This fall, I decided to pull bags I already own, which fit into the current fall handbag trends, and put together a capsule wardrobe; instead of buying a new bag to add to my collection. While there are bags I would like to purchase, I am undecided on which one to actually buy; so I am going to wait until next season to decide. I am eyeing the Bottega Veneta Cassette Bag in black, the Givenchy Antigona Soft in grey, a few bags from Staud, and a few bags on Miirta. It’s hard to pick just one!
The fall handbag trends for 2020 include heavy chain straps, bucket bags, pouch clutches, hard clutches (due to shelter-in-place, I don’t have a place to wear this trend), geometric shape bags, and top handle satchels or totes.
The Givenchy Antigona is celebrating ten years, so it’s a fun bag to wear this year. My Chanel Boy bag takes care of the heavy chain trend, and of course Mansur Gavriel’s bags are always on pointe. I am wearing my Chloe Marcie because it fits the satchel trend, and it is also a fabulous casual bag for everyday use. Sometimes practical can be fabulous too 😉
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If you are looking for classic bags with longevity, all of these bags have it! I have owned these bags for several years, and one bag, over a decade! The only new-ish bag is my Mansur Gavriel Cloud Clutch which I have had since late winter. Handbags rarely wear out, so it is always a good idea to invest in a handbag with a timeless vibe; that way you can pull it in and out of your closet. Investment dressing is always the way to go!
It’s time to talk shoes!! Don’t we love shoes 🙂 The fall 2020 season is a season of comfort, practicality, and function. That being said, there is no reason we can’t rock the current shoe trends!
When it comes to shoes, fall 2020 is all about the rise of the square toe, stamped croc, the return of the lug sole (which I am skipping until winter), simple platform sneakers, and fabulous slippers. There is also a classic vibe in shoes; which brings back classic loafers, loafer pumps, and loafer slides.
While we all look at the current trends, and would love to rock them, sometimes we need to pick and choose in order to make our wardrobes work. This season, I am keeping things classic. I plan to rock the square toe, but on a simple pump. I am also re-wearing some shoes from previous seasons since they are either classic, or still on trend; such as platform sneakers, snakeskin boots, and slides.
The trends I am putting off for now include combat boots, lug sole loafers, log sole boots, and square toe sandals. I don’t really wear open toe in the fall, and I am not really in a lug sole mood; despite their emergence this season as an important trend. I want to keep my footwear simple and comfortable. My sneakers are super comfy, and of course these slippers will get a lot of use!
Boots are always comfortable, and these two pairs from last year are still on trend, and perfect to wear this autumn season. I invested in a new pair of loafers, since stamped croc is hotter than hot this season. These loafers will last several seasons since they are a classic style. Love that!
I’m excited to be able to re-wear so many shoes this season, and also have some variety to pair with my fall 2020 capsule wardrobe. When shopping your shoe closet for fall, look for classic styles such as loafers and neutral booties. If you have platform sneakers, rock them this season! Also, if you have any square toe pumps from last time they were hot, bring them back to the front of your closet.
What to invest in for fall 2020. If you don’t have shoes which fit into the current trends, I highly recommend investing in a pair of loafers, loafer slides, square toe pumps, platform sneakers, and fuzzy slippers. These are classic, or long lasting trends to look forward to for several seasons; if not years!
Fall 2020 is around the corner, so now is the time to assemble a fall capsule wardrobe! This autumn season isn’t like other fall seasons. A large portion of our economy is closed, which means there are less events and occasions for leaving the house. That being said, I think I can safely say we are all at a point where we want to feel normal; and part of feeling normal is getting dressed in something other than sweatpants.
Nothing feels better right now than putting on an actual outfit. Whether I am going to the post office, the supermarket, or picking up take-out, wearing an outfit makes me feel good; even if I am only wearing it with shoes and a bag for an hour. So for the fall 2020 season, I put together a fall capsule wardrobe which pulls items from my closet such as classic fit jeans and v-neck tees; and combines them with casual yet on trend pieces such as torn skinny jeans, puff sleeve tops, and a pouch clutch. (stay tuned for my handbag capsule wardrobe on the blog in a few days)
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These tops and earrings will work perfectly for video conference meetings, while the jeans or joggers will keep things comfy on the bottom. I mean, aren’t we all mullet dressing for video meeting right now? I know you aren’t in a pencil skirt and pumps!
The casual fall trends this season include 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s influences which you will see in sleeve types, denim washes, and MTV 90’s hip-hop silhouettes. If you wore it then, you can wear it again! I’m loving the puff sleeves, and retro denim styles. They spice up a casual look for the autumn season. Love that!
There are days when we just need a casual look, without trying to rock too many trends. On those days, I plan on wearing jeans, a simple v-neck tee, and this cozy cardigan sweater. This is a great casual capsule wardrobe for the fall season since many of us will be doing mostly casual activities such as errands.
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This is also a casual, go-to look that will get a lot of use on a daily basis. Jeans and a tee are the ultimate basic outfit, this cardigan keeps it comfy and cozy, while trendy jeans spice it up just a bit.
While putting on an outfit feels normal, and is a necessity when leaving the house, there are some days we just want to lounge around and clear our heads. After all, the world is a lot right now! This comfy, cozy loungewear capsule is ideal for a cozy day at home. I love this casual cardigan sweater which can be thrown over jeans and a tee, or loungewear. It’s so versatile!
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I am also living in these fuzzy slip-on slippers. They are great with, or without socks; depending on the weather.
OK, there are a few things open! Where I live I can wear something dressy to dine outside at a restaurant. Depending on where you live, you may have more dressy outfit opportunities than I do in California! This fall, it is good to have one skirt or dress for going out. I cannot even begin to tell you how nice it feels to put on pumps once in awhile these days! This outfit is super affordable, the skirt and top together are under $110, and the pumps are under $140. Each jewelry piece is under $100 too. Love that!
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This fall capsule wardrobe combines new and old pieces which create a multitude of outfits. That’s what makes a capsule wardrobe so good, everything mixes and matches; and also carries over from season to season. There’s no point in buying one season pieces; it is always good to invest in items which can be worn for several seasons. It’s a great way to save money, lower our carbon footprint, and look chic. Love!
Stay tuned for my shoe and handbag capsule coming up over the next week!