It’s officially autumn! The perfect season for beautiful scenery, pumpkin spice lattes, warm fires…and new fall fashions! Yes, sweater weather is finally here, and with it come infinitely many decisions of what to wear. Here at Slice – the app to use if you want to track your packages and be alerted of price drops – we want to help you build the very best fall wardrobe, so read on for our tips on shopping basics and some serious money saving tips!
Make room in your closet. Get rid of your unneeded clothes – a bi-annual cleaning will ensure that ill-fitting garments are long gone and that you revise what clothes you already have and may have forgotten about over time. Those ‘discoveries’ might already give you enough for some new outfit combos! Knowing exactly what clothes you own will also prevent you from buying items that are too similar, which your wallet will definitely thank you for. And don’t limit yourself only to clothes – have a look at your shoes, purses, and jewelry to make the cleaning comprehensive.
So set a few hours aside and get down to it – it may not seem like much, but cleaning out your closet will give you more breathing room and relief. Check out The Everygirl for options on what to do with the clothes you no longer want (i.e. you could cash in a few bucks from selling old clothes to buy some fall inspired pieces!) and for a list of questions to ask yourself when going through your closet.
Summer clothes live on (as do savings!). The perfect thing about autumn is that it is prime time for layering. So if you live somewhere with relatively mild autumn climate, you can still rock tank tops, t-shirts, or shorts, just cozy it up with a sweater, a scarf, and some boots. Stores like H&M, J.Crew, and ModCloth are having massive summer clearance sales which you can still take advantage of to complement your chilly-weather basics.
The basics:Refinery29 has the ultimate list of 30 fall basics, with both affordable and splurge-able examples. Items include chunky pullovers, white sneakers, and sweater dresses. Glamour also has a list of 10 basics (a clean white t-shirt, black leggings, and other essentials). And where to buy? ASOS has new fall arrivals such as oversized coats, as does Zappos. Anthropologie has the warm autumnal color palette down in their maxi skirts, button-downs, and dresses on sale, and Revolve has some heavily cool options.
In need of inspiration?Harper’s Bazaar has recaps of the best looks from the New York, London, Milan, and Paris Fall 2014 runways. And the Spring/Summer 2015 Ready-to-Wear fashion shows are taking place right now (Paris Fashion Week will continue until October 1), so be ahead of the trends and garner inspiration from those over at Vogue UK, which regularly updates their site to feature the newest collections.