I cannot believe this plaid poncho is still in stock. It is only $38 and definitely on trend. Each time I wear it - everyone loves it! I have styled two looks - one with flare denim, and the other with riding boots.
Each fall when my style magazines come out - and the new fall items hit the stores - I want to buy everything, but without an endless budget, I have to limit what I buy. Today, I am sharing how to update your wardrobe staples with a few simple, budget-friendly pieces - that can take an existing look and make it look “new”. These trendy items will hopefully make you feel great and look super chic. I know when I add something new - even something as simple as a new shade of lipstick - I feel prettier and more confident.
So, now, the four trendy "add on" items for fall, which you can add to your existing wardrobe....
Item #1: Fedora
A fedora is the hat to buy right now. Back in my day, it was the baseball cap, and today the on trend option is the fedora. You do not need to spend a lot of money on one. I have found some options for under $30 - some as low as $12. If this is your first hat, I would stick to a neutral color - beige/tan, gray or black, because it is most versatile. Depending on the colors in your wardrobe, you could try a burgundy one.
SHOP (All under $30)
Item #2: Poncho
The new “go to” cover-up is a poncho. Ponchos from the seventies are definitely back. You can spend as much or little as you want. I got this plaid poncho for $38 - and I love it! You definitely do not need to spend a lot of money.
SHOP (All under $50)
Item #3: Scarf
I thought this trend might fade - but it is still going strong and does not seem to be fading anytime soon. These big blanket scarves you can wear loosely around your neck or you can even belt them and wear them more like a poncho. Scarves are a great layering piece for the fluctuating fall temps, and are a great budget-friendly way to update an existing outfit.
SHOP (Under $50 - most around $30 or less)
Item #4: Something Burgundy
I think burgundy is a rich beautiful color - that just says “fall”. You can easily incorporate some burgundy into your existing wardrobe - through a new bag, shoes, boots, or even something as simple as lipstick.
SHOP (Almost everything $25-50)
MORE FALL LOOKS
Here are some other looks for fall and ways to incorporate wardrobe basics of black denim and boots.
#1: Black denim, neutral tunic sweater, black booties - here. #2: Today's look. #3: Cozy long cardigan, jeans, and boots - here. #4: Plaid shirt, quilted vest (or shaggy sweater), black denim, boots - here
Christmas will be here in a couple of months. In preparation, I have put together two looks that are styled around this festive, red plaid coat, which would be perfect for any parties or events you plan to attend. Plus, I created both the looks with wardrobe basics - black jeans, midi skirt, turtleneck and blouse - that could be worn throughout the year.
The Shopbop Friends & Family sale is finally here - 25% off (Code: InTheFam25) most of the store! I am so excited. I have been waiting for this sale to pick up a few things that typically do not go on sale. In my shopping cart wish list is a bag from ZAC Zac Posen, some boots by Sam Edelman, and another pair of flare jeans.
If you are looking to update your fall wardrobe - here are just a few suggestions at the sale.
You might do a double-take on these "SAVE" boots. I have found some boots that look so similar to the designer ones - I had a hard time picking which ones were designer and which ones were not. Plus, theses budget-friendly options are selling for a fraction of the cost. Two of them I found are under $100 dollars and one you can get for 50% off (and free shipping)! You cannot beat that price - plus with such a similar look - why splurge. Also, each of the styles come in other colors.
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
A great attitude is one of your most marketable skills, and if you can muster the energy and passion to have a good attitude about any task, large or small, then you will get very far.
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
Sometimes it simply will not work out. And in those times, you will learn more than when you get it right. After all, in the end, it’s the journey that defines us, not the destination.
Today, I joining a few ladies from The Blended Blog to share how to transition boots from summer to fall. I got these shorter riding boots this past spring. I like the cognac color and how it pairs well with black and cream. I wore them in the spring/summer mostly with jeans and a tank. This fall I have worn them a couple of times with my plaid poncho and my cable knit sweater.