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Fall Fashion: Five Pieces To Add To Your Collection

fall fashion, five pieces to add to your 2016 collectionAre you dreaming of cooler temps and fall fashion, or is it just me? Maybe it is because I am from Texas?

Maybe it is because I am not a fan of pastels?

Or perhaps it is just for the fun of it?

But this time of year always has me thinking of fall fashion. I just love the cooler seasons more than the warm weather seasons.

I love the feel of cashmere over the feel of sweat any day. I love the hope cooler breezes bring. I even believe the fashion industry likes fall better than the spring collections. I saw fall already promoted in June fashion magazines before summer had officially hit the calendar.

The success of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, where a customer can buy new fall fashion for a limited time, shows I am not alone. Many women are already planning their fall wardrobes and deciding what pieces they want to add this year.

It is important to me that the new items add to the flow of what already hangs in my closet, send the messages I desire to send with my style, work for my current new reinvented career, and perhaps add a touch of updated fun. So, I have made my own list and will be looking for the following items to consider.

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Five 2016 Fall Fashion Wishes

  1. BLOCK HEEL SHOE OR BOOTIE: This design is stylish, comfortable, and current. It is available in many different designs. I am upgrading my shoes for work. Yes I need comfort, but more than in the past I need a little panache to add to my looks as the magazine voice for local women.
  2. LEOPARD JACKET: Leopard really never goes out of style, but it will be everywhere this year. I have been in search of a long, leopard jacket with a flattering fit for a couple of years. It has to fit well, and so far, the ones I have found are very expensive. Since it is a specialty piece and will not be worn as often as a neutral jacket, I need a very good price point. The search goes on!
  3. RED SWEATER: I am really into red, but it has to be more of a brick-red and not too bright a red. It is one of my best colors and I love to wear it with black and even with a pop of leopard. Check your Pantone Fall 2016 colors to see what will predominantly be on the racks this season.
  4. WEDDING GUEST DRESS: I need a perfect dress for fall evening weddings since I have several invitations on the autumn horizon. I would like this dress to have multi-purpose ability and perhaps look great for professional events as well.
  5. NAVY PANTS: Nautical inspiration also returns this season, and I am lacking a pair of navy blue pants. These are good for any time of year and I have wanted to locate my perfect pair. During a season when they are “on trend” is a good time to shop for staples like this.

Of course, I want these to be smart choices at good price points, and I want quality which fits my body shape well and will last. But I always enjoy the hunt.

Would anyone else like to share your autumn wish list?  Let us know what you are looking for!

Also, if you want to find out more about obtaining a copy of  8 Steps to Reinvented Style, head over to last week’s piece, or email me at See you next week, everyone!

Pamela Lutrell

Pamela Lutrell began her blog, over50feeling40, July 2010 with a desire to encourage women over 50 to walk in strength, confidence and joy. Of course, head turning style makes each day fun!

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Wednesday 27th of July 2016

We went on a cruise last autumn so I have plenty of clothes for daytime and evening. The only think I'm on the hunt for is a black dress suitable for any occasion, hopefully with 3/4 sleeves.

Martha Edmundson

Wednesday 27th of July 2016

This is a difficult thing for me, Pam. I appreciate your list and how you coordinate your wardrobe. I'm a work in progress! And, since I am losing weight (9 lbs. so far!) I'm trying to shop exclusively at consignment and maybe thrift shops.

I have read your posts about shopping at thrift shops. What about consignment stores? Do you utilize that resource? I would love to hear how you think about consignment shopping.

Prairie Poulet

Tuesday 26th of July 2016

I am always on the hunt for a new winter hat that will keep my ears warm, fit my massive cranium and look stylish. The last one I found at the turn of the millennium in a designer ski shop. I bought two, made domestically, and very good quality. It's a good thing, because apparently, I'll be wearing them for the rest of my life.

Most women's hats come in "one size", made overseas for tiny people who live where winter doesn't exist.

Beth Havey

Tuesday 26th of July 2016

I have the navy pants and red sweater. I actually have a black dress that might sub in for your wedding guest option. No leopard jacket. I don't think I could carry that off. Oh and I have the boots. Thanks, great post, Beth

Judy Freedman

Tuesday 26th of July 2016

I have a yearly tradition of going shopping at the Nordstrom Sale with my daughter. I live fashion through her now since I don't need as many clothes since I retired from my full time job. But I do love fashions so I still buy a piece or two. This year I focused on my yoga wear. Zella brand is my favorite.


Tuesday 26th of July 2016

I have two pieces coming my way from the Norstrom Sale, Judy. I wish my daughter lived closer so I could shop it with her...I am jealous you have one nearby!

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