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Jewelry is an easy way to pull a look together. Bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, you have a wide variety of options that can elevate any outfit. In addition to what piece of jewelry you want to own, there’s another, even more important consideration to keep in mind—are you going to buy costume jewelry or fine jewelry?
In order to decide which option you want, you have to consider what quality of metal and stones you want your jewelry to have.
Welcome to my monthly recap of what happened on Shopping Brake, as well as my favorite outfits from Instagram over the past month.
Crafting a personal style that is uniquely yours is achieved through a lot of work including: trial and error, an intimate knowledge of how to dress for your body type, and having an understanding of which colors are most flattering on you. It must also provide you with the clothes that fit into your daily lifestyle, because that’s how you showcase your personal style. And on top of all of that, is one more aspect you have to consider, The Number One Rule To Having Personal Style. Consistency will carry your personal style through the changes in your life over time.
Fall season is boot season and my favorite way to sport boots with pairing them with jeans. Here are a few Handy Tips For Wearing Boots And Jeans that you can begin now and use throughout the fall and winter seasons.
One of the things that excites me the most about dressing for fall is that I get to wear all of my boots again. Since it takes my area time to cool down enough to sport knee high and over the knee boots without overheating, I satisfy my craving for boots with booties first. As a blonde haired gal, I’m especially fond of taupe because it’s a lighter neutral than black, yet just as versatile. And a vest is the ideal topper for layering during transitional weather too. The torso keeps you warm, yet your arms are still uncovered so you don’t overheat.
If you’re thinking about adding a pair of booties or quilted vests to your fall wardrobe the first thing you have to decide is if you want to Spend or Save.
Some days you have to get out the door in a hurry. Those are the mornings when I reach for one of my grab and go outfits. Grab and go (also called fast fall back) outfits are those outfits that I’ve put together in advance. I typically plan at least a few outfits when I set up my capsule wardrobe at the start of each season. But what if I don’t want to wear any of my re-planned outfits and I’m getting dressed in a hurry?
Here are 3 ways I get ready fast, without reaching for one of my grab and go looks.
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 atGentleman Zonemagazine from UK and Australia and apply it to your own 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!
In my last post I began my Fall Capsule Wardrobe Check-In and discussed what was and wasn’t working over the past month. My fall wardrobe was all ready to go after I culled it down to a manageable 42 items. Until I walked into Target to buy stuff for my home, and walked out with stuff for my closet.
Overall this challenge went really well. It was a great reminder of just how versatile a wardrobe basic can be, especially something as simple as a plain white t-shirt. But before I review the outfits, a few of observations first.