The weather is slowly transitioning to fall and it's my favorite time of the year for fashion! Transitioning your summer wardrobe into fall fabulous is easy with just a few key pieces! I've got the deets on how to make what's in your closet work for you, so keep reading! For reference I'll be listing an outline of my capsule wardrobe to help you get an idea of how to create your own! Most of the items I have, but some are similar items because what I purchased two seasons ago is no longer available but still going strong!! *hands to face, shocked white eyes emoji* That's just the beauty of simplifying your wardrobe, ladies. And it doesn't have to cost a fortune either! All images will be linked so you know where to find each item! All items are under $50! Ready??? Let's start with covering your butt. ;)
First, you'll want to hang onto your favorite denim shorts and ankle cropped jeans. Seriously!!! They are the perfect bottoms for fall! You can pair shorts with a tee and long cardigan/kimono, or put a sweater on top to balance it out! The key is to get creative with how you layer your tops with your bottoms. Keep scrolling to see what I mean!
2 pairs of bermuda shorts
2 pairs of denim crops
1 pair of distressed black skinny jeans
Below are some examples of tops to keep in your fall capsule wardrobe. Take notice, they are ALL short sleeve. This will make it so you don't get too hot during the day, but you can use your layering piece of choice to help warm you/change things up when things cool down a little. Pick some tops that are more lightweight and basic, and some that are a little more warm and patterned. Find fall colored stripes or a classic plaid top to give all those fall vibes!
1 graphic tee
1 button up blouse
2 basic tees in neutral colors (I count the black/white mock neck top as a basic neutral)
2 fall toned/patterned tops
These are the layering pieces I was referring to earlier. Using these will add interest and warmth to your basics! Add this kimono over a pair of shorts, graphic tee and booties for a boho vibe. Throw the midi cardigan over a mock neck top and high waisted distressed jean with a pair of mules for a modern edgy look. You can layer a neutral sweater over a collared button up with some cropped cuffed jeans and white tennis shoes for a preppy look! I'm telling you, the possibilities are endless for mixing and matching with these simple layering pieces!
1 crochet/lace kimono
1 neutral crew sweater
1 long sweater cardigan
DRESSES + JUMPSUITS
These pieces are so much fun to dress up or down. That's something that's so great about having simple base pieces. You can always layer them and style them in so many different ways! Pair the jumpsuit with a graphic tee and some tennis shoes or put it with a collared top, statement earrings and some mules for a more dressy look. Go sporty with your dresses by pairing them with a sweater and tennis shoes or throw on your kimono and booties. You can't go wrong, I'm telling you.
2 simple dresses
SHOES + ACCESSORIES
I mean, did I say enough about mixing and matching basics yet? Haha these are definitely my most worn shoes styles in my closet right now. Although, I have faux leather strap slides that I've been wearing, not mules. Mules are definitely on my list to purchase for fall and these ones are so cute/affordable! Grab a few trendy accessories like these bandana scarfs and some tassel earrings to take any look to the next level! I also have a couple baseball caps and chokers that I like to switch it up with as well. Accessories and layers are where all the fun is for fall!
1 pair black booties
1 pair faux leather mules/slides
1 pair white tennis shoes
2 bandanas for around neck/hair
1+ pairs of fun fall toned earrings
2 baseball caps
1 choker necklace
There you go! 25 pieces total and I'm ready for fall!! Once you have the basic essential pieces for your style, you'll find yourself being more satisfied with your closet from season to season. Then all you need to add are a few layering or accessory pieces to freshen up your look! Which is overall way cheaper in the long run! Do you think you could survive the season with only 25 pieces?
Simplifying my wardrobe is one of the best things I've ever done for myself! I feel like I have way more pieces I LOVE and less pieces that I just bought because they were on sale and wanted more clothes but never wear because they don't go with anything. Ha! I have become so much more intentional about each piece and only buy something if I love it, feel comfortable in it and know I'll wear it multiple times. It's been so good for my confidence and my budget!
If you have any questions about creating your own capsule wardrobe, I'm happy to answer them! Just leave them in the comments below or send me a DM on instagram @adashofsalter!
