It’s Back to School season and while the temperatures here in Texas are not quite reflective of fall, I’m still looking forward to trading in the summer brights for rich, yet muted tones reminiscent of fall foliage.
For Beckett’s wardrobe this fall, I am leaning toward plum hues mixed with olive, navy and shades of blush. Independently, many of these colors work as neutrals, but when you combine them together, they create a lovely autumnal palette. Textured fabrics, such as corduroy, gauze, and flannel mixed with artisan details like embroidery, quilting, eyelet and pleats keep the articles interesting. No need for major pattern or graphics – a key when trying to maintain a smaller seasonal wardrobe.
You’ll also notice that I don’t have a single pair of pants in this collection. That is because my daughter (age two, mind you) will have nothing to do with them. Beckett picks out her own outfit every day and a dress or skirt is simply all she’ll wear. We still have some neutral leggings and jeans from previous seasons that will do, just in case, but in the meantime I’m loading up on tights and knee high socks to handle any autumnal chill.