To Look Ahead, Pt. 2

     Good morning! A big part of preparation for a new season entails analyzing and planning. Luckily for me, I have a large amount of time to do just that in my day. I also prefer to spend a lot of my time thinking about clothes, so putting together my fall wardrobe has been on my mind frequently, thanks to the extreme heat. It's turned me against summer, and I may or may not be in denial that we still have a month + of probably too-warm weather. Fingers crossed that the beloved fall breeze shows up in early September! Now, on to the aforementioned prep. I decided to tackle the plethora of sartorial fall possibilities with two shrewd lists. One, the Fall Staples that I want to utilize from my wardrobe, and the second, the Fall Standouts that I want to showcase this autumn, with two items pending on that one. See the lists and my selections below!

        The Staples list required more thought, as I had to consider what I really wear on a day-to-day basis. These are what I subconsciously gravitate more towards, where as the Standouts list is what obviously jumps out to me as special pieces of clothing.  All of the items below translate into outfits together, but also work well with the Standouts to create plenty of options outside of my go-to outfits.

My vintage crop-flare jeans.

My vintage crop-flare jeans.

My pretty brown leather saddle bag from Forever 21.

My pretty brown leather saddle bag from Forever 21.

A classic black turtleneck.

A classic black turtleneck.

Ankle boots from H&M that I plan to wear any chance I get.

Ankle boots from H&M that I plan to wear any chance I get.

A vintage sweater snatched from my Dad's closet.

A vintage sweater snatched from my Dad's closet.

My perfect leather jacket, for a little edge.

My perfect leather jacket, for a little edge.

     I would compare the Standouts to the "In Crowd". They're the ones who are popular and trendy, but also as equally beloved as the Staples. They couldn't exist in outfits without the basic pieces to work with them. Full disclosure, this list is two items away from being complete within my closet. The low-heeled pumps from Asos are going to be a birthday present from my parents at the end of August, which I am way too excited about. I'm not sure how one can get so much joy from shoes, but I can't help it! They still make me feel like a child on Christmas when I get a new pair. The second item is a bomber jacket. These have very recently come back into style from the 80's. For those of you who were blessed with the crazy animal that was 80's fashion, I'm sure you'll remember the popular Member's Only nylon jackets, which are now coincidentally sold at Urban Outfitter's. I plan to not spend a pretty penny on this jacket though, since trends can be very fleeting. My choice will be this guy from Forever 21, in my favorite outerwear shade of olive hopefully. Typically I would go with a pink option, but since my new shoes will be pink, I don't want to limit outfit options with a pink jacket as well.

A red wool checked coat that just screams Fall.

A red wool checked coat that just screams Fall.

My newly beloved ribbed knit navy midi dress from Forever 21.

My newly beloved ribbed knit navy midi dress from Forever 21.

My kitschy eye earrings from H&M. to add a little interest.

My kitschy eye earrings from H&M. to add a little interest.

My favorite mustard top from American Apparel.

My favorite mustard top from American Apparel.

      Thanks for reading my rambles about fall fashion! Have a great day!