They Had Me At Easy | 22 Days of Fall Fashion

Greetings, friends! I’m back with 22 Days of Fall Fashion and another fall outfit… actually two! Both feature this happy striped pullover from Gap, which is 40% off right now.

It’s called the Easy Sweater, and for good reason. It’s just so easy to pull on and go, and the fun stripe pattern makes a bold statement so you need very little in the way of accessories or layers to complete the outfit.

The modal knit is soft and comfortable, and it has a relaxed fit with a split hem. The length is perfect for leaving untucked. See? Easy! Just like the name.

In addition to this pink stripe, this sweater comes in a blue stripe, as well as three solids — black, grey, or magenta. It also comes in regular, petite, and tall sizes. For some reason, my link reverts to the tall sizes so be sure to select the option you’re looking for.

I styled this stripe sweater first with off-black skinny jeans and black loafer mules.

These jeans are from the #NSale, so I was able to score them for under $100, but even at full price, they’re a good value for premium denim. They’re the Good American brand, and they have a snug legging fit and a 27 1/2″ inseam.

They call them cropped, but I consider this an ankle-length. At least, it is on us mere mortals. They’re more of a crop length on the model on the website. (I’m 5’5″, for reference.)

I really like this off-black wash — it’s not the “washed black” that’s popular right now, but more of an off-black or dark grey. It’s a more traditional look that shouldn’t be dated in a year or two. These jeans run true to size; I have my usual 28.

And these shoes are the Everlane Day Loafer mules, which are also 40% off right now.

I was afraid they were discontinuing these because they’re marked down and were low inventory for a while, but they’ve been restocked again in all four colors!

I’m hoping and praying they keep these shoes in their inventory because they are so good, I have three pairs — black, cream, and caramel. I will be styling these A LOT this fall, in stock or not.

They’re so comfortable, the quality is fantastic, and I love the minimalist styling. They have the tailored look of a loafer without being overly masculine. These shoes do run small, though. I recommend sizing up half. I wear them in the 8 1/2.

I kept my accessories low-key with Kendra Scott hoops and a pair of Lagos bracelets I got for my birthday, and I carried a black crossbody.

I don’t always match my shoes and bag, but in this case, I felt like a contrasting color would distract from the sweater. Since everything else in the look is black, I just kept it all cohesive with a black bag.

And don’t forget your sunnies! After all, the sun shines all year-round, not just in the summertime. Stylish sunglasses add another element of an interest to your outfits, and are often overlooked. I have a few pairs I rotate depending on the colors in my outfit and my current mood.

I managed to snag these elegant Gucci cat eye sunnies at 40% off back in the spring. They came in a Trunk Club delivery, and I didn’t have the heart to send them back, especially considering the sale price. If I see them on sale again, I’ll be sure to give you a heads-up.

Meanwhile, this pair is very similar in style and under $100.

The colors in this sweater also pair really well with blue jeans, so I also styled it with the rag & bone Nina skinnies from the #NSale.

These jeans are pretty much the perfect mid-indigo wash with very little in the way of distressing — just some subtle whiskering at the hip. They also have traditional sewn hems, giving them a finished look that’s a little more refined than the raw hems that are so popular right now.

The material is 64% cotton, 34% polyester, 2% spandex, so they have a good bit of stretch; and the 11″ front rise is nice for smoothing out the muffin top. It also makes them very comfortable, but I like them best when I wear tops that don’t need to be tucked in.

I have another outfit with these jeans where I front-tucked the top, and I don’t love how that looks — stay tuned. I’ll be sharing that look sometime next week.

If you want the look for less, Kut from the Kloth makes several pairs in a similar wash. I particularly like their Donna style, which I styled two ways in this post. They have the same 27″ inseam but a slightly lower rise at 10 1/4″.

You can see that I went with a taupe shoe this time, rather than black. I like how it tones down the look and blends in with my skin, while also creating a low contrast with the medium wash blue jeans. The overall effect is elongating and slenderizing.

These booties have a lower shaft than some, making them perfect for pairing with ankle-length jeans, and the 27″ inseam on these jeans allows me to wear them with these boots un-cuffed.

The quality of these boots is really good, but they are a little stiff at first, and they run small. If ordering, definitely size up half. I’m wearing an 8 1/2 in the Tuscan Taupe.

I also switched to a taupe colored bag. It’s funny, for years I rarely matched my bag and shoes, but suddenly I seem to be doing that again more often than not.

Of course, they don’t have to match exactly. You just want them to complement each other, so I usually choose similar tones. In the immortal words of Stacy London: They don’t have to match; they have to go.

Both of these looks are perfect for casual fall days at home, running errands, meeting up with a friend for coffee . . . that time will come again. I promise!

Meanwhile, I think it’s important to get dressed and feel good about ourselves, even if we are spending most of our days at home… but I might swap out the booties for slippers unless I have to leave the house.

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

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GAP Easy Sweater // off-black jeans // blue jeans // black mules // taupe booties // Gucci sunnies (budget option) // gold hoops // similar silver hoops // similar black crossbody // similar taupe crossbody

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photos: Alison Cornell

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13 Responses

  1. I just ordered the top because the colors are part of my signature colors and most of my tops are solids.  So, thank you!  I placed an order with ON last night for the both of us, now I’ve ordered something for both of us from GAP.  Once it cools down, I am going to have to wear my new long sleeve tops even when I’m not going anywhere, just so I can wear all of them and feel better when I look in the mirror.  If I save them for an appointment or special outing, most of them won’t be worn.  I heard this morning that Burger King is about to test a new store configuration that entails little human contact, so they must believe that things won’t return to the pre COVID ways or they wouldn’t be making that kind of an investment.  I hope that you have a great day!

  2. I’m so glad that you styled this sweater. I have been wanting to order it, but wasn’t sure how long it was. Thanks for styling it two ways! I’m really enjoying the fall fashion series.

  3. Good Morning JoLynne,

    I love the brightness of your sweater but am torn between a Lg and XL as it looks roomy (easy!) on you but not sloppy in any way.  I just  wondered what size you ordered?  

  4. I know I have asked you this question before, but what time of socks do you wear with these low cut booties. No shows? I have a problem finding the right socks for my cutout booties.

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