5 Fun Tips to Help your Wardrobe Move into Fall

Not ready for Fall fashion just yet? Me either! But as the seasons change, you may need a few tips to mix your summer fashions in a way that they work for you this fall. Here’s I’m sharing a few strategies to help you move your summer wardrobe into Fall.

These tips are designed to allow you to keep your summer clothes out just a little longer, but also make the transition into fall temperatures and fashion changes.

Tips to Transition Your Summer Wardrobe to Fall

  • Keep Your Maxi Dresses Out – we love our maxi dresses in the summer and they work great in the fall too. Add a scarf, a cardigan or a blazer to refashion them. You can even layer a sleek long sleeve t-shirt under a maxi dress.
  • Add Tights – Play with pattern, texture and color in some cozy tights to help extend the life of your favorite summer skirts and dresses.
  • Layer Up – A key trick for layering is the “long over lean” rule. Match a longer top (tunic or boyfriend cardigan) over leaner bottoms like leggings or skinny jeans (maybe even a pencil skirt). By following this rule, you don’t look bulky, just set up for a great Fall.
  • Add Deeper Colors – Think rick jewel and earth tones, like turquoise, eggplant and even an animal print. They can look great with some of your summer pieces to give them a transitional feel. Deep colors can come into your wardrobe in clothing, but also accessories like belts, jewelry, bags and scarves.
  • Wear Booties – Maybe it’s too hot for taller boots just now but booties in deep colors will pull you through. They can become your “go to” fall footwear, pairing them with jeans, skirts and leggings.

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Tips for transitioning to a Fall wardrobe

Wondering what you’re going to wear as it starts to feel like Fall? Not sure what in your closet might be a great outfit for your Fall wardrobe?

No worries, here’s a video from my recent visit to ND Today to share some tips on transitioning to a Fall wardrobe.

To recap, here are the tips I shared:

  1. Choose lighter weight transitional fabrics, such as a cotton/spandex blend for pants worn in the fall  Shop for quality fabrics that will last from year to year and staple colors like of course, black, but also mink brown, navy, and even gray or khaki.
  2. For leggings, the fall is a great time to wear leggings with a bit of detail at the ankle. You won’t be pulling out your tall boots just yet, so you can show off the details with flats or low heels.
  3. The key to managing temperature changes as we move into fall is layering. Try our mesh bomber jacket, which is super cute in a light tan color. It provides a little extra warmth but not too much. Or get a long sleeve top but in a summery color, like white.
  4. What you wear under your clothes also matters. We all want to make sure that we look our best in our clothes and I have a variety of slips and shaping bottoms that will help you.
  5. And the number one thing that women are wearing for comfort and shaping is the Ruby Ribbon Bye Bye Bra Cami, This cami will replace your bra and it works for women up to a 50 K bra size while still giving you all the support you need. And it will take at least an inch off your waist as well.

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My Top Picks from the newest Ruby Ribbon Clearance Items

Ruby Ribbon added several new items to the “online clearance racks” (also known as the Sale tab). To make sure you don’t miss out, I’m highlighting my recommendations for you to check out!

  • Dual Tank – one of my personal wardrobe staples right now and the white one is discounted. You’ll wear it ALL THE TIME (I promise)
  • Beach Pant – they’re called a Beach Pant, but IMO, they are a casual and comfy pant to pull on when you want to look polished but a relaxed feel is a must. They are a breezy gauze fabric in navy
  • Tuxedo Ruffle Capri –  a basic black capri legging, with a white ruffle (sort of) detail down the leg. I wouldn’t call them overly feminine and super cute with a tank or a tee
  • Lace Up Leggings – fall is coming (sorry to break the news to you ) and these leggings with a lace-up detail at the ankle will stand out with a fun long vest and flats. Before you pull out your high boots, these leggings are just what you need
  • Mesh Bomber – perfect for now, toss over a tank or tee right now, especially as the mornings are a bit cooler. This light tan is great with black, or white, or navy, or nearly any other color. Unique, different, fun – it’s what you need

Bonus Item

Ideas for styling the DIY Jumpsuit
  • DIY Jumpsuit – take a basic pant in a jersey fabric, then spice it up with a DIY option to style it a million (maybe even a jillion) ways. Experiment with how you love it, then head out for a night on the town.

As I mentioned, these are just a few of my top picks from the clearance items on the Sale tab. You’ll find a random selection of patterns and colors in our Bye Bye Bra camis and demiettes, as well as other swimsuit coverups, and clothing. I invite you to take a few minutes to browse through it all (maybe sitting in the sunshine).

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Top Off Your Spring Look with the Ponte Blazer

It’s been warming up and feeling like Spring, but really pretty slowly. If you’re like me, you want to wear Spring fabrics and prints (and open-toe shoes) but it’s still a bit chilly both in the early morning and later in the evening. That’s where the Ponte Blazer comes in.

I’m finding that my black Ponte Blazer has become my go-to piece lately. I think nearly every day this week I added it to whatever outfit I was wearing; it’s a great final layer as you’re heading out the door.

