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Styling Ochre Two Ways for Fall

Happy Monday, friends! Cyndi and I are wrapping up our fall fashion series, and we are each styling a different fall color trend today. She’s styling a rich herbal brown tone that Pantone calls root beer, and I’m styling ochre — a light brownish-yellow.

Don’t miss the other posts in this series: Rust, Army Green, and Soybean.

As I said above, ochre is a light brownish-yellow. Of course, you won’t find the term “ochre” in the drop down menu for color on your favorite retailer’s website. If you’re searching for this color, you might search for mustard, gold, or even just yellow or brown.

I’ve seen several variations on this ochre color as I’ve been shopping for the season, and even though it isn’t the best color for my cool skin tone, I’m rather drawn to it. Maybe it’s just because it’s something a little different, but I think it’s fun for fall.

Because it’s a trendy color that I’ll only wear for a few months, I didn’t want to spend a lot on it, and this v-neck sweater poncho from LOFT is a really good price. Unfortunately, it went on a really good sale over the weekend, and the ochre sizes started disappearing almost immediately. Maybe they will restock…🤞🏼

At any rate, I styled this ochre v-neck poncho sweater two ways for today’s post. If you like the style, but not the color, the black and ivory colors are pretty well-stocked, and it also comes in two stripe color ways.

First, I’m wearing it with light wash straight ankle jeans and fashion sneakers. I actually wore this exact outfit on a Saturday a few weeks ago to visit Paul in the hospital.

These sneakers were an #NSale purchase, and I love the subtle tone on tone croc embossed tab on the heel and the hint of animal print on the tongue. This exact pair is no longer available, but the P448 John comes in lots variations of colors and prints. I also really like this pair with the paisley detail on the tongue.

I find this brand very comfortable, and the quality is top notch. They’re pricey, but they do go on sale occasionally, and right now Nordstrom is doing a Triple Points Event, which is the next best thing to buying on sale. They run true to size, or size up if in between; I usually wear them in a 39.

And these AGOLDE jeans aren’t new to anyone who’s been around for a while. I’ve had them for a couple of years, and they’re still a regular in my rotation. They’re a slim straight mid-rise ankle jean, and this light wash is super versatile. They run true to size, or maybe slightly big. I have the 28, but they do stretch some with wear, and on my thinner days, I sometimes wish I’d size down.

For some reason, these jeans are $10 more at Shopbop and Evereve, but those retailers have more sizes available. (Shipping and returns are free at Shopbop.)

I also styled this ochre-colored sweater with grey jeans, to show its versatility. These are the Mother Hustler, which is an ankle-length flare. A similar style for less is the Madewell Slim Demi-Boot.

There is always a mixed reaction when I wear this silhouette in an ankle length, but I think it’s really fresh and fun. It looks more modern to me than a full-length bootcut jean, and it’s easier to pair with boots than the crop flares… or even the straight ankle jeans, for that matter.

While boots do work really well with these jeans, I also love them with these pointy-toe block heeled mules. They’re more appropriate for the warm fall weather we’re having, and the hem of the jeans falls just above the shaft of the mules for a cohesive look. These mules run true to size, or size down if in between. I have them in the 7.5.

I accessorized with one of my favorite Victoria Emerson boho cuffs and my go-to fall cat print tote. This tote was sold out, but they must have had a few restocks because it’s back and also over 50% off.

Here’s a close-up of the bracelet. It’s currently 40% off, and I love it. I find myself reaching for it with almost every outfit these days.

I like how this layer necklace fills the v-neck. It’s sold out, but there are lots of similar options out there. Evereve has lots of nice choices.

And don’t overlook sunglasses when accessorizing an outfit. They definitely count! These sunglasses were a splurge at the time, but now they’re on a really good sale at Amazon. I think the brown tortoiseshell frames complement the muted earth tones in this outfit better than my usual black cat eye sunnies.

So what are your thoughts on ochre? Would you wear it?

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16 thoughts on “Styling Ochre Two Ways for Fall

  1. Do the Agolde Toni jeans have a zip fly or button fly?. Most of the Agolde jeans I’ve seen in the store are button fly but these say zip fly on the web site? Just curious because I can’t do button fly. Thanks,

  2. I love the sweater but not the color! I’ve learned not to wear what’s in style just because … I do link the rootbeer color though .

      1. Actually, I have seen bloggers wearing a long sleeved tee or turtleneck under these types of sweaters and I intend to try it myself, as it gets cooler.

  3. Another great fall outfit! I really like it with the grey jeans. I have a question for your Saturday question and answer post: What type of cardigan can/should be worn with bootcut jeans? I’ve enjoyed your September series with Cyndi.

  4. I do like ochre! It looks best on me when I still have some summer color on my face because like you, Jo-Lynne, I have a cooler skin tone.

  5. It looks good on you, but no, this cool girl won’t be trying it. I did get a pair of shorts a few weeks ago (I know) in a slightly richer sort of chestnut color. I’ll pair that with leopard, black, white, and navy tops and call it fall color. Yes, I bought shorts in September. It won’t get to be sweater weather until after Christmas, so I thought I might as well take advantage of the fall sales.

  6. This sweater reminds me of the sweater vests I am seeing styled online. Would a white button up under it with tails out work with this sweater? I’d love to see you style some sweater vests. They feel new since I haven’t seen them since the 80s!

  7. I don’t like this color by my face. I just got rid of a LOFT sweater in this color. I use to wear it with a scarf I could do by my face. I’m not seeing scarves out much these days so decided to toss the sweater. I could go grab it out of the goodwill bag. Lol.

  8. That is probably a better color for me to wear near my face than the mustard gold tee I recently bought. It is a very versatile color. How would a pretty scarf look with that top?

  9. Thank you for not getting on the band wagon of styling from Amazon all the time. I know things come fast so they can be styled, but I see so many of the sweaters are made from cheap fabric. I just wonder how many bloggers keep them or how long they last. I have sweaters for years if I shop better quality. :). Just me. I know people love Amazon clothes.

    1. Kathy, I agree with you about Amazon. I find the clothes to be made of cheap fabrics and the sizing is off. Also a lot of the clothing is from China. We need to support more American made products

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