Greetings! If you’re like me, you get bored with wearing the same looks over and over again. Basically, I spend all of fall wearing my skinny jeans, a colorful sweater and alternating scarves with long necklaces, ballet flats with riding boots. Occasionally, I work in a blazer, button down or ankle booties. But sometimes you just need something cool, modern and hot now to update your look to make it more trendy and less classic.
1. Instead of pairing your skinny jeans or cords with ballet flats or riding boots, try the outfit with a pair of oxfords! I love oxfords. They have a geek-chic sense about them but are still completely on trend right now! I bought this pair on Amazon [“gently used” aka not used at all. :)] at the end of last winter:
DV by Dolce Vita. I love them!
Choose a color and texture that you like and you think will go well with most of your pants. These go great with my dark skinny jeans and my black skinny cords!
2. Instead of your typical cardigan or jacket to keep you toasty, layer a vest over your button down or sweater! Vests are big right now – choose from military/utility style, denim, leather or puffer.
Love this style from J.Crew!
Ambition, via Nordstrom.
Rag & Bone. [Great price for this brand!]
Treat your vest like you would a jacket. Pair your vest with what you would pair with your blazer – according to occasion and fabric!
Vests are fun!
3. Instead of a blazer (Yes, I am blazer-obsessed, but blazers aren’t the only fall outerwear choice!) buy one of fall’s cool textured lady-like collarless jackets! Wear with bootcut or flared jeans, straight leg trousers for work or even a shift to take an outfit from day to night.
Hinge via Nordstrom
Calvin Klein via Piperlime
I’m a huge fan of all 3 trends here, especially oxfords! 🙂