Happy Monday, friends! There’s a nip in the air this morning, and it feels a little bit like fall, so I thought I’d share some fall outfit inspiration with you.
Of course, this fall will look very different than years past, but I’m hoping we can keep a lid on this Covid thing and continue to be out and about some. And even when we’re at home all day, it’s important for our mental health and well-being to get dressed and feel good about how we look.
Why not wear all of those cute clothes hanging in our closets!? No sense letting them rot just because we aren’t conducting our normal activities.
I’m trying to share things that are at least somewhat stocked, but #NSale pickings are getting slim. If something you love is out of stock right now, I’m confident there will be tons of restocks over the next few weeks from people making returns, so keep an eye on your favorites!
Also, I don’t know how many of you are aware, but a devastating storm ripped through parts of Iowa last Monday. There was no warning, so it caught people totally unprepared, and the loss of life and property (and crops, as much of the area is farmland) were is intense and widespread. Many are still without power, even a week later, and of course relief efforts are complicated by Covid. [read about it here]
I share this because one of Nordstrom’s biggest distribution centers is located in that area, and many #NSale orders are delayed. So if you’re still waiting on some, be patient; I’m sure they’re doing the best they can.
And if you are one who was affected by that storm, I hope you’re back up and running very soon!
There is no graceful way to segue from a natural disaster to cute fall outfits, so I won’t even try.
Fall Outfit Inspo | #NSale 2020
Some of these items you’ve seen me share before, but others have come in since my last Try-On Haul, so there are definitely some new fun finds in here.
As a reminder, I’ve linked all my 2020 #NSale coverage at the top of the blog so it’s easy to access. When you use my Nordstrom links to shop, it helps support this blog, and it is SO very much appreciated!
Outfit #1: Plush Tunic + Faux Leather Leggings
I will be honest, though, the Spanx leggings are a bit much for me. I might like them better with a knee-high boot and a tunic that doesn’t have that big side slit…
I don’t have a longer tunic, but I do have these Vince Camuto knee high boots.
Hmmmm… the leather boots on the faux leather leggings is a lot of shine.
Suede would look a lot better, but I’m still not feeling the leggings. I like them when I see them on other women, but I don’t think I would ever actually wear them.
Alternative #1: Plush Tunic + Skinny Jeans
This look is WAY more in my comfort zone. I feel like the sweater doesn’t do much in pictures, but in person, it’s absolutely scrumptious.
It feels so good on, and has such a nice flow to it as you move around. Plus, it’s just a little bit different than anything else I have. I love the color and the details in the knit…
Also, these booties are really good, but size up half.
And I highly recommend these jeans for a bargain buy.
Sizes are getting depleted, but this pair is very similar and also on sale.
Alternative #2: Faux Leather Leggings + Luxe Cardigan & Leopard Tee
Before totally ditching the leggings, I thought I’d try them with a tee and cardigan combo.
The beige cardigan definitely tones down the leggings, but I still think I’d prefer the tee and cardigan combo with jeans.
This Nordstrom Signature open cardigan is still fully stocked, and I love it. I’m still trying to decide if I want to keep the black or beige.
By way of reminder, here is the black.
I guess this could be alternative #3, but we are really getting away from the original outfit formula!
Oh, well. It’s a rabbit trail of the best kind… the fashion kind!
Alternative #3: Luxe Cardigan & White Tee + Skinny Jeans
Okay, moving on…
Outfit #2: Cozy Pullover + Skinny Jeans & Booties
This outfit is pretty much my fall/winter uniform. It’s so simple, but there is truly nothing I’d rather wear in the winter than a cozy pullover with skinny jeans and boots.
The sweater is pricey, but it’s exactly the reason I love the #NSale. I never pay full-price for Vince, but if I can get it for 40% off right here at the beginning of the season, the cost per wear will be practically nill by the time I’m done with it. The classic style and stellar quality mean it will be in my closet for years.
Here’s another option with a classic crewneck sweater.
This one is also by Vince, and I think this pink shade is so pretty. It also pairs perfectly with light wash jeans and light grey boots.
