Fall/Winter Wardrobe Shopping List

We’ve been officially in Fall for a few weeks now and as is typical for sunny SoCal it’s still quite warm over here.  As I await the cooler weather I’ve been shopping for a few items to add to my wardrobe with the help of my Pinterest boards. When I pin images, I do it quickly and don’t really think too much about it, just whatever I’m instinctively drawn to, and so it’s interesting to go back and take a closer look at what I’ve pinned and take notice of similarities among my pins. I’ve used those similarities as cues to zone in on my style and come up with a list of what pieces I want to add to my wardrobe. I’ve found that by focusing my shopping  with a list, I’m less likely to get overwhelmed and frustrated and less likely to be tempted to buy things I’ll hardly wear and I’ll eventually have to get rid of because they’ve become clutter in my closet.

I haven’t really shopped for myself in awhile so my list includes classics that I’ve been needing to either add or update.  Here’s part of my ‘To Buy’ list (I’ll share the other part tomorrow!):

A classic trench coat Black skinnies (any recommendations for a flattering pair?)Grey skinniesA colorful printed scarf or two

Thin solid sweaters in neutral colorsA leopard scarf

Lots of cozy and chunky sweatersFlat riding boots -any recommendations? I’m looking for a pair that is high quality, comfortable, and fits my thin calves (I hate when there’s a huge gap). Currently considering these, these, and these.

So far I’ve crossed off classic trench and colorful scarf off my list with this and this.

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What pieces have you recently added or plan to your wardrobe? Do you make a list of what you want you want to look for before you go shopping?

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  • anonymous

    Frye Melissa Button boots are also a great option!

  • Vanessa Stern

    Love all these looks! Totally inspiring me!!!!

  • kara_v

    If you find a boot you love with too wide of a shaft you can always take it to the cobbler and have him take it in. It works best with boots that have a seam running down the back length of the calf, but very worth the cost if you’re purchasing a nice pair of boots you plan to keep for a while. My shoe repair shop here in LA does it to all my boots for around $50. I also recommend rubbing boots with mink oil to keep them looking nice and stuffing with tissue when not in use to stop the leather from creasing or wrinkling. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/raslinkina.viktoria Raslinkina Viktoria

    Amaizing post! I found my trench coat)!!!

  • fallendown2

    Gap Really Skinny Pants. I have 3 pairs and wear them all. the. time.

  • http://www.adrienncsoknyay.com/ Adrienn

    The reason I recently updated my fall wardrobe with the help of a personal shopper (free courtesy of a big shopping mall) was that with two children under two I don’t have the time to go hunting for the best fit.
    Best decision ever!

    We finished in 1,5 hours and I’ve got a complete wardrobe I can wear even when I’m back to my pre-pregnancy size!

  • http://advicefromatwentysomething.com/ Amanda – Advice Blog

    I just bought an awesome pair of black skinnies from Urban Outfitters! They’re super stretchy, comfortable and flattering. Here’s the link! http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=25303017&parentid=W_BOTTOMS