Hello ladies! I hope you’re doing well today. I thought I’d take a break from showing you new purchases and share a favorite fall outfit straight from my closet. Last week I actually wore this outfit when we joined friends for a night out at a local burger joint. I felt comfortable, appropriately dressed and snazzy.
Let me see… Yep! The only thing new I’m wearing here is the shoulder bag, which was sent to me by Angela Roi. This vegan leather crossbody is really cool. And they’ve given my community a discount code for 10% off. Use code Kay10 if you purchase anything from Angela Roi.
Now back to the rest of my fall outfit…straight from my real life closet! Ha!
I’ve yet to publish my October Favorites post. I’ll have to get on that! But this outfit is full of some of my favorite fall pieces. These are my hands-down favorite full length jeans (which I cut off with my sewing shears for a better all-around length). I love wearing high rise jeans with a slim, straight leg. And I think my raw edge looks modern and easy.
By the way, I frequently am asked how to keep the frayed edge from fraying too much. I’ve just not had a problem with that. But then again, I don’t wash my jeans very often at all…probably a couple of times a year! It’s much better to just air your blue jeans out between wears, unless you get something on them or perspire in them. But if you’d like, you can always apply a little Fray Check along the raw edge. It really does work!
My lace up Captain’s boots from Thursday Boots are also favorites. Mine are in the Old English stain, but they have lots of finishes to choose from. I do suggest sizing up one half size in these classic, hand-crafted leather boots. And once you’ve worn them a little bit, you’ll join me in saying they are oh so comfortable. The narrow lace-up shaft is also perfect for wearing with the trending straight leg silhouettes.
I feel like I’m describing this outfit in reverse order today. Ha! (It’s been a long hard workday. Hang with me!) Anyhow, let’s check out the top of the favorite fall outfit combo now. I’m simply wearing my easy on the eyes v-neck cashmere sweater from Nordstrom brand. They don’t seem to have the v-neck sweater in my oatmeal shade this year, but they do have it in the crewneck sweater. And the v-neck cashmere sweater from Nordstrom does come in lots of other equally great colors. (These were labeled as Halogen last year, but they’re carrying the Nordstrom label.) I would say these are a mid quality cashmere, but definitely great for everyday wear.
As much as I like to wear colorful sweaters, too, (and I do have some!) I find that having a few neutral colored sweaters like this in my wardrobe is the ticket to being able to create my favorite looks on the run.
Now the reason I didn’t even bother to wear a necklace is because I was topping the look with my leather jacket (at Nordstrom and at Bloomingdale’s). It has a lot of silver hardware on it. So I figured that was enough metal for me. But it would be perfectly fine to layer in some necklaces if you were “feeling it!”
My leather jacket is an investment purchase I made last year. It’s still available, but not in this same oxblood color. Also, in case you are interested in this jacket (it is sooo comfortable and yummy!), I did size up to a US 10, as I would in any leather jacket. But of course, you can duplicate this favorite fall outfit with any leather or faux leather moto jacket of your liking.
Now that I’ve run through the pieces of this favorite fall outfit, let me share a few of the style choices I made as I put it together.
- I chose to wear light/medium wash jeans rather than my dark wash jeans because I was wearing a light oatmeal colored sweater. I liked minimizing the contrast in intensity between those two items for a longer, less interrupted silhouette.
- My leather boots and leather jacket are not exactly the same color. They don’t have to be. But I was able to pair together pieces that are in the same color family. They’re both a deep reddish, brown. I think it’s smart to make sure you have leathers in your closet that work together well, especially if you’re going to pay higher prices for those pieces.
- Because I don’t have a bag in a similar reddish brown, I carried one that works well with the shade of my sweater instead. Plus, it’s a cool taupe rather than a warm one. So you don’t have to match everything. Accessories just need to work together, not necessarily match.
- I chose to wear minimal jewelry because my jacket has a lot of hardware, but also because I just didn’t feel like a lot of ornamentation was necessary. These are some substantial pieces with interesting textures and finishes. No need to add more fuss.
When I’m able to pull together a sharp outfit like this, I’m glad I’ve invested in a few pieces I really love and that can easily elevate my most casual looks. But that’s not to say that you can only duplicate this modern classic look with pricey pieces. You probably have pieces in your closet that you can use to create very similar looks. And really, that was my goal in sharing this favorite fall outfit with you today.
Thank you so much for stopping in, sweet friend!
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