I love these boots in the Cloud Suede. They pair so well with light and mid-wash denim, and they’re a nice way to transition from summer to fall.
To lighten up the look, you can always swap out the booties for loafers.
Alternative #1: Cozy Pullover + Skinny Jeans & Loafers
Alternative #2: Oversized Pullover + Skinny Jeans & Mules
Here’s another variation on the theme. This sweater is under $50, and I love the relaxed fit. It also feels really soft on and has a great drape. It has *almost* no wool content, for those who need that — it’s 40% viscose, 33% nylon, 25% polyester, 2% cashmere.
It’s sold out online, but if you want it, I recommend calling your local store. A few people have told me they had luck finding one that way.
Outfit #3: Longline Cardigan + Printed Cami
Cardigans and fall go hand-in-hand, and this cardigan has a beautiful drape, patch pockets, and a nice long, slim silhouette.
It’s soft and lightweight and has very little wool content — 40% viscose, 30% nylon, 25% polyester, 5% cashmere. You can definitely size down in this; I’m in the small but I think I’d prefer the fit of the XS.
This woven cami comes in several fun prints. I got the stripe and the leopard for layering under jackets and cardigans. You can also dress up the look with heeled sandals.
A chunky suede sandal like these Vionics are another great way to transition your outfits from summer to fall. These are sooo comfortable, and I really like the styling.
Alternative #1: Cozy Cardigan + Printed Cami with Skinny Jeans & Booties
While the longline cardigans are chic and fun, I usually gravitate to the shorter, cozier ones — mid-thigh or above is my sweet spot. I keep coming back to this Nordstrom Signature one.
But, black or beige is the question…
For more casual looks, I like to wear a cardigan over a t-shirt…
Alternative #2: Cozy Cardigan + T-Shirt with Skinny Jeans and Mules
Hey look, we’re back to this one. Ha! I guess I know what I like.
I found this Daily Ritual cardigan on Amazon to give you a more budget-friendly cardigan option. It comes in tons of colors and ships free with Prime.
Outfit #4: Leather Jacket + Printed Tee with Skinny Jeans & Booties
I am HOPING they restock these pieces at some point, but if not, you can recreate this look with similar items.
Alternative #1: Printed Tee with Boyfriend Jeans & Booties
When it’s too hot for a jacket in the fall, I love to wear a short-sleeve tee with ankle boots.
These are the Marc Fisher booties in the Cognac Suede. Both colors are so good, I had a hard time making a choice, and I still wonder if I should have kept both.
Also, these boyfriend jeans are a nice break from skinny jeans.
Alternative #2: Military Jacket + White Tee with Skinny Jeans & Loafers
Sometimes a leather moto is a bit much, and a military jacket can be a nice alternative. This one is super lightweight, and I love the mini cheetah print.
FYI, there’s a solid colored one that’s part of the #NSale. I would typically gravitate toward the sage, but I’ve seen several bloggers style the pink, and it’s really cute on.
Alternative #3: Woven Tank + Leather Jacket
Coming full circle, this is the Sam Edelman leather moto I mentioned as an alternative to the black Caslon one that inspired the original outfit formula with the cheetah print tee.
I drug this photo out of last year’s Nordstrom sale picks because they brought this jacket back this year, and it’s good! It’s also available in black, and it runs true to size. I have the small.
This is pretty much my go-to outfit formula for a fall date night — the toughness of the leather jacket offsets the feminine woven tank, and then the casual jeans and classic pumps create more visual tension. It all works together so perfectly.
Outfit #5: Cargo Pants + Tee & Denim Jacket
I couldn’t possibly share a fall outfit roundup without a denim jacket and olive cargo pant combo…
These Paige cargo pants just came in the mail over the weekend, and I like them more than I thought I would. They’re thick and soft and hug the body in all the right places. They came cuffed, and I left them that way.
There’s also a Caslon pair that will give you a similar look for less.
And that’s a wrap!
I have a few more, but I’m saving them for some collaborations I’m doing with Nordstrom later this week. I hope this gives you some outfit inspiration as you look ahead to fall.
Meanwhile, I’ll be back tomorrow with my Save/Spend/Splurge handbag roundup!
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