My Fall Style Inspiration

Now that I’ve packed away most of my summary dresses, I’m feeling super inspired for fall style! Over the years, my style stays pretty consistent, but this year I’m wanting to stretch my wings a little bit and mix things up.

Some things that are inspiring me right now:

Moto jackets

I have a few moto jackets in my closet and I’m inspired to start mixing them in more with my day-to-day outfits. While it’s easy for me to throw one on as a jacket to keep me warm on a chilly day, this year I want to try using them as a topper for some of my work outfits. I love the look of a moto jacket with a dress or blouse and skirt. Also, my office is usually pretty chilly, so I can use the extra warmth!

The Moto Jackets currently in my closet:

Button Up Shirts

My typical combo is a dress + a cardigan or a shirt and skirt + a cardigan. I’m bored. So lately, I’ve started experimenting with knotting a blouse over a dress or skirt and I’m really enjoying the look.

Here are a couple recent examples:

Button up shirts are fabulous to thrift or buy secondhand through online resources like Poshmark. Over the past few months, I’ve accumulated a few:

If you are planning to knot the bottom, I’ve found that going up a size or two helps give you the extra fabric while also allowing you to button it if you’d like.

Cuffed Straight Leg Jeans

I was having a bit of a jeans conundrum lately when I was picking through my closet. I have a couple pairs of skinny jeans and a couple pairs of distressed boyfriend jeans. But when it comes to ‘work appropriate’ jeans, I didn’t really have many/any options.

In my imagination I wanted something with a super straight leg and a cuff at the bottom, so it would look good with boots AND sneakers AND flats. I ordered a couple pairs online (still waiting for them to arrive) and also took a trip to Nordstrom Rack to try a TON of pairs on… and I think I found exactly what I was looking for. I ended up buying two pairs: Kut from the Kloth Katy Boyfriend jeans and Joe’s Mid Rise Crop Jeans.

And here are the Katy jeans on me:

And yes, I totally bought that blouse too. It made my comfy/boho self happy!

I’m really looking forward to mixing and matching some of these new items into my wardrobe this fall. I feel like I’ve been stuck in a bit of a rut style-wise lately – which is easy to do when there is a global pandemic that is keeping many of us at home – so I’m hoping to shake off some dust and start feeling cute again!

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My Style: August 2021

And just like that August is over and we are racing towards everything apple and pumpkin spiced! I’m so happy that we had the opportunity to spend one last long weekend at the beach this past weekend, because it felt like the perfect end to the month.

Of course, now I’ve been struck down by some sort of mutant sickness… but before the sickness got me I was feeling pretty great. Send over some healthy thoughts!

Here are my August outfits. With this new layout, if you want to see any look closer just click on it and the photo will blow up larger for you:

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Change of Seasons Clothing Tip

I shared this tip a few years ago, but it seems like the perfect time for a little reminder. With August swiftly coming to an end and back-to-school right around the corner, I’m starting to look forward to fall. I’m almost ready for scarves and boots and the crunch of falling leaves… but not quite yet.

In Maryland, we still have a few weeks of hot weather to get through before the cooler fall days (and nights). Which means now is the perfect time to be proactive with your summer clothing!

This is the time of year that I go through my closet and gather together all the clothes that scream summer. This would be anything in super lightweight fabric, bright colored dresses, and those skirts that only look good with bare legs and sandals.

I take those summery items and I hang them right in the front of my closet so that they are the first thing I see when I’m reaching for an outfit. That way, I can give them all a last hurrah before the weather changes and I pack them away for another year.

Here are a few outfits that will soon be packed away:

In addition to giving me a chance to do one last wear of my summery favorites, this is also a great opportunity to pull those items that I keep avoiding and get them out of my closet. Whether they get handed off to friends, listed in my Poshmark closet, or go into my thrift donation bag, they’re outta here!

The change of seasons is also a fantastic time to do a little wardrobe upkeep. See my favorite Wardrobe Upkeep tips here.

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