A Wardrobe for Fall, and Beyond
It’s that time of the year: my favourite season rolls around, and I can’t wait to take out my trench coat, sweaters, scarves and ankle boots. With the arrival of fall, I usually crave for something new to fit the colder weather, but I would have to say, right at this moment, I don’t feel any rush to expand or refresh my wardrobe.
I believe I am having a bit of a difficulty reconciling my expenses with the amount of happiness and satisfaction I am actually getting at the moment. I definitely think a reassessment of my spending habits is in order. In an ideal world, I would save absolutely all the money I would be using on shopping for travel instead. I long to fly out somewhere again, spend a week away from my current routine and live some new experiences, more than I wish to acquire something material and new. The reality, however, is that I am nowhere near that mindset yet. I get swayed, I can change my mind easily in just a few days, start obsessing over a sweater or a scarf and completely dismiss what I have just said.
My long-term wishlist still exists, but again, there is no rush, and until I find the perfect piece, I won’t commit to anything. It is definitely not a checklist in any way, but here are some style wants fit for the upcoming months.
A polka dotted knit — If there is one thing I am actively looking for, it is a comfortable grey knit with black polka dots. The size of the spots and the distance between them is also very important. I am being very specific, but since missing out on the J,Crew one pictured above, I have been on the lookout for something similar if not identical. Nothing affordable and accessible has come up yet.
A pair of black ankle boots — I’ve featured these Zara boots in the previous post. I have tried them on, they look great and are comfortable, but I am less ecstatic about the lack of zippers. The opening of the boots are narrow, which I hoped for, but it makes it difficult to slide your foot in without sitting down. I am not ready to commit on these yet, but black ankle boots have been on my wishlist for a while and I can certainly wait a little more.
A touch of burgundy — Burgundy red and plums seem to have been featured in a few fall lookbooks I have seen so far, including Madewell’s and Jack Wills’. I own absolutely nothing in these colours, and I have to admit I am finding myself drawn to them this season. I would want a knit, out of which I would probably get more wear than a clutch that isn’t practical for everyday life (or school, for that matter). I have not seen anything particular that I liked, however. I just like the idea of adding burgundy to my established personal palette of grey, navy, black and white.
Source unknown / Madewell
Nude footwear — Nude shoes elongate the legs and are very elegant and versatile. Probably not a shade suited for fall, but I will keep my eyes open if I walk by any sales — without being tempted just by the price!
The perfect denim — You know when you’ve found the perfect style of jeans and keep buying it over and over again in different washes? I thought I had found it when Gap first released their 1969 Premium Jeans line. They have since changed the construction of a lot of their models and they now leave much to be desired. Despite trying on dozens of pairs at various retailers, I have not yet come across one I’ve loved. I still wear jeans almost daily, but I would really like to find the perfect non-saggy, mid-rise skinny jeans that won’t cost $200 or that will last longer than a year of wear.
What would help you achieve your idea of perfect personal style for fall?
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