Fall arrives next month, so it’s time to start thinking about pulling out the light jackets and sweaters. Since all my fall/winter items are in a storage unit (that post is here), the transition will require more planning this year. The rolling rack I purchased earlier (that post is here) will be vital for the upcoming task. I’ll switch my summer tops, thong sandals, straw bags, and floaty cotton dresses for lightweight tees, loafers, and leather bags.
If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that I don’t shop often. Instead, I plan my purchases based on how I dress now and buy only what I need. We go out to dinner occasionally and have lunch with friends sometimes. But, I also get together with women friends, shop for groceries, and run errands. My style is comfortable, functional, classic, and subdued. I may live in the south, but not the deep south. Since I am closer to New York than Miami, I rarely wear bright colors or floaty dresses, and I never wear shorts. Your location may also impact your choices and what you feel comfortable wearing.
Any new purchases are planned around what I already have so that everything is cohesive and works together. For example, wildcard pieces and bold colors always hung in my closet without being used, so I stopped wasting money. I refuse to buy anything that doesn’t suit my shape, coloring, and lifestyle—no more shopping for a fantasy life of travel and rooftop dinners in the city.
My favorite transition to fall looks include a denim jacket with white jeans and a light blouse or a cotton sweater with a tank and dark-wash jeans. Layering and accessorizing are the keys to making most of my wardrobe work for me through three seasons.
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