Is it weird that I’m daydreaming about 45-degree crisp air, crunchy leaves, bonfires, snuggling with a cozy blanket and a bowl of chili? Oh, and football? Can’t forget football in this tahn. Anyway, I’ve always loved autumn and I’m ready to give it a proper welcoming, even though it’s still August.
I’m going through my fall/winter storage bin to take inventory of what still fits. This time last year, I was rocking the maternity jeans and shirts. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen my old unpregnant stuff, and some of it has got to go.
I’m making a list of what sorts of items would round out my wardrobe (khaki pants and brown boots are at the top of my list). I’ll keep my eyes out for these things as I browse thrift stores and sales racks. I’m concentrating on timeless items so that I can wear these things for years (hopefully) without looking too dated.
Making a clothes shopping list helps me avoid impulse purchases and it enables me to find the best deal possible. If, in August, I know that Shane could use a new winter coat, I do have a bit of time to find one before he actually needs it.
And, I’m looking at my summery items to see if I can re-purpose them through the fall. Maybe I can layer tanks in a new way or try some boots with a skirt, for instance.
I’ve gotta be honest — most of the time I’m a big fashion “Don’t!” I wouldn’t be all that surprised if Stacy & Clinton jumped out of some bushes and made me change my outfit. I can’t help it. I mean well, but I often fall short.
So lately, I’ve been reading some style blogs and I’m gaining plenty of insight and inspiration.
From other bloggers:
- Transition your summer wardrobe into fall
- Think Thru Fashion’s one item, different looks category I love this! It’s often hard for me to visualize how a shirt (or whatever) can be worn in a new way. This blogger provides plenty of real-world inspiration. A versitile wardrobe is frugal and takes up less closet space!
Finally, here’s some posts from my archives on the topic:
- Principles for frugal clothes shopping
- How many clothes do you need?
- My favorite frugal clothing finds
How do you update your family’s wardrobes? Got any tips to share?