1. Land’s End Down Vest ($49) // 2. Topshop Angora Sweater ($80) // 3. Merona Lawn Shirt ($23) // 4. AE Skinny Jeans ($35) // 5. Topshop Faux Leather Satchel ($68) // 6. Crystal Stretch Satchel ($30), Timex Tortoise Watch ($70) and Lisa Stewart Cabochon Bangle ($25) // 7. Sole Society Franzie Boot ($130)
This week’s Pinterest look is a layered, casual ensemble perfect for harvest time activities such as apple-picking and pumpkin-carving. At least, that’s what all of the people who I follow on Instagram do in October. The look itself is from Lilly’s Style, and here’s how to recreate it. As a bonus, every piece is under-$150.
One. Quilted vests are popping up on nearly every fashion blog that I read. Choosing one in a bold color (like hot pink) is a great way to make the bulky piece more feminine, but I prefer a more sophisticated color like pine green or burgundy.
However, the shiny, noisy fabric isn’t for everyone. So if you would rather not make noise while you keep warm, try the Teocalli vest from Athleta in a soft knit.
Two. An ivory sweater is a great basic. The Topshop sweater is nice, but I love this leather-patch sweater from J.Crew Factory. That little extra touch of old school American sportswear is really chic. Need a plus-size version? This Neiman Marcus ivory cashmere sweater is nice.
Three. Gingham isn’t usually my favorite pattern, but worn underneath other pieces it’s not as overwhelming. If you’d like an alternative, try stripes or dots or a lumberjack-like plaid. You could even go with chambray if you’re not into prints at all.
Four. If you’re looking for an inexpensive place to buy decent quality denim, I’ve had good luck at American Eagle. You may need to size up, but the jeans are as good as anything in the J.Crew price-range, but at half the price.
Five. The bag in the photo is clearly a top-handled messenger, but they’re not easy to find. I chose this Topshop satchel because it was the closest. However, if you would like to choose a navy bag, like the one in the photo, give this Zara crossbody a try.
Six. The mix of jewelry with this outfit is interesting: a sparkly bracelet, a bangle with blue cabochons and a tortoise and gold watch. It should be too much, but somehow it works. Though if you’d like a bracelet with a bit less sparkle, I’m a big fan of this Renegade crystal and spike bracelet. If you’re not into mix and match, you should grab a mixed stack like this one from Natasha Couture.
Seven. Cognac boots are my casual fall staple, so even though you can’t see the shoes in this photo, they felt right. If you’d like to buy a legacy pair that will last for a few years, I saw these Frye Melissa boots this weekend while cleaning out a client’s closet, and they are pretty fantastic.