So I went to look up the fall trends; leopard print, faux fur, military inspired, menswear, capes... Cross them off the list, they are in my closet!
It stands to reason, that I could stop shopping right now, and get through to the spring just fine. And it seems clear that I need to spend more time shopping my closet. Because there are a lot of things in there, and so many of them haven't been worn much.
The monochrome trend is one I have been wanting to try. This navy skirt last seen on mothers day and this navy top last seen in February felt like a good place to start.
My newly aquired silk scarf seemed like the perfect accent, in keeping with the navy theme, but adding a bit of pattern.
At this point, I would like to curse American Eagle, and the asshole who decided to sew a giant tag (including care instructions) directly into the hem of the scarf. When I put the scarf on, no matter how I tied it, the giant tag always ended up front and center. So I went to get the seam ripper to carefully remove it. But it was sewn into the hem. I didn't see an option other than cutting it off. And I was being so, so careful. But I cut the scarf. I am furious with American Eagle, because I really see this as more their fault than mine. It's a small cut. I put a drop of fabric glue on it so it wont get any worse and it's not noticeable. But that pretty much ruined my morning. Okay, rant over.
I was feeling a bit uncertain about the navy tights. Initially I was going to wear black, but I'm glad I stuck to the ideals of the monochrome look. The three slightly different shades next to one another actually work quite well.
And since the only navy shoes I own are eyelet flats, I decided to incorporate black into the look as well.
And finish with some antique looking accents.
With lots of texture and shine keep things from being stagnant.
What other looks can I shop my closet for this month?
Top Gap - Skirt Charlotte Russe - Tights Nine West - Scarf Aerie - Belt TJMaxx - Pumps Areosoles - Bag Taken for Granite - Ring The Cavernous Jewelry Box - Earrings TJMaxx