November 21, 2016 | Los Angeles, CA
This time of year I’m always looking for ways to switch up the classic jean and sweater combo. With autumn finally feeling like it’s in full swing and Thanksgiving just around the corner I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with fall’s earthy tones, incorporating this season’s velvety textures, and finding fresh ways to pack on the layers. After sorting through many ensembles I’ve found a sweater + suede combo is the perfect balance between lavish and casual, cozy yet refined, and as someone who opts for a sweater anytime temps drop to 70 or below- an ideal combination when breaking away from jeans.
Most of my fall and winter wardrobe consists of pieces like this vanilla sweater. I’m convinced one can never have too many basics as these are definitely the pieces that will be worn the most and received the most love! Revolve, Nordstrom, and J Crew are all retailers I turn to that carry several of these essential under layers like this bright white turtle neck, this ivory sweater, and this cozy sweater in cream.
Once you have your basics covered, bring a complete look to life through texture. This season is ALL about suede. Leather skirts are taking more of a back seat and making way for this season’s popular staple: The Suede Skirt. I love the buckle detailing and earthy tone of this one I’m wearing from Zara, but also LOVE this similar belted style in green if you’re open to a higher price point. Suede has the instant ability to amplify any look. Every other piece that I’m wearing could be easily paired with jeans, but adding a suede skirt brings a whole new realm of life.
When I think of layering for fall I associate cozy heavy staples, but layering can also consist of simply adding a pair of comfy socks! To be honest I didn’t have a pair of over the knee boots that I loved with this outfit’s coloring, so instead of splurging on a new pair I scrunched up a pair of ivory ankle socks underneath my favorite block heel boots. Not only did the socks tie the rest of the look together, but the subtle layering detail makes the outfit even more quintessentially fall. It’s all about building up your base layers, adding the right tones and textures, and mixing and matching to layer up for fall!