Can you believe that next week will be Thanksgiving? As stereotypical as it sounds, I feel like this year has just flown by. November and December always seem to pass by particularly quickly. This is hands down my favorite time of the year. I love the cool weather, and it’s a joyful and rare occasion when my whole family gathers together for the holidays. I look forward to our special traditions of hosting Thanksgiving dinner, picking out a tree and putting up decorations on Black Friday, and playing Mah Jong on Christmas day. I start playing Christmas music the day after Thanksgiving. Anyone else do the same?
Okay, I’m getting a little ahead of myself here. Today, I am sharing four autumnal outfits that perfectly pair with hot cider by the fireplace. Most of these pieces I have been wearing non-stop for the past two months. Each look can be layered with a jacket and cold-weather accessories (beanie, scarf, gloves) for extra warmth. Follow along for the sartorial inspiration.
This is my ultimate weekend, running errands outfit. I love the balance of the various textures of each piece, which makes the look more interesting than the typical sweater-leggings-sneakers combo. This bat wing charcoal sweater is extra soft and the mock neck gives extra coverage on colder days. My favorite piece is the moto, high-waisted leggings. The material is thick and helps to “hold everything in” while the sheer panels and ribbing details give visual interest. It wears perfectly with so many other pieces in my closet. A pair of leather Vans slip-ons elevate the look while keeping it casual. For extra warmth, I would add an olive green utility jacket and a burgundy beanie.
This is such a bold look for me! It’s colorful and super voluminous, but I love it. The color of this sweater dress is so unique…pink with a hint of lilac. The sweater itself has a thicker weave, which helps to retain the billowy shape and provide actual warmth and coverage (good bye see-through or holey sweater!). As I alluded, the shape of this sweater dress is a far cry from the fitted column dress. It has a high funnel neckline, a fitted waist, and full sleeves with tapered cuffs. I paired this bold dress with an equally bold red matte lip (Mac’s Ruby Woo) and blue suede shoes. These sock booties are fitted with the perfect height to elongate the legs. Since the sweater is more bulky, that’s important to balance the overall look.
Now this is my fireside OOTD. I’ve been harping about this thermal for months now, and I am saying it again. The sleeves are fitted and long with thumb holes. It has a casual, feminine V-neck and a longer length. I wore dark, fitted skinny jeans to counter the oversized top. This blanket scarf is incredibly comfortable and has the most wonderful color pairings that echo the sentiment of the beautiful fall season. Full disclosure, the scarf does shed a bit, but it makes up for it in its softness. The ankle boots have just a whisper of a western feel with the stable block heel. I like the side cut-outs that make them look streamlined instead of bulky. The taupe booties tie in with the softness of the oatmeal thermal and the warm tones of the scarf, which completes the whole look.
This fourth fall look is my favorite one out of the bunch. At the base, I start with a fitted, white turtleneck tucked into a fitted faux suede skort (yes, NOT a skirt). I pair this with my over-the-knee black suede boots. I love the extra height and that the boot shaft is fitted to cling to the legs to help elongate. For more interest, I added a plaid, double-breasted jacket. The length of the coat is perfect, just inches below the skort but above the knee to show off the boots. And of course, just for kicks, I added a black silk ribbon to my messy ponytail. What a fun look for hanging out with the girlfriends or a date.
I hope you enjoyed these fall looks and that it encouraged you to mix up your wardrobe. Wishing you all a restful, joyful Thanksgiving with loved ones.
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