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Italic cashmere sweater in acid green, Sienna Studio leather skirt, Valentino studded boots, black pearl necklace, Nordgreen watch, DIY bangle.

Wardrobe updates for trends and replacements are necessary for everyone to look their best. Sure while browsing a lot of Lust items get bookmarked too. What is trending right now are bold colors. Viva magenta is the color of the year. See which wardrobe updates and trends to look for right now.



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What’s on My Wardrobe Update List?

Each fall and spring, I overhaul my closet to create a working fall/winter wardrobe and spring/summer wardrobe, respectively. I make a list of items that I have to replace and to add to makeover my wardrobe for fit, trends, and style.


style book author in gray tights and sweater orange skirt and white booties
Fendi booties, Max Mara skirt, Hipstik tights, citrine and moonstone necklace, Landsend sweater, Nordgreen watch, DIY bangle, Taylor’s Gold’n Stone fireweed rose quartz earrings.


This time, the replacement list looked as follows:

  • High heel boots or booties in gray,
  • A plaid wool skirt,
  • LeatherCoatsEtc tan leather gloves,
  • Tights in nude,
  • Cashmere sweaters in olive, bottle-green, mustard, magenta, burgundy, and navy,
  • Various pieces of new underwear,
  • An up-scale skirt blazer or pantsuit outfit in sleek, simple, crisp tailoring for a special event,
  • Winter walking shoes, and
  • A new bomber leather jacket that is classic, but also fits the heavy-duty trend.

The list for trendy updates includes:

  • A beret or hat in beetroot purple or Empire yellow,
  • Gloves in an It color like fiery red or blue perennial,
  • A fun skirt with maxed out or asymmetric hem.



On the Lust list are:

  • A pink/magenta B-3 shearling bomber jacket,
  • One of the drop-waist dresses or sheer trendy skirts, and
  • These Nordgreen watches and the tiger-eye wooden Jord watch.


three watch that are on my wardrobe update Lust list
Left and middle: Nordgreen watches. Get 15% off with my discount code HLSTYLE. Right:  JORD tiger-eye dial wooden watch.



Which Wardrobe Updates I Bought so Far

The easiest parts are always the tights and underwear. I love my Hipstik® Legwear.



I also ordered the cashmere sweaters (see the carousel). So stay turned for the new outfits with these pieces. For some of them I have already more than three ideas in mind. When you are a long time reader, you may know that this is one of the criteria to how to buy a winner for your wardrobe.



How to Deal with Lust Items When Being on a Fashion Budget?

My husband found a pink B3 aviator jacket with hoodie. However, because you should never buy a statement piece when you need a work horse, I wait for it to go on sale. Yes, I always love a beautiful look in pink, and wanted to have a good insulating pink jacket. A shearling jacket keeps you warm when watching the start of the Iditarod or Yukon Quest in Fairbanks.

However, I never include Lust items in my fashion budget calculation. In other words, I have to save on the Must-Haves and trend updates to be able to afford it. Therefore, I programmed a fashion budget calculator that automatically adjust the upper most cost for a budgeted piece, and what’s left in the budget.


Tip: Download my free fashion budget tool here.



The Best Trend I Bought Last Year …

was my printed denim jacket. It was an absolute winner for my wardrobe. More on why a wild print jacket is the best for maximizing your looks. Below is another outfit with this very versatile piece. I found it in a little boutique here in College.


stylist in wardrobe update of a printed jacket
Calvin Klein sheath, Vince Camuto boots, Hipstik tights (dyed), Edith Leiber belt, Nordgreen watch, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Taylor’s Gold’n Stone jade earrings. I plan to wear this sheath with the ordered magenta and burgundy sweater.

Best of all. Cropped and short jackets are a trend that remains for Spring/Summer 2023, and some of the jackets colors look similar to the Pantone SS 2023 palette. Therefore, it looks full on trend still a year later. More on how you can to fake Pantone colors with lookalikes
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Photos of me: G. Kramm

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This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. aquamarinastyle

    Such a smart way to inventory your wardrobe and buy only what you need.Love it, Nicole! The whole outfit with the BOOTS and patterned jacket is just so chic!! Happy holidays, my friend.

    xx Darlene

  2. Jodie

    I wish I was that organized with adding to my closet. I just love that print jacket Nicole,

  3. Yes, I remember the incomplete fall collections mixed with non-sold spring collection pieces. Many small boutiques got out of business because they couldn’t make ends match between non-sold spring items, paying rent without getting, and buying a fall collection. So sad.

  4. I feel like I am always updating my closet without ever cleaning out the old stuff! I need to get better about this because I am running out of room. Great post!


  5. The cashmere sweater is so pretty and I know that neutral color will work well with many of your outfits. I can’t wait to see the aviator jacket your husband got. I am finding it a little easier to shop now that we are kind of getting a little out of the pandemic. Last year this time, a lot of my stores didn’t have dressing rooms open and the stuff they had in stock was a weird collection of odds and ends.


  6. Midlife and Beyond

    I’m the same, love a good clear out of my closet as each season comes to a close. It helps me to see the wood from the trees! Yhank you for not only hosting but for the feature. Have a great weekend!

  7. I love your party! And I love seeing how you blend various fabrics. Plus your shoes are always really amazing!


  8. dousedinpink

    It’s great that you plan out exactly what you want to add to your closet each season. I tend to randomly buy things. Love both of those pretty dance dresses!

    Jill Doused in Pink