I don't know about you, but as the seasons change, I somehow forget what it is I used to wear during these in-between weather days. What exactly does 60 degrees feel like? Is it cold? Warm? Do I need a jacket or can I wear open-toed shoes? It just makes things complicated in the morning and most of my closet then ends up on my floor after a series of frantic outfit changes. Oh, first world problems.
When it seems that I can't remember anything I own or how to wear things together, I have two go-to strategies. First, I'm old school in the sense that I still rip pages out of magazines and catalogues and tape them to the wall by my hanging rack for seasonal inspiration. It's like a mood board for my closet. This also helps me to not just buy things unnecessarily if I know that I already own them and can re-wear them in different ways. Second, I grab my phone and hit up Pinterest. I've categorized outfit inspirations by season and I use this for my benefit on the regular! You can see all my fall and winter pins for when you're in an outfit predicament.
Wanted to share a few of my favorite fall outfit inspirations that I've been recreating in my daily wardrobe and what it is that I love about them! Hopefully this helps next time you're in a morning outfit rut.
CLASSIC BANDANAS :: I mean, I love all the things about this outfit. But, it's the best styling of the classic bandana look that I've seen lately. I'm a fan of scarves, pashminas and bandanas... anything in the general family. The mules are also a huge bonus to this outfit. Top bandana picks - 1 / 2 / 3.
FLARED JEANS :: I guess it doesn't necessarily have to be jeans, but flared pants are back.... cause it's been enough years now and everything eventually comes back around. The jean-on-jean is an option. I'm also loving this great pair of wider legged pants from Joe Fresh and literally living in this pair of flares - most comfortable pants ever created. Top flared pant picks - 1 / 2 / 3.
OVERSIZED JACKET :: The boyfriend look has been weaving into a lot of other outfit elements - jeans, t-shirts, button downs, blazers - and now it has come to outerwear. If you're a vintage jacket person, you've been familiar with the oversized look for a while. But now they're made without shoulder pads, so that's a plus! Find a classic color, like this grey one, that can be paired with everything throughout the fall/winter season. Top oversized jacket picks - 1 / 2 / 3.
WHITE JEANS :: The 'no white after Labor Day' rule has basically been abolished and white jeans are making a bold statement during all seasons now. Pair them with a chunky sweater, large comfy scarf and ankle boots and you've perfected your chic weekend 'Oh, this old outfit? I just threw this together' look. Top white jean picks - 1 / 2 / 3.
JEAN JACKET :: It's just such a versatile piece that you should invest in one that you love. Like its edgier, rebellious sister - the leather jacket - it's really the perfect piece to have during these transitional seasons. Pair it with a dress, or use it to pull together a comfy yet sophisticated outfit like the one above. That white shirt is also such a classic piece. Top jean jacket picks - 1 / 2 / 3.
SNEAKERS :: They are really having a moment this year! Say goodbye to their association as 'mom commuter shoes' and welcome them into the 'chicest pieces to have in your closet'...... as long as you choose your sneaker wisely. Not all sneakers are created equal. I especially have been loving them pair with dresses for the fall season. My favs sneakers - 1 / 2 / 3.
LAYERING :: If you've seen me at any point in the last month, I've probably been in some variation of this outfit. All black everything, trouser pants, black blazer with a trench coat over it...... this is the easiest outfit combo when your having a morning struggle! Top camel jacket picks - 1 / 2 / 3.
BURGUNDY ACCENTS :: There's something about a pop of burgundy that just completes a fall color palette. I love the crisp, clean lines of this particular outfit with those seriously baller ankle boots. You can incorporate burgundy in a lot of different ways, be it a bag, a sweater, a felt hat or even wine colored lipstick. Top burgundy options - 1 / 2 / 3.
CHUNKY KNIT :: Being cozy is one of the perks of fall clothing. Everyone needs that one sweater they can just throw on over anything and head out the door. I especially love the leather leggings of this outfit, since the sweater is so large it's great to keep your pant situation fitted. Top chunky sweater picks - 1 / 2 / 3.
LEATHER SKIRT :: I'm a huge leather fan. Leather pants, skirts, jackets, gloves.... you name it.... I strongly believe it should be made in leather. With the shifty temps of fall, it's a great time to bring those leather pieces out, like this skirt, and pair them with your chunky sweater or sneakers or even your jean jacket for a relaxed vibe. The trick is to not dress it up too much (for daytime wear) at least. Top leather skirt picks - 1 / 2 / 3.