Dreaming up my fall wardrobe

Start udating your fall wardrobe before fall arrives

This weekend, it felt already like fall in Interior Alaska. Occasionally, it rained cats and dogs – as if there were a need for even more dogs in this dog country. The raspberry, cranberry, and rhubarb leaves are turning already red. It looks beautiful though.

This reminder of Mother Nature made me dreaming up my fall wardrobe. Staring early gives your much more options. Being ahead of the fall shopping gives you the pick at the litter. The later you start or when you get into the peak of fall wardrobe shopping weeks the higher is the risk that your size is sold out. This fact is especially true when you are on the upper or lower end of the size chart.

mature woman in mesh skirt
Isaac Mizrahi cashmere sweater, statement belt, Longchamp bag, Ivanka Trump pumps (all own) with double layer mesh skirt c/o Lookbook Store in a flowers-blooming-in-the-desert color combination. The cashmere of the short sleeve sweater, yellow of the bag and orange trim of the pumps add a fall vibe to the summer skirt styled for fall

My dream wardrobe for this fall

Of course, my dream wardrobe encompasses items I already own. Not even a heiress would buy all new clothes each season, right? Here is what I would buy to update my wardrobe for fall, if I had the money, and how I would style it with pieces I already own. Enjoy my dream wardrobe.

I would wear this wrap dress (left photo below) with a light trench coat and pumps in early fall and with tights, booties, and a layering top and half slip underneath and a light wool coat later in fall when temperatures drop around the freezing point.

wrap dress as update for autumn wardrobe Floral print wrap dress of my dream fall wardrobe. Photo from: Karina Dresses
houndstooth dress for posh chic in midlife Houndstooth sheath dress of my dream fall wardrobe additions. Photo from: Karina Dresses

As you know, I have a knack for hounds tooth and sheath dresses. I would wear this hounds tooth dress in fall with red pumps or my lace up fall sandals, and pair it with a red or green layering tops and black tights and booties later in winter. My fit-and-flare blazer (photo below) is the perfect cover-up on the commute to work. Wearing a sweater over the dress would make it a great skirt and another great fall outfit.

fit-and-flare blazer in dream wardrobe for fall
Gray asymmetric fit-and-flare blazer c/o Lookbook Store worn with own skinny J Brand jeans, Pippa bag, and riding boots

I love this denim colored cardigan. I would pair it with my white denim boyfriend jeans and a striped T-shirt. It could also extend the time I can still wear my summer dresses in fall. We all love our colorful comfy summer dresses, don’t we? They give us the feeling of freedom and evenings in the Sun, vacation, time with friends and family.

mature woman in fall look
Back view of fall outfit with Isaac Mizahri cashmere sweater, BGBC statement belt, Longchamp bag, Ivanka Trump pumps (all own) with double layer mesh skirt c/o Lookbook Store in a flowers blooming in the desert color combination

Interesting hemlines are so It

I would also look great with the scallop hem skirt. I have a skirt like this on my wish list for a long time. I now have to do the next steps of my fall wardrobe. 🙂

Floral prints and classic patterns are evergreen fall updates

You can’t go wrong with abstract floral prints in fall inspired colors of your color palette or classic weaved patterns like hounds tooth, glen-check or herringbone. They are worth the investment even when you are on a budget. It’s important to know when to splurge or bargain.

cardigan for women in midlife Cardigan of my dream fall wardrobe additions. Photo from: eShaktiscalloped skirt Scalloped denim skirt. Photo from: eShakti

floral print wrap dress Floral print wrap dress. Photo: Karina Dresses

houndstooth dress Houndstooth sheath dress of my dream fall wardrobe additions. Photo from: Karina Dressesfall classic cardigan Cardigan of my dream fall wardrobe additions. Photo from: eShakti

scalloped skirt Scalloped denim skirt. Photo from: eShakti

You can find more on how to build an awesome fall wardrobe and how to create a fall wardrobe on a budget at the links.

What is on your fall wish list? Have you dreamed up your fall wardrobe already? If you like this selection, let your friends know by tweeting them the link for Great clothes for fall for women over 40.

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Photos of me: G. Kramm

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