Greetings and happy Labor Day! Today Cyndi Spivey and I are kicking off our fall style collab. We will be styling a different fall color trend every Monday this month, and today we’re wearing shades of rust.
This earthy tone has all the fall vibes, but it can be hard for some of us to wear near the face. It’s not really my best color, so I try to find a shade of rust that has cool undertones. This split neck thermal top from Nordstrom fits the bill!
It’s not quite sweater weather yet here in Philadelphia, so a lightweight top in a trending fall color is perfect for our transition season.
I love the split neck detail on this one, and the waffle knit adds texture and and keeps the vibe casual. The sleeves are nice and long, and it runs a little big but I expect it to shrink some. I’m wearing my usual size small.
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Rust pairs really well with blue jeans, but I also like to wear earth tones with grey. These Mother Hustler ankle flares with the fray hem are very much on trend this fall. The ankle length keeps the flare leg current, and the way they’re fitted through the hips and thighs is very flattering.
I wore suede ankle boots in a lighter neutral — these are sort of an oatmeal color. I considered black boots, but they looked a little harsh. The lighter color keeps the whole palette more muted, which I like.
I love how this cat print tote pops against the colors in this outfit. It’s still a neutral but the print and texture add interest. Also, this bag is 50% off at Nordstrom Rack! I added a black and white shoulder strap since the one that comes with it is pretty bold.
I added another bit of animal print with this Victoria Emerson double wrap bracelet. (Be sure to select Pyramid to get the one I have with the pyramid shaped studs). By the way, all Victoria Emerson bracelets are BOGO free till end of day today! No code needed, just add to cart.
I also wore a mixed metal layered necklace and coordinating mixed metal earrings, and don’t forget about a great pair of shades. These oversized cat eye sunnies were definitely a splurge, but I’ve worn them almost daily for the past two years so the cost per wear is working out. Diff has a similar style for less.
I love how this look is casual but elevated. I can always swap out the booties for sneakers or mules if I don’t want a heel, but the color combination is one that will definitely be on repeat in my fall outfit rotation.
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photos: Alison Cornell