The Ponte Blazer looks equally great with confy jeans or with your favorite dress and is great with so many Spring outfits. Push up sleeves for a more casual look. This polished piece features shoulder pads and a welt pocket for a finished look. It’s a longer length that gives you great coverage, ideal for wearing with leggings too.

Get this menswear-inspired blazer in two color options. Of course we have basic black, which is perfect for nearly any outfit. But, we also offer it in the Dash print, which is a subtle white and navy dash print knitted into the fabric. With the Dash pattern, you can incorporate a great navy and black look together, making this blazer extra versatile.

Ponte Blazer in Dash (left) and Black (right)

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Monochrome is the new black

How often do you dress monochrome? If it’s frequently, you may be right in style. Dressing in a monochrome color palette is on trend right now.

Monochrome dressing means wearing the same color from head to toe. The clothing pieces can have different textures and/or similar shades of that color. With monochrome dressing, you get an all over tonal look.

Ruby Ribbon leggings and top

Not only is monochrome dressing trendy right now, it has some other fashion benefits. It stands out and is definitely eye catching. It makes it easier for you to experiment with fabrics and textures; when the pieces are all the same color, you can find out your preferences for mixing and matching with textural contrast.

You might have already heard this, but monochrome dressing will also make you look slimmer. Your silhouette will be elongated and uninterrupted, so you’ll appear taller and slimmer.

To look your best when dress monochromatically, be sure to choose a single color that looks great on you. Maybe it’s your favorite color or a color you always get compliments on when you wear it. Or, make an always safe bet and go with a monochromatic neutral like black or gray.

Feel free to add interest with textures like fur, lace, embroidery, panels or embellishments. You can even select a print that is primarily your chosen color; it will add interest but still provide the benefits of a monochromatic outfit.


Ruby Ribbon activewear

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Lace Capris – Relaunched!

You might have missed the Lace Capri last spring (they were gone in a flash!). But, no worries, we just relaunched them for this spring season, so you get a second chance!

The elegant lace detail on these black capris make them something special. They are definitely a returning favorite.

You can wear them for both casual and dressy occasions. For date night, dress them up with a fun top, maybe a jacket, and heels. Or exercise versatility by wearing them for a weekend outing, paired with a more casual tunic and flats.


You’ll love these Lace Capris because:

  • Hidden skinny waistband gives you a bit of a tummy-tuck
  • So comfortable in cotton and Spandex blend
  • Fits just like your favorite Ruby Ribbon Ankle, Capri and Bootcut Leggings
  • In your favorite legging color — Black
  • Sized to fit nearly all of us in XS to 3XL

Be sure to check all all the new items in the 2019 Spring Capsule in this post.

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20 pieces over 31 days – Capsule Wardrobe Recap

Over the last 31 days, I made my “outfit of the day” selection choosing only from 20 pieces that I brought along on my month-long trip to Arizona. I was testing out using a capsule wardrobe of only 20 pieces of clothing. Yep, I wore just 20 pieces in 31 days!

The 20 pieces included four tank tops, three t-shirts, a cute long vest, three skorts, a skirt, four pair of pants and leggings,  a hoodie and 3 long-sleeve tops. I tried to do the math on how many outfits these 20 pieces might represent but I’ll admit that I wasn’t able to come up with an answer other than, “it’s a lot.”

Here are just four pictures from this month of the various outfits I was able to put together with these 20 pieces.

After testing out a capsule wardrobe for a month, here are my takeaways:

  • Each morning, I found choosing what to wear was much simpler. I would choose a skort or a legging and then pick out a top to go with it. It was usually a quick decision.
  • I didn’t feel like I wore the same thing over and over. I was careful to select 20 pieces in my capsule that had colors in common and I felt that it was easy to use these pieces to mix and match in different ways. I don’t think that I wore the same exact outfit twice during the month. (My plain black skort was probably worn the most of all the items I brought.)
  • I even had clothes that I didn’t wear this month! Specifically, I wore the Spruce Green t-shirt home on the plane but I didn’t wear it during the month. It was too long to wear with the skorts and I guess I never selected it when I wore leggings.

PS: It’s always fun as a Ruby Ribbon stylist to dig into my samples to get “new clothes” when I feel a whim. I did pull one item from the new Spring Collection to wear for the launch event.

After thinking more about it, I would definitely try a capsule wardrobe again. When I got home and dressed for work this week, I realized how many clothes I do have in my closet, and I’ll admit that many of those items rarely get worn. For sure when I’m packing for even a short trip, I think I will be able to use what I learned with this trial to maximize my wardrobe pieces and minimize the size of my suitcase.

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If you are interested in learning more about a capsule wardrobe, consider signing up for my free Capsule Wardrobe Mini Course , where I provide guidance on how to use a 1o-piece Capsule Wardrobe to create more than 40 outfits. This mini course is delivered to you over a 4-day period and takes only about five minutes a day to complete.

