Happy First Day of Fall!
Let’s kick off the new season with How to Wear it.
Here I take some of your favorite items and help you create outfits and expand your wardrobe by showing you how to get the most out of your closet.
When I was a stylist, one of my favorite things was to help clients create outfits, combining pieces they already had with new purchases. This is the essence of wardrobe building: finding new combinations, keeping it fresh, and adding additional pieces when needed.
Today, I’m using this best-selling J. Crew Factory mock neck sweater as our key piece. This outfit may look simple, but there are a few important reasons why I used certain items.
How to Wear it
We featured this sweatshirt on Monday in our J.Crew Factory round-up. It’s only $35 and feels like fall. Yes, it’s a sweatshirt, but it’s a polished one, so you get a composed look when you pair it with other polished pieces.
It comes in various colors, but adobe was the most popular and is available in sizes XXS – 3X.
Next, jeans. Don’t overcomplicate things here; keep it simple with a pair of dark wash jeans. Above are the Power Slim Straight Jeans from Old Navy, another bestseller. They are an updated take on the skinny as they are not skin tight but still give you a slim leg.
You can pick these up in any size, including petite and plus. Always size down; these stretch out quickly.
Then, I used the popular, splurge-worthy Tory Burch Lug Bootie. These are still on sale for 30% off, helping you save over $100, your choice of black or tan.
Because the sweatshirt is thick, you want to balance its weight with your shoe; that’s why I’m using the Lug Bootie. Of course, you could also use the heeled leather boots from the J.Crew factory (another bestseller) or any tan bootie you already own.
A pair of on-trend gold hoops are a lovely touch. You can use anything, so look through what you have before you buy something new. I love these pretty Rope Hinged Hoop Earrings from Bloomingdales for $95.
Finally, if you wear lipstick, be sure it compliments the color of the sweatshirt. You don’t want anything too pink. This YSL lipstick is one of my go-to’s in light beige nude. It’s the perfect, subtle hint of color.
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