Laura and Marjie shopped their closets for this season’s top ten trends. Guided by Chicago stylist Shellie Thompson of ClosetWardrobeYou.com (see prior post) we went on the hunt for:
- Jewel Tones
- Chocolate Brown
- Boyfriend Blazer
- Faux Fur
- Mask (so 2020!)
Here’s what we found in our wardrobes and how we’ll wear these trends this fall. Which ones do you already own?
With a little wiggle-room I scored a perfect ten! I had to swap Oxfords for the loafers, but they match the spirit of a classic low-heeled shoe. I’m not sure this circa 2010 Rebecca Taylor jacket counts as a boyfriend blazer, but close enough. I really liked this exercise because it made me dig out some long overlooked items and put them together in new ways that feel current but still very me. Shellie is a big fan of a crisp white blouse and I can see how it takes an outfit up a notch. My well worn Athleta joggers look sophisticated, not schlumpy. I’ve never worn these outfits before and it makes me see how I can revitalize other pieces in my closet. It’s like I have a new fall wardrobe, without spending a dime. I’m still not socializing much, but I’m gonna feel stylish while walking my dog Phoebe and shopping at the Jewel.
My favorite piece that I dug out of my closet is the Margaret Howell boyfriend jacket. I bought it this summer (online and from the UK so difficult to return) because I’m a big fan of this brand, but when the jacket arrived, I thought it was too big and schlumpy. Wrong! Shellie said it’s on trend with its slightly oversized and slouchy profile. I’m happy I kept it and now I’m trying to think of where to wear it! The faux fur jacket is one I bought probably five years ago when the faux fur trend started again, and even though it was pretty inexpensive, it’s held up and always gets compliments. I got it at Valentina in Winnetka, which is a great source for on-trend, but not trendy clothes.
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