Well, I happened to find a pair of Khakis in the bottom of my drawer that I hadn’t worn for over a year, probably. Amazingly, they still fit. Now they’re at the height of fashion, so dig out yours too, along with your tan blazers, and keep those nude shoes.
|My “camel” pants|
2. Flares are in, but so are Skinnies.
I don’t know about jeggings, but keep your skinny jeans, they haven’t been replaced by flares totally yet. Speaking of flares, 70’s inspired bells are popular, but I recommend going for something a little more conservative and classic, like a bootcut jean. Dark rinses tend to make you look slimmer, and are more versatile.
|My go-to bottoms: Khakis, skinnies, and bootcut jeans|
3. Go from Summer to Fall with Accessories
I love wearing this thin cotton plaid tunic in the summer, but the color is great for fall, so now I can wear it with skinny jeans and a scarf to keep warm.
…And it takes it to a new level.
Besides scarves, jewelry adds a lot to an outfit. These earrings from Francesca’s Collections add a touch of whimsy to an ordinary cardigan and khakis.
Here’s a versatile necklace with lovely fall colors. I’ve been seeing a lot of chunky chain necklaces around, and also chain belts and bracelets.
I realized as I sorted through my clothes that I have a tanks and tops in the same shades of purple, teal, and cream. Stock up on basics, like tanks and long sleeve tees, in colors that flatter your skin tone and fit you well. Then, you can mix and match, and go from casual to dressy with a few accessories.
5. Go Monotone and neutral.
Pick pieces in the same hue, or similar hues, with a solid neutral base. If camel isn’t flattering on you, try
|This picture again, from Loft.|
And here with a little more color, adding the olive green tank.
|Also from Loft.|
|Sweater: Old Navy, $15
6. Go bold or classic with red.
Second to camel, red is also the “in” color this fall and winter. This is a picture of the Real Simple November magazine and the October Better Homes and Gardens. BHG had an entire article about the color red.
I bought this read sweater dress last year, and I’m excited for cooler weather so I can wear it again.
I bought the nail polish at the same time I bought the lip gloss, and didn’t even realize how well they matched until later.
|Cheerful Cherry $5|
7. Make a list.
When you take inventory, make a list of what you don’t have, but would like to get. Keep this list in your purse, so when you’re out on Black Friday, you’ll be better prepared to resist those deals on things you don’t need.
On my list, a mustard colored top. I’m in love with this color, and I don’t have any of it in my closet.
I’m also saving up for some boots, like these from Old Navy.
What trends do you plan to partake in this fall? What are your favorite fall colors to wear?
Have you ever shopped your closet? If not, check out this post and read the “Homework” section for instructions.
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