Most of the time, putting together outfits is so much fun! But then there are those other times... when life happens. And you get hit with whirlwind of adulting and commitments and responsibilities and you find yourself without a single moment to spare for things like brushing your hair properly, let alone dressing yourself in a fun or creative way. That's when I resort to one of my favorite "tricks" (sarcasm because it's literally just a normal thing humans do), which is repeating an outfit I liked last fall/winter. No re-styling, no switching things up; just pulling out that same outfit and wearing it again, the exact same way. That's life for me right now (in the last 3 days I did 10 radio interviews, a TV segment, spent 8 hours driving, had food poisoning, a dog emergency, and co-hosted a baby shower). Looking back at outfits from last fall/winter is so inspiring though, it's already getting the creative juices flowing again. I can't wait to repeat these favorites as temperatures drop as well as develop some new ones!
It could be said that striped sweaters are like the grown-up version of hoodies. They are (arguably) more polished, and yet just as easy to throw on with jeans and comfy shoes. No need to accessorize, since the stripes pack so much punch. It's not quite sweater weather yet here in Central FL, but I think the striped sweater trend will be perfect for cold weather trips, and for when temps finally do drop!
Sweater: LOFT, $41
Jeans: American Eagle, $40 (similar)
Purse: JCPenney c/o, $29 (similar)
Boots: Carlos Santana c/o, $59 (same, same)
Approx. dates: Purse is 2 years ago. Jeans, boots are 1 year ago. Sweater is new.
No matter your personal style, I think we can all agree on one thing – being able to wear an item several different ways is key! Everyone loves a jacket or shirt that does double-duty and can easily take you from desk to dusk.
Today that item is a tweed jacket form Lark & Ro. When paired with a Lark & Ro dress (below) it’s professional and polished for work. (But not boring by any means; it’s got just enough of a print mixing thing going on to keep it spicy!) When paired with an ivory Lark & Ro blouse and denim (above), it works for casual Friday, or can be your easy transformation for dinner after work. (Everything in the two outfits is the same; I only switched the dress with a top and jeans!)
Lark & Ro is a private label fashion brand owned by Amazon, and is available exclusively to Prime members. (You can sign up for a free 30 day trial here.) Everything else I’m wearing also came from Amazon Fashion – Levi’s jeans, an Aldo purse, and Panacea earrings. And the shoes are 206 Collective, another private fashion label by Amazon.
Which item in today’s desk to dusk outfit is your favorite?