Using Pinterest to Build Outfits for Fall

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Simply Dressed: Using Pinterest to build outfits can help inspire you to create outfits from pieces you already have in your own closet and put together new and fresh wardrobe choices without having to purchase anything! One mom shares how she created several outfits for fall using things she already owned. | CreativeHomeKeeper.com

I love browsing Pinterest for style inspiration, in fact, outfits are probably one of my favorite things to pin. (Did you know I have an entire board dedicated to clothing inspiration called Simply Dressed?)

I firmly believe that pinning outfits can help you hone in on your personal style if you are not sure what that is. Pinterest is such a great tool to highlight styles, color combinations, and accessories.

What I love about fall fashion is how easy it is to layer. In my personal opinion outfits always look better when the rule of “three” is applied: 3 layers, textures or colors.

I think that is why I never feel put together during the hot months of summer when all I want to wear is a lighter shirt and skirt or shorts. With fall it is so easy to begin layering with scarves, cardigans, jewelry and fun shoes, riding boots are among my favorite!

Using Pinterest as a source of inspiration to build outfits is fun and easy but you do need to remember one thing… you’re not trying to build identical outfits, you are building outfits with similar layers, colors or textures. If you try to copy exactly what you see, you are probably going to set yourself up for failure and frustration, not to mention blowing your entire clothing budget. It’s unrealistic to think that every single clothing pin is going to be something that you have in your closet.

Instead of trying to copy, look for similar prints and colors that you already have in your closet.

What style do themes keep repeating over and over that you are pinning? What colors are you drawn to? As I scanned through my Pinterest board I quickly discovered, very true to myself, that I like a lot of natural colors, cardigans, boots, and flats. I like casual outfits with touches of flair to dress them up. I like classic, clean styles with intermittent trendy skinny jeans paired with flats or boots.

I wanted to give you some very specific examples of how I am¬†personally using¬†Pinterest to build outfits. First, though a little note, since I’m currently pregnant (and wearing the same two pants paired with the same 5 shirts over and over) I decided to take pictures of some of my favorite outfits that I wear when I’m not pregnant, since these will be what I go back to after pregnancy.

Pin Inspiration 1

Simply Dressed: Using Pinterest to build outfits can help inspire you to create outfits from pieces you already have in your own closet and put together new and fresh wardrobe choices without having to purchase anything! One mom shares how she created several outfits for fall using things she already owned. | CreativeHomeKeeper.com

I love the simple outfit of fitted jeans, flats, a striped shirt layered with a scarf. This outfit uses the color scheme of black and Fuchsia.

Actual Outfit

Simply Dressed: Using Pinterest to build outfits can help inspire you to create outfits from pieces you already have in your own closet and put together new and fresh wardrobe choices without having to purchase anything! One mom shares how she created several outfits for fall using things she already owned. | CreativeHomeKeeper.com

Since I don’t have accessories that are are Fuchsia, I used what I had… red accents. I paired¬†my fitted, bootcut jeans with my black and white striped shirt. To add a little something extra, I added a red scarf and my favorite pair of red flats. This outfit is simple, practical for everyday wear and makes me feel great.

Pin Inspiration 2

Simply Dressed: Using Pinterest to build outfits can help inspire you to create outfits from pieces you already have in your own closet and put together new and fresh wardrobe choices without having to purchase anything! One mom shares how she created several outfits for fall using things she already owned. | CreativeHomeKeeper.com

First off I love the combination of blues, browns and darker oranges. Add some fun flats and you have a complete outfit.

Actual Outfit

Simply Dressed: Using Pinterest to build outfits can help inspire you to create outfits from pieces you already have in your own closet and put together new and fresh wardrobe choices without having to purchase anything! One mom shares how she created several outfits for fall using things she already owned. | CreativeHomeKeeper.com

I have a similar plaid button down shirt that I usually wear with a white or gray camisole underneath (not pictured). I didn’t have a dark orange cardigan but I do have a red one that pairs with the blue nicely. To finish off the look I added my super comfortable brown and tan stripped flats with a little button accent on top.

