My Mom Told Me She's Retiring These 4 Items (and Buying Into These 5 Trends)

My mother, Nancy, has been going through a few rounds of closet clean outs over the last few months to clear out items she isn't wearing as much. While she's definitely being strategic about her purchases these days, she's using this purge session to make room for a few fall items she's had her eye on. In fact, she actually messaged me a few of the pieces she's personally over in her own wardrobe and wants to retire at the moment. With said messages, she also shared with me the items she's seen around that she's interested in buying into instead.

For the most part, the fall trends she's feeling are modern yet feel timeless at the same time to fit within her more classic style. They're also pieces that will probably have longevity and will hang around for a while. Keep scrolling to get a sense of the items my mom is retiring (complete with her testimonials) and some trends she's ready to try as showcased on a range of our favorite fashion people. You'll also uncover inspired shopping picks for each in case you're interested in testing out any of the looks coming your way too.

"Those older knee-high boots I have that are a bit beat up have had their moment. I'm loving the chunkier Chelsea boots I've been seeing. Seems chic but also actually comfortable."

"Maybe it's because the colder weather is coming, but my super-cropped, faded jeans are going to be stored away. I actually want to try some of those loose-cut trousers for something sophisticated (and comfy), as well as classic straight-leg and bootcut jeans."

"I think it's time to let go of the super lightweight long cardigans I used to wear. They don't really add anything special to my style, and I like the shorter cardigans these days that are a bit roomier or longer styles that are a bit thicker."

"I used to wear fitted knit blazers often as a way to make my jeans and tee outfits feel fancier. While I'll still keep them around for a bit, I'm still more interested in the slouchier blazers that feel modern."

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