While investigating the hottest trends for fall, I saw something that really concerned me! I discovered that “warm, comfy sweaters” would be one of the trends. And while this may sound alright, I immediately became concerned for our frumpy friends! Comfy does not mean FRUMPY! Here are a few ways to rock the warm and comfy look without looking like you just threw on any ‘ole thing! 🙂
It’s been a while but Mommy Fashionality is back! Hello mommies!!! Fall is almost here. It’s a time of transition and for many people, their favorite fashion season. While I do appreciate the great fashions that fall brings, I’m a complete and total SUMMER GIRL! Nevertheless, I do embrace the fall season as the perfect opportunity to regroup and refresh my wardrobe. I encourage you to do the same!
Use this season to re-imagine your wardrobe and give yourself a mini FASHION MAKEOVER! And before you start sighing and complaining about not knowing how to do that, the best piece of advice I can give you is SIMPLIFY. Don’t over-complicate this. Find a few great pieces that are comfortable (not to be confused with frumpy) and eye-catching and incorporate them into what you already have. Here are a few other simple ways to spruce things up this fall:
- By a vibrant colored fall/winter coat. It’s a great way to brighten up dreary winter days.
- A military jacket adds an instant “cool girl” factor.
- Add printed cardigans to simple outfits to add a little spark!
- Don’t forget your nails. Find cool colors for fall.
I had planned to write about a different topic today but when I went to run a few errands earlier, I saw something that compelled me to change my mind. Today I saw an alarming number of women wearing summer tops, tanks, and flip flops. While I admit it feels great outside and I have been walking around without a jacket today, let us not forget it’s still autumn. Although the weather may feel like spring/summer temperatures, the season remains the same. I admonish you ladies to dress for the season, not the temperature. I don’t encourage you to walk around bundled up when the weather is warmer, however there are many, simple ways you can dress appropriately for the temperature and the season. If you have packed away your spring/summer wardrobe, don’t go digging at the first sight of 70 degrees! If you haven’t packed away your spring/summer wardrobe, please do so quickly so you won’t be tempted. 🙂
A few simple tips for dressing for fall when the temperature is warmer:
- Change your color scheme (leave the hot pinks, bright yellows, neons, etc. alone; think peacock colors!)
- No flip flops . . . period.
- No spaghetti strap, assymmetrical, or sleeveless tops.
- Consider your sleeve length carefully; 3/4 length works very well.
- No summer shorts or capris; try crop pants or fall/winter shorts with tights.
- Note: These suggestions are for everyday wear. Special occasion outfits have different rules!
Be fabYOUlous . . . and in season!
Any Mom with a little boy knows the woes of shopping for your kid. Everywhere you go there is a huge selection of girls clothing and an itty bitty selection of boys stuff. This can be frustrating when it comes dressing your son, especially if you’re like me and hate the planes, trains, and automobile short sets that stores tend to have a ton of! Well I can’t give you a bigger selection than the girls, but I can give you some places that carry the cutest boy pieces ever. Starting with my favorite for jeans, H & M. I get all of my son’s skinny jeans (yes, yes I know . . . little boy skinny jeans) and other styles of jeans from there. For shirts Target and Old Navy are the places to go! For shoes I have a variety of places that I shop, from Marshalls to Babies-R-Us. And Aiden always has a fresh pair of Converse in his wardrobe. If you’re tired of the planes, trains, and automobiles, try out these places to get your little boy styling this fall season!