Fall Wardrobe Refresh Tips: The affordable way

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Fall Wardrobe Refresh Tips

Happy Monday, everyone!  Welcome to my thoughts about Fall Wardrobe Refresh Tips: The affordable way.

First of all, thank you to everyone who participated in the survey yesterday.  This post is actually a request from one reader.

The survey and contest are open until Thursday at 6:00 CST.  It helps me so much to occasionally hear from you!

So, let’s get started today with a discussion about fall wardrobe refresh tips with affordable in mind.


Fall Wardrobe refresh tips

You know how excited I get about fall…love it so much.

And thinking of ways to write about fall wardrobe refresh tips and be budget conscious is important for all of us.

Today’s outfit demonstrates a few four key tips that will help you save every time.


Take inventory of what you have now.  Consider items you may want to donate…how is the shape of the garment and the fit.

For example, if there is pilling on a sweater, it might be time to kiss it goodbye.

Do you love or feel ambivalent to it?  Where are there missing pieces…some of you knew exactly where on the survey yesterday.

At 69, I need to keep notes in my phone when I do this, so I will have reminders while shopping.  Just being honest!

During my inventory, I decided I wanted a few more sleeveless pieces to wear under my jackets and cardigans.

I can always look refreshed by simply changing out one top.

In a warmer climate, I wear more often the sleeveless tops and the tanks under jackets. 

With all of this in mind, I am able to shop sales and more affordable lines for these tops.

In today’s look, I started with my Talbot’s olive jacket and Talbot’s camel jeggings….both I love and have worn often….well, these are the jeggings I just recently fit back into!

Then I added a Liz Claiborne Sleeveless Regular Fit Button Down  I recently found at JC Penney’s in a paprika color …..perfect colors, a creative print, and affordable at $12.79…WOO HOO!  I do love this top!

Note: I believe this sale ended yesterday, but there is always another around the corner.  I also have the JCP app for best coupons.

I will show you two more outfits with this idea of combining your higher end pieces with more affordable ones this week.

This is an extra fall wardrobe refresh tip….how to make a $13 blouse look more expensive…style it with your best.

Fall Wardrobe Refresh Tips


Ask yourself: Are you wearing your best colors?  Are there some colors in your palette you have not tried and would like to?

My Vibrant Autumn palette includes elephant gray and I want to add a couple of pieces in it this year.

My whole wardrobe works together now as a family because I have chosen to wear only my best colors….everything goes with everything.

It makes creating outfits so much easier.  You can see here today, that I even match my new autumn wreath! 

Which is from Kirkland’s! They gave me a birthday coupon!

Fall wardrobe Refresh tips


Be bold and style new looks with what you have. 

When your wardrobe works together with color and style messages, then you can try new things like leopard shoes with a paprika print. 

Prints in the same color family go together well.  It is a fun, more subtle way of print mixing.


Know what you want to say with your outfit every time you get dressed.

This is where my five style adjectives are most helpful with shopping and styling.

I am not going to buy anything that does not tell people I meet that I am polished, creative, joyful, current, and approachable.

Ask yourself in the dressing room, does this communicate to others what I want it to about me?

Style adjectives and knowing my colors saves me so much money and time.

I hope this fall wardrobe refresh tips are helpful and get you thinking and planning your own outfits.  September 1 is Wednesday so it is time to plan!

I do have two more outfit inspirations for you this week along these same lines.

Fall Wardrobe Refresh Tips

Now, I hope you have seen the short survey I ran in yesterday’s post.

For those who answer the questions, you will be entered to win this little gift box valued at about $200.

You may do this anytime through Thursday and some did participate in email.  Love to hear from you any way you choose.

I want to make sure that I am serving you best here and that is why I touch base occasionally…you are the best audience!!

Any questions or thoughts about Fall Wardrobe Refresh Tips…please share if there are!

Here are some lovely fall pieces now on the market and I went to some of the brands you mentioned in the survey questions….

Thank you so much for being here!  Now, make sure that you……


By Pamela Lutrell

NOTE: My styles this week are low on something I love and always wear…accessories!  Except they are at the back of the pile in my living room…while I try to be ever so patient and wait for the remodel to go forward.

I am not be seen in many accessories until we are finished.

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