If you are like me, you have been poring over all the new September issues or diving into all the fall trend reports that are littering the digital magazines. I like to take a moment to survey what's trending so that I have the lay of the land before going on a shopping spree. After all, research is key to any smart purchase. But now that I've taken a look at what's out there, I know I have already found a number of gorgeous fall clothes that I am coveting, and I have been shopping up a storm.
I just can't wait for the weather to change so I can start wearing all those fall things. The big question on my mind as fall approaches is, What are those key pieces that will update my current wardrobe so I look fashionable and on-trend without going out and scooping up a whole new wardrobe? Well, if you're in need of some style guidance, I'm here to help. If you swap in a few things, I know you will feel like you just walked out of a September issue. For me, these five things—clogs, dark denim, knit dresses, utility jackets, and plaid blazers—are doing the trick.
In the Groove
I do love my sneakers, and I am not giving them up, but I am going to give them a break and invest in a pair of clogs. They are so fun and chic and can be worn with just about everything. I would suggest also investing in a pair of fun chunky socks to really make a statement.
I am pretty much obsessed with dark denim for fall. It feels fresh and so versatile. A pair of dark denim jeans will take you anywhere you want to go, from running errands to going out at night. Bonus: They are really flattering. I love them so much I am investing in a pair of straight-leg jeans as well as a bootcut pair.
This fall, I am swapping out my jumpsuits for a gorgeous sweaterdress. They come in all shapes and sizes, so everyone should be able to find one that suits them. I think sweaterdresses are one of the easiest updates for fall.
I think everyone needs a great lightweight jacket that will transition them from summer to fall. I usually would depend on my denim jacket, but this fall, it is all about a great utility jacket. It is perfect for the warmer days of fall and easy to layer over a cashmere sweater for those colder days.