Welcome to Denim Week Fall 2023! I know, I know. It’s not fall and you’re hot. Hahaha! But a girl can dream of cooler days, comfortable jeans and boots, can’t she? And while we’re dreaming, let’s start thinking seriously about our fall wardrobes so that we don’t make hasty, ill-planned purchases when those cooler temperatures do arrive. Because they will arrive, sweet gal! We’re kicking the week off with three more fall trends to try…right now!
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Can you guess from the photo what trends we’re talking about today? I’ll be talking more about denim trends in this Wednesday’s YouTube video. In fact, I’ll have a bonus video for us on Saturday as we close out Denim Week Fall 2023, and I’ll be sharing how to find the perfect pair of jeans for you in that video.
Fall Trend to Try Now: Midi or Maxi Length Denim Skirts
Indeed, one of the trends I’m referring to trying today is the denim skirt. And you probably already have one or two in your closet. Pull them out, dust them off and style them now and later in the fall. I actually wore this denim skirt outfit Sunday to church. We took these photos at two o’clock in the afternoon when it was 84 degrees. So yeah, I was hot, but no hotter than usual. And this super on trend denim skirt outfit felt great all day.
Like I said, wear the denim skirts in your closet. But if you really want to be on trend this fall, opt for a midi or maxi length denim skirt. So chic! A lot of them have very high slits in the front, back or sides. But this J.Crew denim skirt is just right. I find that we can generally wear a small sizer in denim skirts than we do in jeans, and sure enough I’m wearing a 29 in this one very comfortably.
To create a nice silhouette and pleasing proportions, choose either a slightly cropped length top or give your top a tuck or front tuck. I chose to wear my sweater vest over a vintage white tee, but you’ll see me wear the alone in Wednesday’s video. I tucked in the white tee and gave the sweater vest a gentle front tuck.
Fall Trend to Try Now: Thinner Belts
Speaking of tucking, the next trend I suggest trying now is a thinner belt. In recent years we’ve been wearing thicker belts, but this year I’m seeing lots of thinner belts. And I personally am ready to embrace this leaner accessory.
I found my belt at J.Crew, where I got the rest of this outfit, too. It comes in two other neutrals and works nicely with my jeans, skirts and other pants. It has lots of holes for adjustability and comes in just two sizes: xs-s and m-l. I’m wearing the m-l very comfortably with lots of room for adjusting up or down.
Fall Trend to Try Now: Add a Little Joy
Joy has been trending for a couple of years now. Yes, you read that correctly: JOY. As a result of the “year we all remember,” we’ve been aching to add notes of joy to our outfits. And that trend continues in this years styles.
You can add a little joy with bright, pigmented colors, graphics on your tee, ornaments such as bows on your shoes or bling just about anywhere you want to wear it. I chose to add just a bit of bling on my wrist with this chainlink bracelet with pavé crystals.
I think the bracelet still looks feminine, a little elegant and classy, but it definitely adds a touch of whimsy and bright joy to my outfit. Plus, it was just so fun to wear! That is joy. As we enter into fall, remember to keep a little joy in your outfits.
I love how this outfit came together. Like I said, I wore it to church Sunday. (We have a very casual church service.) But I’d also enjoy wearing it to lunch with a friend, to tour a museum or to do a little window shopping.
Let me know what you think of these three fashion trends for Fall 2023. Will you be participating now or later? I’d love to hear from you!
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Blessed for My Day
Perhaps you’ve heard it taught that we need to “walk in the Spirit” in order to live a life that is pleasing to God and fruitful. As true as it is, that can sound like an ambiguous statement at best, a little woowoo at worse. Ha! How in the world do I know if I’m walking in the Spirit?
The Bible teaches us in Romans 8 that we can perform a little litmus test of sorts. If I’m making choices through my day to please me – make me comfortable, elevate me over others, put me first, make me feel better – them I’m walking in the flesh, not the Spirit. But if I am making choices throughout the day to please God, then I am probably walking in the Spirit. That means I’ll be more concerned about serving others, completing the tasks God has given me for that day, seeking to live according to His Word and demonstrating the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5.
Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. ~ Romans 8: 5-6