Red Fringe Scarf + Denim Under $100

Greetings, friends! Today Cyndi and I are wrapping up our 25 Days of Winter Fashion style collab, and I’m sharing a casual winter outfit with some of my favorite wardrobe basics along with a new red fringe scarf and denim under $100.

denim under $100 - Articles of Society Sarah Skinny Jeans - a great option to the AG raw hem legging ankle jeans!

These are the Sarah skinny jeans by Articles of Society that I often link as the “similar for less” option to my beloved AG raw hem legging ankle jeans. I figured I ought to actually try them since I recommend them so often.

I like the fit and feel of these quite a lot, but I definitely notice a difference in the treatment of the denim and the deconstructed details.

denim under $100 - Articles of Society Sarah Skinny Jeans - a great option to the AG raw hem legging ankle jeans!

One of the hallmarks of premium denim is the quality of the washing and distressing process, and that’s one thing I really notice when comparing jeans. There’s even a notable difference among premium brands.

I can definitely see those differences with the jeans, but on the other hand, these are really soft and comfortable and they have a great fit. That is usually my biggest complaint with less expensive jeans — they usually don’t fit me as well as the premium brands, and I don’t like how they feel after I wear them for a while. But these fit great, and while they do stretch out some, they don’t get baggy. They’re also really soft and thin and comfortable. I wore them all day and didn’t mind them a bit.

All that to say, if you’re looking for a lower priced version of the AG pair, I definitely recommend trying these. The inseam, rise, and leg opening measurements are almost the same, and the distressing pattern is similar. They do stretch out some and run a little big, so I recommend sizing down.

The length is a bit awkward with my booties. I played around with cuffing them and leaving them uncuffed, and I don’t love either but I guess I prefer them cuffed. I also tried them with ballet flats so you can see how they look on their own with no booties to interfere with them.

Because of the length, I like the jeans best with the flats. Of course, I’m 5’5″ so if you’re taller, they may be the perfect ankle-length jeans for you. The nice thing about the raw hem is you can always cut them if you want them shorter.

I also like the way the burgundy ballet flats echo the burgundy in the scarf.

So let’s discuss this scarf. I found it on Amazon, and I was skeptical because the price is so low, but when it came in I was thrilled because it’s really soft and pretty and feels more expensive than it is. It comes in a TON of colors, and it’s big enough to be used as a wrap but thin enough to work as a scarf without being too bulky.

denim under $100 - Articles of Society Sarah Skinny Jeans - a great option to the AG raw hem legging ankle jeans!

I love this rich shade of burgundy, it’s perfect for topping off the neutrals that I wear so much. (It is the burgundy, by the way. They have a few shades of red, but I checked my order to be sure.)

Some of you have asked for tips on styling scarves, and maybe that’s something I can show you on my next Facebook Live (Wednesday at 1PM!!) I’m not sure how much help I’ll be, though. In all honesty, when I wear my scarves like this, I pretty much just throw it on and go. In this instance, I didn’t even have a mirror, I just wrapped it and fluffed it and hoped for the best.

I think this is the easiest way to wear a long scarf, and the most practical. Sometimes I pull the ends thru so they hang together in the middle, that’s another option. It depends on what I’m wearing underneath, how cold I am, and the length/thickness of the scarf.

My black leather jacket is being put to use once again for this outfit. For size reference, I have the medium in this jacket. I think it runs a little small, and I wanted to be able to layer it over bulky sweaters and still be comfortable.

Underneath, I’m wearing a Joie wool blend sweater in a dark heather grey tweed. I love the Joie brand but it’s pricey, so I occasionally search places like Nordstrom Rack and Saks Off Fifth to see what I can find, and that’s how I discovered this. Other brands to search for are Vince and Theory. Sometimes you can really score!

I prefer Saks Off Fifth because they have Shoprunner, and I can get free 2 day shipping and free returns. Nordstrom Rack charges return shipping, or you can return for free in one of their stores, just keep that in mind.

denim under $100 - Articles of Society Sarah Skinny Jeans - a great option to the AG raw hem legging ankle jeans!

There’s a nice mix of textures in this outfit — with the tweed sweater, the smooth leather jacket, and the luxe scarf. I like how the distressed denim gives it some toughness while the handbag adds a touch of elegance.

I always try to end these styles collabs with one of my favorite outfits — one that I’m really proud of and feel truly represents my personal style, and I think this one pretty much nails it. I would wear this or some variation of this outfit every day if I could.

Sarah skinny jeans // MaaMgic pashmina (burgundy) // moto jacket // Joie wool sweater // Tory Burch tote // Rag & Bone booties (budget option)

I hope you’ve enjoyed this winter style series!!! I always feel a bit at a loss when I finish one of these, not sure where to go next. I have some fun ideas for January, but I haven’t thought much about what I’ll post for the rest of the year. If you have any requests or ideas, feel free to let me know.

