Thursday, September 10, 2020
I miss talking about fashion! I hope to bring more of that to ye ol’ blog as it is something I really enjoy. It has been weird, though, to talk about it much since March. I think we all feel that. Anyway, now I am at least making an effort with my top half, but I am also trying to get out more, where my bottom half will also need to be presentable! I have been starting the process of looking at my fall clothes and determining what I should purge and what the holes in my closet are.
Are you ready for fall clothes? By the sounds of the blogosphere and the Nordstrom sale, I think many are! I did not buy a single thing in the Nordstrom sale. I had a couple of maybes but they were gone by the time I was privileged enough to get to shop – ha!
So, how about we talk Fall 2020 trends today?
I did some “research” on fall trends and I was pleasantly surprised for a couple of different reasons. One: Many of these trends can work for my age group – between 40 and 50. Two: I have some of these trends already in my closet.
We don’t exactly know what the fall will look like…will anyone even see our clothes? I don’t really know. Maybe we pick a few that we love just for ourselves?
Now, before I do anything I have some jobs to do:
1)I will look over all of the spring/summer clothing in my closet and purge anything that I didn’t wear this year unless it’s really special and I want to keep it. I will also challenge myself to wear as much as I can until September 22 or when it feels like fall. I like to start transitioning to more fall like colors and over the last couple of years I have looked for summer clothes with more of a fall vibe if that makes sense.
2)I will inventory my last season fall clothes and ask myself some questions. Would I buy it now? What did I wear the most? What are the holes in my closet?
3) I will make a list in my phone memo.
Here are the trends I found along with my thoughts:
Metallics – this could be a blouse or even metallic threads running through an item of clothing. It could be a clutch.
Prep School – argyle socks or vest maybe. Maybe a silk blouse with argyle design. I probably will not be able to pull this off – plus, I think this could go horribly wrong and make one look like a lady of the night if you know what I mean.
Patchwork – I love the idea of this. It could be a tote bag, a pair of pants or jeans. Hey, maybe I could even repurpose something in my closet.
Cape (as a coat) – Maybe this is because we all need a super hero right about now. I have loved having my ponchos or shawls for winter. I think my most worn piece of clothing last year was my camel colored Universal Thread poncho as seen here:
I already have a Target Universal Thread poncho from this year’s collection on its way to me.
Plaids – Yes! I love a fall colored plaid
Fringe – Sign me up!
Tweed – Um, I’m not wild about the feel of tweed but I used to have a beautiful tweed blazer
Floral – Definitely! Pioneer Woman blouses, amiright?
Victorian Era – lace, high necks, frills, bows – I will proceed with caution so it doesn’t look like a Halloween costume
Jewel Tones – Yes! Beautiful!
Sequins – I will proceed with caution
Built in Baubles/Jewel Encrusted – My sister used to have the cutest t-shirt with printed on necklaces. I could go for that. Maybe I used to have one, too? I also remember having a t-shirt with crystals in the neckline. I could also do this again.
Geometric Design – Love it! I didn’t like or excel in Geometry but I like its design, you know?
Bows – I could do this in a tasteful understated way.
I think I’m most excited to find something patchwork – maybe Free People or Anthropologie?
What is your favorite of the trends I mentioned?
I have needed better cardigans for years – like maybe 5. I can’t find the right quality, length, weight, you name it. I have a promising cardigan in three colors from Target Universal Thread on their way for me to check out. I plan to extend my fall colored sleeveless and short sleeve tops by throwing a cardigan on top.
What else am I buying?
I hope to make these a member of my closet:
I looked at them in person last year and didn’t pull the trigger.
I have also added a few cute things to my closet recently but you will have to wait to see those!
What’s on your list, if anything? Anything you want to recommend to me?