In September you get pulled in every direction by the new fashion trends. It's all new, shiny and seductive. You could go wild and and put every trendy thing you love to your shopping cart. But it will make mornings and evenings very confusing. You will stand there, looking at all the stuff, tags still on, and try to solve that depressing puzzle. So many pretty things, but I have nothing to wear... I Minimalism it is not, but pinpoint one trend, just one. If you stick with one, you will update all your basics; a new shoe style, a cool bag will elevate anything, and will be able to mix and match your new items, as you please, having a whole new mini wardrobe on the side.
Find something, one image, a campaign, a vibe that inspires you and start from there. This closet started with an editorial that Lily Aldridge did with The Edit, from there coming together as a closet full of glam, cool and affordable new buys.
BUILDING THE WARDROBE
For fall you only need one new pants/trouser style. There are lots of options, cropped, kick flare, culottes, flare, high waist. Buy a nice skirt. Find some cool and cosy tops, explore some new shades. Search for a cute dress that will go from day to night.
Your coat is important, buy the best you can afford. There are some wonderful options under 150 US like this suede like coat by Zara. Update your work pumps, find a cute pair of flats/sneakers. Boots/booties is the item you will probably spend the most on, it is a good idea to start from there. What are you going for, classic equestrian, rock black booties, boho brown booties, or a statement piece like the OTK suede boots shown here?
Add interest with your bags and don't forget to think about your whole look when buying them. Have fun with the process!
1. Sleeveless polo neck top H&M
2. Ribbed pull COS
3. Sparkly olive turtleneck H&M
4. Red Dress Mango
5. Olive suede effect trench Zara
6. Cosy scarf Vila
7. RMS bronzer (essential for a healthy seventies look, and this one is the best I ever used)
8. Bracelet Madewell
9. Aviator sunglasses Le Specs
10. Suede bag H&M
11. Suede evening bag Express ( On sale!)
12. Shopping Tote Pieces
13. Strap ankle flats Topshop
14. Perforated pumps Ann Taylor
15. Suede Boots OTK Nine West
16. Pencil Skirt
17. Denim Culottes Karen Millen
When what you buy has the same sensibility the possibilities are endless, and it all looks great together.