Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fall Forward

A new season is upon us and with that brings transition in our wardrobes.   Out with the paper thin tanks and flowy dresses and in comes the warming sweaters and luxurious leather boots.  Fall is a calming and comfortable season, and we can bring the same feeling into our clothes, while still portraying the effortless chic look. In the next few posts, I will give you four ideas for accessible fall outfits that will make you miss Summer less and less each time you open your closet.

Weekend Casual
This outfit takes simple, elegant pieces and when put together, they become a look that is a bit romantic while still being comfortable for a weekend outing, whether it be a lunch with friends or an afternoon full of errands.  I picked two types of shoes as well as two pairs of denim because this look can work with a variety of things on the bottom half. 

I know a lot of women aren't comfortable with the "skinny" jean look, but a wide-leg trouser  jean would also work well with this outfit when paired with the blue suede flats.  The skinny jean could work with either the riding boot or the suede flat. 

One thing to take away from this particular outfit is that neutrals are okay to wear as long as you have a few pieces in the outfit that create visual interest.  Here, the floral-patterned scarf is the interesting and unifying piece for the whole look.  It contains colors from the entire outfit - the neutral beige from the sweater, the light blue from the ballet flat or the camel from the boot.  It also has a sweet little ruffle that spans the length of the scarf which is almost invisible to the eye due to the pattern, but adds a delicate touch to the piece.  The earrings add just the right hint of shimmer near the face while still allowing the scarf to be the lead in the outfit. 

Anton Sweater in Heather Camel - J Crew, $98
Lobelia Scarf in Black -, $28
Community Denim Skinny Jean in Indigo -, $137
Citizens of Humary Faye Stretch Jean in Pacific Ocean -, $168
Meteoric Earrings in Gold -, $28
Lacquer Centered Elastic Bracelet in Cream/Gold-, $7.8
Ciao Bella Toni Leather Riding Boot in Cognac -, $99.95
Kimchi Blue Suede Ballet Flat in Seafoam -, $34


  1. Love it! I'd wear it in a quick minute.

  2. I keep coming back and looking at this outfit. I just love it. That sweater rocks. LOVE it.