07 October 2009

Fall Street Style

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There's nothing like moving to make you take inventory of your closet. I've heard the term "shop your closet" thrown around a lot in the past year or so, since the economy has taken a down turn. I'm finding it to be quite true! Things tend to get buried in the back of my closet, not seeing the light of day for some time. Rediscovering these pieces has been just like buying new things, only with the added benefit of being free this time around.

I certainly don't feel the need to be buying anything new right now with all of these newly rediscovered gems in my own closet. It's a nice feeling! Here are some of my favorite street style shots of the moment that are inspiring me to try new combinations with my own clothes.

  • The always adorable Filippa sporting a favorite color combination. I love this black and orange combo but whenever I try to wear it, I always start to feel sort of Halloweeny. After seeing this photos, I'm determined to actually leave the house wearing orange and black.
  • One of the areas of dressing that I'm always lacking in is putting together super comfy outfits that still look stylish. I think this girl has nailed it. I want to try wearing a big, oversized sweater with a dress and flat boots.
  • I recently found a few of the most wonderful 100% cashmere pleated skirts. Two out of three will certainly make their way into the shop, but I'm sure to hold onto one of them. I thought I would take it to have it altered to a shorter length (it hits just below the knee), but seeing this photo makes me wonder if it wouldn't be better to leave it as is.
  • I love this sort of gothy-romantic look with the soft upswept hair. I know I've got lots of black in my closet and there are a couple of lacy collars lying around as well. This shouldn't been too hard to replicate.

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photo credits: Filippa's blog, Vanessa Jackman, AltimiraNYC, Cafe Mode

18 comments:

Imelda said...

I know what you mean, I always find 'new' things in my closet :) Love that!
Beautiful outfits!

St├ęphanie said...

Beautiful oufits !

jayne said...

I really love the second outfit, so simple but the socks with the boots is genius

kim said...

i'm always afraid of longish skirts too (i'm short) but on you i think a longer skirt would be really pretty. but you have such a nice figure that you could wear anything!

MissPattyPei said...

Love this outfits!

Lay said...

Amei o primeiro look!

caramelizedvintage said...

The third outfit is so great. I love the shades of blue/violet and that long skirt!

CMA said...

these looks are completely flawless
gorgeous in every single way
thanks for sharing, im truly inspired for fall

-cma
check out my blog @
cosmicaroline.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

Love the last 2 looks! I have an obsession with lace collars recently and that collar looks amazing! Can't wait to see your repliction! I bought a few lace collars recently, will be so excited to be inspired by your creations!

calivintage said...

these are all so inspiring! i too, have resolved to try the orange and black combination! and i think you should try the cashmere skirt longer. i recently resisted temptation to hem a dress and i was actually really pleased that i didn't!

Polly Farthing said...

Fantastic outfits - that lace collar is so so gorgeous!

Polly x

Juliet said...

Shopping in your own closet never works for me. It's too small.

juliet xxx

Isabel said...

These are all such good looks! Thanks for the inspiration.

Lacey Starr said...

I love rediscovering my clothes. When the seasons change, i always find things I've completely forgotten about. It's like getting something new.

Alice said...

Oh I love the girl with the umbrella!

Mamushka Marie said...

gorgeous street style items, I'm especially drooling over the collar of that black dress in the last photo!

electricat said...

I Love finding gems in my closet..it makes me so happy, especially looking for pieces in my mother's closet and in old suitcases of hers :)

I love these outfits...beautiful!!I hope your move is going by Really really well :) ( i was going to say fabulously..but I didn't know if that would make sense)

Deanna said...

The long pleated skirt is beautiful and could be played up or down and still look great.