Prepping Your Closet for Fall

September 1st signals the official countdown to the start of fall. If you're like me, and simply cannot wait to embrace the season, here's how you can start prepping your closet now. Read on to see pieces that you can wear now and that you'll enjoy once the temperatures drop.

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Trend Pieces

Lug sole boots are stomping into the season as this year’s must-have fall item. If you’d like to give it a shot, try these affordable boots (that are right on trend). If you know you love it, maybe splurge on these pretties. The shape and silhouette is not so trendy that you won’t wear them again year after year. (In other words, they’re not the most exaggerated lug sole on the market).

Think Texture

Fall conjures up images of thick sweaters, cozy knits, and rich, textured fabrics. While I love this feeling, I’d rather not be sweating until the temps drop. To prep for the season, look for pieces that have a seasonless shape, but more autumnal textures. This dress is an excellent example. The shift silhouette is perfect for any season, but the tweedy texture makes you look like you could step into a Nora Ephron film at any moment.

Color Palette

In Texas, where we have a heat index of 104° tomorrow, I’ll be fooling people into thinking I’m dressed for the season by rotating in deeper colors that are synonymous with fall dressing… even thought they might technically be “summer clothes.” Think cranberries, forrest greens, warm browns, and neutral tones when collecting pieces for the season. This layering piece is great for when you want to feel like fall (inside) as you drink your PSL, but you can toss it off as soon as you step back into the heat.


Regardless of how “in season” a piece might be – you can certainly give off an autumnal look by focusing on the  patterns that rule the season. You can never go wrong with a warm colored plaid for fall! This dress is just the thing with a color palette made of rust and mossy green in a delightful plaid.


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