Do you ever struggle with your wardrobe? Most of you are screaming YES. What do I wear? How do I wear it? You eventually give up and go to your tried and true yoga pants and sweatsuit. Yep, been there, done that! I have developed a formula for easy fall outfits. If you don’t already have these pieces in your closet, Veteran’s Day sales are great for grabbing those fall color pieces to add to your wardrobe.
Bootcut Jeans In Black/Blue
Bootcut jeans are perfect for a casual look and dressy look. The slightly flared bottom is great for showing off your booties. They also VERY figure flattering and help balance out those of us who are pear-shaped. I purchased the Wit & Wisdom Ab-solution Itty Bitty Bootcut Jeans in black and blue from Nordstroms this year. They are my go-to jeans. When you see my photos almost every one of them I am wearing the Wit & Wisdom Jeans. If you can’t find these jeans, many brands are offering the bootcut/flare style this season. Can’t wear jeans to work? Try Ponte knit pants.
Ponte Knit Pants For Comfort And Style
Ponte knit is the answer to the need for the comfort of yoga pants but the style of dress pants. Ponte knit is a thicker material which is perfect for hiding those bumps and bulges. When shopping for Ponte knit pants, look for bootcut or straight with a thick waistband so they will not slide down. These pants are FABULOUS for traveling when you want to look cute and stylish but want the comfort of yoga pants. My favorite Ponte knit pant is the Vince Camuto Flare Leg Pants. I loved these so much I bought 2 pairs. Warning, many Ponte knit pants will shrink when you wash them. Air dry to keep shrinking to a minimum.
Short Booties That Are Waterproof
Did I tell you I ruined my booties last year? Here in the south our fall/winters are either very rainy or cold and dry. This week we are expecting almost 3 inches of rain. So waterproof booties are a must. The Blondo Valli Bootie is cute, comfortable, and most importantly, waterproof. I bought them in black and brown. The black bootie has been my go-to for most outfits this season. Black jeans and black booties create a column of color that makes you look slimmer and taller- LOVE that!
V Neck Cotton Tee
I have learned something this year while taking the Adore Your Wardrobe classes. V Neck tops are so much more flattering on my than crew. But finding v neck tops is not as easy. Talbots has come thru with v neck tops in an array of colors and in petite, regular, and plus sizing. I have also found that tops with too much lycra/spandex do not look good on me and just emphasis bumps and rolls that now amount of Spanx can hide. When shopping for v necks, look for cotton or a cotton blend.
Let’s Begin The Layering
We have our base with the bootcut jeans, v neck top, and booties. Now it is time to add interest. The amount of layers depends on your weather and where you are going.
Cardigan For Warmth And Color
Step one in layers is a cardigan. I realized as I was purging my closet this year that I did not have anything in fall colors. So this year I have concentrated my buying on finding cardigans in rich fall colors. I was very successful with Nordstroms Leith Ribbed Shawl Cocoon Sweater. Not too thick and heavy, it is the perfect weight for fall. I bought it this year in Red Grape and this gorgeous Brown Spice.
Or Maybe a Quilted Vest
I love adding a quilted vest to my base layer to create a fall outfit. Vests are an easy way to add warmth to the main body but not bulk to the arms. I found this FABULOUS Leopard Print Vest this season at the Loft. For additional layering and color, how about a scarf?
A Scarf For Added Interest In Layering
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Scarves are magical tools that add color and interest to an outfit. Look for scarves that are not too bulky. I like scarves that are an oblong shape that gives you the ability to play with all the scarf tying techniques. Don’t distress, we will talk about scarf tying in a future blog post. Plus there are TONS of ideas and guides on Pinterest. Also, check out my Nifty 50 Fabulous Friends Facebook group where I have posted scarf-tying ideas. This year my favorite scarves are the BP Plaid Scarf and the BP Leopard Print Scarf. Both scarves are not too bulky and add great interest to a fall outfit.
*This scarf is an old one from Old Navy (not available)
The Final Touch Jewelry
Maybe you are NOT a scarf gal? Totally okay! But you need to add some interest to make your outfit complete, jewelry is your answer. Add a great statement necklace or add multiple necklaces at different lengths to add interest and the finishing touch to your fall outfit. If you added a scarf, continue the layering with earrings and/or a bracelet. Don’t forget a FABULOUS pair of sunglasses to give the “diva touch” to your complete fall look.
Veteran Day’s Sales are almost here. Great time to get ahead on Christmas or shop to help fill those voids in your wardrobe.
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