Hello and cheers to Friday! I am SO ready. It’s been a bit of a crazy week, and the weather here in Philly looks absolutely beautiful for the weekend so I plan to enjoy it. Thanks for all your kind words on yesterday’s post. I’m feeling much more like myself today.
Today I’m styling one of fall’s big shoe trends, slouch booties.
At first I wasn’t a big fan of this style because generally you want to try to accentuate the narrowness of the ankle area, and these sort of give you cankles (ha!), but now that I’ve tried them, I kind of like the slouchy, casual-chic vibe. Plus bulkier shoes help offset wider hips or a bigger upper body so they can be helpful if that’s your goal.
Along with the slouchy shaft, these Sole Society booties have a comfortable rounded toe and a trendy 3 1/2″ cylindrical stacked heel. They also come in Bordeaux and black. I’m kind of kicking myself right now for not getting the Bordeaux. How gorgeous are those!?! They’re very comfortable to walk in and fit true to size.
The easiest way to wear slouch booties is to tuck your skinny jeans inside, or you can also wear them with a dress. I haven’t had much luck with dresses this fall, but these are the perfect booties to elevate my typical fall uniform of skinny jeans and a pullover.
This cuffed ribbed sweater is from Loft. You may remember that I tried it in the silver for my last Shop With Me post. I decided to order the navy because I prefer bolder colors near my face, and I love pairing navy with taupe or cognac shoes in the fall.
STYLE TIP >> The key to wearing navy with bluejeans is to wear a lighter wash denim so there is some contrast between the top and the pants.
This sweater is super flattering. It has a nice weight to it so it’s not clingy like ribbed sweaters tend to be, and the ballet neck is wider than some. Then there’s those sleeves… I know, I know. I have enough bell sleeve sweaters to open my own store, but I couldn’t resist this one!
I like how this bell sleeve isn’t super dramatic, and the cuff is a fun accent. It also makes the upper arms look really thin. (Note to self: wear a different bra next time.) For size reference, I have a small in this sweater. I’d say it runs true to size for Loft.
For those who asked about wearing these sleeves with a coat, I tried it and it worked just fine. With each sleeve, I folded it over, grabbed onto it, put my arm into my coat, and let go. No problem! I should have had my husband snap a picture of me wearing the coat, but I didn’t think about it till after he left for work. I think the key is to wear a coat with wider sleeves that don’t have any cuff at the wrist. I have a camel reefer coat that is perfect over tops with bigger sleeves, and my trench coat works too. (The silver is sold out, but this is a great trench!)
I accessorized with a tri-tone pendant necklace. Since the front of the sweater is so plain, I wanted something big enough to make a statement but still casual enough to work with the vibe of the outfit. My earrings have both gold and silver as well, and they’re small enough not to compete with the necklace. I find myself wearing these earrings a lot lately.
(Pardon the crazy hair! It was windy, lol.)
These jeans are my go-to AG legging raw hem ankle jeans from the Nordstrom sale in July. With legging jeans, tucking into booties is easy. No rolling, folding, or cuffing required. I didn’t even wear socks, but if I did, I’d just wear them under my jeans. I used to wear my socks over my skinny jeans when I was wearing boots over them, but that was with jeans that had a wider leg opening than these.
And finally, I carried my R Minkoff Love crossbody. I like how the gold hardware compliments the necklace, and the mushroom color coordinates nicely with the taupe booties. They don’t match exactly, but that’s fine.
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