Today, we want to show you some great ideas for how to style those things already in your closet- scarves, vests, jean jackets, boots (even Wellies), belts, jeans, dresses, and skirts.
Accessorizing Your Wardrobe
Look for ways to use what you already have in your closet to its fullest extent.
I love collecting photos of something I want to remember. Not necessarily that I like everything IN the photo, but the general idea works! Like this woman has overdone the accessories, in my opinion, but it still reminds me of the simpler look I may want to achieve.
These are definitely more understated and less contrived. And the Wellies are the perfect, classic accessory. And if you can wear hats well, by all means, do!
Why spend a lot of moolah for early pregnancy baby bump when you can utilize stretchy basics in the early months.
Stay Classic With Garments & Accessories That Don’t Date Themselves
When choosing styles, another great idea is to pick something that is not so flashy/trendy that it will date itself in 5 years. Identify basic items in today’s styles that have been “classic” for the past 60 years, and go with those.
Such items you will see in these photos would include:
- leather riding boots (preferably with no heel)
- button-down cardigans
- a variety of white and black tees (various sleeve lengths)
- jeans jackets or sleeveless puffer jackets
- plain, patterned (checked/striped/or floral), or blanket scarves
- simple a-line skirts
- maxi skirts
- a basic black turtleneck or cowl-neck sweater
- basic black and neutral colored flats and sandals
Of course, everyone chooses to join the blanket scarf club, right now. Though blanket scarves will certainly not be as trendy in a few years, scarves will always be classic.
A Parade of Ideas & Combinations
We are going to get really random here some creative clothing combinations to stimulate ideas. After you are done looking, go to your closet and start throwing together some outfit ideas. I believe that you will be surprised how many outfits you can combine with what you already have.
Most likely, you already have the basic staples to create some gorgeous fall outfits.
Cardigans seem to pull together so many things, sometimes with a belt and sometimes not.
Tunics Cover So Much
With tunics and slacks/jeans, you can mix it up tastefully and look great!
Review Enduring Looks
Consider mixing some textures, patterns, and even florals, and see what you can do.
Below, note the strong cable elements in the sweater paired with stripes, floral scarf, and texture in the skirt. The effect is overwhelmingly nautical.
I seriously wore woolen A-line and pleated plaid skirts like this cut on the bias (diagonal) in the 60s and 70s. It makes me believe that certain things will always be perfectly in style when worn with confidence. That’s the key.
I recently found 2 very inexpensively in an upscale consignment store in wonderful cool weather hues and feel totally cozy when I pair them with a turtleneck and an accent scarf.
3 More Updated Classics From the late 50s, 60s and early 70s:
Pair a fitted woolen sweater with white button down cotton shirt, A-line with front pleat and riding boots for a classic look that never goes out of style.
The patterned hose are such fun!
Her accessorizing seems almost effortless. I think it must be an art (I am not quite there yet): headband, strappy boots, tights, jean jacket, twisted scarf and striped handbag with a touch of leather.
Peacoats are enduring style!
Examples of Mix It Up Style That Works
We hope you have enjoyed this conglomeration of ideas. Now go to your closet and start throwing together some outfit ideas you never imagined before.
Refuse to allow this to make you discontent with what you do have. Slowly work to achieve what you have in mind, but in the meantime make the most what you do have since comparison is the thief of joy.
A beautiful smile and confidence in who God created you to be will be the best ornament that you could ever put on.
“Jesus, Thy blood and righteousness
My beauty are, my glorious dress;
’Midst flaming worlds, in these arrayed,
With joy shall I lift up my head.”
– Nikolaus L. von Zinzendorf
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