It's not summertime anymore, and time to break out your darker, warm-colored clothes and accessories! I don't know about you, but it's my favorite time of year. Sweaters, scarves and boots are my favorite pieces to style together. Lately, I've been all about neutrals. Black, brown, grey, ivory and white have taken over much of my wardrobe, and I like to leave the color and pattern up to my accessories. This way, I can layer several solids -- white top, grey sweater, jeans -- and add a fun handbag or clutch [like the ones pictured].
Some items that you should move into your closet for fall include long-sleeved shirts and blouses, cardigans, sweaters, corduroys, jeans, khakis, scarves, boots and booties, flats and jackets. For jackets, the heaviness depends on your location. Plan accordingly for your outerwear! Before I started shivering up here, I was very anti-winter jacket this early on. But with the help of my father, he chose a perfect coat equipped for cold Syracuse days from L.L. Bean (Acadia jacket, it's super cute for chilly fall and cold winter days). You can combine style with convenience very easily if you look at the selection from well-respected, yet affordable brands.
While shopping for, or organizing, your fall clothes, keep in mind the solid, neutral colors that I mentioned. By wearing these colors, you can add colored bracelets, flats or heels and a handbag to your look. You leave more room for pattern in your accessories by dressing in these solids. Every so often, wearing bright colors is a necessity because you'll most likely get sick of black, grey and white. Just remember though, accessorize! It keeps your color and pattern options open, and accessories add an element of style to your look that wasn't present before. Well, happy fall! Celebrate the change of seasons by arranging your clothes according to how useful they'll be to you this fall, I promise it will help! My tiny dorm room closet is ready to go for these next couple of months, and it makes picking outfits a lot easier. Don't forget to concentrate your color in your accessories and don't shy away from neutrals. Embrace the cooler weather, too. After all, they say that sweater weather is the better weather!
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