I’ve added a few new pieces to my wardrobe in anticipation of the fall and winter season. Today I’m sharing the items and showing you how I plan to style them with the basics I already own.
The bag, shoes, and belt are recent purchases. I’ve always admired cognac colors, but the tone is often too golden for me. The bag is sold out now. Here is a similar one. The belt is here. The shoes are here. The jeans are Levi’s from a couple of years ago. The double-layer cami is here. The blue blazer is three or more years old. A similar jacket in the same brand is here. The silver bracelet is here.
I don’t follow any rules regarding matching my accessories, but a useful tip is to coordinate your accessories and then wear them with neutral pieces. Navy, white, and denim is an easy combination to accessorize up or down.
When there are receptions, weddings, or other dressy events to attend, I can wear this jacket for three seasons. The silver, gray, and black mesh jacket will also look fantastic with white slacks and a white or a silver tank. The jacket is here.
The black tank and pants are here and here. The shoes are here. The bag is old. Similar here. The accessories are also several years old—similar bracelet, earrings, and rings here and here.
Here is an example of when I wear leggings. The proportion with oversized long tops needs the balance of very slim legs. The charcoal cardigan is here. The long black tank is here. (The discount code Instyle works with these two items also.) The thick opaque black leggings are here.
My gray bag is several years old. Similar here. The lariat necklace is here. The watch is from Nordgreen here. (Use the discount code SUSAN15) The earrings are old also. Similar here. Here is a similar silver ring. The short boots are here.
The jacket below is the perfect choice for my shape since it is similar to a moto or biker jacket. This style has more sophisticated details, such as the collar that stands up and the curved seam at the back. I appreciated the buttery soft fabric and sleeves that are easy to push up.
The jacket is here. The tank is here. The Levi’s are here. Those are the same shoes and bag from the first part of this post.
Wearing a vest or an open jacket creates vertical lines that break up the expanse of the torso. I love having that extra layer that isn’t as confining as a coat. It will allow me to wear all of my top and jean combinations into the colder months. This one can be layered over all of my cashmere sweaters as well. The wool-blend vest is here. My striped top is old. Similar here. The Levi’s are here.
The bag is here. The watch is the style ‘Native’ from Nordgreen here. (Use the discount code SUSAN15) The shoes are here. Similar hoops are here. Similar ring here.
That’s the same wool-blend vest from above, made a bit edgy with faux leather leggings. Vest here. The denim shirt is here. The faux leather leggings are here.
The bag is old, similar here. The boots are three years old. Similar here. Similar wide silver hoops are here. A similar quartz and silver ring is here.
That’s the same denim shirt from above. It’s here. The platinum Montana Moss jeggings are old. (Similar here)
I found that tote bag at Plato’s Closet (like a consignment store). Similar here. Those super comfortable Sperry shoes are here. The coin earrings are old. Here is a similar pair. Similar ring here. The watch is the style ‘Native’ from Nordgreen here. (Use the discount code SUSAN15)
My purchases are focused on elements that work in a cohesive way with what I already own. That’s the magic of a well-planned collection, organized so that you can see at a glance what you have. I hope this post inspires you to add some useful pieces to your wardrobe that you can style in many ways and enjoy for years to come. Have a lovely autumn!