Lipgloss and Lace
September 5th, 2016
Cape: old (exact)ย | Tank: old (similar)| Shorts: The Limited | Shoes: old (similar) | Bag: old (similar)ย | Sunglasses: Quay | Necklace:ย Swarovski
This time between seasons is always the hardest for me, fashion wise. It’s not quite summer, and it’sย definitely not fall…so what’s a gal to do withย her wardrobe? One thing is for sure, I don’t want to buy a bunch of new clothes, because most likely I won’t get a lot of use out of whatever I get.
The solution? It’s what I like to call Shopping My Closet. Using what I’ve got to get me through this “waiting” period, until the weather begins to change from one season to the next. Here are the tips I use when shopping, making it easier in the long run for me to shop my closet:
1) Get Organized – If you can’t see your clothes, you don’t know what you have. Try on everything, and narrow down your choices to things that fit and are in good condition. Donate the rest.
2) Buy Transitional Pieces – These areย pieces that can be worn from season to season. You’ll find that you’ll spend less on clothing when an item can seamlessly go from summer to fall. Light weight sweaters, cardigans, wrap dresses , pencil skirts and denim are all items that can take you throughย multiple seasons.
3) Invest In Timeless Pieces – A little black dress, wrap dress, capes, a good blazer, dress pants, great fitting denim, a good leather jacket and my favorite – well constructed coats. Limit the amount of trendy pieces!ย 
Thank you so much for reading, and hope you are having the best Labor Day weekend, friends! Can’t believe summer is over…sad!

52 responses to “Shopping My Closet”

  1. Mica says:

    Those are great wardrobe tips! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I really like the bright red bag with the black and white outfit too, it really pops! Your cape is stunning ๐Ÿ™‚

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. Nina says:

    Great tips Shauna. I like your outfit, and the bag is adorable.

  3. Meagan says:

    LOVE this cape and the pop of red you added to your outfit. Great tips for shopping your closet–I totally agree with all of them! This time of year is so tricky for putting outfits together.


  4. Camila says:

    You are so gorgeous girlie, I love this outfit that you wore and the tips are so good!

    My Vogue Style |

  5. Filipa Jackson says:

    I totally adore this cape, such a fun transitional piece

    Filipa xxx | Instagram

  6. Candace says:

    What a beautiful pop of red. Love the stripes underneath everything. Beautiful as always!

  7. Andrea Nine says:

    Cape creative YES!! I love the idea of shopping your own closet and throwing things together that you may not thought of before. I recently re-organized my closet and it’s helped so much!! Your pop of red makes you own it girl….LOVE!! Hope you had the best long weekend gorgeous!

  8. Deena says:

    I FOUND A CAPE BLAZER LIKE THIS ONE …I was obsessed with it when you first featured it and then couldn’t find one I like that was close…but I FOUND IT- Forever 21 of all places!

  9. I love your handbag! I have a thing for red bags ๐Ÿ™‚

    Angel // My August 2016 Favorites

  10. Tamara says:

    In this time too I also try to rotate my wardrobe and use it smartly! Loving this outfit Shauna, those flats are gorgeous!


    Tamara –

  11. Lux G. says:

    Shopping my closet sounds like a great idea. But, I’ve got something better. Shopping my sister’s closet. ๐Ÿ™‚

    You look fabulous!

    Love your hair color. Is it new or did I just not notice before?

  12. This is such a hard time to dress! I have been trying to incorporate a few fall pieces in with my summer wardrobe. It’s still hot here until October! Love this look and great tips! I’d love to shop your closet!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  13. Jo says:

    Thanks for that post!

    I love your outfit and of course your beautiful hair <3

    xo, JO von

  14. MVAP Blog says:

    Sounds good!!!
    Mรณnica Sors

  15. Rachel says:

    Stunning outfit and I love your tips too.
    Rachel xo

  16. Dolce Nina says:

    Love this outfit, you look stunning! xoxo

  17. Amy says:

    Good tips to make it through this strange weather time. Love your cape!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  18. Samantha says:

    I always try to shop my closet. Loving your cape and bright red handbag!