Don’t forget to visit Cyndi and see her last outfit of the winter series!

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  1. I am excited that you are starting an influencer page! My sister orders a lot through Amazon but every time I do I am disappointed with my purchase so it’s awesome that you’re going to give recommendations.
    A recap post is very helpful for me. I usually print it so I have quick access to outfit ideas.
    Hope you have a lovely Christmas.

  2. Thank you for sharing all the great styles and tips on the 25 Day of Winter series. You did an amazing job with all the outfits but what I always enjoy the most is all the personal tips you add and sharing your life with us. Your toe even got frostbite for us ????. I’m excited about your “amazon influencer page” and look forward to more good stuff from you in Jan. In the meantime, Happy Holidays and enjoy your time with your family and safe travels! ⛄️

  3. You and Paul look great!  I know y’all are looking forward to the extended family time.  I’ve seen a tee floating around that says Calories don’t count during Christmas.  With all the fudge you’re making, it’d be nice if that saying was true.  Have a blessed day!

  4. Yes! I love the recap post! I have enjoyed your series and hoping you and Cyndi do a 25 days of spring and new trends for 2018.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  5. Fudge sounds so good. Makes me want some. Yes, do take some time away from posting during the holidays. You need a break. I have loved your 25 days of winter. Look forward to Jan. In Savannah this week we have warm temps in the 70’s so a challenge with winter wear but it is nice going out without a coat etc.

    1. Wow, on the one hand, 70 sounds lovely, but then again it doesn’t sound very festive. It is milder here today – going up to 61! I got out for a run/walk and it felt GREAT. It will get cold again later this week tho, and I’m okay with that. What I am NOT okay with is the rain in the forecast. Oh well…. 🙂

  6. How about an accessories post? Your favorite pieces, how you pull them into an outfit, things like that. You always say they are an afterthought for you but you always seem to pick great pieces that compliment your outfits!

  7. these are great photos! I would love to see the fb Live scarf styling ! Are you wearing the “Dark Red” scarf?  

  8. I’ve really enjoyed your winter series and hope you will do a recap. Thank you for all the hard work you put into your blog and I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

  9. I follow along every day but I love a recap post at the end! Especially since I’m in the South and I’m just now looking to create winter outfits. I’m heading over to your Amazon page next – can’t wait to check it out! Merry Christmas to you & your family!!

  10. Oh, fudge! Yum! My daughter is the fudge maker so I’ll have all the ingredients on hand for when she gets here. Oh, the calories! ????
    Can you do a Facebook recap on the blog for those of us not on Facebook? It would be much appreciated. 
    I’ve been reading a lot on trends for 2018. It is really hard to gleam what we normal people would wear from fashion shows and the outrageous street style shown. Can you do a post on wearable fashion for spring? 

    1. Oh, yes! There will definitely be lots of spring fashion posts. 🙂 I usually do a post on upcoming trends at the end of January or early February, even though no one is really buying spring clothes yet. It’s fun to start thinking ahead. Then I usually start posting spring outfits in March.

      1. I’m always tired of my winter wardrobe and buying spring in March. Winter is my least favourite season, excepting Christmas, so I’m always happy when it’s over. See! I’m thinking about it already. Lol

  11. I love that scarf! You look great. I also enjoy shopping at Saks Off Fifth because of Shoprunner. Neiman Marcus Last Call is another option, but I think the Saks site is better. Hope y’all have a very, very Merry Christmas!

  12. Love your whole outfit! I wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas and safe travels! BTW, where did you buy the” Brr, it’s cold outside” PJ’s you posted on Instagram?

  13. Jo-Lynne, your 25 Days of Winter Fashion have been awesome and I’m a little sad that it’s all done. With each new fashion series that you post, I learn more about what to wear and how to wear it because you do such an incredible job of teaching us what works and why or what does not work and why. You are the BEST fashion blogger out there!! Safe travels and happy holidays.

  14. Great Winter Series.  Thanks for all your hard work to make us ladies look good. 🙂  Enjoy that fudge and seeing your parents.  I hope you and Cyndi do a Spring series but I understand if you don’t. It has to be a lot of work. I think the seasons go too fast and I’m not the least bit ready for Spring.  I’m hoping for snow. We haven’t had any yet and the news just said we could possibly get a dusting on the valley floor Christmas morning. I sure hope so. 🙂  I don’t have to travel.  Merry Christmas.  

  15. Love your style! A little confused on the scarf color. There are three colors of red. One of your links goes to Dark Red the other to “12” . “12” looks more like burgundy….just wondering before I order/ Thanks so much for all you do. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and Wonderful New Year.

    1. I’m sorry! I should have made sure to link to the same color in all. I checked my order and it is the burgundy. Definitely looks more “dark red” to me in person as well as on this post, but it was supposed to be the burgundy.

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