My favorite fall outfits
By no means would I consider myself a fashionista. I’m sporting paint-splattered yoga pants and a sweatshirt more often than I care to admit.
But today I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite fall outfits because they explain a little bit about my philosophy when it comes to buying clothing.
To keep my budget in check (and save closet space), I usually try to limit myself to purchasing a maximum of 5 new quality pieces of clothing twice a year. That typically breaks down to about 5 pieces for the cool months and 5 pieces for the warm months total.
Of course, this means I have to be pretty selective about what I choose to buy. I start by surfing Pinterest to get an idea of what’s trending right now in fashion. Then I scour my closet for outfits I can replicate – from my favorite pins – using what I already have.
I decide what I need to purchase based on what key items are missing and what pieces would exponentially increase the on-trend outfits I can put together.
For example, I recently picked up these three items:
With these three items, I can literally build at least 10 fall/winter outfits by adding them to stuff already in my closet. Here are a few examples:
In this outfit, I’m also sporting my free, DIY boot socks.
White sweater – Guess outlet store
Purple sweater – Eddie Bauer
Plaid shirt – Duluth Trading Co.
Here’s another outfit featuring my DIY boot socks:
Brown sweater – Target
Black leggings – Gabriel Brothers
Denim shirt – Hollister
Scarf – Lands End
Gray sweater – Target
White shirt – Gabriel Brothers
Converse shoes – Target
White bag – Kohls
Do you have a fashion-buying philosophy?
Special thanks to Duluth Trading Company for providing, at my request, the DTC items featured in this post.