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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Planning My Autumn Wardrobe

A few weeks ago, Rachel and I went to Ross looking for dresses, shoes, and handbags.  We had a successful trip.  She found shoes, I found a burgundy knit dress and a mustard colored cross body bag.

With the purchase of the dress and crossbody purse, I realized that these would be perfect for autumn, as well as now.  That got me thinking about other items in my closet that will work for autumn.

Summer weather lasts into September here in Central Pennsylvania and we've gotten sunburns at the local ag fair rodeo events the last Friday of September.  With that in mind, I tend to buy short sleeved dresses or tops and use sweaters or my jean jacket as needed.  

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As the temperatures drop, I add leggings and boots, scarves, and jackets.

prep in the country

 I also tend to wear jeans more, and leggings with tunics.


put a poncho on


The main thing in all these photos is that they look pulled together without being fussy or unwearable.  I like to dress comfortably, and be dressed appropriately for the occasion.

Here are some autumn outfits I like - 

"On Wednesdays We Wear Red" by qtpiekelso รข¤ liked on Polyvore featuring American Eagle Outfitters, J Brand, Longchamp, J.Crew, Forever 21, Lord & Taylor and Dorothy Perkins

I'd wear this all through winter as well!


#Fall #Outfits Charming Fall Outfits To Wear This Year

Stunning Fall Outfit Ideas With Cardigans For Women 43 #womensfashionover50cardigans


I wouldn't wear ripped jeans, and my booties would be a low heel, but this is just inspiration.  Sometimes all you need from and inspiration photo is the colors, or a style of jacket, or a patterned scarf, to get your wheels turning for using what you already have in your closet and what you may need to purchase.

I tend to wear classic styling so my clothes work year after year.  I just change up accessories, or a sweater color.  I may buy new earrings to wear with something, and I usually make sure that I can wear them with several outfits!

For example - 

My fun, new earrings -

I've worn them with solid black, mustard yellow with white polka dots, and my black and white stripe.  I can also wear them with my pink dress.

All these colors have not only worked for summer, but will also work great in the autumn.  Just picture my jean jacket over my stripes or mustard yellow, picture a pink sweater over my black dress...the earrings still work.

For shoes I can wear my knee high black boots, my black booties, my skechers.  I'm going to find some brown boots this year, I think.  That will mix up the look of a few outfits.

Do you like to plan your wardrobes for the changing seasons? (other than winter outerwear)  Do you try to do a capsule wardrobe, so you can mix and match your clothes?

I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

Also I wanted to say that most of these pins are of bloggers I follow - Beth Djalali of Style At A Certain Age and Nikki of Midlife Chic.  Beth recently lost her husband to liver cancer.

I've learned alot about how to find out what works for me, what my style is, fit, color, accessories from both of these ladies.


Kim said...

I know we've discussed this before, but your style, is my style, right down to the colors. When you share outfits I always find myself nodding along, oohing and ahhing. I love the pictures in today's post. I'm still thinking summer, but you've planted the seeds for fall. Although, I'm a little bummed out, because Dress Barn is one of my go-to shops and they're closing. Their pieces were always so wearable as you said, inexpensive, but classic. I need a new shop!!

Sylvia said...

You look so good and neat. I love to wear leggings. Love your Ross finds. I always forget about Ross we have one about 30 miles from me.

Cheryl said...

You always look "put together," friend! I love how you layer pieces to extend their use through the seasons. I also love those new earrings! I have a thing for BIG earrings and those are so colorful too!

Theresa said...

You inspire me to update my wardrobe! I love SO many of these outfits! Have a blessed day dear friend! HUGS!

tammy said...

Love the outfits and look you picked out!!! Comfortable, and lovely <3!!!

Sandy in Alaska said...

I'm excited for you! Those will be gorgeous greeting ya'll and visitors! Plants tremble when I walk by and they have reason to. :o) Poor babies have no chance at our house unless my husband grows and tends to them.

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