Fall is on its way!

I simply LOVE this time of year.  I love the weather change to cooler days and nights, the leaves changing color, football, and in general everything “fall”.fallWhen Pumpkin Spice (anything) shows up in the stores, I’m ready!

So in transitioning our wardrobes from Summer to Fall and eventually to winter, my favorite word is layer.  We are waking to cooler temps in the am and possibly warming up into the afternoon hours, I want to be comfortable in both.  0e7bac4549cd0b53fa542f5f8b826681.jpg

Here is where my layers come in handy and are essential for transitioning from summer to fall.  I can simply add a cardigan to my favorite summer dress, or a scarf and sweater to my favorite chambray button down shirt.  Add a pop of color with my accessories, shoes or purse, and I’m out the door prepared for the day, and the weather.


Investing in core pieces and rotating them with other items in my closet will give me the versatility I want and need in my closet.  Swap those ballet shoes for boots, add a jacket to my favorite summer top, and I’m out the door.  If you own some classic pieces it’s much easier to add in some fashion pieces and update your look.  Back to our core wardrobe concept, what are your favs in your closet?  Why are they your favorites, because you love how you feel and/or look in these items?  Are they easy to accessorize?  For whatever reason you are drawn to these pieces over and over again, use that to your advantage, simplify your wardrobe.

makesmoresenseDoesn’t simplifying make more sense?  The most interesting thing about you, should NOT be your clothes.  Accessories are a personal choice and will reflect your style a lot clearer than filling your closet with trendy items.  Trends are great, especially when used sparingly.  Don’t run out and buy clothes that are trendy now but won’t be next season.  Find one or two trends, add one or two pieces that identify that trend in your style and add them to your core wardrobe.

I’ve talked before about what YOUR core wardrobe should look like.16603021_10210000233736857_1864876666939895817_nAlways have to start:

Black Dress

Black Dress pants


White button down

Black skirt

Utilizing these items will be easier, than when you had a whole closet of prints and colors to choose from.  Wouldn’t it be nice to dress in 30 seconds and stop wasting time “searching” your closet for something different.  Creating these 30 second looks doesn’t have to be hard.  You have everything you need to get started, and if you are missing pieces, you will know, because you will have a hole in your wardrobe.  If you need a white button down blouse, you’ll know it because you’ve taken a step back to look at your wardrobe.  Once you have the core pieces you love, making different outfits will be much easier.  Your accessories will be the “colorful icing on the cupcake”, remember, we don’t want to be naked cupcakes.


As always my services to you are completely complimentary, ie, no styling fees here, just honest advice and direction.  Let me help you prepare your closet for Fall.


What’s your go to look for fall, that you get excited about every season?  What new piece from last season are you looking forward to pulling out for this fall season?


Yours in Fashion, Staci


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