It’s a good thing to know what you like, but every so often you need to push yourself a little. If you never move out of your comfort zone, it’s easy to get trapped in a boring style rut.
There are lots of things I never took to at first, but after trying them on and seeing how other women wore them, I was totally sold. I’m sure you’ve had this experience too. So this fall I challenge you to be a little more daring and take a second look at a trend you didn’t think could work for you.
Here are five things trending this fall that are easy to wear and will instantly update your wardrobe.
1. Over the Knee Boots – Merlot!
Who me? ….You never know until you try a pair on. Flat, suede over the knee boots look fabulous with skinny jeans and an oversized sweater for a cool weekend look. If Michele Obama can wear them, maybe you can too?2. A Chunky Sweater + Leggings
Cozy knits are where it’s at. The long, ribbed turtleneck is at the top of the list. Don’t instantly poo-poo this look because you think a chunky knit will make you look heavy or you’d never wear leggings. The key to making this look work is to balance the volume up top with skinny pants below. It doesn’t hurt to try.
3. A Poncho/Blanket Coat
If you are used to a traditional trench coat or other classic outerwear, then I challenge you to get a little more creative. The new ponchos and blanket coats will give you an artsy edge. You might be surprised how chic a colorblock poncho like this can look and how nice and lightweight they are when you are dashing around doing errands on a cool fall day.
4. A Faux Fur Vest
I had to laugh when one of my readers wrote in to say she’d look like a grizzly bear if she wore one of these furry numbers, and maybe she’s right. But I’d suggest before you throw in the towel on a faux fur vest, try on a few different styles.
Fur can be fuzzy- big or simply sensational and what suits one person won’t suit another. A faux fur vest like this one from www.peterkate.com is a fantastic way to update your casual wardrobe, and it’s fun. A faux fur vest would be perfect for weekends. Isn’t it time to try something new and different?
5. A Fabulous Hat!
If you think hats are for old ladies or worry they will ruin your hair, you really need to chill. Hats are fall’s hottest accessory. Wide brim fedoras are particularly popular and look fantastic with dressy or casual outfits. Hats off to this trend!