Fall Wardrobing & Window Shopping

Yes there are magazines. And yes there is Pinterest - But sometimes just a stroll thru your local mall can spark inspiration for change for a new season. After a meeting I had yesterday, I did just that - I went old school "window-shopping" at a nearby mall (Chandler Fashion Center). The magazines usually feature the top of the line, on-trend or key item pieces for a season (especially in their September issues) and Pinterest is a good source for pulling together your  look or a style, but neither one allows you to try it before you buy it. And in some cases, the look you're drawn to may be out of your budget. Window shopping your favorite specialty stores can help narrow your focus and refresh your personal look - You can get ideas of what the magazine trends and pins look like in real life. Stores like The Limited, Banana Republic and Ann Taylor are now featuring some of Fall's hottest trends and classic looks: Leopard, plaid, denim, stripes, and gold - and in some cases, a combination of them are used together...

Window Shopping...

Tortoise + Gold +  Leopard

Lovely Leopard at Ann Taylor

Leopard + Houndstooth + Brass Details

Camel + Black | Leopard + Stripes

Purple + Leopard + Gold

Purple is another hot color for Fall...

Tribal prints!

A tribal print maxi at The Limited..
Fantastic Fall transitional piece: Just layer with a black blazer!

Plaid jackets + Denim at The Limited

Red plaid (Hello 80's & 90's!) for the younger crowd at H&M

Leopard & Crimson 

Never mind boogie fever - It's British fever that's going around!
(New Line at Banana Republic from Isse)

Leopard + stripes! Love the combo.
(Great inspiration for home decor too!)

Leopard is so hot this Fall - it can even be spotted at Pottery Barn!
(Great storage boxes to store your Fall jewelry!)

Leopard and dark denim - Love!

Since we're nearing Summer's end, I did an unexpected quick revamp of my closet when I got home - pulling out and putting away Summer whites until next year. I also tried on what maxis, skirts, tops, and jackets I didn't wear this past Summer (and that also no longer fit right) and pulled together another thirty items I'll be taking to consignment. Perfect timing because even consignment stores are getting ready for Fall. One consignment store in particular - My Sister's Closet - will be having their #FallUnveiling Saturday August 24.

For the past three weeks of August, My Sister's Closet has been holding their bi-annual Progressive Sale to get the Summer goods out of stock and make space to refresh the floor with all the Fall goods they've been collecting. (I absolutely LOVE this store merchandising concept for consignment!) If you've been inspired by the magazines & Pinterest - And you've taken a window shopping tour of your local mall - But you're on a small budget: Fear not! Just make a shopping list and be sure to hit the consignment (or even thrift stores) for phenomenal savings for your Fall wardrobe updates. Clearing out your closet before you go will not only empty hangers for fresh finds - you'll earn a little money to put towards your new finds and save even MORE! 

70%off Progressive Sale - Fall Transition Finds

Some Fall transitional finds can even be picked up at end off season clearance events happening in stores now. Just have your list ready, know before you go, and take the time to try on your finds. It's early enough to find newness, styles and fits for your lifestyle. Other Fall trends are camo (camouflage) and studs (makes sense: nailhead trim is hot in home decor). After you've shopped til' ya dropped - It will be time to refresh your home for fall too - Just let your wardrobe be your guide!

Here are the hot color trends for Fall from Pantone...

What Fall colors and wardrobe trends are you drawn to?
Happy Fall Wardrobing!

Thanks for stopping by


  1. I like that purple leopard gold one. Thatz really gorgeous fashion trend.

  2. Great post Lynda. I was just saying to my husband that I haven't been to the mall in a long time. Your post has me itching to go and get a jump of planning my fall wardrobe. Thanks and have a great weekend.



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