I don’t have to tell you that I love to shop. I mean, I think we’ve known each other long enough that you’ve gathered that by now. (And if not, and you’re new here, welcome!)
Shopping truly is my cardio, even though it’s a really bad form of cardio these days since time and circumstances have me shopping mostly online.
And herein lies the problem.
When you shop online, the world is your oyster. (Speaking of oyster, a member of my Ageless Style Program just showed the cutest oyster-colored hat in a recent workshop and now I just want to use that word whenever I can!).
Okay, as I was saying, the world is your oyster. The problem with this, however, is that more options can lead to more confusion and more overwhelm.
Growing up in our smallish town, there were only a handful of stores to shop from and a catalog or two. I remember poring over Spiegel and Newport News, and later, Victoria’s Secret and planning my wardrobe. Naturally, I had all of the time in the world, and fewer options in terms of shopping, so that worked back then, but now I discover a new store every day.
Someone recently mentioned Simple Retro in the comments and now I’m obsessed. Where has this been all my life?
My point is we have many more options, and this can make shopping a lot more stressful. But we still need clothes, right? In today’s video, I share a couple of trendy-yet-kind-of-timeless items you might consider for fall from some of your favorite stores. These are stores that you have consistently told me are your go-tos when I’ve polled my private Facebook group.
Here, some of my favorite items for fall from some of your favorite stores. And as always, there’s a catalog with all of these finds.
Department stores are one-stop-shopping for many of us, and this can be good but also kind of daunting. I decided to focus on some of Nordstrom’s own brands (Halogen, Caslon, Open Edit, Treasure & Bond, BP) because these are exclusive to Nordstrom. Nordstrom store brands consistently put out affordable and wearable versions of hot trends, and these are no exception.
Dillard’s is a local favorite of mine, and I literally don’t know how I would get dressed without it. They feature a wide selection of some of my favorite brands, including Free People, Ted Baker, Roller Rabbit, and 1. State, as well as their own brands (Gianni Bini, Gibson Latimer, Antonio Melani). I chose 2 Antonio Melani pieces for this edit.
It’s suddenly trendy to scour Walmart for the latest budget-friendly fall finds, especially with brands like Scoop, Free Assembly, and Sofia Vergara. It’s a great place to try some trendy pieces without breaking the bank, and I like the fact that you can shop their online selection but return locally.
Many clothing shoppers have a love/hate relationship with Amazon. We love the prices and convenience, but the vast selection can be daunting. I’ve sifted through some of the most popular finds for you to find these gems.
Target made budget-shopping chic, and there’s a good reason. The store consistently has the latest trends at reasonable prices, and the quality is generally pretty good as well. As with Walmart, you’ll find a great selection online, so if your local store doesn’t feature a good selection, check out the website.
If you’re not familiar with Boden, you’re missing out on one of the best selections of knits and dresses available anywhere. They feature nice quality pieces designed for women in their 30s and up, although many of their items will suit women of all ages. I also love the brand’s use of color, as you’ll see in these two pieces.
J. Crew will always be a go-to source for basics that are not boring and tons of styling inspiration. Their classics with a twist are unbeatable, and manage to work for every age and personal style.
Loft can be hit and miss, as some of the pieces are so identifiable that they date quickly. However, it’s a great place for staples in all of the updated colors and silhouettes of the season, as well as lovely accessories.
My favorite place as much for the atmosphere as the adorable clothes… I just need to move into an Anthropologie already. Even though it’s most known for fun, statementy, boho-inspired pieces, it’s also a good source for denim, shoes, and accessories.
Like many other stores aimed at women over 40, Talbots has some potentially hard-to-style pieces mixed in with a lot of flattering and high-quality items. My suggestion? Steer clear of the crazy prints here and opt more for modern classics in solid colors.
What did you think of my fall finds? And what are you eying for fall? Let me know in the comments!
Nada Manley says
Great question! I think from the end of September through March is the best time, although we can wear fall colors now!
Very interesting. When and for how long can Florida people wear fall colored clothes?