Happy Monday! I hope fall is in the air where you live. We are enjoying the vibrant hues of autumn coupled with true sweater weather. And that makes sharing today’s post all the more fun since it’s filled with cool weather favorites. But I’m focusing on how all those fun autumnal hues and textures play so nicely with two closet staples: a chambray or denim shirt and corduroy pants. Check out how I styled these two fall classics four ways with selections from Talbots.
Two Fall Classics
I may not go so far as to say that every woman’s closet should contain a denim button up shirt and corduroy pants. But these two classics certainly help me create multiple interesting, casual and modern outfits throughout fall and winter.
I’m wearing Talbots’ stretch corduroy jeggings in twig, which is selling fast apparently. And no wonder. This dark caramel brown is such a classic autumn color and so versatile. I did size up to a 10 from my usual 8, but I often do that with corduroy pants for some reason.
The 91% Cotton, 7% Polyester, 2% Spandex composition does give the corduroy jeggings nice stretch. And the 29″ inseam is perfect for my 5’8″ frame. The stretch corduroy jeggings also come in petite sizes and they have a few colors available in Talbots’ curvy fit in both misses and petite sizing.
Talbots’ button front denim shirt is a true classic, featuring 100% cotton and a slightly tapered fit. I appreciate that the shirt is both substantial and lightweight enough to be worn alone or coupled with other pieces.
I’m wearing my TTS medium in the button front denim shirt, and this fall classic is available in petite, plus and petite plus sizes, too. I appreciate Talbots’ efforts toward size inclusivity and that they use models with varying body shapes to demonstrate their clothing.
Oh, let’s talk about that beautiful fall flowers statement necklace. I count on Talbots to offer beautiful, high quality jewelry – both classics and modern statement pieces – that works with multiple garments in their collection. This fall flowers statement necklace also looks beautiful worn over my tortoiseshell Audrey cashmere sweater or under my Italian flannel blazer of the same color.
Style Tip: Leave your denim shirt untucked and loose for a casual look, but bookend this streamlined silhouette with pretty jewelry worn close to the face and interesting shoes.
Topped with a Classic Pullover Sweater
I’m wearing a TTS medium in the ribknit v-neck sweater. I love this toasted coconut that reads as a true soft camel for its classic versatility. But this v-neck sweater comes in five other beautiful shades that would work just as nicely in most wardrobes. It is perfectly suited for wearing alone, too.
Style Tip: To add a little interest to your pants, shirt and sweater outfit, turn up or roll up your sleeve cuffs. You could also pop the collar or even tie the sweater loosely around your neck.
I’ve been shopping Talbots since I was in college, and I’ve long depended on their classic but modern closet essentials to serve as the foundations of my closet. I appreciate the attention to detail I generally find in their garments, such as the variations in stitching featured in this otherwise simple v-neck sweater. Those are the kinds of details that will set your look apart without looking fussy or outdated in following years.
Tucked and Belted
For my next look I simply tucked my denim shirt and belted my corduroy jeggings with a reversible brown (black on the other side) leather belt. I’m wearing a size medium in the reversible leather belt.
I simply folded the woodland toile square scarf on the diagonal, draped it around my neck and knotted it for a very casual vibe. I like the way the golden colors in the design coordinate with my twig colored corduroy jeggings.
This denim blue double gusset crossbody bag is delightfully roomy enough for all of my essentials. And it keeps me hands-free, which I’m appreciating all the more these days. The crossbody bag is made of soft pebbled leather and has ample interior pockets.
Style Tip: Mixing prints continues to be on trend. An easy way to try this on point style hack is to wear a pretty print scarf and add some animal print somewhere in the outfit.
Topped with a Flyaway Cardigan
I think I’ve saved my favorite look for last. This olive night green flyaway cardigan is a pure delight. The color is so rich and rustic, and the wool blend texture is soft and easy on the skin.
I’m wearing a size medium in the flyaway cardigan, and it’s also available in petite and plus sizes. The cardigan comes in several other pretty autumnal shades, too. In fact, I also bought the chambray heather.
I kept my jewelry fairly modest and classic for these last three looks. Above you’ll see my classic enamel bangles in indigo and golden apricot. I have these classic bangles in about five or six colors now, and I love how they mix and match beautifully throughout the year. I’m also wearing my classic hoop earrings, which I wear almost daily.
Did you notice that my leopard print calf hair driving moccasins worked beautifully with all four looks? Yeah, maybe I should have called this post “3 Fall Classics” because leopard print flats can certainly function as classic pieces in our wardrobes.
I’m wearing my true to size 9.5 in the leopard print calf hair driving moccasins. They fit well, but I do need to break them in a bit more. I’m confident that they will soon become favorites; I generally find Talbots’ shoes to fit true to size, feature quality construction and serve me well.
Style Tip: When choosing a cardigan to wear as a third piece, look for one that doesn’t add bulk or weight to your overall look or at key areas, such as your hips. This flyaway cardigan checks all the boxes because it is lightweight, excludes unnecessary hardware, has a beautiful drape and the pockets are perfectly placed.
I’m so grateful to Talbots for sponsoring today’s post. For years now their clothing has taken up more space in my closet than that of any other brand. And because their garments feature high quality and versatility, they tend to stay in my wardrobe for years.
Today Talbots is kicking off their Friends & Family event with 40% off your entire purchase. If you’re not already registered in Talbots’ Classic Awards program, today would be a great day to join. It’s absolutely free and you’ll enjoy rewards for shopping as well as a birthday month one-day shopping discount.
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Blessed for My Day
Could it be that we, like Jesus’ own 12 disciples, sometimes do not recognize His appearance in our lives? Perhaps there are times when something changes, a new things arises or even an unexpected blessing comes our way, but we mistake it for coincidence, happenstance or simple good…or bad…luck. Maybe we should look again.
I believe that Jesus still shows up in our midst. No, I don’t claim to have seen the incarnate Christ, but I do know there have been times when He has ushered into my life things that I first assumed were from the enemy or out of left field or of no consequence. But upon closer inspection and reflection I realized that Jesus was at work in my presence. When I understand that God does not allow anything to come into my life without His permission or good pleasure, I can rest in Him and trust that what He is doing is for my ultimate good.
Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea, and after getting into a boat, they started to cross the sea to Capernaum. It had already become dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. The sea began to be stirred up because a strong wind was blowing. Then, when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near to the boat; and they were frightened. But He said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” So they were willing to receive Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going. ~ John 6:16-21