Throughout the last week or so, I’ve been doing a ton of “clothing inventory” for the girls and me to see what we still have in good condition and where we have gaps/needs. I’ve been going through not only the clothing that’s hung in our closets, but also through socks, shoes, outerwear, undergarments, etc.
One thing I learned about myself a couple years ago is that I would wait until right when I (or my kids) needed something, and then I would buy the first thing that worked, often at full retail. Not only was this a poor financial decision, but I would often settle for items that I didn’t truly love and therefore wasn’t fully satisfied with (i.e. wanting to replace within a year). So I’ve stopped doing that altogether.
After doing inventory of the girls’ needs, I did my own. For a hot minute I was admittedly feeling a little pessimistic about my fall/winter options, but seeing a closet full of clothes in front of me still in good condition, I knew I probably just needed to mix and match and find contentment with what I already own.
Over the weekend I pulled up Pinterest, typed in “Fall 2017 Fashion” and the like, and took screenshots of a ton of looks I wanted to try to recreate. Then I got to work pulling items out of my closet and putting together outfits that I likely would have never put together on my own.
You may remember that I did this back in the spring, and it encouraged me to shop my own closet for upcoming events instead of swiping our card for new stuff.
With the exception of a few new pieces from Tobi, everything in these pictures is something I already owned.
I cannot tell you the contentment (and joy!) doing this little project brought me when it comes to my own closet. I honestly had 10 more pictures saved that I could have easily replicated, but I was a sweaty, hot mess by the end of this try-on sesh and couldn’t put on one more fall top. 😉 It’s still quite hot in Kansas!
Anyway… try shopping your own closets, folks. 🙂 It’s fun!
Fall Outfit Ideas
Soft, loose sweater + rolled skinny jeans + short booties + patterned scarf
Striped shirt + leather jacket + patterned blanket scarf + skinny jeans + boots
Oversized solid sweater + statement necklace + white denim + boots
Patterned sweater cardigan + black top + black denim + contrasting brown boots
Oversized sweater + black denim + casual, comfy shoes
Oversized sweater + leggings + heeled booties
Striped sweater + white rolled denim + booties
Striped top + open chambray shirt + statement necklace + white demin
Dressy cold shoulder blouse + skinny jeans
Light, open chambray top + white tee + dark rolled skinny jeans + booties
Light chambray top + colored jeans + booties
Thank you Tobi for sponsoring this post!
Do you ever turn to Pinterest to help you get dressed? 🙂
What gaps do you have in your fall/winter wardrobe?
Hi! I’m a proud Army wife and mom to two little girls (ages 1 and 4), and I love sharing our lives with you. I blog all about motherhood, our time in the military, our travels, our meals, my fitness journey, my fashion favorites, and so much more. I truly enjoy sharing it all! I can’t get enough of birthday cake ice cream, weekend sunrise runs, or making my girls belly-laugh. I write almost daily about my family’s lives, and though I like to keep things light, I also share the messy parts too. Welcome! So glad to have you around. I’m active on Facebook and Instagram and would love to communicate with you there!