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Kathy's Top Five for Fall

Last week I traveled to Nebraska to visit family. On Tuesday, it was 104 degrees. On Wednesday, there was a drastic change and it was 57 degrees out. My body felt shocked and I wished I'd packed sweaters. Fall has arrived. I had been slowly moving my Summer attire into my alternate closet and pulling my Fall wardrobe into my main walk-in closet but, this snap of temperatures has quickened my step to get this done.

I love Fall! It is my favorite clothing season. I love the layering of clothing and I find joy in mixing textures and patterns with accessories. Summer is lovely; that vitamin D is really important. But, Fall fashions are definitely much more fun!

I choose to maintain a classic wardrobe that no matter what trend comes and goes, the items in my closet are mainly timeless. But, I do like to add a few trend-y items each season to make things interesting. Here are five On-trend items to add to your wardrobe to mix a little fun and surprise into your classic wardrobe.

  1. Red booties - A splash of red to your denim and black gives a vibe of personality.

2. Brown Blazer - This Fall brown is back and it's in every type of clothing. A brown blazer whether it be in a hounds tooth, plaid or a solid cognac or cocoa, it is a winner. You'll see that Double-breasted blazers are much more prominent in retail selection, too.

3. Leather Pants - Leather pants are making another run for it in the trends this Fall; not only in the traditional black but also in colors. I've worn leather pants in the past and one evening of sweating and sticking to leather pants was enough, I really have no desire to experience it again. So, this is a trend I'll pass on but, if you haven't had that experience, go for it!

Puff Vest - Really, the idea of wearing a puff vest is not new to Fall BUT, how you pair it, and whether it's a crop vest or a long vest can drastically change HOW you wear it.

Be Choose-y! Not all cuts are for all shapes.

4. Sweater Vest - From preppy to vintage, over-sized to fitted, sweater vests have been HOT the last couple seasons. Wear them over a peasant blouse or layered under a blazer. It's time to bring them out again.

5. Colors of the Season - Luckily, we all have a couple, or more, of these colors in our wardrobes already. If you don't, no need to buy a whole new wardrobe just add a few pieces to pair with what you already have. Honestly, this topic is a whole different blog for me to write. (I'll get on that!) But, these are the colors that are prominent this Fall and Winter.

Chanel - Alexander McQueen - Valentino

Saint Laurent - Staud - Genny

Trends come and go but, classics are timeless. Adding a few items each year of color and trend give a classic wardrobe a POP of trend but, if your wardrobe is truly classic; it is not needed. Dressing should always be FUN!

Happy Wardrobing!

Kathy Banta

Twin Cities Wardrobe Consultant

If you need a Closet Review, or Closet Edit, Personal Shopping, or want help finding that outfit for that Special event, reach out to me and we'll get you feeling confident and excited about your look and style.

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