Welcome back to 26 Days of Fall Fashion! It’s hard to believe it’s already Day 5! Today I’m styling a dressed-up casual outfit for early fall — bootcut jeans, a lightweight cashmere cocoon cardigan over a double layer cami, and suede block heeled sandals.
I hope y’all had a nice Labor Day weekend. I accomplished so much, and it feels good to have everything organized. Today we start our cyber schooling endeavor, and I’m excited to dive in and see how it goes.
This is the sort of outfit I’d wear to meet friends for lunch or to a blogging event. In fact, I have a one-day blogging conference to attend in just a few weeks, and this will be perfect for that.
I picked up this Cashmere Kimono Cardigan during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale at 30% off. With the lightweight knit and 3/4-length sleeves, it’s perfect for early fall. It has a fabulous drape and comes in 5 luxurious colors. I was drawn to the Grey Medium Heather, but now I’m crushing on that Beige Oatmeal Heather color.
Here’s a look at the back. It says it fits sizes 6-14, and I would add, it is probably best on those of us who are 5’4″ or taller. I’m 5’5″ and I wouldn’t want it much longer than this.
For a less expensive cocoon cardigan that I love equally as much (and it comes in sizes), check out the Leith Shawl Collar Cocoon Cardigan. I’d be tempted to order that Tan Etherea Heather if they had it in my size. (By the way, size down in this one. I have the small in a coral color that sold out.)
I love the double layer cami. So many light tops are see-through these days, but this has great coverage. It is a bit bare in the back and shoulders, so I will probably wear it most often under a cardi or jacket, but it’s nice that it can be worn alone if I want to.
I accessorized with silver. I like how this layered necklace fills in the front of the top, and I stacked some of my favorite designer bracelets with my watch.
The baby bootcut jeans came in a Stitch Fix many moons ago, but I’ve hung onto them because they have a fabulous fit and feel. They’re super soft and stretchy, but they don’t bag out. Bootcut jeans have been slowly making a comeback. They didn’t really catch on last winter as I expected them too, but I think we’ll see more of them this year.
I debated wearing booties, but in the end I went with these Kate Spade block heeled sandals in keeping with the early fall theme. I’ll have plenty of time to wear boots when it gets colder. My Steve Madden Carrson Sandals would also have worked, but I liked the black with this outfit rather than the sand that I have. They come in black suede though!
The tricky thing about bootcut jeans is getting the length right with the shoes. These sandals are the perfect height for these jeans. You want the hem of your pant leg to come within an inch of the ground, but definitely not touching the ground.
Finally, I carried my R Minkoff Moto Hobo from last year. I am so glad they’ve kept this bag in stock. I love it for fall and winter. It also comes in a super pretty Putty color as well as a bold Port and pale Vintage Pink.
My husband was feeling creative with his photo editing. I’m not loving the desaturated effect, but we’ll work with it this time!
The great thing about this outfit is that it can be adapted in so many ways. Just about any color cardigan would work with a cami and bootcut jeans, and of course you can substitute skinnies for the bootcut jeans or even dress pants if you need a work wear look. Slim ponte ankle pants or stretch trousers would be fabulous with this and would make it work appropriate.
I hope you all have a fantastic Tuesday!!
Cashmere Kimono Cardigan (similar for less) // WHBM Simplicity Woven Cami // Mavi Baby Bootcut Jeans // R Minkoff Moto Hobo // Ilemi Heels c/o Kate Spade (similar for less, or these) // my Stella & Dot Aurelia Pendant Necklace // Tory Burch sunnies
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the fall outfit she’s styling today!
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