Straight Leg Jeans + Rust Cardigan for Fall

Greetings, and welcome back to 25 Days of Fall Fashion! Straighter denim silhouettes are trending this fall, so I’ve been trying them out. I’m still not sold on the look just yet, but sometimes it takes a while for the eye to adjust to new styles.

I tried these jeans on about 40 different ways last week in a try-on haul, and I’m still not sure I’ve nailed the look, but you all can tell me what you think.

I really like the wash on these jeans, and the vented hem is a fun detail. For size reference, I’m wearing the 29 regular. I thought I liked them better in the short version, for more of a crop straight leg look as shown on the website, but I thought the regular length would work better with this long cardigan so that’s the pair I chose for today’s outfit.

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This sweater is the Leith ribbed cocoon cardigan from the #NSale, and happily it’s still fully stocked! I love this sweater so much that I bought it in two colors, and I NEVER do that! (I also have the tan heather.) It’s really soft and cozy, and the fit is nice, but you will want to size down. I’m wearing the XS.

These leopard loafers are a new addition to my fall wardrobe. You probably know by now that animal prints are hotter than ever this fall season, and I’m not mad about it. Adding a leopard print has a way of elevating even the plainest t-shirt and jeans to a chic and stylish outfit.

The loafer silhouette is another trend right now — it seems to be edging out the ballet flat in popularity, and I like the more tailored look.

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These are by Steve Madden, and they’re a good value for the price point. They don’t have any padding or support, but they’re quite comfortable in spite of that, and they don’t pinch my toes as some pointy toe flats do.

Also, these shoes are part of the BOGO 50% off offer going on right now at Lord & Taylor. You can mix and match with other women’s shoes that are also marked BOGO 50% off, so I rounded up some good ones that I think are worth considering.

This white scoop neck tee is from Boden. I ordered it after I saw it on another style blog. I’m always looking for a good basic white tee, and this one checks off a lot of boxes. For one thing, no boob pocket. YAY!

It’s also a nice hip length, and it has a fairly straight hem. (I’m not a fan of curved hemlines; I don’t think they’re very flattering, and they always look awkward front-tucked.)

The material is a little bit stiff and thicker than I prefer, but on the plus side, it isn’t see-through at all.

This tee comes in a lot of colors, but the white is selling out. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium and it just fits so I recommend sizing up if in between.

Also, please imagine this look with a long necklace… I forgot to bring one to the photo shoot, but I definitely feel like I need a scarf or necklace to add a focal point and to break up the expanse of white tee.

I’m curious to hear what you all think about this look. Frankly, I would prefer it with skinny jeans, but I’m trying to take one for the team and experiment with different styles of denim.

Perhaps ankle boots would work better with these particular pants, but I really wanted the pop of leopard, and I’m not quite there yet with the leopard booties… do any of you have them? What do you think they would look like with this outfit?

rust cardigan // white tee // straight leg jeans // leopard loafers // earrings (option)

photo credit: Alison Cornell

Be sure to visit Cyndi to see the fall outfit she’s styling today!

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