Building Your Fall Wardrobe

31 Days of Fall Fashion & Beauty Tips
Well I made it through week one! Woo hoo! We’ve talked hair, nail, and makeup up trends but now we’re going to begin to Build Your Fall Wardrobe.

Building Your Fall Wardrobe 1

One of the things I’ve been trying to do is be more intentional with my wardrobe. Do you  look in your closet and think, “I have nothing to wear!”

Most of us have a closet full of clothes but we don’t know how to mix and match them to create a variety of different outfits. We’re going to build a wardrobe that works for us!

First we need to start with the basics. There are several pieces of clothing we all need in our closet. Once we have these we can start adding pops of color and accessories.

The first item we all need is a basic white blouse or button down. This is a timeless addition to your wardrobe.

You can never go wrong with this item! Look for details like buttons, 3/4 sleeves etc. Whatever you decide, make sure it’s not too trendy, we are looking for a classic piece.

What I Wore-My Style


White button down


White button down


You may want to spend a little more money and get a white blouse that will last for several years. Banana Republic is a great place to find this basic piece.

Are you ready to start building your fall wardrobe? Do you want to be able to mix and match pieces to get more from your closet?

Beauty For the Heart~~Jesus cannot be an addition to our lives, in a compartment we only take out on Sundays. He has to be Lord of all! -Jim Cymbala

Have a blessed day!

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  1. Cyndi,
    I have tried white blouses under clothes and am always uncomfortable in my arms. I have larger arms and things always feel too tight especially with a blouse and something else on top. More and more clothes have skinny tight arms – like cardigans etc. Any recommendations for a blouse that might work – do the sheer silk types work the same as the more cottony type ones? Help because I love the look but usually substitute a white t-shirt and it is quite the same. Thanks.

  2. Joey…I don’t use Pinterest very much. Where do you go to find put-together outfits for fall and then copy from what you have in your closet? Thanks!

  3. I also have ‘problems’ looking washed out in white sometimes. But just try to add a bright scarf or necklace. My real problem with white was when I was a hospital nurse. I didn’t want my regular clothes to look like my on-duty ones. Will be looking for a nice classic off-white blouse now. Thanks for that suggestion!

  4. Just a silly little comment about wording. I have seen and heard ‘button down’ refer to any shirt/ blouse that has buttons on the front. My daughters were the first I heard say this. When I was growing up (in Memphis) and quite preppy, we only used the term for items with buttoned down collars. If the collar didn’t button down we called it a button up shirt. As opposed to a pullover top. Anyone else learn it this way?

  5. Wow!! That was a great idea! Pictures help so much and i’ve recently found a couple of good apps on my phone that help organize outfits.
    Organizing makes all the difference and I need to get better at it!
    Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Hey Beth,
    I understand so I would go with an off white blouse. Those might be harder to find but I know they’re out there.
    Thank you so much for stopping by!!

  7. Donna the blouse I’m wearing is from JC Penney. I’ve had it for a while but they always have white blouses. I also have another one I love from Banana Republic. My shoes are from Kohl’s and I purchased them last year.
    Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Great advice from you and several who commented. I’m loving your outfit and umm that black skirt is adorable!

  9. I’ve learned so much since coming here! I’ve been going through my closet & also finding more outfits. I just went & bought a new white blouse Thursday! Amazing what one little piece can do. I’ll have to get a list going of ‘must-haves.’ Thank you again Cyndi!!

  10. Love my white button down shirt! It’s so versatile. I’m looking forward to the posts on building a fall wardrobe.

  11. I have saved lots of pictures of cute outfits to my Pinterest! This weekend I opened the file and my closet and just started putting things together that looked like the pictures or as close to them as I could! I found lots of outfits when In thought I had ‘nothing’! I laid each one out on my bed!
    I took pictures with my phone of the outfits complete with jewelry, shoes, purse and scarf! I was astonished at how many things I have!
    Yesterday I looked at the pictures when getting ready for church and it was incredibly easy! No decisions to make, just follow the picture! Yay!
    If you do this when you are in the mood and have time it will amaze you at what you already have!
    I am a total thrift shopper and love to make something look good out of what I find!
    Thanks, Cyndi, for your great posts and inspiration!

  12. Hi Cyndi, I don’t look good in white because of my warm skin coloring. Any suggestions for those of us who don’t wear white well? Love your blog and look forward to reading your daily posts!

  13. I just purchased the white shirt on banana republic and got 35% off using BRFALL35. I ordered two sizes so I could get the free shipping…..needed to have $50 worth of merchandise, though it wouldn’t be hard to spend there. I already have a black buttoned downed shirt or I would have ordered that one too.

  14. Love this article. Where did you buy your white blouse and shoes? I have not purchased anything from Banana Republic so thanks for mentioning! You look gorgeous as always!!

  15. LOVE this!! And I love my white, long sleeve blouse. You can do so much with one!

    I’m also loving Pinterest to assist in putting outfits together.

    Because I work full time and I’m away from home roughly 10 hrs a day…I’ve started putting together 5 days of work attire on Sunday. It’s really helping me find new ways to wear things and it takes tge pressure off of standing in my closet every morning saying to myself, ‘I have nothing to wear!’ ;0)

  16. Cyndi I like the topic of building a wardrobe so thanks for doing this. Love your outfit and I will copy that

  17. Great start! Since losing weight, I’ve recreated a wardrobe from scratch. I did exactly what you mentioned by starting with a lot of basic classics mostly purchased from thrifting. I am beginning year two of that journey and just recently added ponte knit jackets in vibrant colors and one with stripes. I also just bought two pairs of colored pumps.