Lord + Taylor Fall Preview

Greetings from Ipswich, Massachusetts! The Maine portion of our family summer vacation is behind us, but we’re stopping for a few days in the Boston area to do some sightseeing and take the kids to see my alma mater.

While we still have a lot of summer left, it’s never too early to start planning your fall wardrobe, especially when you can find quality wardrobe staples on sale.

Lord + Taylor just launched their First Look At Fall event, and you can save up to 40% off next season’s must-have styles through Monday, August 5th, 11:59 PM EST.

When I’m shopping at this time of year, I like to purchase pieces that can do double duty. Ideally, I’ll be able to start wearing them now, and still get a lot of mileage out of them once the cooler temperatures set in.

This BlankNYC moto is made of a lightweight rayon blend so you can definitely wear it now and later. I really love the relaxed styling — it has a nice drape while still being somewhat structured.

For this look, I wore it with a graphic tee and a pair of mid-wash skinnies.

These are the Joe’s Icon Ankle Skinny Jeans, and the price is fantastic for premium denim. They have a 28″ inseam and a comfortable 9″ rise, and the fit is on point.

I love to wear a graphic tee with a jacket like this — it’s more interesting than a plain tee or blouse, and it’s a fun way to express your personality.

This tee kind of cracks me up. I guess every mama is a proud mama, right!?! At any rate, it seemed fitting.

For size reference, I have a small in the tee, a medium in the jacket, and a 29 in the jeans.

I also picked up this Fossil leather satchel to add to my handbag collection.

It’s a great everyday size, and the leather is so soft and supple. The vintage details give it a bit of a worn-in look, perfect for my more casual outfits.

These suede peep-toe sandals are another great now-and-later style that I know I’ll get a lot of mileage out of by buying them early in the season.

They’re extremely comfortable and walkable, with the elastic slingback closure and 2.75″ stacked heel. They also come in brown and taupe, but I chose black because I like how they work with this jacket.

This outfit is perfect for transition season, and each piece can be mixed and matched with other wardrobe basics to maximize their cost per wear.

I love this look — polished but a little edgy, casual and comfortable, while the shoes and jacket level it up for a variety of occasions.

Outfit Details:

BlankNYC moto // Proud Mama tee // Joe’s Icon ankle skinnies // Vince Camuto peep-toe sandals // Fossil satchel // similar pearl earrings

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photos: Alison Cornell