Welcome back to my blog! How are you all doing? Can you believe how fast time is going? I kind of can’t believe we are already in the second week of October. Last week the weather was fall heaven and this week its warmed back up and I am not happy about it. I need to wear all my sweaters like common weather corporate with my wardrobe please :) What is your favorite part of Fall? Let me know.
Okay I’ll stop chit chatting to you all onto this post. I have been thinking a lot about why I blog and why I share my outfits. What I realized is my purpose behind blogging is to help and encourage anyone that stumbles across my little corner of the internet over here. Yes I absolutely love Fashion and clothing and have for a long time but I knew I needed to get back to why I started and that is helping people put together outfits that might not know where to start. In college I wrote a fashion column for my newspaper about common fashion problems and my tips how to solve them. Writing those kind of posts where some of my favorite things I’ve ever written. So I am going to start doing that on here :)
I’ve shared posts before on how I layer but I thought I’d do a refresher on how I put together and layer in the fall.
I start with a base outfit. Or just one item I know I want to wear. This could be a skirt, top, jeans, and go from there. I know I’ve mentioned this before but it is so important to start with the foundation of an outfit and then think about adding the layers to it.
How I pick my base outfit. First I think about what I want to wear that day and temperature etc. So on this day it happened to be a warmer fall day so I knew I wanted to wear a skirt.
I then looked at the colors on the skirt to help me choose my top and the color scheme of my outfit. I find this to be a really helpful technique to find what is going to pair with the item I’ve picked out. This skirt it’s hard to see in the photos but has thin stripes of burgundy running all through it. This is how I picked my tee shirt.
I then had my base outfit ready to go and could focus on layering and accessories.
I knew that I wanted to add an element of length to my outfit because the skirt is really short. So I looked at all my long cardigans. This narrowed down my search for the right one very quickly. I then narrowed it down further to wanting it to be a light colored cardigan with length and that left 2 in my wardrobe.
I then tried on both to see which I liked better and ended up choosing the one above. A lot of fashion and picking out outfits is trial and error to see what works and what doesn’t. So try to have patience it isn’t always a fast process.
Once I figured out my layering piece I moved on to accessories. Aka adding this fidler cap and which boots I wanted to wear. I have 2 hats like this one is light (the one in the photo) and one is black. I knew I wanted to go with the light one because of the cardigan I choose. Then lastly I matched the hat to a pair of boots in my wardrobe based on color.
What I hope you take away from this is picking out outfits isn’t always fast or easy and it’s okay to get stumped on what should go with what. I still do and I’ve been practicing this skill for a long time ;) yes that’s right I said skill. Like most things in life they take practice this isn’t any different.
I hope this step by step guide on how to put together an outfit helps and gives you some ease of mind. Also have fun! Fashion shouldn’t be taken so seriously and let it be a way to express yourself :)
Coming soon are a collection of Fall recipes I have been loving making recently!