Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Bonfires. Football. Crisp fall air. Hayrides. The smell of campfires in the backyard. And, Halloween Oreos. Check-check-and-check. Now…want to know how to immediately and easily upgrade your fall look? And stay within budget? And look ahead of the trends?
Being bombarded from the media with trending blanket scarves, top denim, must-have shoes and more. Where to begin? How to feel stylishly confident leaving the house. Goal = Looking and feeling fashionably fabulous in pieces that are cozy and chic and classic. Not seasonal trendy-trends. Classic trends, ladies. Want to easily UPGRADE this? Curious how to actually look ahead of the trends? Maximize your wardrobe and style your outfits to NOT look trendy. One-stop-shop (here) for quality classics?
Unless you have an endless supply of dollah-dollah-bills, y’all to keep with the #Latest/Greatest, you need to practice the 5 SIMPLE strategies for what pieces to purchase (and what stores to shop) and the key pieces to wear to upgrade your wardrobe. What to wear for this season – and that will also take you fashionably into the next.
5 FALL FASHION GUIDELINES to UPGRADE your look
The trick? Keep with the classic, just upgrade it a bit. Shop stores that use this strategy… like Banana Republic.
Sunglasses : Aviators are a no-brainer. Fashionable since 1936 for pilots to protect their eyes while flying. Now a fashion staple and flattering on (literally) everyone.
Denim: When Levi Strauss created workpants (aka jeans) in 1860, he struck gold! Literally! Traveling from Bavaria to follow the gold rush, little did he know that his indigo dyed pants would be #gold for all of fashion eternity!
Blanket Scarf: Queen Nefertiti gave this fashionable accessory major love in 1350BC as worn atop of her headdress. Fashion fast-forward to 1837 to Hermes silk scarves. And today – find scarves everywhere.
Flats: Ballet flats, edited from the (heeled) ballet shoes worn by dancers, is a wardrobe staple today. And when Bridget Bardot wore her red Repetto ballerines – I mean… you go, girl.
Cardigan: Although named after James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, it really gained popularity in the 17th century when worn by fishermen. HERstory was made when Coco Chanel borrowed a man’s sweater, belted it for that fitted silhouette, and the upgraded look was made. No one could upgrade a man’s cardigan better than Coco Chanel.
Practice upgrading the classics. You might be surprised how easy it is to be on trend without being so “trendy”
…especially if you make it easy and shop HERE…
*Loved partnering with Banana Republic for this post! Although compensated, all opinions are my own. xo