Fall in Colorado Took an Ugly Turn This Year
When we were in the mountains last week we were able to catch the leaves changing just in the nick of time before the snow hit. Once the early autumn snow fell one night and melted the next, the fall colors were not the same. All the leaves dried up and turned brown. We were lucky to catch the aspens changing colors when we did. But it was quite a sad sight when we got back home in Denver. All the leaves were slow to turn at the lower elevation. So leaves went from green to brown before they turned into their gorgeous autumn hues. My heart has been broken ever since we came back home from our trip. Our seasons here in Colorado can be so wacky but I have never seen such a short fall season. The unpredictable weather at every turn has taught me to be well prepared when I am getting dressed in the morning. That is where all the fall layering comes in handy. Like this casual fall style that I put together with some of my favorite second-hand finds.
A Casual Fall Trench Coat
I have been re-styling a lot of my fall wardrobe in a different way this season because I already own a lot of great staple items that I can mix and match. This cropped trench coat was another purchase from last year that I bought from Zara. This was before I decided to boycott these kinds of brands and shop more ethically and sustainably. I really love how this jacket paired with my vintage autumn outfit. And it really is a great coat for those unpredictable weather days. Cropped coats are a trendy style but trench coats are always a classic piece. And sometimes it is nice to put a new twist on a timeless style. I especially love how it looks with these vintage high waist pants. And the tied sleeves really add an eye-catching touch to this jacket.
Vintage Fall Layers
The navy pants are a Poshmark purchase – I styled them last year in this post. I really love wearing these pants because they are extremely comfortable. The top with the gorgeous lace and little buttons was a thrift store find, one of my firsts. Both items are perfect for fall layering and make for some great fall basics that I can wear with many different things.
The plaid newsboy cap is another one of my favorite items in my fall wardrobe. You can see how I styled it previously here. I bought it from Goorin Bros on Larimar Square a couple of years ago. Ever since I walked into one of their stores they have become one of my favorite hat companies and I love stopping by to see their latest collections whenever I get the chance. Their vintage aesthetic is such a special experience. When you walk in it is like taking a walk back into the 1920s. I wish there were more brands that created these time-traveling customer experiences. Click here and here for a couple of different plaid flat cap styles from the current Goorin collection.
Finding Perfect Vintage Clothing Can Be Fun But Also Tough
I have always been a vintage lover but it wasn’t until recently that I started buying vintage. I just didn’t realize how fun it all was and how there are endless amounts of good stuff out there. Now I can’t get enough of vintage clothing. I imagine one day my whole wardrobe will be vintage and vintage-inspired pieces designed by me. Would you be interested in more vintage designs and styles making a comeback? I am curious if any of you struggle to find the perfect vintage clothing that you are searching for. Because I am always on the hunt for the next perfect piece.