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How To Transition Your Wardrobe Into The Fall

Essential style tips from leading British Personal Stylist, Emma Wellings, who shows you how to transition your wardrobe effortlessly from one season to another

As the temperatures drop outside, your style doesn't have to.  It is always a challenge for us ladies when it comes to our wardrobe as we move from one season to another.

We'll still be lucky to see the sun shining on Southern California and wear lighter weight Fall pieces, but as we approach the holiday season and travel plans are afoot it is time to think about working up your Fall look.

The key here is to use a few key pieces which transition your outfits effortlessly from one season to another.  Follow my 5 top style tricks which a) work as much of your wardrobe throughout the year as possible and b) mean you don't break the bank.

1. LAYER IT UP!

Layers are key for the transition from one season to another.  With a cute jacket or slim-fit cardi layered over a sleeveless shell or top you'll keep off the breeze and still look stylish.

Try buttoning up your blouse all the way to the neck, worn under a cute sweater.  Add a short necklace or brooch at the neck to really update the look

Avoid the urge to throw on any old cardi or sweater simply for warmth, opt for a chic layer worn with a belt at the waist to accentuate your shape and complete the look

2. MIX FABRICS

Heavier fall and winter fabrics work well with lightweight summery fabrics to give a new season edge.  Think chiffon under knitwear; light weight knits with leather and faux leather or even blouses under faux fur vests worn with skinny jeans

3. GET THE JACKET RIGHT

Jackets are as key to complete your look as shoes and can ruin the whole outfit in an instant.  Not only that, your jacket is a key layer to make your outfit more fall and less summer!

Blazers are a key staple in every woman's closet and work as well in a key neutral as in a wow color or print to make a statement.

Another key staple jacket to pull every outfit together is a slim-fitting leather jacket.  Wear over knits, sweater dresses, with pants, skirts and every look whether it's work, casual or going out!  This is a piece that's worth the investment as you'll definitely get a good return on it!

4. COLOR YOURSELF CONFIDENT

Don't be afraid of wearing a bright or virbant color that doesn't feel 'fall-like'.  The key with color is that it works for you, not the seasonal trend or what looks great on your friend.

If the color drains you or washes you out, even if it's the hot color of the season, avoid it!  Opt for colors instead which give you a natural, more youthful glow!

If you are softer in your coloring, opt for softer colors next to your skin to ensure you look younger and even slimmer!  Color is really that powerful!

5. SHOES WILL COMPLETE YOUR LOOK!

Shoes are really key to not only making or breaking an outfit, but also to transitioning your look and wardrobe from one season to another.

Edit your shoe collection starting with eliminating any shoes or boots that are overworn and have seen better days.  Then move to the heels and the toes; ask yourself are they dated...have you worn them in the past 6-12 months...can you really walk in them?  If so, throw away and move on!

No fall/winter closet is complete without a tall, flat riding style boot.  Great over skinny jeans and with skirts alike, they'll keep out the chill factor and look stylish too!

Wedges are a great way of lengthening the leg and adding height but not forsaking any comfort.  A great pair of wedges in a neutral nude will go with everything and work with pants, dresses, skirts, shorts and jeans wherever you're headed.

Like what you read and want to know more?  Why not book your own WARDROBE EDIT?  During the session we'll detox your wardrobe, showing you what works and what doesn't.  We'll take pictures of your outfits as we go, so that you build your very own 'look book' and outfit guide.  We'll also create a focused shopping list of missing key items which will really get your wardrobe working to the best of its ability.

Call BE Styled now 619-522-0445 to schedule your WARDROBE EDIT today!

 

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