I’m in a fall kind of mood girls. You probably picked up on that from my last Steal This Look!
This is not an outfit I would normally select. First, it has stripes running horizontally which typically only works if you’re slim or the stripes are covered up. Second, it involves a color pretty darn close to mustard which is hard to pull off for most folks. Finally, it involves the knee high boot which I love but can’t make work without paste-on jeans because I end up with wrinkles around my knees, and I try to avoid looking like an elephant.
However, here’s today’s Steal This Look for fun fall weekends:
(And also, I’m totally in a steal her hair mood on this first woman! Any ideas on how to achieve that?)
For the sweater, there are lots of great options out there this season at lots of price points. Take this steal of a deal from Target for $20:
For not much more, you can get this cable knit boyfriend cardigan from Mod Cloth in Honey which feels just perfect for fall:
Or, for a twist, if you want to formalize this look for work, you could swap out the jeans and trade the sweater for this stunning velvet blazer from J. Crew (which I am TRYING to keep myself from buying, especially since it is ON SALE THIS WEEKEND):
For the striped layering piece, I am in LOVE with this cashmere tee sweater from Land’s End but can’t bring myself to spend this much money on a top:
In the much more reasonable category, you can get this striped boatneck from Ann Taylor Loft for $39 in either the dove gray stripe or a darker navy stripe:
For the jeans, I leave it to you to find your best worn skinny jeans that work with a knee high boot because I am NO jeans expert! Then, you will need a pair of knee boots to complete the ensemble, but you probably already have several pairs. Just in case yours are a little dingy and in need of a revamp, I recommend either these cognac Sesto Mucci Boyle pair or burgundy Franco Sarto pair – both from DSW and run under $200:
To cap off the outfit, try either an oversized scarf (if you’re less comfortable with the stripes layer) or an oversized necklace as your accessory to tie it all together. With this relatively neutral palette, you can go as bold as you want with patterns and beautiful fall colors. This leaves and blooms infinity scarf only runs $15 at Charming Charlie’s:
Better yet, (y’all may think I am nuts) try this evergreen scarf with NAVY HEARTS (um, PRECIOUS!) from Old Navy to add visual interest to this ensemble (it only has to coordinate – so don’t freak out that it doesn’t “match”):
The sparkle in this Courtyard necklace from Charming Charlie’s probably makes it a smidge dressy for this ensemble, but it could dress it up for date night. Plus, I love the way they use the mustards and olives against gray – great color combo for this outfit!
Even more in keeping with the feel of this steal, try adding an element of texture to your outfit by topping it with this wooden disc necklace from Mod Cloth (I have got to remember to shop there more often – such cute stuff at reasonable prices!).
What’s inspiring you this fall? Happy shopping friends! Share your tips, tricks, and troubles for upcoming blog posts!