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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IN THIS POST:

COATS

Banana Republic | Zara | Gap

SWEATERS

Dorothy Perkins | Mango | J.Crew

SHIRTS

Madewell | TopShop | J.Crew

PANTS

Mango | Jigsaw | Gap

SKIRTS/DRESS

H&M | Jigsaw | J.Crew

SHOES

Sole Society | Vince Camuto | Louise et Cie

SCARVES

Zara | Madewell | Sole Society

Wear For Summer, Layer For Fall

Sitting at my desk with the window open on this late August day, I have realized it’s the first time I’ve thought of putting on a sweater.  Does anyone else feel the crispiness in the air today?  Even though summer isn’t officially over yet, fall shopping is all I am thinking about.  However, as much as I love all of the new knitwear, jackets, and boots that are on my radar, it’s still not cool enough to wear them.  In-between seasons can be tricky, but they don’t have to be.  When shopping, it is very important that you make sure there is versatility in your wardrobe.  The key is to be able to make a smooth and effortless transition from season to season.  There are a lot of ideas out there that you have to pack away all of your summer favorites and replace them with fall staples.   I am here to tell you that that is simply not true.  You can incorporate your summer pieces with your new fall favorites.  It’s all in the layering.  We don’t have to completely cover-up just yet and we should celebrate that.  Embrace layering and find a good balance to show off your personal style.  For today’s post, I thought it would be fun to take three summer styles and put a fall twist on them. Using three key pieces, I have given you tons of options to make the transition between summer and fall as easy as possible.

MIDI SKIRT

A midi skirt can be worn all year round.  Whether you’re wearing it with sandals to stay cool, or boots and tights to keep warm, it is an incredibly versatile style.  I have chosen a midi skirt in my favorite fall color, oxblood, and I think it pairs nicely for both seasons.

Wear For Summer Layer For Fall

1. Joe Fresh – Cap Sleeve Blouse | 2. Matt & Nat – Triplet Cross Clutch | 3. J.Crew – Perforated Eyelet Skirt | 4. Eric Javits – Sun Cap | 5. Rebecca Minkoff – Studded Leather Sandal 

Wear For Summer Layer For Fall

1.  J.Crew – V-Neck Tunic Sweater | 2.  Asos – 70’s Saddlebag | 3. J.Crew – Perforated Eyelet Skirt | 4. H&M – Draped Jacket | 5. Vince Camuto – Annetta Mule |  

WHITE JEANS

I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but white jeans are not just for summer.  I think that not only are they the perfect jean for the warmer months, but they provide a blank canvas for your favorite fall layers.

Wear For Summer Layer For Fall

1. Violeta – Paisley Print Blouse | 2. Sole Society – Ashford Shoulder Bag | 3. TopShop – White Jeans | 4. BaubleBar – Marble Garland Brooch Necklace | 5. Hinge – Drea Peep Toe Sandal

Wear For Summer Layer For Fall   1. Jigsaw – Rib Sleeveless Sweater | 2. Clare V – Flat Clutch | 3. TopShop – White Jeans | 4. TopShop – Trench Coat | 5. Sam Edelman – Paige Fringed Ankle Booties

 

FLORAL DRESS

We all love florals in the spring and summer, but they can be transferred to fall as well.  Keep the proportions in mind when layering, but there are ways to warm up your sundress to get the most out of it.

Wear For Summer Layer For Fall1.  Warby Parker – Kinkaid Sunglasses | 2. Rebecca Minkoff – Leo Envelope Clutch | 3. Mango – Floral Print Dress | 4. TopShop – Jean Jacket | 5.  Sole Society – Huxley Loafer 

Wear For Summer Layer For Fall

1. Zara – Knit Snood | 2. Faith – Belt Tote | 3. Mango – Floral Print Dress | 4. Zara – Blazer | 5. Asos – Early Riser Ankle Boots

 

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