12 Wardrobe Essentials Worth Investing In This Fall & Winter

If I’m being completely honest, after 3+ months of enduring the stifling heat and debating whether or not to wear cut-off shorts in the office, I’m welcoming the cooler temperatures with open arms! And an empty closet. I mean, it’s not completely empty. But there is plenty of space just waiting to be filled with the impending season’s wardrobe essentials: coats, boots, and the coziest of knitwear.

And with the capsule wardrobe still buzzing around on fashion blogs, there’s never been a better time to take a hard look at your online shopping cart and consider what items will transcend seasonal trends and which will be donated after only wearing them once or twice.

So in an effort to take on my own capsule wardrobe, I’m challenging myself to invest in those pieces I’ll love and want to wear year after year, despite the changing tides of fashion. Wardrobe essentials to mix-and-match in a cohesive, organized, well-edited closet!

Whether your style is lazy-girl chic, a little more feminine, or edgy with bohemian hints, these are the twelve wardrobe essentials every woman should invest in for Fall and Winter.

Wardrobe Essentials For Fall & Winter, No Matter Your Style
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Target Sale Wishlist

Right now, Target is having a store-wide sale! BOGO shoes are buy 1, get 50% off, $15 – $20 jeans, and up to 25% off home items!!! I’m hooking you up with a detailed shopping list below so you can grab the best items. But you have to hurry, the sale ends today!

Buy 1, Get 50% Off BOGO Shoes

Booties

Flats

Heels & Pumps

Tennis Shoes & Sneakers

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Friday Favorites | Volume Thirteen

It’s Friday! And you know what that means . . . Another addition of my Friday FavoritesThis past week has been unbearably humid here in Dallas, and I’m almost ready for the weather to start cooling down. But I don’t wanna get ahead of myself. The next three days are all about kicking back, relaxing, socializing, and maybe working on some fun end of Summer/beginning of Fall projects! Honestly, I can’t believe the Summer is almost over. So whatever your weekend has in store for you, I hope you’re out soaking up the Summer fun as much as you possibly can before it’s gone. I hope this week’s Friday Favorites inspire you as much as they have inspired me. And have a wonderful weekend!

Friday Favorites | Volume Thirteen

Favorite Shoot: I’m sure you’ve seen her pictures all over Tumblr and Pinterest, and for good reason! Each of Julia Engel’s pictures on Gal Meets Glam are full of glamour, style and beauty. But her photoshoot from Flourish Flower Farm was absolutely gorgeous!! See some more of her great shots from the flower farm here.

Friday Favorites: Flourish Flower Farm Shoot from Gal Meets Glam - Original Caroline

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Friday Favorites | Volume Twelve

It’s finally Friday! And the next few days are all about indulging in good times with friends, maybe a little relaxation, and hopefully soaking up some sunshine before Summer officially ends. But before we jump into those weekend vibes, take a peek at a few things I’ve been loving lately.

Friday Favorites | Volume Twelve

Favorite Home Tour: Literally. Everything about this 1920’s Kit house makeover is perfect. Self-taught designer and lover of house flipping, Emily Netz gave her home a modern, Cali-inspired face-lift while still keeping “the historical value in tact.” See the rest of the tour over at domino mag.

Friday Favorites: A 1920's kit house gets a modern, Cali-inspired makeover from Domino - Original Caroline

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Friday Favorites | Volume Eleven

My most favorite day of the week has officially arrived! And I’m celebrating the best way I know how — by sharing a few of my favorite finds from the week just for you! With this being the first weekend of August ’17, I’m filled with mixed emotions. On the one hand, I’m bummed the Summer’s end is right around the corner. But I’m also thrilled for the arrival of Fall! But there’s still a whole month until the leaves start to change and we start bringing out our thermal tops and cardigans. So this week’s Friday Favorites consists of bright colors and Summer fun to kick your August weekend off right!

Favorites Dress: Free People has sooo many amazing dresses out right now. And their Feelin’ Good Midi dress, ($148) is super chic and shows just the right amount of skin.

Friday Favorites: Feelin' Good Midi Dress from Free People | Original Caroline

Friday Favorites: Feelin' Good Midi Dress from Free People | Original Caroline

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Friday Favorites | Volume Ten

A warm welcome to the weekend, friends! I hope you’ve got some fun plans, and perhaps a little relaxing downtime scheduled, too. And since it’s Friday, I’m sharing a few of my favorites from this past week. This week’s Friday Favorites consists of all things bright and colorful with bohemian flare, so keep scrolling for a dose of inspiration to kick off your weekend right!

Friday Favorites | Volume Ten

Favorite Home Tour: Cara Irwin of Goldalamode was recently featured on domino for her “seriously stylish” New Jersey home, and I think I’m in love. Each room has its own personality while still maintaining “bright, boho-chic” aesthetic. Plus, she’s filled every room with plants galore! Check out the full post at domino to find out Irwin’s chic decorating tips on a budget and the rest of her “expertly curated home.”

Friday Favorites: Cara Irwin's "Bright, Boho-Chic" New Jersey Home from Domino - Original Caroline

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8 Steps To Overcome Impulse Buying

I’m not addicted to shopping. At least, that’s what I tell myself and those who question my shopping habits. Yes, I buy multiple items every week and yes, I am also aware of the ridiculous amount of clothing that piles up (most of which I only wore in the few short weeks after buying it, once, or never at all). It’s not like I’m buying things because I want more clothes for the sake of it. It’s just, with each piece I carry along to the register, I feel this feeling of this is the one. This is going to change things. This is going to make me different.

But this month, in an effort to build a budget I can actually stick to, I realized the way out of all my impulse buys isn’t changing my spending habits; it’s in changing my entire approach to personal style!

And why exactly is this so important? The impact of personal style goes far beyond making a good first impression; great style is more about approaching each day with confidence, and the ability to feel legitimately beautiful in what we are wearing. Believe it or not, the right wardrobe can make a difference in our confidence.

In terms of your wardrobe, I want you to really know what you like, understand what looks good on you, and how to shop for what fits your style so that when you find the right piece to add to your closet you exclaim, “This is so me!” Whether you shop every week or just feel that urge to buy new clothes every time there’s an upcoming event you’re attending, your buying habits aren’t necessarily the root of the problem. Your personal style is.

Finding (and refining) your personal style can be a struggle. I’ve been there so many times, as I gaze into my closet full of clothes and come to that dreadful realization of “I’ve got a closet full of clothes with nothing to wear.”

Steps To Overcome Shopping Addiction | Original Caroline

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