As much as I enjoy finding fun new pieces to share, my favorite looks are the ones I remix from the basics in my closet, like this casual monochromatic outfit for fall.
One way to reinvent your basics and make them look new again is to combine luxe and sporty components to create a pleasing juxtaposition. Mixing different patterns and textures also helps to make a simple look more interesting.
For this look, I started with a luxe cashmere turtleneck. Mine is the Equipment brand, which is a Parisian label known for menswear-inspired basics with clean silhouettes and feminine accents. I picked it up on an end-of-season sale a few years ago, so I got it for a steal.
This year’s version is currently 30% off (the code is EQFRIENDS) but that’s still quite an investment, so I’ll link up some other options at the end of the post.
The nice thing about styling an outfit around a classic grey turtleneck is, you can find one at any price point, or you may even have one or two in your closet.
The sweater is a lighter shade of grey, so I paired it with faded black jeans. There’s enough contrast to keep the look interesting, but the faded black denim is more casual than a traditional jet black wash. I like the faded black wash best for pairing with sneakers.
We didn’t get a close-up of these P448 sneakers this time, so I’m borrowing a picture from a different outfit. I like how the python accent adds some subtle print to the look, and the shades of black and grey pull the outfit together.
It’s a great everyday size when you want something a little bigger than a crossbody, but not as large as a full-size tote, and I love the design of the exterior pocket.
Plus, I love that it HAS an exterior pocket. I like a spot to put my phone where I can access it easily.
These bracelets are a great way to add sparkle and shine to an outfit, and they have such a unique look about them. I thought this one was perfect for popping this casual monochromatic fall look.
Finally, I topped off the sweater with a leather jacket. The smooth leather brings more texture and interest to the look, and I also appreciate the structure it provides.
My leather jacket is old — it was an #NSale purchase a few years back. Bernardo is the brand, and I’ve been very pleased with it. They have a few options at Nordstrom right now, and some are even on sale.
I love coming up with new looks with my old favorites, and I’m so happy our weather is finally cooperating so I can start layering up my cozy sweaters. This casual monochromatic outfit is perfect for fall errands and outdoor get togethers.
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Equipment turtleneck (similar for less here and here) // black jeans // similar leather jackets // P448 sneakers at Bloomies or Nordstrom (options here and here) // hoops // sunnies // boho cuff c/o Victoria Emerson
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photos: Alison Cornell