Hello lovely friends. It’s that time of month again for our monthly style report with Cindy and Sarah. On this Signature Style we share our new season wishlists. I’m sharing things that are on my radar and some I am just dreaming about! Take the time before you shop this season to make a list as it will help you stay on track and buy the key pieces that will elevate your closet!
So many trends this year I like! There seems to be a lot of classics, preppy and tweed looks – think Ralph Lauren, and a kind of horsewoman aesthetic. I’ve always been a fan of plaids, and chunky sweaters layered over button-ups, worn with cords and jeans. If you have riding or cowboy boots still in the closet…those look great with these looks as does a ponytail tied with a scarf…Trenches are still in very much in as are longer coats.. If you don’t have a good one, this might be the season to grab one.
Basics have never looked more in, and you can make so many looks by layering..When you get a capsule of good pieces you can throw in the occasionally fun item like silver handbag, gold pants (like below), colored shoes, a dangly earring, or graphic t-shirt. Don’t be afraid to mix classics with whimsical pieces for personal style.
Make sure you also check out thrift and resale stores which surely will have many of these items, maybe even in cooler iterations. You can find some of those mom jeans and slouchy khakis (look in the men’s department), fair isle sweaters, fisherman knits, and even vintage Ralph Lauren pieces. Accessories too.. Hermes look scarves and brown bucket bags are a good ones to keep an eye out for as are older nice costume jewelry like hoops and chains. Currently my favorite earrings are two pairs my mom wore in the 80’s – silver and gold hoops that I treasure. While you are at it, don’t discount the guy’s closets and the men’s departments.
Some of my inspiration
I save these from Instagram and my Pinterest… Notice how people are mixing night pieces with tweeds and so on..Loafers with everything including dresses is big. Cool and cute and practical is to wrap a sweater over your jacket or blazer..as a scarf. An oversized blazer is a key piece, as are matching suits, 90’s basics, metallic or bright accessories, beaded necklaces mixed with metal, the colors of forest green, and sun gold yellows. Pick what speaks to you and put your own twist on it.
Some ideas for denim styling too..
After looking at my closet ( see last month’s closet cleanup post), these are the items I most want to add and are on my radar…
Lug sole loafers These Corinne loafers from Madewell..I shared on a Weekend Meandering post, and I just ordered as I didn’t see any others I liked as much!
Something in green..I’m a big fan of green tones and as green is big this year I want to get at least one pretty piece for my closet. Love the dark green of this Tuckernuck dress, and Claire V. who I just visited on my last post, has many gorgeous green bags like this crossbody.
A pair of black jeans in a straight leg.. These by Allsaints fit the bill perfectly. They can be dressed up or down..
Boot Crops to transition away from skinny...For those ladies who asked how go from wearing a skinny jean to wide leg jean without feeling like a block, (especially shorter gals like me), I suggest a boot crop jean. Often they don’t have that much boot shape, but look fresher than the skinny jeans and easy to wear.
For a 5’4 person like me, I can wear these J. Crew ones in regular for an ankle jean. You will look better showing some ankle or boot if you are on the shorter side. This pair by AG are another option to check out and on my list.
A cashmere sweater – I’m loving this with the colorblock sweater and …
….this Grandfather Cashmere Cardigan ( a Jenni Kayne dupe), in camel, grey or black…(both 25% off friends & family event) at Bloomies. Another item with so many possibilities. Love the idea of wearing this also alone no undershirt, with many necklaces..
Something Sherpa or shearling looking- a bag, jacket or coat.. I love this coat by J Crew. I saw someone wearing this exact look last winter with jeans and and it was sold out.. I love this tote.. the simple lines.. and this easy and cool sling from Anthro for winter!
Lastly something about these Birks in this luxe fall color I’m dying over! They’d be great for this California transitional season with jeans and sweaters.. and later, dare I say, with socks?? I haven’t gone there yet, but the kids love that look- including my college son.
A really fun account to inspire on Instagram is Krista Lavarusik who pulls together thrift finds like this $2 jacket to make stylish dupes of celebrity looks..And my all time favorite stylist Allison Bornstein who has loads of tips weekly on dressing better.
I hope you’ll make your own wish lists and see if it helps you make better shopping choices for your closet.
I’d love to hear what is on your list and what trends this season are you liking or not? Any other items that are on your radar I may have overlooked? Let’s hear please!
…And don’t forget to pop over to see what Cindy and Sarah have on their wish lists…
Thanks for being here!
Closet Cleanout was September’s Signature Style and if you missed it read it here.
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