Fashion Friday: Better Late Than Never

Even though Big Mama isn’t doing a Mr. Linky on Fashion Fridays anymore, I’m still participating when I have something to add.  And this week Kellyn emailed me with a desperate plea for fashion advice.  Now remember, a fashion expert I am NOT.  However, I do like to shop, and I almost always have an opinion.  And I’m always one to help a friend in need, just so long as it doesn’t involve puke or manual labor.  So put your thinking caps on, because as always, I’m going to ask you to weigh in at the end.

Kellyn says:

For my birthday my Sister and Mom are taking me shopping for a (almost) full fall/winter wardrobe.  One Problem…I don’t know what I need!  I know Jeans and sweaters but after that I am stuck.  I work in a place where simple is best.  Jackets don’t work, and I get dirty most days (nice office job, I know). I lug boxes around, but I can also sit for hours at a time.  I like to be comfy, but I need more than my standard jeans and t-shirt at the office.  Please help!!

I say:

Well.  Jeans and t-shirts are my specialty, but if I had a job where I was required to leave the house, I think I’d want to invest in a few pairs of comfy pants, just for variety’s sake.  Like these Dockers Pants in the Metro Boot Cut at Macy’s.  They come in a khaki color, but if you’re worried about them getting marked up when you’re lugging boxes, the brown might be nice.  You could pair them with a sweater like this Argyle Crewneck from Tar-Jay.


Or if your workplace is tres casual, how about corduroys?


The boyfriend sweater is popular this season and so easy to throw on over a t-shirt.  Layering adds interest without being fussy.

boyfriend sweater

I also like the open cardigan.  In fact, I’m just a sweater junkie.  Look at these sweaters from the Gap.  ALL SO CUTE!

And you should totally get a scarf.  That can really jazz up an outfit.  To keep it modern and avoid the frump factor, try a patterned scarf like this or this from Old Navy.  Or this ruffled scarf from Forever 21.

If you’re bored with t-shirts and sweaters, how do you feel about a tunic top?  They are a nice change of pace.  I really wanted to grab a photo of one of them, but is NOT cooperating with me tonight.  HMPH.

Finally, let’s talk shoes.  I’m a huge fan of boots in the wintertime, but sometimes I just want a shoe.  The folks at Ariat sent me these clogs to review, and I have to say, I LOVE THEM.

ariat westlake

They are incredibly comfortable and the perfect style for this in-between weather when you may not want a boot, but you want something substantial and supportive and warm to wear with jeans or corduroys or khakis.  I think they’d be great for your new fall wardrobe!

What do YOU say?

What do you think Kellyn needs for her new fall/winter wardrobe?

This post was submitted to Fight The Frump at Blissful Style.