With fall just around the corner (and where I live, that essentially means, temperatures in the high 80s and people attempting to not look sweaty while busting out cardigans), new styles, trends and looks are just waiting to be tested out.
Though I enjoy trends, my personal preferences lean towards modern classics — pieces that aren’t too edgy, colors that don’t shock or generally cause too many raised eyebrows, but things that (I hope) keep my overall appearance somewhat in sync with the times, and not too outdated. So, typically, when I do try something new, my choices are fairly safe. So, if you’re looking for a short list of ideas that is nowhere near catwalk shocking, you’ve come to the right place.
Fall Fashion To-Do #1: Finally start tucking in my shirts.
This photo convinced me it really is a “do.”
Adorable fashion blogger Audrey points out how much of a difference this simple change can be in this before-and-after pair. Doesn’t her outfit look infinitely more put together and polished in the second photo?
Fall Fashion To-Do #2: Rethink my wardrobe and how I buy clothing.
This also came about from my trip to Audrey’s blog. Her whole blog is about re-imagining how clothing goes together and how to create a versatile, mix and match worthy wardrobe. Audrey realized her closet was filled with “one-hit wonders” (i.e. pieces that only could become part of one outfit) and set out to change that. She blogs about outfits and how pieces can go together in numerous ways, and how accessories can truly extend a wardrobe. Check out this post first, and then have some fun exploring her site. If only visiting her site also came with a giant gift card to a clothing store so I could get started on my wardrobe update NOW!
Fall Fashion To-Do #3: Embrace nude/grey/greige nail colors
Normally, I think of this group of colors as super bor-ing but this fall’s trendy “greiges” look put together and clean, great for work but still kind of sexy for evening. If you aren’t fully ready to commit to the concept just yet, grab an inexpensive “gateway greige” from ELF at Target (pictured below) for a measly $2. I did.
Fall Fashion To-Do #4: Belts with cardigans.
J’s Everyday Fashion is another awesome blog to reference for putting together outfits that make you look put together too. One of the author’s most popular posts is one about all the different ways to wear a colorful cardigan. If you notice (not only is EVERY single look cute) most of the outfits include a belt too, and they really look great. I truly need to embrace the belt! Be sure to check out J’s site for more ideas, as she promises to bring readers looks for everyday living, at prices everyday people can afford.
Fall Fashion To-Do #5: Break out of a hairstyle rut.
As discovered in the latest Pin-tested post, it appears my hair is capable of doing more than just being worn down in a ponytail or a ballerina bun. Who knew? Well, now that I do know, I can no longer be like an ostrich with my head in the sand — I need to change things up! We all should! It’s so easy to slip into a routine (err… rut!), but we don’t have to stay there! For some of Pinterest’s most popular hairstyle how-to’s check out the following links:
Or, if you think you might need to start with a new cut or color, check out this site for ideas: http://neilgeorgeblog.com/
So, those are my 5 Fall Fashion To-Dos, I’d love to hear yours! What are you trying this fall?
[featured image via freakzappeal]