September 28, 2017
Welcome to my monthly recap of what happened on Shopping Brake, as well as my favorite outfits from Instagram this past month.
I adore wardrobe challenges and I have not done one in a while, which made the start of the fall season the perfect time for the Wardrobe Basics Challenge — The White T-Shirt. This challenge puts the theory that a basic white t-shirt is a versatile wardrobe item to the test. From this challenge I demonstrated 7 Stylish Ways To Wear A Plain White T-Shirt. For my personal wardrobe, a white t-shirt is a wise choice.
Remixing wardrobe basics, such as a white t-shirt, is one of 5 Budget Friendly Style Tips For Women to make sure that you’re getting the most out of the money you spend on your clothes. When to spend or save, learning how to sport quality, shopping everywhere, and taking care of your clothes with a steamer are 4 more suggestions. You can also take the 5 Budget Friendly Style Tips For Men, a guest post from Peter Minkoff, a men’s fashion writer at Gentleman Zone magazine from UK and Australia and apply it to your own wardrobe.
With the fall season in full swing, it was time for me to do a Fall Capsule Wardrobe Check-In. My fall wardrobe started out a little too large, with a whopping 58 pieces! I culled it down to a more manageable 42 items to use for my 2017 Fall Capsule Wardrobe.
Finally, falls cooler days had me wanting to update my fall jacket. When shopping for a new jacket, I had to make an important decision, whether to Spend Or Save — Fall Jacket. The fit of the jacket lead me to pick the save option.
Now on to the outfits from my fall capsule wardrobe!
We’ve been having a really warm fall season thus far, which had me reaching for a tunic in a fall friendly color of green, paired with open toe cage heeled booties and dark wash bootcut jeans for Outfit #1. When it’s hot outside, but you want to start dressing for fall, reach for a warm weather top in a fall color.
For Outfit #2, I paired a workhorse item from my summer capsule wardrobe, the cropped boyfriend jeans, with fun layers and wedge booties for a cooler fall day. Adding a bootie to a rolled up cropped jean will convert summer’s cropped bottoms for cooler weather.
I’ve been shifting my wardrobe from a core of black to a core of brown, and this cowgirl outfit for Outfit #3, with its brown accents from the hat, jacket, and boots is a great example of a softer look for fall.
The warm weather won’t let up for the first month of fall, so I rebelled by pairing my summer cowgirl hat with a fall outfit in lighter colors for Outfit #4.
Adding pink to my wardrobe was an unexpected color that has worked really well to help lighten up my outfits. Outfit #5 with its pink plaid shirt and pink jeans is a lighter look for fall.
For Outfit #6, I paired two classic neutrals, black and brown, into one outfit for a classic look. The cardigan here adds some fun texture to what is really a simple outfit formula of cardigan, t-shirt, and jeans.
Do you have any favorite outfits from the past month?