How to Shop In Between Seasons

I'm not sure about you, but right now I am just dying to start building my wardrobe for the upcoming fall/winter season. Retailer windows are full of new collections, beckoning me with new prints and styles that make my head spin. I'm imagining outfits with leather jackets, skirts with tights and chunky heeled boots. There's just one tiny problem. I live in Houston, Texas in August. Cool weather is still a ways off. That being said, it's not too early to start planning out what I like to call your "fashion uniform" for Fall. The tricky part is, which pieces can be purchased now in the hotter months that can be worn when it gets cooler? Well, I recently got to do another event with Zara and Baybrook mall this past week that gave me plenty of inspiration! Below you'll find both my tips and favorite pieces currently at Zara that can be worn through this the season and the next, so that if you're itching to buy some new pieces right now (like me), you can do it the smart and efficient way for your pocket book!

Wardrobe Stylist in Houston goes over the top colors and patterns for fall 2018

1. Choose specific patterns and colors.

A sure way to make sure you're buying pieces now that will last you till the first cool wind blows through, is to purchase pieces in patterns and colors that are trending for Fall/Winter. Some of my favorite trends are below. Some are surprising and some are good classic patterns you might already have in your closet!