Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Back to School time always makes me remember shopping for a whole new wardrobe with my Mom. We would shop on Rosh Hashanah (of all things!). Temple in the morning and Annie Sez in the afternoon. Back then it was a breeze to be in style. I was growing and needed a whole new wardrobe each season. Now however, with the economy in the toilet most of us can't justify a whole new wardrobe just because the wind and the trends have changed.
But, alas, that little girl in me still longs to fill her closet with the latest trends, as the glossy catalogs and emails filling up my in box beckon me to SHOP.
Good News! Looking great is easy for fall and you don't need a whole new wardrobe. Just update your current basics with some key pieces that will give your wardrobe a punch.
Get the Skinny:
If you don't already have a pair of denim skinny jeans, or jeggings get one! Go for a dark wash as your basic (they flatter everyone)!. If you've already got your basic pair, add a new wash, add black, or choose to be bold and pick a color!!! Colored denim is "red hot" for fall.
Be a Caped Crusader:
Ponchos and Capes are a must have this season, and are also very practical. Worn with your skinny jeans and riding boots you will be a fall super hero.
Bring Out Your Animal Instinct:
Animal prints are everywhere. If you are not feeling bold enough to wear a print like zebra or leopard as your apparel, add it as an accessory. There are some fun shoes, belts and even scarfs that can help bring out the animal in you.
Another way to add this trend is with a bit of fun fake fur. Look for fur-collared and fur- trimmed jackets and sweaters.
The New "L" Word....
Grab some leather! Whether it's a jacket, skirt or sexy pants leather really says fall. If adding a piece of apparel is too much of a commitment, you can always layer in a leather bracelet to your regular bangles.
Boy oh Boy!
Grab something inspired by menswear. The best way to do this is in a feminine way. Don't go raiding your hubby's closet. Try a hounds tooth or tweed dress or skirt or cropped jacket, a blazer, a wedge loafer or if you are a hat person, a fun fedora. All add a feminine flare to these menswear staples.
If your closet is like mine, a sea of black and grey this is a must add this season. Look for rich hues like reds, plum and emerald; and add some color! An easy way to work this trend into your wardrobe is in a new handbag. This way, you can add a pop of color to your wardrobe, everyday.
Posted by Roseystyle at 7:36 PM