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denim could be your signature, and mixing it with something of-the-moment will give you a look that’s both current and uniquely you.) Dress to make YOU happy, and the rest will follow.

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are obsessed with the season’s sleek, colourful styles, write that down! You can even divide your list into the fall and winter months, and categorize items on your wish list into monthly capsules. This way you’ll not only plan a cohesive wardrobe that is weatherappropriate (and therefore not have that beautiful wool coat sitting in your closet for weeks while you have no money left to spend on clothes you could be wearing NOW), you’ll also have something new and fresh to look forward to each month.

SHOP YOUR CLOSET

Why? Because designers are always recycling ideas. There are always at least a couple major themes that appear every fall season, just packaged s l i g h t l y differently. What does this have to do with me you ask? You’ll likely already

"Designers are always recycling ideas... You’ll likely already have several pieces that are on trend, or that you can update to be current." have several pieces that are on trend, or that you can update to be current. Often, older pieces become fresh when you style them differently, and you might find that a few key items will transform your existing clothes. Photograph or write down those pieces you’ll try to carry over into the new season and tuck them into your purse when you go shopping.

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MAKE A LIST

This is where tips number 2 and 3 come together. Just like grocery or to-do lists, an itemized list of the pieces you need to round out your fall wardrobe will help to keep you focused on your must-haves and stay on budget. Be specific about things like silhouette and fabric. If you need a new wool coat for the winter, and you

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ACCESSORIZE, ACCESSORIZE

Buying a few key accessories is a fairly inexpensive way to transform your existing clothes (especially the basics) from boring or passé to fresh and exciting. Accessorizing is also a low-commitment way to try new trends. Not sure about emerald green from head to toe? Try mixing several shades of green in stackable bangles. fw

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Framework Magazine Issue 4 - September 2012  

Framework Magazine is an online women's publication dedicated to the essential elements of stylish living. From interviews and how-to’s, to...

Framework Magazine Issue 4 - September 2012  

Framework Magazine is an online women's publication dedicated to the essential elements of stylish living. From interviews and how-to’s, to...