Everyone on the blogs is talking about fall fashion thanks to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (BTW, All can shop!). But I am not complaining…I love to think of fall …especially now, when we suffer our most oppressive heat in South Texas.
This year I am facing it with more strategy than before since I am re-evaluating my new life-style and taking stock of how my current wardrobe helps (or hurts) my casual chic goals.
First, I will take inventory of what I currently own. Fall and winter fashions are my favorite and right now, the closet is well stocked! However, as you will see here, these are mostly professional styles.
I want to keep the pieces I love and move along the ones I purchased just for working in an office, or the ones I am not that crazy about or do not have great fit. The fit issue is one that takes time trying everything on and evaluating in front of my mirrors before I decide what stays and what goes.
Now that I work from home and always want to portray confident style over frumpy, I need to look very carefully at what I have and where the gaps lie. I am always open to an occasional fun piece…as long as it fits my new budget…Mr. B is watching! He would recommend we all set a budget for fall wardrobe spending and not exceed it!
I believe my weeding out will be gradual. I will keep some pieces this year and if they are not worn, then they will move along for next year. But, because I have so many pieces, I do not see me purchasing much for the fall…maybe just a few of the fun designs! In looking at these three images from last fall, the third one is the youthful/joyful feeling I am going for with my style overall. While the top two are more professional, I also think I look older…though all three were taken in the same year. I am excited about this new phase of my style.
ACCESSORIES MAKE A LOOK
There are more accessories on my fall shopping list than anything. I am looking for a good price on a nice animal print crossbody bag. I have plenty of large bags, but in the new life, desiring to go smaller. Last year, I began to change all my shoes. Due to these pesky hammer toes, it was necessary for me to go larger so as to have a more comfortable toe box area. I have purchased about five pair of shoes this summer and sent several forward to resale.
The Aerosoles above were on sale recently and I believe are perfect for fall. They will look great with my denim, so I added them to the family.
COLOR IS A CONSIDERATION
Recently, I introduced you to the PANTONE COLORS FOR FALL AND WINTER which all fashion and interior decor designers follow. These four are the classic neutrals (you can see them all Here). I love, love these neutrals! I did purchase the Leith olive- green Cozy Cardigan at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale…because it is a great price, super soft, and I know I will wear it often. I do not own a cardigan this color and it is one of my favorite colors. I am adding it to the wardrobe and also seeking the perfect navy V-neck sweater.
Plus, I love the creamy Almond Oil color and will be watching for it to show up. It is beautiful, but I may feel that way because that is almost exactly the color of my kitchen re-do. I have never been a fan of white-white, but love the off whites and creams.
That’s my plan…has anyone else been thinking fall! Now, here are a few considerations for fall In links and in the feature slideshow…
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