Fall Outfit Ideas: Stripes + Leopard
You probably figured it was about time for the leopard flats to make another appearance! Today is Day 10 of 26 Days of Fall Fashion, and this is another casual outfit that you can probably easily put together from items in your closet. I suppose this is a bit of a fall outfit formula for me — denim jacket, short-sleeved tee, jeans or pants, and cute flats or ankle boots.
Someone recently asked me how I typically build an outfit, and what piece I like start with and style around.
I’d say it varies. Sometimes I do want to wear a certain pair of shoes or a certain top, and I build an outfit around that, but more often than not, it is a combination of two items that strike my fancy, and I’m inspired to build an outfit around that combination. In this case, it was the navy-and-white striped vintage tee and the olive green cargo skinnies. I love this combo, so that’s what inspired this outfit.
I actually posted this outfit a few weeks ago as a summer outfit — but with gold espadrilles and without the jean jacket.
To carry it over into fall, I added the jean jacket and switched out the espadrilles for my leopard flats.
This jean jacket is a bit cropped, and it’s fitted through the waist. I wish I could give you a link, but it’s about 5 years old. This one at White House Black Market is similar, but it doesn’t have the zip-front. I haven’t seen one of those recently. Cuffing the sleeves so they’re 3/4-length is far more flattering than wearing them long, so unless it’s terribly cold outside and I need the warmth, I leave them like this.
The crossbody in port is such a fabulous bag for fall. I just love this color, and I like that it has silver hardware rather than the gold which is so popular right now. I like having some of each.
Add a few gold accessories, and I’m good to go! I usually add my accessories last — unless I’m styling an outfit around a particular piece. In this case, the outfit is fairly casual so I didn’t want to bling it up too much. I just added large gold hoops, my engraved gold disk pendant, and a few my Alex & Ani wire bangles. And my FitBit bracelet, of course. Gotta get those 10,000 steps in!!
Outfit Details: LOFT Striped Vintage Broken In Tee | olive cargo pants via Stitch Fix | jean jacket (similar) | Mini Crosby Crossbody in Port | Sam Edelman Alaine Scalloped Leopard Flats (budget option) | Alex & Ani Wire Bangles | Stella & Dot gold hoops (similar) | S&D Signature Engravable Disk Necklace
Now hop on over and visit Cyndi to see the fall outfit she’s styling today!