Published on October 4, 2016—  Leave a comment

4 Items To Instantly Spruce Up Your Fall Wardrobe

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The beginning of October means it really is autumn now. Which pieces can help make this transition as seamless as possible? Elle, author of Fast Food & Fast Fashion, has a few tips up her sleeve. Read on! 

Happy fall! I’ve teamed up with thredUP again to share how a few additions can spruce up any fall wardrobe.

If you start with five of my wardrobe basics—trench coat, striped top, fitted jeans, classic handbag, and basic pumps—and add four textured pieces (preferably in jewel tones), you can easily create a dozen fall-perfect outfits from them.

A closet refresh need not be expensive or boring. This Munsell purple sweater (Alice + Olivia; the contrasting peter pan collar and cuff are removable!), forest green lace skirt (J. Crew), and cerise lace dress (Free People) were all found at thredUP in new condition for less than $100 in total.

The number of items available on thredUP is intimidating at first, but you can easily filter by size and color. Try search terms like “lace” or browse only styles from one of your favorite brands (it’s a great place to look for past season favorites—the ones that got away—that sold out before you could get your hands on them).


(We suggest pinning this for reference when updating your closet!)

Elle is a blogger from scenic Connecticut, claiming that, “fast food, frilly frocks, and running are my drugs of choice.” She is a big fan of updating her wardrobe seasonally, and has blogged about thredUP and a spring update in the past.