Ah, it’s fall-ish. Here in Florida, that means 70-ish degrees with a slight breeze when we’re lucky, and summertime temps when we’re not. Either way, we forge ahead with our unique brand of fall fashion.
Early fall is definitely a transitional time, with a handful of exciting 75-and-breezy-days sprinkled in with days when it’s humid and 90. There is no in-between. But even if you don’t live in a land where it’s eternally tropical doesn’t mean that you can’t find inspiration and ideas here for your own fall outfits.
The key to making the most out of outfit inspiration is to break down the outfit that you’re seeing into its separate parts, and to turn that into a formula! It’s actually very simple. The more general the formula, the more outfits you’ll be able to create with it.
I’ll show you how it’s done here, with a week’s worth of outfit ideas. Here’s the key to wearing more of your clothes and wearing them in more creative ways:
Plan your outfits for the week.
I’d like to give you a fancy system, but it’s so simple. Here are the 3 steps I use, every single weekend, to plan the next week’s outfits.
- Check Your Calendar: I have busy running around and meeting days, and days when I’m working at home, and so I plan my outfits accordingly.
- Create Your Outfits: Next, I create my outfits, using pieces I’m excited to wear or those I haven’t worn in a bit. I add shoes, accessories, the whole look. And occasionally, I try them on, if I’m unsure of the combination.
- A Week At a Glance: Hang them in a section of your closet, or on a valet rod, in order of when you will wear them, or snap Monday through Sunday pics and keep them on your phone.
And now, on to the outfits. To shop these items and similar styles, click here.
What I Wore: Statement Top + Leather Pants + Colorful Mules + Statement Earrings
What I Did: Work + Bible Study + 3 Meetings
One of my go-to’s is to pair a boring, potentially stuffy or classic top with faux leather pants to make it feel more like me and to funk it up a little, but this time, I felt like the fun factor of this top deserved equally fun pants and accessories. So I essentially combined 3 statement pieces (top, earrings, and shoes) with one funky staple item (which might be a statement piece for you, depending on your personal style), and loved the effect.
What I Wore: Floral Jumpsuit + Nude Boots + Neutral Jewelry
What I Did: Work + Live Video + Workshop in my Ageless Style Program + Girls’ Night
This was another very busy day, and so I wanted an outfit that would be chic yet effortless, something I didn’t have to think about all day. This jumpsuit from B.O.G. collective slips on and off easily for bathroom breaks (the question I get all the time) and it has fall colors but with a lightweight fabric and strappy silhouette, making it perfect for Florida. I paired it with my trusty H&M boots (best $35 I’ve ever spent!) and a Dean Davidson necklace and earrings.
What I Wore: Floral Blouse + Pencil Skirt + Pumps + Drop Earrings + Wrap Belt
What I Did: Online Workshops + Meetings
I loved the colors and pattern of this top, but it also has the potential to look a little corporate or stuffy, like an office blouse, which is not in keeping with my personal style, so I paired it with an old favorite, a Nicole Miller ruched pencil skirt, to keep the look more interesting. My Sarah Flint Perfect Pumps complete the outfit. I defined my waist with my favorite ADA wrap belt, and added Club Monaco drop earrings.
What I Wore: Cami + Cardigan + Jeans + Flats
What I Did: Shoot videos + run errands
I needed a comfortable, casual look on this day, which started with multiple outfit changes as I shot YouTube videos. I finally put on this outfit to catch up on work on my computer, run errands, and do some meal prep. The day ended with more errands, a Target run, and a visit with my parents.
What I Wore: Statement Tee + Printed Midi + Flats + Chunky Necklace
What I Did: Work From Home + Coffee With A Friend + Homecoming Prep With My Girls
I wanted to be cute (I hosted one of my daughters’ friends for the weekend, and there were teenagers all over our house this weekend, which I love) but also very comfortable and effortless. This outfit was perfect. I loved this combination, which felt cute all day but still easy to wear.
What I Did: Homecoming Prep With Girls + Prepare Food + Drive Around The Planet + Date Night + Host Sleepover
What I Wore: Dressy Jumpsuit + Satin Mules + Sparkly Earrings
Another very busy day that started at 7 and ended well past midnight. I wanted a look that I literally did not have to think about, and that reflected the festive occasion (homecoming for both of my girls, including the first homecoming for my 14-year-old and her sweet friends) without looking like I was trying to sneak into the dance. After spending the entire day getting them ready and then getting them to the dance, Kevin and I took an hour for a date night while we waited to pick up my younger daughter.
What I wore: Colorful Pants + Neutral Cami + Patterned Cardigan + Pumps
What I Did: Sleepover Morning + Church + Pumpkin Patch + Volunteer at Church Youth Group + Lunch/Breakfast Prep for Week
I switched out tops post-church and put on this cami and cardigan for the pumpkin patch and beyond, and kicked off the pumps in favor of a flat, but this look got me through another very full day. This look felt elevated because of the materials (satin pants, silk top) but also very comfortable and casual enough for the day.
Do you plan your outfits for the week? The next day? Which of these tips did you find the most helpful? And which outfit was your fave?