Tag Archives: Fall

Goodbye Daisy Dukes! Hello Fall!

30 Oct

I love Fall! It is my absolute favorite season with the chill in the air, changing of the leaves and drinking a hot beverage without sweating. Another thing that’s great is the changing of fashion. Time to pull out the sweaters, scarves and boots. Thank goodness we get to put away the cutoff shorts.

There are cool ways to do this trend and others that make it trashy. Yes this is a fashion faux pas post in disguise!

DO: 

With a breezy top and the length of the shorts that passes the fingertip test, makes this a casual classic look.

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DON’T:

This denim underwear trend has to stop! And most pants have pockets, so we don’t need them displayed for proof either.

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If you are holding onto summer with all your might, this is how you can still pull off your cutoff shorts in cooler temperature. Trade in tank tops for sweaters, sandals for boots and add tights for a look that screams “I love Summer, but it’s cold but still rocking the shorts!”

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Any summer trends you are still holding onto as we go into fall?

Trend Alert: Burgundy

1 Oct

This color is officially the new black and is everywhere! I can’t walk into a store and not see the burgundy, oxblood, Bordeaux, wine variations spanning from accessories to clothing to outerwear.

Take this from the runway to your closet!

INSPIRATION

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HOW TO DO IT

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This is considered a neutral color so spice it up with prints (Leopard is always in style) and color. Trade out black skirts, sweater, blazers and handbags for this luxurious color. It works on all skin tones and keeps away from the dreaded head to toe black this winter.

Dash for the last pair of Sandals!

24 Sep

Buying off season is possibly the best wardrobe strategy you could ever use.

I always buy clothes and shoes at the end of the season to get the best deals since everything is on deep discount, then put them away until next year where I already have a few new pieces to start that season’s wardrobe.

I found these Via Spiga chocolate brown leather strappy wedges on sale at Marshall’s for $18! Via Spiga is a contemporary brand that sells shoes starting at $175-$195 and going up from there. I got these brand new sandals for next to nothing.

 

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And even though fall just arrived, we still have a few fleeting summer moments where I can wear them a few times before they get switched out for boots.

Do you shop off season? Find any good deals?

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Strip Down for Fall! (your closet that is)

24 Sep

Fall has arrived New York! The time has come to begin transitioning from summer sundresses and sandals to cardigans and boots. With transition comes the perfect time to downsize your closet from all of the random pieces you wore once two years ago, the skirt you swear you’ll sew the hem (that you’ve been promising yourself you’ll do for at least 3 months), and that top you just LOVE to DEATH. Frankly, I’m sure that top looks like death at this point. What I would like to walk you through this week is cleaning out all of your unnecessary pieces taking up space in your closet. The fun part….shopping to fill in the gaps!

Here’s a few guidelines to follow while cleaning out your closet:

Step 1: Separate your entire closet into the following categories:

– A) Clothes you wear all the time

– B) Clothes you wear every now and then (about once every few weeks)

– C) Clothes that haven’t seen the light of day in a while

–  D) Clothes that are damaged (fading, rips, stains, pilling etc)

– E) Donation (you know it doesn’t belong in your closet when you won’t even give it a fair trial)

Step 2: Good job! You’ve gotten off the couch and done something productive already with your closet. Now, let’s go through those stacks…

A) Congrats! You actually like this and wear it. Put it back in your closet.

– B) Think about how often you really wear this. If it’s been a while, Donation. If it’s only been a week or two and it’s a piece you wear sparingly because you don’t want to wear it down or it isn’t something as easily worn as t-shirts and jeans, it is still up for debate. Then, see if this piece goes with 2-3 other pieces in your closet.  (Ex. A multicolored skirt should have at least 2-3 possible tops to pair with it. A dress should have at least a cardigan or jacket option along with 2 footwear options to be paired with it). If not, Donation. If so, congrats you get to put it back in your closet.

– C) Ask yourself. Why don’t I wear it? If it’s a ball gown, or specific event related outfit, this is completely fine. As long as the need for this piece is still relevant, put it back in your closet. If you haven’t worn it since..come to think of it..you probably don’t even remember when you bought it, why you liked it or what for. That’s it, send it to the Donation pile.

– D) If there is something repairable, like a hem or small rip at the SEAM, repair it and put it back. If you know you won’t repair it, it goes in Donation. If it’s something like a hole, extreme fading, or pilling (small fabric balls that form on the surface of clothing), it’s automatically Donation.

– E) Give it away, give it away, give it away now!

Congrats! You’ve stripped your closet to the bare minimums of awesomeness! So you need to hit the shops to fill in the holes for the coming cool weather. This week, I will be using my lovely roommate Maggie and her boyfriend Schuyler to demonstrate how anyone can use resale, vintage, and consignment to shop for fall. Here is a before picture:

Coming next week, the amazing AFTER photos of their awesome fall wardrobe they acquire by way of consignment and resale in NYC…