Fun fact: in New England, school usually doesn't start until the first week of September (unlike Utah schools that start in mid-late August). Growing up, my parents would take me back-to-school shopping and my sister and I would get entirely new wardrobes to begin the new season. I remember waking up excited on the first day of school, walking out to the edge of my front yard in my new clothes, and waiting under our huge maple tree for the number four bus to come. Every year as I'd step out the front door, I could sense a shift in the seasons. I could smell the crispness of the fall and suddenly, summer was over. I have to say, the lack of distinctive seasonal changes in Utah and the summer that often lasts well into September has a tendency to weigh me down. Still, that doesn't stop me from getting antsy to shop for a new fall wardrobe full of layers, darker colors, and comfort.
Every late summer, I put together a little collage of the items that I feel characterize my style for the coming season (see here and here) . This year I'm all about a monochromatic pallet. I love my blacks, whites, and grays. This collection does a good job highlighting new items I'd like to get, but it does leave out my go-to fall staples, such as my army green jacket and my brown leather boots. It's interesting to see how my style is evolving over time. I think it's getting a bit more classic and a bit less contrived. Anyway, here's what I'd like my fall style to look like.
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Blouse with Cat Print (Own it and love it.)
Glimpse Scarf (I just bought this and I'm already obsessed. It's so soft!)
These are some of my style inspirations for this impending season. I love the grays and slouchy tops. I also love the punctuations of brown, which I'll definitely be bringing to my own wardrobe.