  19. laura says:

    That cape is such an elegant, timeless piece! Love your bag too!

  20. katelyn says:

    all good tips and love your clutch- really timeless!

  21. Alicia says:

    Love the look you put together. I really need to shop my own closet more often.

    Alicia |

  22. Elise says:

    Great tips Shauna. This time of year is always so difficult to figure out what to wear. Love this look. Stripes with a pop of red is a favorite look of mine!

    xx, Elise

  23. Awesome tips! I’m all about timeless pieces too that can be mixed and match over time and throughout the year. Obsessing over that bag and that Chanel cuff <3
    Green Fashionista

  24. Olivia says:

    Such a gorgeous look girly!!

    xx Olivia

  25. The says:

    As chic as always! Adore this cape and love your Chanel bracelet, just so good! And a great tips on organizing the wardrobe, I always find new old pieces to wear! Xx

  26. Ashley says:

    Getting your closet organized is so, SO key. You’ve gotta know what you have, for sure!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  27. Love this cape! And great tips.

  28. Mariann Yip says:

    I love your cape coat! I’ve always wanted to own one because it makes you look super chic ๐Ÿ™‚


  29. Annessa says:

    I love shopping my closet! Sometimes you fins some good stuff buried in there! Such a cute look Shauna – that cape is awesome!


  30. Rachel says:

    I’m the same way this time of year. Dressing for fall when it’s still hot is a seriously hard task! I love all your tips though, especially buying the timeless pieces…that’s so important! Loving the black and white look with that gorgeous red bag, Shauna! Hope you guys had a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  31. Merima says:

    I love this stylish outfit and pieces you wear, especially the falts.
    Would you like to follow each other?

  32. Nora says:

    LOVE this whole look. You look fab my friend ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. I love this cape jacket, and it looks perfect with the shorts for this transitional time. These are great tips, I really need to organize my closet!

  34. Cielo says:

    Awesome look! I so love your ombre hair!!! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  35. Marie says:

    Love this classy look ! You looks fabulous.

  36. Love this bag ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Mรณnica Sors

  37. Victoria Fox says:

    I couldn’t agree more with you and this post! It literally is so true! It can be so hard to transition! I am in love though with this look! You look so fab!

  38. Kelly K says:

    Love these tips! You look so fabulous in that cape! Makes me even more ready for fall fashion!

  39. rosie says:

    I feel you on the waiting period. I wake up every morning going WTH am I going to wear today! Good advice thanks!

    Life is just Rosie

  40. Jackie says:

    I know exactly what you mean, that in between can be frustrating! But I love all your tips and that black is pretty fabulous. Makes me excited for fall layers ๐Ÿ™‚

    xo, Jackie

  41. Ruth says:

    Totally agree! I try not to buy too much stuff during the transitional period because I feel like I should just be wearing my Summer and Fall clothes at the same time! Love your outfit!

  42. Jess says:

    Very pretty outfit, love the bag and the cape is fabulous for this time of year and into fall. I am the same, it is still warm here in NC, Fall weather not until Oct-Nov, so I need to shop my closet!
    Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday
    jess xx

  43. Kelsey says:

    love the cape with the shorts! so cute!

  44. These are all great tips, Shauna! Love the pop of color with this fabulous bag!

    Luciโ€™s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

  45. thank you for sharing your tips. I just cleaned my closet last week adn that dfinitely hs helped me to get ready faster in the morning.
    The Color Palette

  46. Michelle says:

    Love the cape. What a perfect transitional & versatile piece

  47. Shea says:

    I totally agree, it’s such a challenge to dress for the in-between seasons! Great tips on shopping your closet though–that’s what I rely on too!

  48. Christie says:

    Gorgeous look, Shauna! I’m so in love with your stylish cape! Awesome tips, too.

    The Closet by Christie

  49. Ada says:

    Your tips are awesome and agree with all of them especially #3. You did a great job transitioning these shorts. They look so polished and elegant with the cape jacket. Love them.

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  51. Stephanie says:

    gorgeous outfit!!!! love the jacket

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