Fall Wardrobe Basics

Aug 20, 2015


This entire week I have been going through and organizing each and every closet in this house. The temps have been dipping a little bit, and we had a good amount of rain in the beginning of the week (which kept us inside a bit) so I know the seasonal change is upon us. Not to mention I wanted to get the boys' closets in tip top organizational form for school. I am a psycho planner mom and I use the nights before school to get everything ready. Outfits laid out, backpacks put next to the door, lunch boxes packed and ready to go, diaper back restocked, I could go on....

But, the closets are what give me the most grief because there are six people in this house....that's a lot of laundry to be washing and putting away. 

So as I was on my quest for closet sanity I couldn't very well pass up on my disaster zone of a closet. I like to section my closet out in seasons, things that I know I will wear. So I move everything out of the way and use the middle section as my focal point. I just went through and made note of some of the basics that I have, and things that I want to update my wardrobe with for fall. I have talked about investing in good basics before, but it is so true. You can buy it once and keep it season after season. That is the case for many of these. 

Fall is all about the layering combinations, which is exactly what you get with all these pieces. The possibilities of mixing and matching are endless. For most of this list, I have had some of these pieces for a while. The things I am looking to update for this fall, and some more "trendy" pieces are flares, I just ordered these. A ladylike shoulder bag. And a trench coat. Adding in each of these will be great because they are still on trend this year....but are also classic pieces that come back every year. 

I have no problem spending a little more on staple clothing because I try and think about the cost per wear. Like if the boots are a little bit more expensive, but I wear them more often, I am getting my moneys worth. Same goes for other items as well. If they are only going to make it through one or two washes, I feel like it was a waste. Investing a little more in pieces you can mix and match, and therefore repeat, it's worth the money! (at least in my eyes)

So...have you even started to think about fall yet? I picked up some apple cinnamon candles at Target yesterday, so, safe to safe I am gearing up! Ha!

8 comments:

  1. Fall doesn't really start to feel like fall in So Cal until almost December so it feels weird that it actually starts next month. Maddie needs all new fall and winter clothes, and I want to pick up a few items as well. Em is set thanks to The Children's Place sales. But there are some boots there I want to get for both girls. I'm purging all closets on Monday.. so excited!

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  2. I am so ready for fall, my boots are calling me to wear them haha.

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    1. I know!!! Fall is so short here in Alaska that I am totally going to soak it up before we are blanketed in snow!

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  3. First of all, all hail psycho mom planners. When other moms tell me they are disorganized, I'm like: "how do you survive?!?!?!"
    Also how's that J. crew v-neck linen shirt? It looks super comfy and amazing, but also reeeaaallllllyyy low in the bosom, and I don't have a whole lot to fill it out with.

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  4. I'm still trying to figure all this out. With the new baby coming in October, I'm sure winter will be upon us at JBER before I'm into my regular clothes. The kids have layers and I bought their bogs which should be here next week. Not sure where to go from here, but coming from MS, it is definitely fall. Lol

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    1. Winter will be here before you know it! I did a post a while ago about the winter stuff I like for the kids. http://pardonmf.blogspot.com/2013/11/winter-clothes-alaskan-style.html

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  5. I soak these fall type posts up let me tell you. I go crazy for all things fall. I was actually just thinking this afternoon I need to step up my game because it's a sad game right now. I just invested in my first denim jacket. Ever. I figure denim jacket > zippered hoodie. Yeah?

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  6. Fall is my favorite! The weather, the activities, the CLOTHES! :D

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