August 31, 2018
Back to school shopping is not just for children and young adults returning to school. Grown-ups who have already graduated from the classroom to a daily commute can also use this time of year to give their wardrobe a burst of fresh air and a jolt of new energy.
Updating a wardrobe doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, or require bags and bags of new clothes. You can update your fall wardrobe in two simple steps.
Step One — Add A Little Olive
dressbarn Off The Shoulder Smocked Top|dressbarn Olive Button Up Shirt |dressbarn Floral Bell Sleeve Top | Gap Mid Rise True Skinny Jeans | Gap Mid Rise True Skinny Jeans in Everblack | Gap Mid Rise Perfect Boot Jeans in Dark Indigo
Olive is an earthy, rich tone that is reminiscent of leaves when they first start to change color. Adding olive pieces into your wardrobe is easy to do, for olive pairs well with any neutral color, especially black, white, tan, light or medium grey, camel, and ivory. If you prefer to sport a little more color into your outfits, olive is stunning when paired with pink or yellow, and of course one can never go wrong when combining olive with dark blue denim. For footwear, black, taupe, and metallics are ideal options.
In early fall I adore pairing olive blouses with my white cropped jeans (outfit on the far left above) and my Rockport Gabby Lace Up Sandals in Taupe. Later in the season I’ll simply swap the white jeans for black (middle outfit above) and sport a closed toe shoe such as this Gap Black Flat Mule instead.
Step Two — Swap White For Black
I hinted to doing this step above. If you already own both white and black bottoms in your wardrobe, then this simple swap will cost you absolutely nothing, yet it creates a huge impact on the overall look of your outfits.
White and black are both neutrals which create a chic basic year round, but many people, including myself, tend to favor their white bottoms during the summer months. White bottoms give an outfit a light, airy, crisp vibe, all features that are ideal when it’s hot outside. During the fall, temperatures cool down and fall activities, such as pumpkin or apple picking, hayrides, and corn mazes, are a bit messier to do. This makes the fall season the perfect time to swap your white bottoms for black. Black bottoms are a refreshing change of pace after months of sporting white, adding a slight edge and sophistication to your look. Plus, black won’t show dirt and stains as easily as white clothing.
I’ll take my Caslon Utility Jacket that I’ve paired with white denim all summer and start wearing it with black jeans in the fall for an updated look.
How do you change up your wardrobe for fall?