I know many of you are dealing with blistering heat so fall temps may feel like a long way off. Our temperatures will reach 107 by mid-week which I find unbearable. I know it’s hard to think about fall clothes when it’s almost too hot to wear anything, but it might be time.
The truth is the racks are filling with fall merchandise and some of the best things arrive early. Many of the unique ones aren’t restocked throughout the season so if you have a specific look you want, now’s a good time to think about it.
I don’t want to dress the same way year after year. I get bored with things and want to experiment. I’m thinking about how I want to look and what I’ll need to add to my wardrobe, to get that look. My style recipe has begun to feel pedestrian and by that, I mean unimaginative.
Although “classic” has always a part of my look, I want to put things together in a more creative way. I want to make more of a statement with my appearance and be more visible. I want to tweak my classics and combine them with more flair to change them from the way everyone else wears them.
I’m constantly inspired by the colors, shapes, and fashions around me. When I find myself discounting a look immediately, I realize I’m limiting myself. I need to be more open to options so I can experiment.
Don’t get me wrong. Finding and sticking to a style uniform makes getting dressed easier. It can also put you on the fast track to boredom.
Here are some questions I’ve been asking myself.
Do I feel uplifted by the colors I’ve been choosing?
Are my clothes fun to wear?
Do I reach for the same uninspiring things over and over, leaving my more creative things for “later”?
The answers to these questions have me doing a lot of online virtual shopping. I’m going over what I do have and what I need.
Are you feeling inspired to switch things up this fall?
Thanks for reading and have a great day.