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 is easy to wear and will instantly update your wardrobe.
1. Something Plaid
If plaid seems too conservative, too serious and too stuffy for you, then you haven’t seen some of the fabulous plaid pieces out there this fall and ways in which they are being styled. The easiest way to dip your toe in the plaid pool is with a relaxed plaid jacket.
This cute plaid blazer is polished, but not too perfect. The sporty roll-up sleeves help give it that cool gal vibe. Pair it with your favorite jeans, a white shirt or knotted tee and some cute white booties. Find out more about how to wear the plaid trend, here.
2. A Ruched Top
If you want to look updated without making a big change then why pick up a beautiful ruched top? This olive green blouse with its feminine ruched sleeves adds a whole lot of style to a basic pair of jeans. Pair it with modern details like a leather circle bag and western inspired booties. Find out more about ruching and why it’s a favorite with women over 40 by reading my fall trends post on ruching.
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 lightweight poncho like this can up your style factor when you are dashing around doing errands on a cool fall day. I own a few. Take a look at my favorite fall ponchos, and five other fall ponchos to jazz up your jeans.