*This post contains affiliate links, but all are items exactly/similar to ones I have already purchased and all opinions are my own!*
When it comes to business clothes, my closet was...lacking...to put it nicely. Since my husband started doing real estate, I've felt like a bum compared to the suited up looks he sports out the door everyday. While it doesn't make sense for me to wear business appropriate clothes at home with the boys, I really wanted to pull myself together for the Mike Ferry Retreat we would be attending in San Diego with some of the best agents and coaches in the nation. I wanted to make a good impression for my husbands sake, and for the sake of my own makeup business.
That's when I rallied together the troops of instagram to help me know where to start, and BOY did you guys come through!! So thank you! Lots of you wanted all the deets on my new items, so I wanted to make sure I compiled all of them here so you can find them! ALSO, most of them are even cheaper now then when I bought them!! *Hands up to the sky emoji* Yuh welcome. ;)
I was really happy with the pieces I picked and how I was able to mix and match most of them together. I got so many compliments on my professional attire at the retreat! Looking like a professional really helps you feel like one too. So go grab some of these pieces and go KILL IT boss babes! Look good -- Feel good -- DO GOOD.
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Okay. Roolee just released their new Fall arrivals and I am SWOONING over allll the thingssss. I narrowed it down to 15 of my favorites. Each photo is linked so click it to see details and browse for more. You won't want to stop. TRUST ME. Now I want to talk about my favorite trends that are happening in fashion this fall.
It's sticking around for Fall and I LOVE the warmth and character it adds to a dress or jacket! It also adds the most perfect feminine touch. So if you thought you had to stop wearing those embroidered beauties once summer was over, THINK AGAIN. Please, just keep wearing them!
Fall is for soft clothing. Really though. Nothing says Fall like the coziest softest long sleeve shirt you've worn in your life. If you're afraid it will feel like the velvet of your childhood, I understand what you're feeling. It's nothing like that now!!! Just jump on that new and improved velvet train. Velvet + soft knits are definitely a must this year.
3. BELL SLEEVES
Another blast from the past, bell sleeves are back and better than ever!! I love the flowy, feminine feel that a bell sleeve gives to an outfit. Your family and friends may say that you look like you're from the 70's. Don't fight it, rock it!! I promise you'll love the era change!
4. DISTRESSED DENIM
That distressed denim is good for the soul!!!! I don't know what it is about those exposed knees, but I can't get over how ironically chic I feel in a pair of frayed, distressed skinnies! Roolee has so many amazing options in this department. I link one, but you're gonna need to see them all.
These have been a Fall necessity of mine for years, but the styles just keep getting better! I love being able to through on some booties and hit the road feeling dressed up but casual. It's my favorite combo!! These lace up ones are ALL the heart eyes, and the Free People ones are equally so! Why can't I have enough money for all the colors + styles???? #firstworldproblems
That about sums it up though, folks. Thank you so much for reading + supporting me. It means so much!! What style trends are you digging this fall?? Leave a comment below, I'd love to check them out!!
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I spent the first week in August in Vegas with my husband, kid free!! It was a really big deal. We attended the Mike Ferry Superstar Retreat at the Bellagio on the Las Vegas Strip. It was incredibly hot and surprisingly humid. This modest dress from Cleo Madison could not have been a more perfect choice for the climate. It's incredibly soft, breezy, flattering, and it has pockets!! It's this girl's perfect recipe for everything a dress should be.
Cleo Madison has so many modest dress options it was difficult for me to pick just one!! They also have tops, skirts and swimwear that are darling! I'm so grateful there are people like Liz out there who decide to make stylish modest clothing more accessible. I'm so inspired by all of the women in my life who see a hole that needs to be filled and decide to do something about it.
I of course had to pair it with my Maskcara clutch and some cute comfortable sandals. Walking the strip is not for the faint of heart, so I'm glad I came properly prepared! I know I'll be wearing this dress at least once a week. Whether it's playing with my boys, going out on errands or doing makeovers, this dress has me covered. Pun intended. ;)
I know it's been forever since I've posted something, but I've got several posts I'm working on to start posting more regularly again. Thanks for sticking around guys. I promise I'll be more consistent for you!! Outfit details are linked at the bottom of this post.
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