How To Build A Fall Wardrobe

Monday, September 20, 2021

How To Build A Fall Wardrobe

Fall is a great time of year not just because of the ideal weather but because it can be really easy to put a Fall wardrobe together with stuff you already have.  That's because Fall, just like Spring, is about layering or wearing pieces in different ways.  Something that you normally would wear as a t-shirt in Summer, can be worn with a jacket for the Fall. So if you are prepping your closet for Fall, make sure you take notes on how to build up your wardrobe.  

If you have fun with the seasons, and you incorporate them in your wardrobe, you'll find a whole new side to getting dressed in the morning that you absolutely love! 

1. Do a Boot Inventory
For Fall and even Winter you want to have different boots in different styles and colors.   I like to do it in threes.  I have 3 types of boots - booties, heeled boots, and flat boots, and in flat boots (the ones i wear most often) i have a dark brown, a neutral shade, and a black pair.  If you wear booties a lot you may want to have 3 colors in those.  

I also like to have a pair or two of casual combat boots and then some comfy lounging Uggs (real or fake of course).  Either way, these are a staple to my wardrobe because I can wear them in Fall, Winter, and even early Spring. 

Boots are great because they can give you a nice slim look when you pair tall boots with skinny jeans or leggings.   Booties look more fun and don't necessarily heat your legs and feet up too fast.  And comfy casual boots are great to slip in when you don't want to deal with laces. 

2. Invest in Tunics
If you have tunic tops in your closet at all, this is when you want to pull them out.  Tunics can be matched with jeans or leggings in the fall for a cute layered look.  If you have short sleeves and it's a chilly day, a jacket completes the look.  Tunics are great because sometimes they are sweater dresses and other times they are just really long tops. 

Sometimes I even take long dresses and make them into tunics by tying a knot on my front thigh and it shortens the length just enough to make it considered a tunic.  When you wear a really long tunic though, don't wear tall boots with it if it's going to touch the boots.  Then it just looks clunky and odd. Let a little skin (or legging) show! 

3. Scarves to Accessorize 
Scarves are a great way of accessorizing.  They can keep you warm but also take the place of jewelry.  The best part is, you can get scarves in SO many patterns and colors that it's a great way to add a pop to a plain neutral outfit. 

The other fun thing about scarves is you can tie and wear them however you wish and with what's most comfortable for you.  I sometimes pair a scarf with a jacket and simply tuck the scarf into the zipped up jacket. The possibilities are endless. The staple scarves I have in my wardrobe are leopard print, earthy colors with a simple pattern, and a bright pink one. 

4. Jackets are a Must
You absolutely need at least one denim jacket and one leather jacket in your Fall and Winter wardrobe.  It's perfect over ANY outfit whether it's casual or dressy.  It helps keep you warm but also adds dimension to your look.  Cropped jackets are great too since they are a bit less chunky. 

You don't have to break the bank with jackets either. Since they are fashionable they don't have to be full functional. It's okay if they don't have pockets and it's okay if they aren't the best quality.  It's one thing if you're investing in a winter coat, but a fashionable and lightweight jacket shouldn't break the bank.  Thrift stores are a great place to shop for jackets! 

5. Embrace Warm Colors
I love warm earthy tones in the Fall because it reminds me of the changing of the seasons and how the leaves are beautifully colored. The good news is that for some reason, earthy tones are easier to find in the stores as people don't snatch them up as quickly as the bright pinks and blues.  I stock up on earthy tones throughout the year then embrace them during the Fall by wearing them for the first time. 

Do you have a decent Fall wardrobe already? What's missing?

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1 comment:

  1. I have a lot of boot and scarves. I don't own a lot of tunics.


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