Pin Inspiration 3

Simply Dressed: Using Pinterest to build outfits can help inspire you to create outfits from pieces you already have in your own closet and put together new and fresh wardrobe choices without having to purchase anything! One mom shares how she created several outfits for fall using things she already owned. | CreativeHomeKeeper.com

I love simple shirts paired with a plain pair of jeans. I also love how adding a few simple accessories can add a little something special to what may appear plain and boring to some. I should also add that I wear my pearl stud earrings every day and I love that they pretty much go with everything.

Actual Outfit

Simply Dressed: Using Pinterest to build outfits can help inspire you to create outfits from pieces you already have in your own closet and put together new and fresh wardrobe choices without having to purchase anything! One mom shares how she created several outfits for fall using things she already owned. | CreativeHomeKeeper.com

Simple gray t-shirt, same bootcut fitted jeans, canvas TOMS and my favorite linen white scarf with gray and navy strips that I scored on clearance last fall at Target for under $3. Gotta love clearance finds!

Pin Inspiration 3

Simply Dressed: Using Pinterest to build outfits can help inspire you to create outfits from pieces you already have in your own closet and put together new and fresh wardrobe choices without having to purchase anything! One mom shares how she created several outfits for fall using things she already owned. | CreativeHomeKeeper.com

It should be noted that brown riding boots paired with skinny jeans are my favorite fall and winter fashion trend. I love how the Pinterest inspired outfit pairs a flowing, turquoise tunic with a simple scarf and fitted pants. As you can see from my photo, I have a similar pair of boots that I love. My silk, flowing tunic is actually a lighter lilac color which is perfect for not only fall but also for spring as well. I usually wear a gray camisole under. I also added a light brown scarf to add an extra layer. When I was taking the photo I forgot to swap out my bootcut jeans for my skinny jeans but you get the idea for the inspired outfit!

As you can see from my photo, I have a similar pair of boots that I love. My silk, flowing tunic is actually a lighter lilac color which is perfect for not only fall but also for spring as well. I usually wear a gray camisole under. I also added a light brown scarf to add an extra layer. When I was taking the photo I forgot to swap out my bootcut jeans for my skinny jeans but you get the idea for the inspired outfit!

Pin Inspiration 5

Simply Dressed: Using Pinterest to build outfits can help inspire you to create outfits from pieces you already have in your own closet and put together new and fresh wardrobe choices without having to purchase anything! One mom shares how she created several outfits for fall using things she already owned. | CreativeHomeKeeper.com

This was one of my favorite outfits that I wore a lot last fall and can’t wait to wear again next fall when I don’t have a watermelon as a belly ūüėČ

Similar to the Pinterest inspiration, I paired a long, flowing, orange silk tunic over a pair of black leggings. Add in a purple lightweight cardigan and my favorite pearl necklace and I have an outfit that is comfortable enough to wear at home yet dressy enough to wear for date night or church. The actual colors of my outfit are deeper than what the photo shows (I had a poor phone camera) but as you can see, this outfit is probably the closest match to my Pinterest Inspiration.

Each of my Pinterest inspired outfits is similar, yet different, than the actual pins. I used them as inspiration to match styles I liked and then used what I already had in my closet to build similar outfits that helped me to dress for the {everyday} ordinary days.

Are you using Pinterest to build outfits? What style trends do you tend to lean more towards?

 

Simply Dressed: Using Pinterest to build outfits can help inspire you to create outfits from pieces you already have in your own closet and put together new and fresh wardrobe choices without having to purchase anything! One mom shares how she created several outfits for fall using things she already owned. | CreativeHomeKeeper.com

Simply Dressed: Using Pinterest to build outfits can help inspire you to create outfits from pieces you already have in your own closet and put together new and fresh wardrobe choices without having to purchase anything! One mom shares how she created several outfits for fall using things she already owned. | CreativeHomeKeeper.com

This post is part of the 31 Days of Savoring Fall Series. Click here to see all the posts in the series.

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3 Comments

  1. Love this! I really like practical, can-actually-do-myself tips on creating outfits! Thank you.

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