Change of a season…

WOW! Summer went by really fast and it’s hard to believe it’s time to think about fall things like pumpkins, sweaters, cashmere scarves, changing leaves, etc.

Just like the season as the leaves are changing, so are things here are SHOP YOUR CLOSET.   This will be our “finale” blog.  We want to Thank You so Much for reading and supporting us over the last several years.  We have loved sharing our thoughts and ideas, advice and style information with all of you.

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Before we sign off, we want to share one more season of trend and style information with you just in time to start thinking about getting your closet ready for fall.

TRENDS for fall…

The COLOR of the season is “oxblood”…the new red.
It’s an intriguing dark maroon that is flattering on most skin types.  Adding an oxblood sweater or scarf to your wardrobe may be all that you need to update the basic gray, black, navy and camel pieces already in your closet.  Splurging on a cross body bag or tall boots would be a great option to update and add oxblood to the mix.

A skirt, dress, top, vest or pant, you pick.  This is a pricy and tricky trend. Be sure the piece “fits you like a glove”, works with your lifestyle and is age appropriate.  Adding a pair of fabulous leather gloves to your wardrobe is a great way to embrace the trend  and you can wear them every day.

Chunky cable knit sweaters
A traditional look reappears.  Whether you choose a cardigan or pull over, every closet needs at least one this year.

Men’s shoes for women
We LOVE this one!  Feminine versions of the oxford or brogue is another must have of the season.  Choose patterned leather, metallic or a bright color for an instant update. Nothing like a shiny patent leather loafer to update your favorite casual fall looks.

These are the trends from the runways that will bring your wardrobe up to date.  The magazines are already full of great choices, so find your favorites. Which trends will you choose? Remember that just because you like a trend doesn’t mean you can wear it and always SHOP OUR CLOSET first.

Finally, you should love everything in your closet. Each piece in your closet should:
*Fit perfectly (sometimes a little tailoring is needed)
*Fit your personal style
*Fit your life style

It’s the best recipe to being FABULOUS everyday!

Susan & Betsy