Fall Fashion Fete 2013

With a frost starting to chill the air, I realize it’s time to put away the summer dresses and start dressing for the weather. Autumn is a time for layers, leather, suede, leggings, scarves, knits, boots and quilting. It does not, however, mean that colour disappears. I like to keep it neutral with shots of brightness thrown in for good measure. Bold prints such as geometrics, leopard, snakeskin and houndstooth keep things from getting too serious. If anything, you might say that fall’s style is out of this world this year.

Here are some looks that I’ve pulled together with the use of Polyvore:

Autumn Orange 2013

Autumn Orange 2013

Autumn Pulse 2013

Autumn Pulse 2013

Darkness Falls 2013

Darkness Falls 2013

Falling for Layers 2013

Falling for Layers 2013

Falling From the Sky 2013

Falling From the Sky 2013

Now, if only I was so organized when it comes to my wardrobe every day. This is how I aspire to dress when I go out. But, even if I’m half as put together as the styles above, I’m still ahead of the game. If all else fails, keep it effortless with a sweater, leggings, booties, your go-to purse and natural makeup that shows off who you are without going over the top.

What about you? What styles, trends and looks are you hoping to rock this autumn?

Clothing Creativity

I’m a big believer in mixing things up to create interesting ensembles. While my own closet is large and a mish mash of items that could probably provide me a different outfit every day for a few years, like many, I find myself wearing certain clothes of mine much more often than the rest.

When I’m stuck in a fashion rut and I need some inspiration I check out H&M’s Dressing Room. The site is updated every so often with some of the Swedish store’s newest products, but it also includes a number of basic pieces that might already be in your wardrobe.

It’s my own version of Cher Horowitz’s computerized closet in Clueless. Putting together various pieces to see what looks I can come up with helps to get my creative juices going with my own clothes.

So, next time you shop your closet or the stores, take a chance; mix and match things you normally wouldn’t, pile on some layers, wear some patterns and just be plain ol’ adventurous because, tomorrow, you can always go back to the norm.

I hope that you find some fashion motivation from some of my latest dressing room ensembles: