Need I say more? The temps have barely started to dip below 80 (we did have a nice breezy week recently), but I'm already sporting my favorite leather jacket (and sweating), cycling through my booties (and sweating), and even approaching long-sleeve button-down territory (and sweating). Alright, so it's a bit premature, but what's a little bit of sweat compared to a new season of sartorial opportunities?
It seems like the more I discuss my Fall wardrobe, the less LA weather wants to supply me with the kind of cool, breezy temps that would actually allow me to actually wear any of these clothes. But alas, I am a dog with a bone, determined to wear booties and leather jackets and rich, deep hues. Despite the current heat wave, I've picked up a few more pieces that I've been a bit obsessed with this season, including this striped navy duster coat from Aritzia. Not only is it warm and cozy like a robe (seriously, I could easily curl up in this thing and take a nap), it's an effortless statement piece that looks great with just about everything. I love the navy and white striped design (which reminds me of a pinstriped suit), as well as the bit of structure, which both lend it some sophistication so I don't look like I'm walking around wearing pajamas. I usually keep what I'm wearing underneath fairly simple-- from a navy matching slip dress to black cropped flares, a white cami, and navy suede pointed-toe wedge booties.
There are days (many of them, in fact) in which putting on anything more than jeans and a tee seems like an impossible task. I mean, who has the patience for skirts and dresses and fancy blouses? Especially in LA, we live in our jeans and t-shirts, but sticking to this classic outfit formula doesn't have to mean compromising on personal style. Think of the combo as your basic foundation which you can build upon to create an outfit that is uniquely you. Endlessly versatile, you can also bring your jeans and tees from day to night...if you know what you're doing. And this Fall, I'm having a lot of fun playing with these separates by injecting a bit of the season's biggest trends into the look.
Ahhh can you feel it? That crisp Fall air? It's almost upon us, and I'm breaking out my seasonal necessities. Of course, they consist of some high quality basics in the form of black skinnies, gray booties, a white button down, a burgundy blazer, and a neutral crossbody. These essentials usually form the building blocks of my seasonal outfits, and honestly, it's such an easy look that you'll never go wrong with.