Hello, friends! Welcome back to 26 Days of Fall Fashion. In today’s post, I’m killing two birds with one stone . . . or two trends, rather. I’m styling a sleeveless coatigan and a pair of metallic mules.
First I feel the need to say up front that I don’t love this outfit. While I like the individual pieces, altogether it’s not quite working for me. I was really tempted to ditch these pictures and try again, but I decided the outfit isn’t THAT bad, and I’m curious to hear your feedback!
So about this coatigan. I’ve been wanting to try a long sleeveless duster, and this is pretty much the same thing. It’s a fun piece, but the way the “sleeves” extend over the shoulders has a way of making me look even broader on top than I already am. Also, since it is such a light color, it draws the eye up and out to those wide shoulders.
Also, there’s something about that shawl lapel that I’m not loving. All that to say, this cut probably isn’t the most flattering for me personally, but maybe I’d like it better over a lighter colored top. Or perhaps I’d prefer the coatigan in one of the other colors. It also comes in charcoal grey and burgundy.
Here’s a look at the back. You can tie it in the front, but I chose to tie it in the back and let it hang open in the front. I’d also like to try it tied the way the model has the burgundy one styled on the website — still open down the front, but with it tied in front to accentuate the waist.
As far as this sweater goes, I’m wearing the medium because they didn’t have a small in the store, and I actually think the medium works fine. There’s not a lot of extra fabric, but maybe I’d like the way a small fits better. I won’t know unless I try it, I guess! I might head back to the mall today since their 40% off sale has been extended.
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I thought I was really going to like the oatmeal colored coatigan over the green top and blue jeans, but I’m not sure I love the contrast of the light sweater against the darker base of the rest of the outfit. I wish I’d tried it with lighter blue jeans, at least.
This cinched sleeve tee is also from Loft. I purchased it with plans to wear it with this coatigan because I thought it was a great way to showcase the fun sleeves.
I sized up to a medium in the tee because it was tight across the chest in the small, but I think I like the way the small fit better. It was definitely shorter, for one thing, and it was more flattering through the midsection. I was able to leave it out with the small, but the medium definitely needs a front tuck. To see the difference, you can see me wearing the small without the sweater on top in this post.
So these shoes. The loafer mule is a big trend right now, and metallic shoes are also a trend, and these shoes combine both. You’ll either love ’em or hate ’em. There is rarely a middle ground on this style of shoe. I’m learning that people are very eager to voice their opinions pro or con before I even ask. Ha!
These are by Sam Edelman, which is always a safe brand for me. I found them at Bloomingdale’s, and bonus, they’re on sale! I sized down a half size, and they are unexpectedly comfortable and easy to walk in.
I like the styling with the strap across the vamp, and I think I like the comfort and fit as much as the R Minkoff pair I shared last week, although I do really like the black suede better. The quality seems fairly comparable.
I think I’d like this outfit MUCH better with my taupe ankle boots and lighter jeans, but I wanted to style these loafers and I thought it was going to work better than it does. I think it’s the color more than the style that I’m not liking. If they were taupe suede, they’d be great with this, but the metallic sort of jumps out at me.
I’ll try these shoes again with lighter jeans and a blush sweater, or maybe with black jeans and a lighter top, but they’re not doing that much for this outfit in my opinion.
That said, it was worth a try, and nothing about this outfit is a huge faux pas. I just think I could do better.
In addition to these shoes being on sale, Bloomingdale’s is doing buy more, save more again for 3 days only.
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These AG Farrah high rise skinnies that I’m wearing are also at Bloomingdale’s and included in the sale. These jeans have a comfortable 9.75″ rise and a 31″ inseam. I had mine hemmed up about 2 inches, but if you’re tall and have trouble finding jeans that are long enough, you will love these! They have a nice, classic dark wash that you can dress up or down.
If you like the high rise but prefer a lighter wash with an ankle length raw hem, these Farrah raw hem skinnies might work for you and they’re also included in the sale.
I finished off the outfit with a grey handbag and a long silver coin pendant necklace. My bag is sold out, but I’m linking to a similar Tory in the same color that is also part of the Bloomingdale’s buy more, save more sale.
Alrighty! Well I’ve certainly said enough about this outfit. I’ll be curious to hear your thoughts.
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the fall outfit she’s styling today.
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