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Ruby Ribbon delivers on “comfortable and pretty”

CEO Anna Zornosa often says she set out with Ruby Ribbon  to make shapewear products that were both comfortable and pretty and she definitely hit it out of the park with the new Sheer Demiette and matching Sheer Shaping Briefs. Both are comfortable enough for Saturday errands but also sexy enough for Saturday night.

Sheer Demiette

Ruby Ribbon Sheer Demiette designer Cami Raymond

Like our other two demiettes, this new Sheer Demiette delivers! It provides all the definition and support of an underwire bra, but also all the comfort of our famous camis. We find some women just prefer the more “bralike” option that our demiettes provide.

Here are some of the key characteristics of the new Sheer Demiette:

  • Wire-free support for all cup sizes B and above
  • Sexy sheer panel neckline
  • Straps can be worn straight or racerback
  • Wicking fabric keeps you cool and dry
  • Stays put with our invisible gripper edge
  • Offered in three colors – black, pale and a gorgeous Plum option
  • Comfortable and pretty

Sheer Brief

While we’re talking about new shapewear, let’s not forget our beautiful relaunched Sheer Brief, as well. Offered in both black and pale (to match the Sheer Demiette, obviously), the Sheer Briefs feature Ruby Ribbon’s signature tummy control panels. They also have sheer panels on the sides and a sheer fabric in back. The ruching in back will give you a little lift there too.

These Sheer Briefs are making a comeback and I can tell you, when we had them a few years ago, they were my personal favorite for the Ruby Ribbon briefs. I liked them because they were cut a little higher in the leg, making them fit me a bit better. They are worn at your natural waist and have a pretty picot-edged waistband.

Wear the Sheer Briefs under high-waisted pants and any of our Ruby Ribbon leggings for no panty lines and a smooth silhouette. They will leave you feeling both comfortable and pretty.

Make a Set! Did you know… You can add a Sheer Brief for $10 OFF for every Cami or Demiette you purchase?

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Hang Out and Lounge About!

What could be a better than a day to just hang out and lounge about? How about a new few new pieces of the comfiest and coziest “lay on the couch for a movie” kind of clothes? Two of the newest pieces in the 2019 Spring collection are the Lounge About Tunic and the Hang Out Hoodie.

Lounge About Tunic

In a soft shade of pink, the Lounge About Tunic has a deep v-neckline with a unique but pretty cutout detail. It’s super lux to lounge in; feel free to push up the long dolman sleeves for a soft and casual look. This tunic has a losse fit that tapers slightly at the hem, and it’s a versatile length that can be worn longer or shorter. The fabric is a super soft t-shirt fabric with a touch of stretch.

To wear the Lounge About Tunic and stay comfy, pair them with your favorite Ankle Leggings, or maybe a pair with a little bit of sizzle like the Lace-Up Leggings (still comfortable but kicked up a notch!). Or, for a trip outside and off the couch, pair this tunic with our Denim Leggings (either black or dark blue will do) and you can even try wearing the tunic backwards for a completely different look.


Hangout Hoodie

Hey, if you’re not lounging about, maybe it’s time to just hang out? You can do that in the new color for the Hang Out Hoodie – a pretty navy fleck. This hoodie came out last year in a black pattern that sold out in weeks. Let’s hope we had a bit more of a stock up this time! Who knew it would be so popular?

One way that this new Hangout Hoodie is different is that in addition to a great long length for extra coverage, it also has thumbholes at the wrist. The seams are slimming and you’ll love the side pockets. Think style and comfort all in a sport hoodie that you’ll wear ALL THE TIME.

Here are a couple ways to style the Hang Out Hoodie:

  • Toss it on over your workout gear as you’re heading to the gym
  • Wear it over a tee with your jeans for a classically casual look
  • Pair it with black leggings or white capris with the black Dual Tank or white Lace Extender (This is my favorite way to wear the Hang Out Hoodie)

These two loungy items weren’t the only things in the 2019 Spring collection. Check out all the new items in the 2019 Spring Capsule in this post.

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Meadow Blouse is flowy and feminine

In a flowery print of burgundy and a deep cream color with navy accents, this Meadow Blouse is a flowy and feminine tunic. It will look great tucked in like you often wear a blouse, or more breezy as a tunic with leggings or a skirt. The hem is even high/low, meaning it’s longer in the back.

It’s a fun new piece in the 2019 Spring Collection that is different from what Ruby Ribbon has brought to us in the past. It features a ruffle collar with a v-neckline and a cute tie at the neckline. The long sleeves can easily easily be pushed up, especially because they have a rule elastic at the wrist.

Meadow Blouse

Made of poly crepe, this top also will be new-looking for a long period of time. It also dries easily and resists wrinkles.

Wondering how to style the Meadow Blouse?

  • For a traditional “poet” look, pair it with our Denim Leggings in either black or dark denim
  • Live a little with your own style – try pairing it with the eggplant colored Velvet Leggings
  • Super cute with Slim Leg Pants or Flare Leg Pants in sapphire

Check out all the new items in the 2019 Spring Capsule in this post.

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