Spring may be my favorite season, but fall has the best fashion. This time of year signals us to start breaking out our coats, warm hues, tweed blazers, tights and more. One of my favorite components of styling is to layer, and now that we’ve escaped the heat wave of summer (especially here in Florida), we can ditch those sundresses for sweaters and scarves.
For those of you up north, fall came around a while ago, but down here the weather just got cooler, so to start off the season right, I chose one of my favorite cooler weather vintage and Audrey Hepburn-inspired looks.
The standout piece here (and my starting point) is this wool blazer by American Eagle. As it’s over-sized, it has a very menswear look to it while the texture and dual hues give it a vintage feel. Although AE no longer sells this blazer, try stealing your dad’s or boyfriend’s for a real menswear look or hit up your local thrift or vintage shop for something similar.
To keep the blazer as a focal point, I chose classic pieces underneath that are wardrobe staples for any woman. A classic white button-up is a must, and the pleats and delicate ruffles on this Forever 21 blouse add a dash of femininity to this staple. I tucked this into black hi-rise jeggings, also by American Eagle (and the best pair of jeans you’ll ever wear!).
Although I often style these shoots with heels, I live in flats. They carry me through work and classes and I have so many, I’ve lost count! Ballet, pointed, leather, suede, patent, studded and spiked, bedazzled, electric blue, classic black, gunmetal, you name it. These Zara metallic gold ballet flats were a great find at under $20 and complement the gold hardware in my accessories.
To accessorize this classic outfit, I paired it with a black 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target cross body satchel, a Target statement necklace with black and iridescent stones (only $29.95 and still in stores), a faux calf hair, leopard-print belt from American Eagle and black Prada sunglasses. A Nordstrom Rack just opened not too far from my house and these sunglasses were one of my first purchases at an incredible deal: regular $195, bought for only $89. They are a modernized take on the classic wayfarer with a funky dual finish: matte on top, shiny throughout.
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