It’s finally feeling like “fall” where I live. Yay!!! We’ve had some crisp cool days with bright blue skies lately and I haven’t had to use a fan more than twice a week – a MAJOR joy, for sure!  (It’s hard to think about cute fall/winter clothes when I stay at a constant temperature of hot-flash. haha)  But alas, the weather has cooled, and it’s time to think about what’s fashion forward for fall 2014.  The good news is that it looks like EVERYTHING is in style right now.  So whether your clothes are 30 or 20 or 10 or 2 years old, there seems to be a fashion-forward place for everything.

We can be fashion forward by going “fashion backward.” Good to know, if you care about those things. 😉

Btw, I feel a little old knowing that this is the 3rd and 4th time some of these things have come in style during my lifetime… Just sayin’.

See for yourself:
(These are some pics from Instyle magazine, the August/fall preview edition)

Culottes, gouchos… yep… been there and worn that several times! 😉

Big color for fall = green.  Any shade.  Good news for Delta State fans!



And, anything animal print has come back around again… and again…

The big knit sweater and turtle neck are back…

As well as florals in muted, bright, and pastel hues…

Stripes, stripes, and more stripes…

And the ever comfy boxy blazer.  Or the boyfriend blazer, as we used to call it.  (Are these clothes making you travel down memory lane, too?)

The long skirt has made a resurgence…

So have Faux Fur handbags… I still have mine from the early 2000’s. 🙂

Look at these sweaters… Preppy Handbook styles as well as what we used to call “Eskimo” sweaters.  (Is that politically correct anymore?)


 One of my personal favorites… the all winter white ensembles.  This reminds me of college and some of my favorite outfits! The classier side of the ’80’s…

Want to know what type of heel is in for this season?  Apparently all of them.  Square, spike, flat, tapered, wedge… they all remain current.



Camo and military have seemed to stayed current for years… and are still hot this season too…


And lastly, did anyone save their long wool coats from the late 80’s? If so, get them out of the mothballs because they are making a big comeback. When hem lengths get longer & shoulders get wider, coats grow with them. {At least that’s my humble opinion.}


So, my friends, if you are at all concerned about staying current and on trend, it seems like for this season everything and anything goes.  That’s great news!  To update your wardrobe, simply climb up in the attic and pull out that box of old clothes from the 80’s or 90’s or hit the local Goodwill stores.  Or just keep wearing what you’ve been wearing for the past several years… at least for this season, “it’s all good.”  😉

HOWEVER, there is one accessory that will never go out of style & that beautifies every single wearer… That is LOVE.

And above all these things {see this wonderful list} put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” Col. 3:14. ESV


May the Lord’s beauty be upon you this fall & always…

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