Three Tips to a Quirky Fall Wardrobe
Just because it's fall doesn't mean you need to put away your bright colored clothes and swap them for maroons and dusty pinks. I'm a big a fan as anyone for muted color tones, but if I'm being completely honest, I feel I "lose" a bit of myself when I'm not wearing bright, quirky clothes.
Growing up in Ohio we always swapped out our clothes seasonally. Living in the south, as an adult, I've found its not really necessary. It stays warm throughout fall and the most you need is an extra layer (which is usually taken off by the afternoon).
My biggest priority when add clothing to my closet is,
1. Do I feel like myself in this?
2. Can I dress this for year round wear?
3. Is it colorful enough?
I selected three items for Tobi and am excited to share how I styled them to create a quirky fall wardrobe.
Find the perfect midi dress.
Midi dresses are perfect for any season (if you ask me). I fell in love with the Renesmee Dress from Tobi the moment I saw it. Sure the bright color says summer, but the length says fall. And fashion is about learning what rules to break, right? You can pair it with a nude sandal and button down top for extra color or keep it simple with a cardigan and scarf.
In the morning, when I'm taking Charlie to the park, I'd swap my heels for my turquoise lace ups, take off the shirt, and add a cross body bag (full of diapers and snacks, of course.) And later that day when we meet up at a local restaurant for dinner, I'd put my heels on and add my shirt! I love that it's so versatile. I can add layers for when its cooler or leave it as a spaghetti strap.
As a mom, I want my daughter to know how beautiful she is, whether or not her clothes are trendy, or vintage, or eclectic. I express myself through what I wear and I hope she will do the same.
Add denim layers
Adding layers isn't new when it comes to "fall-ifying" wardrobes. But what I mean is, it's skip the chunky sweaters and opt for something like a jean jacket while wearing shorts. Like I mentioned earlier, fall in the south is cool in the morning and warm in the afternoon. I hate being hot and I've found the easiest way to solve that problem is by adding (you guessed it) layers.
I loved the Belize Plunging Romper because I can't get enough of eyelet detail. It's so feminine and classy and when paired with something heavy like denim, I think it adds another layer of fun. The "plunge" on the romper is quite low (although it would have come in handy while I was nursing ha!). You can throw a little cami on underneath or a braletter if it's too low for you.
Did I mention that being able to use your wardrobe year round helps save money? Seriously. You could easily mix and match these pieces by adding a midi wrap skirt over the romper (which takes away the need for bike shorts or bloomers).
Pair bright colors with neutrals
When you're making your fall wardrobe from your summer clothes, its really important to mix in neutrals. Why? Neutrals are the glue of every closet. They help cross clothes from summer to winter.
I look forward to seeing what you style with your summer wardrobe!