Fashion Friday~ Favorite Fall Looks

Friday, September 26, 2014

I'm always a little bit torn when the time for fall fashion rolls around. I love fall fashion conceptually, but just don't feel like I can pull a lot of the looks I like off without looking dumpy or ridiculous. I have an athletic build, so wide shoulders, thick legs and am never really certain about leggings with a look. And honest to goodness, I have only ever found one pair of riding boots that I can zip over my apparently abnormally large calves in all my years of searching and they came from Target. I never thought my calves were all that big until I really, really wanted some pretty riding boots. Ha! Oh well, moving on. I wanted to put together some outfits I want to try and recreate this season so I thought I'd share a few here as well. These looks are all on my Pinterest boards if you want to follow along there :)
I really love how you can just throw on these long loose cardigans over some basics like black skinnies and a tank and out the door you go. These cardigans are usually plentiful in online boutiques this time of year :)
I've decided that I basically HAVE to have one of these floppy hats for fall. They are so versatile and go with everything. Hats, in my opinion, make a simple outfit so fun and pulled together.
I love black and tan together and there's that floppy hat again ;)
Since I can't fit in riding boots, these boots would be a great alternative and offer a really different look for an outfit.
I'm not a huge fan of pattern mixing, but I think it's subtle enough with the leopard belt that it doesn't bother me with this outfit. Sometimes I see some pretty out there pattern mixing that I just don't think I could pull off!
It's hard to beat a good scarf when the cooler weather starts rolling in. I have a whole storage bin full of scarves I've acquired over the years. I feel like if you get bold colors or classic patterns like plaid, scarves can really hold up over time and be fashionable for many, many seasons. I wear scarves that my mom wore back in the early nineties and they still work today.
Another thing I'm thinking I'll end up getting soon are some patterned slip-on shoes, like the ones pictured above, but I really want the leopard. How comfy does this outfit look, but it's still publicly presentable and very pulled together!
And a fall fashion post wouldn't be complete without the J Crew excursion vest. I think these are another piece that you can use for years since they are simple and work so well with so many other pieces. I have a bisque colored solid one and a navy and white striped one. They go on sale frequently both on J Crew and J Crew Factory.
I'm hoping to tackle a yard sale today and Juston and I have our 5K tomorrow morning. I ran a sub 10 minute mile on my Wednesday evening run, so I have high hopes for a decent time in this race!

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