ANATOMY OF AN OUTFIT: FALL ESSENTIALS

I’ve been thinking a lot about my wardrobe lately. Maybe the fall 10x10 got my head in the game. Maybe I’m just ready to care about what I look like again (even though I’m getting to that super-pregnant part of my pregnancy).

Do you guys know what I mean though? You go through a major life change - marriage, having a baby, getting a new job, moving to a new place - and you either change everything or lose yourself completely?

We are constantly in motion over here so at some point, all the change made me forget that I’m a women who likes looking good and putting outfits together. It got to the point where I changed everything AND lost myself. I stopped thinking about the details that make myself me for a while, but I’ve been relearning all the little things I used to love. Now, I want to rediscover my passions. Specifically my love for clothes and getting creative with what I wear.

So that brings us to the anatomy of an outfit.

I realized recently that a good outfit is all in the details. From the accidental way a specific type of fabric hangs on you to the deliberate additions that pull everything together. I want to figure that out. I want to dive into what really makes an outfit come together.

So I’m going to take 3 perfect Pinterest outfits and break down the details to get an idea of how everything came together. Then, I’m going to take a few of those details and make my very own quintessential fall outfit.

THE BIG PICTURE

ANATOMY OF A WARDROBE: FALL ESSENTIALS - This Wild Home
  • rolled + layered sleeves

  • ankle boots

  • straight leg jeans

ANATOMY OF A WARDROBE: FALL ESSENTIALS - This Wild Home
  • layers

  • ankle books + socks

  • tights + dresses

ANATOMY OF A WARDROBE: FALL ESSENTIALS - This Wild Home
  • French tucked sweater

  • straight leg jeans

  • a hint of jewelry

THE DETAILS

Layers, Layers, Layers. This is key in creating a fall wardrobe.

It’s practical, to start. The weather changing from cold to hot throughout the day. The need for a jacket in the shade and shorts in the sun.

Fall is the merging of summer and winter wardrobes. It’s the time to be comfy and cozy and the quintessential fall outfit is just that. You don’t have to bundle up quite yet so you can keep things loose. Loose sweaters, jeans, dresses, skirts. Things that can flow in the wind while still protecting you from the chill.

So, here’s my version of an outfit featuring all the fall essentials (minus that French tuck cause maternity pants don’t allow for that).

FROM MY CLOSET

ANATOMY OF A WARDROBE: FALL ESSENTIALS - This Wild Home
ANATOMY OF A WARDROBE: FALL ESSENTIALS - This Wild Home
ANATOMY OF A WARDROBE: FALL ESSENTIALS - This Wild Home

And there you have it! Those socks to keep my ankles warm. Layers, even in my rolled up sleeves. That little touch of gold and a cozy sweater to keep me warm.

Now all I need is a pumpkin spice latte and some changing leaves.

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