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H&M Style Updates for Fall – Basics

Back to Basics with H&M
Let’s talk Fall wardrobe updates! While the season doesn’t officially change until later this month, with back-to-school chatter and the return of the prodigal Pumpkin Spice Latte,
today seems like a fine time to discuss. Just for fun, I thought I’d fill you in on the pieces I would choose for a sartorial refresh of the autumnal variety! I went with H&M because it’s a little more realistic for the ol’ pocketbook. With the fresh start feeling Fall offers (maybe that’s a holdover from school days), this season is a great time to get back to basics wardrobe-wise. Here are the 8 wardrobe essentials I’m loving for Autumn…
1. Crepe blouse. I love the flowy, easy-to-wear cut of this shirt. Dressed up or dressed down, it’s gonna be a comfortable addition to your closet. These are the type of shirts I find myself reaching for again and again because they look effortlessly put together no matter what you pair them with. ($14.99)
2. Monochrome tees. Go for these basics in a little larger size and look adorable on your jeans and t-shirt days with a casual front tuck and messy braid. These will be awesome for layering once the weather turns enough for you to pull on a jacket before heading out the door. And nothing makes a piece of statement jewelry pop like a simple white or black tee. ($5.99)
3. Patterned sleeveless blouses. For something a little more academic-looking, I’m a big fan of collared shirts paired with a cute cardigan. Not so big a fan of sweating because it’s still TOO hot for cardigans in September. (Especially in Florida, haha, but it definitely was in Kentucky as well!) Solution: sleeveless! I love the geometric pattern on the black & white and the gorgeous stars on the blue. Either would surely look adorbz with any existing cardigan collection you’ve been itchin’ to crack out. ($5.99)
4. Super slim black pants. Now I know 70’s flares are “in” this Fall in a major way, and if that’s your jam by all means, go for it! But I just think there’s something so badass about a pair of tight black trousers. And Lord knows it’s too hot for these bad boys in the Summer months. This pair is a tad high-waisted so your legs will look as though they stretch for miles! ($19.99)
5. Boyfriend jeans. Who doesn’t love a trend that involves making sloppy look sexy? These are the perfect thing to pull on for long weekend afternoons spent picking apples or raking leaves or enjoying football games…you get the idea. All those quintessential, cozy Fall activities! Plus, the cute little cuffs allow you to show off new kicks! ($39.99)  
6. LBD. You probably already have a go-to black dress in your repertoire. But if you don’t let me urge you to rectify that situation. They make a fantastic base for building an outfit, especially as the temperatures begin to plummet. Scarves, sweaters, jackets, tights, boots…the LBD is your blank canvas. This one is pretty casual and comfy just the way Fall SHOULD be! ($12.95)
7. Leopard print slip-ons. Slip-on sneakers, unlike bulkier lace-up kicks, look absolutely amazing with jeans. The fun print provides a little more pizzazz to your wardrobe color palette. Perfect for running errands or running late to class. ($29.99)
8. Loafers. I’ve seen several bloggers refer to loafers as the “nerdy glasses” of this season. They’re sophisticated and smart and give you that “I just came from the library!” look. Plus, I can see them being work OR brunch approps. Which is a win in my book! ($14.99)
P.S. Looking for accessories to pair with these digs? For jewelry I love this cocktail ring (opal!), the long and layered look of this necklace, and this aztec collar for when you’re REALLY going for it. For bags, if it’s in your budget, my pick would most definitely be this beauty!  
Thoughts? What will you be wearing this Fall? When do you buy your wardrobe basics? I’d love to know…

Winter Capsule Wardrobe

Winter Capsule Wardrobe

As you may know, I LOVE a good capsule wardrobe. Inspired by Project 333, I decided to spend my rainy, lazy Sunday morning putting together a dream winter wardrobe. Under the guidelines of Project 333, you choose 33 pieces to wear for 3 months–not including underwear, loungewear/pj’s or sportswear. I think technically you’re supposed to include jewelry in the 33 items but I chose to leave those out. I focused on pieces that were easy to layer and would all work well with each other. There are mix and match options for casual outings, professional meetings and even a holiday party or two! I don’t personally own any of these clothes ( I would like to! As I said, this is definitely a DREAM winter wardrobe.) but I believe this could be a great guideline if you’re feeling inspired to live with less and would like to shop your closet for a stream-lined look in the coming season. Enjoy! ❤

little black dress.

sweater dress.

colorful cashmere.

chambray shirt.

plaid flannel button-up.

white long-sleeve.

cowl neck sweater.

aztec print cardigan.

dainty tee.

gray tee.

winter coat.

collarless blazer.

parka with faux fur hood.

quilted vest.

chiffon maxi skirt.

denim skinny jeans.

coated jeans.

black skinny jeans.

tights.

wellington rain boots.

leopard print slip-on sneakers.

new balance trainers.

black booties.

ankle boots.

herschel backpack.

professional purse.

leather handbag.

pop-of-color clutch.

warm wool scarf.

chunky knit beanie.

circle scarf.

driving gloves.

silk blouse.