Fall Sweaters: High and Low

Happy Monday, friends! Today Caroline is joining me to share two similar outfits — with two very differently priced sweaters.

I get a lot of requests for more teen style, and Caroline is actually interested in being more involved with the blog, but here’s the funny thing. Her style is eerily similar to mine. In fact, we often tease her and tell her she dresses like a 40-year old woman.

But I guess we can look at it this way — if you like my style, then you’ll like hers.

The main differences are, she’s a smaller size, she has lighter coloring, and I don’t spend as much on her clothing as I do on mine. So I thought we could do a high and low post, and show a similar look at different price points.

Caroline and I both live in sweaters and jeans during the fall and winter, and we like to keep it simple.

We found her rib knit v-neck sweater at Old Navy, and honestly, if she hadn’t ordered it for herself, I would have. I think the knit details on this sweater are so gorgeous, and it has a lightweight texture with a nice drape.

It comes in four other colors, but Caroline loves this camel color. I love a good camel sweater as well, but I think it looks better on her than it does on me.

For size reference, Caroline is 5’6″, and I’m not sure what she weighs at the moment, but she typically wears a size 2 or 4 in jeans and an XS in sweaters. This sweater fits TTS in the XS.

She likes a high rise skinny jean these days, and most of her jeans are a darker wash. She isn’t into rips and tears or anything very trendy.

In fact, when we go out together, I often things she looks more mature than I do. 🤣

These booties are Blondo, and they’re from last year, but I highly recommend any boots from Blondo.

We do spend more on her shoes because she has finicky feet and needs a good, supportive shoe. She also doesn’t keep many shoes in her closet — I think she has a total of 5 right now. #truestory

One other thing Caroline added to her closet this fall was this trench coat. (See . . . I wasn’t joking when I said she dresses like a 40 year-old woman.)

She’s been wanting one for over a year, and she kept bringing me different options until she finally found this one at a great price at Nordstrom Rack. They still have several good options available.

I do think it looks really cute on her, and we’ve certainly been having the weather for it!

Outfit Details:

Old Navy v-neck sweater // similar jeans // Blondo booties (option) // necklace // trench coat options

My job is often a solitary one, so it’s nice to have company on some of my photo shoots and shopping trips, and I’m excited that Caroline is taking an interest in the blog. It’s really fun to see my girls growing up and developing their own styles.

As you know, I’m also a big fan of an easy jeans and pullover sweater outfit.

I shared this Everlane ReCashmere textured turtleneck sweater in Saturday’s try-on haul, and it’s currently available at Nordstrom’s Everlane Pop-In Shop although the sizes are getting depleted quickly. Fortunately, it’s still fully stocked at Everlane.

Everlane hardly ever runs a sale, but they price their products according to fair market value (rather than jacking up the retail price so they can put it on sale every weekend.)

Best of all, their products are produced at ethical factories, which you can “visit” on their website. For example, this sweater was made at a factory in Jiangmen, China.

It’s made with a combination of 60% recycled cashmere and 40% merino wool, and I love the waffle-knit texture and the wide rib detailing.

The turtleneck has a nice and easy relaxed fit, but it still keeps your neck and chest nice and warm without needing a scarf.

It definitely has a looser overall fit, and the front length is about 24″ so it’s easy to throw on with jeans, and you don’t have to futz with tucking or anything.

This sweater also comes in bone, black, and heather sand — all gorgeous neutrals.

I chose this heathered aqua because I don’t have anything quite like it in my closet. I tend to gravitate to pink, plum, or burgundy when I go with a color, so this is a nice change of pace.

It pairs well with dark denim, and I also think I’d like it with my white jeans and a taupe or grey boot — I’m going to try styling it that way next!

As for the rest of my look, I went with suede ballet flats and a coordinating shoulder bag, and I kept my jewelry simple with large pearl earrings and my favorite sunnies.

I added these Tory Burch Minnie travel ballet flats to my closet when they were on sale last month, and I love this “dark tiramisu” color for fall. (Where DO they come up with these names???)

And good news!!! I just discovered that they’re part of the current Bloomingdales Buy More, Save More sale. They come up 20% off with code SAVEMORE.

When it gets colder, I’ll swap out the flats for boots, but for now, I really like the ease and comfort of a ballet flat or loafer.

Outfit Details:

Everlane textured turtleneck // Rag & Bone Cate skinnies (option) // Tory Burch ballet flats (option) // similar shoulder bag (mine is bigger) // similar earrings (mine are 11″) // sunnies c/o Maui Jim // nails: CND Masquerade

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photos: Alison Cornell