I know we're not even out of August yet, but I'm so so ready for fall styles. It's not that I don't enjoy summer clothes...but autumn is such a rich time, and I can afford more layering because I'm not constantly feeling volcanic. Besides, there is nothing better than a change of season, even if we're transitioning from fall to winter or winter to spring. Let's just say I'm always ready to try something new. Still, autumn is consistently MY SEASON. I bought a Wedgewood blue blazer on sale at Anthropologie and am now sulking at it until the weather starts to cooperate. Some of you saw my corresponding style-inspired art on Instagram and kind of get the (accurate) impression that mentally, I'm already rolling in the colorful leaves. So to help pass the time, I drew up a list of the things I hope to add to my wardrobe this fall.
#1: Leopard-print flats - I looked for a good pair all last season and never found one that struck my fancy. So they're definitely tops on my list this fall. Leopard's totally a neutral. Totally.
#2: Copper nail-polish - At Ulta Beauty a few weeks ago, I was almost overcome by a small row of gorgeous, autumnal polishes including a foxy-colored copper. As soon as I'm allowed to paint my nails such a roan color, I'm buying a bottle.
#3: A duffle-coat - I need a casual, warm, weather-wise coat this year. My woolen pea-coat did all right last winter, but I would like something more all-purpose and I think duffle coats are adorable. That's why.
#4: Black jeans - Somehow I've done life by squeaking by in my dark navy jeans, but I want a true black this season.
#5: Dark red pants - A chinos-style pair would be wonderful, but I wouldn't be opposed to corduroy with a tiny rib.
#6: Pearl studs - I don't have any and it has become increasingly inconvenient.
#7: A purple hat - Haven't firmly decided if I'd rather a woolen tam or a slouchy beret or beanie, but I am stuck on the color: rich plum, which is a classic. More than one friend have suggested I make purple (of various shades) my signature color. I'm feeling this out little by little.
What items are on your autumn wish-list? Share it with the rest of us by tagging @lipstickandgelato on Instagram, or using #ispystyle on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. See you around!