Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Guys, we are so close to September! In September it will officially be o.k. to decorate for fall! September is apple month for me. I like to go to an apple orchard, make apple sangria, have an apple candle (Yankee has a great one), and I tend to start wearing more fall colors. But, where I live it can still be 90 degrees in September.
I started reading about fall trends and then I thought I would look at my “old friends” – my fall clothes that I store in another closet. It was like a family reunion – but not the dysfunctional kind. It was so fun to see pieces I had forgotten about!
First, this velvet kimono can be worn over short sleeve or a tank and then long sleeves later in the winter. I got this last winter at a little boutique called Tunie’s in Louisville for $20 on the sale rack.
One of the 2018 trends is plaid. Does plaid ever go out of style? I found this on Amazon last year and wore it a bunch in December. Look at the cute buttons. You know me, I probably didn’t spend more than $20.
I love this plaid because of the pink and blue. I have had this Old Navy shirt for years and I have quite the collection of these lightweight vests – post coming soon on my vest collection and why I love them so much.
Tip: Look for fall colors in sleeveless or short sleeve. This was Anthropologie sale room several years ago and I have worn it on Thanksgiving with a skirt, riding boots, and a cardigan.
This is a mod/retro LuLaRoe perfect tee. I wear it with skinny pants and a vest.
This is another plaid find from Amazon last year. I wore it all winter and especially around Valentine’s day. I like the Burberry inspired plaid. I wore it with a black tank or top and black pants.
Here are some of the other trends I read about: (and see photos below of things I already own)
leopard – these flats are Coach consignment from several years ago, the skirt is Chico’s sale rack
camo – the jeans are a very subtle camo from Land’s End, the flats are also Land’s End (both are several years old)
mules -got these mules at a consignment last year and I loved the western vibe – like a cowboy boot had been cut down
I was so happy these things are still on trend.
I also like to break out my black distressed jeans from American Eagle a few years ago(top right of photo) for weekends. I love American Eagle jeans. I order several pairs of short online and return what I don’t want to my local store. They fit me great because I need the short.
In summary, here are the trends I read about: camo, leopard, red monochromatic, floral, mules, plaid, magenta, and fur accents. I’m on board with all but red monochromatic. I’m not sure I could do that. Maybe a red jumpsuit would be cute for the holidays, but not sure I could pull that off? What trends do you plan to try?
Tip: I rarely order anything full price. I do, however, like to look at the catalogs I receive or the magazines I get with fall fashions. I take a picture of the looks I like and see what I have to recreate that look or I try to shop for a similar vibe.
I rarely shop at Talbots, but in my twenties my only retail job was at the Talbots Surplus Store in Lexington, KY. I was already a teacher, but I worked there summers and breaks because my good friend was a manager and I had another good friend who worked there. As much as I love clothes, I hated working with clothes.
I love the scallops on these booties. I love my booties for fall and winter. I don’t have any suede, though.
Look how chic she looks. I love grey and black. I bet my good old Target might do a dupe for this poncho. Remember to look for ponchos in the accessories sections of Target and TJ Maxx, not with the regular clothes.
I also looked at Family Circle.
Love this look. Do I need tall brown suede boots? I have leather ones already. I like her long denim skirt and her blouse.
I don’t think I could pull off the metallic booties, but I love her jacket and her bucket bag. Give me all the fringe and tassels.
What do you think? Are you ready for fall clothes?
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