Although summer is sadly coming to an end, we could not be more excited for the weather to change so we can transition into fall fashion. Despite what some may think, you shouldn't have to buy a new wardrobe at the start of every season. Because of the accelerating trend cycle, it's extremely tempting not to want to jump on the latest trends each season.
This kind of overconsumption in the fashion industry is largely contributing to excessive carbon emissions building up in the atmosphere. As Boise's leading fashion experts, we're here to help you look your best with what you have while also making conscious decisions that will minimize your impact on the planet.
Don't think of your wardrobe as something that needs to be completely recreated each season. Decide what you want to keep and get rid of at the beginning of the season and update your wardrobe by only adding new items from time to time. Anytime you are considering adding new items to your wardrobe, think of it as a making a long-term investment.
Autumn Color Palette
This one is a no-brainer. When the season changes to fall, incorporate more earthy fall tones into your color scheme. We're predicting that the biggest colors this fall season will be chocolate brown, orange, black, olive green, and dark purple. During this transition period, you can slowly start introducing these colors into your outfits with layering and accessories.
Layering is Everything
The best way to elevate a boring outfit in the fall is to layer. Basics will be your best friend when it comes to layering. The following is a list of layering pieces that will help give variety to your closet. I would recommend investing in neutral colors for basics so you can make the most of them and put together more outfits.
- long sleeves
I love pairing a simple tank top with a high-neck long sleeve shirt. Another example of this would be to layer a baggy sweater over a sundress and some tights. For more inspiration, this video has 4 transition outfits for fall that utilize layering.
Keep wearing your summer dresses, shirts, and skirts. As mentioned earlier, try to pair summer garments with fall toned basics and accessories. Summer dresses can be styled during any season. For example you can layer a dark-toned long-sleeve shirt underneath a floral dress and pair it with some statement boots.
There seems to be a stigma around re-wearing the same outfits, but re-wearing clothes in your wardrobe is considered sustainable and shouldn't have the negative connotation around it.
Similar to layering, accessories can add more dimension to your look. A pair of fall boots should be an essential in anyone's wardrobe. Utilizing accessories can allow you to re-wear more garments without repeating the same exact outfit. The following list of accessories can be worn in any season, but will be very useful to you in the fall.
Before investing in any new item for your wardrobe, be sure to research the brand as well as the processes and materials being used to make the garment. It's critical to ask yourself important questions during this process. Does the brand prioritize quality and longevity of the clothes they sell? Is this style really reflective of "you" or is it just a trend? Do you see yourself wearing the garment more than 30 times? If not, you probably don't need it.
With these tips, it is our hope that you can ditch seasonal fashion trends and reimagine the way you wear your closet. While choosing to shop local and secondhand is a more sustainable alternative to fast fashion, the absolute best way to reduce your fashion footprint is to make the most of what you have and shop less.