Elevating Your Autumn Look | Light Layers #OOTD

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

What I love about cleaning out and overhauling my wardrobe is that I always end up throwing a few things together I'd never previously thought of! I was about to put away this parisian-pink sleeveless blouse on Saturday, as I was cleaning: but before I put any summer item away, I always try to think if there's a way to wear it for winter. The item that happened to be underneath it was this blue scalloped knit, and suddenly something clicked in my head...

I love the look of a collared shirt underneath knits, so why not this? It's a little different, and that's exactly what I love about it. I'm finding that the simplest way to quickly elevate your look from simple to thoughtful is by using layers.

...and speaking of layers, I also decided to layer a delicate necklace under one of my favorite neckties. A lot going on? Maybe. To keep the look from being too confusing to the eye, I wore simple skinny jeans, leather loafers and a classic black crossbody.

Contrasting hemlines are a trend I've been wanting to try, so this pairing made me especially pleased! (I'm still not brave enough to wear socks with open shoes yet though...)

Outfit Details--
Navy scalloped knit tee: J. Crew, old// similarbudget option
Blush pink sleeveless collared shirt: Thrifted// similar
Bandana neck-tie: Vintage, hand-me-down// similar
Light wash high-waist skinny jeans: Old Navy
Camel leather loafers: Crown Vintage via DSW
Black crossbody: Juicy Couture, old// updated

And in case you didn't notice, yes, I'm still wearing short sleeves. Yes, November is in less than a week. #southerngirlperks

What light layers do you like to wear to switch up your style?


  1. I am the worst at layering. I have like two jackets that I layer with x)
    This is so Parisian!

    1. Yeah layering has been something I've only really gotten into recently - I'm don't like fussy clothes, and layers can be annoying if they're two pieces that don't sit right together! Fortunately, I'm finding ways to do it that I feel comfortable in (because that's my main priority!) because I love the look. :)

      Parisian is exactly what I was going for! <3

  2. Oh my gosh, this is adorable! I am all for wearing clothing in unexpected ways, and you've absolutely nailed it here! I love every single element of your outfit, but especially those loafers... <3 <3

    1. Thank you Rebecca! I love mixing it up with fashion too. πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»

  3. Such a cute outfit. I like the scalloped edge of the blue top and the pink underneath sort of sets it apart.


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