes win $100 (1st), $50 (2nd) and $25 (3rd) American Express Gift cards. Good luck!

My roster theme is Fall Essentials.  Share with me in the comments below, or via Twitter/Facebook, what I should put in my closet.  Visit www.battleshop.co and sign up and start your very own stylish fashion league!

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