Capsule #3 / Outfit 46
White after Labor Day? Don’t mind if I do! ;)
We’re still in the worst heat of summer in Texas, so you better believe I’m living in shorts + tanks right now.
We’re chatting about the guts of my fall wardrobe planner so far — and you can get yo’self one right here. This is part 3 — brands.
In this section, I list out brands + stores + designers that work for my style, body, and budget.
Remember this post about shopping tips? Well, making a list of your go-to brands is the very first tip:
Having a list of go-to brands is like having a secret weapon. Think about it–brands design with their ideal client in mind, and you better believe they have her profiled in detail. They know her body type, her style, and her price range.
There are literally thousands of brands out there and they each target a different type of person. So your brands are out there! Explore one brand at a time on sites like Piperlime or Polyvore. When you find one that screams you, add it to your list and make notes about the specific things that fit you there. When you’re in need of a party dress, just check your list and rely on your brand. You’ll save so much time.
This section keeps me focused, so I don’t waste time scouring stores that don’t work for me. Personally, I’m a big fan of find-what-works-and-don’t-over-think-it because there are more fun + important things I’d like to spend my time doing — like making out with my husband. :)
My brand list looks like this:
- Zara — coats + tops
- Urban Outfitters — accessories
- Madewell — jeans + tops + shoes
- Gap — jeans + jackets
- Aldo — shoes
- Topshop — wild cards
- Anthropologie — accessories
- H&M — jackets
What does your brand list look like?
Want to see the rest of this series? Here you go!
Bottoms: American Eagle
Bag: Marc Jacobs