WIW: coming in to autumn

Autumn has always been my favorite season, and as much as I enjoyed summer dressing this year, I've still been looking forward to dressing in the fall.

The weather is significantly cooler this week, and I've brought up a few fall items from the basement thrift store.  I'm trying to be very choosy about what gets added.  And finding it hard to choose,so expect more "help me choose the best" posts - I hope you don't mind. 

Anyway, for these first couple days of cooler weather, here's what I've worn.

#1 the "best" plaid shirt, with buttons all sewn on now.  Does it still work?  With black boot-cut jeans that are too high-waisted for a semi-tuck to work and burgundy beetle booties.  The shirt is a bit snug on my middle - causing the gaping at the bottom.  Is that a problem?  (Should I only wear it tucked or semi-tucked?)

#2 Chambray shirt from summer with dark wash denim skinnies.  I bought these at Target on clearance, intending to K/R them.  Then I forgot them, and just found them yesterday.  It's far past the return date, so I figured I may as well wear them.  I think cognac accents (rather than the white and gray shown) would also work for this outfit.

All comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome :)

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  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    These shirts both look like good fall workhorses. I would like to see the plaid tucked in order to compare. Would the semituck work if you wear a belt that's white or one of the colors in the shirt? (visually lowering your waist)
    Another thought is to wear the plaid shirt under the chambray, letting the plaid collar and rolled cuffs show and semitucking both shirts together.

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    Love the plaid top with the long leg line and the chambray shirt is a great casual look!

  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago

    Ooh -- I like Joy's idea of visually lowering the waist with a belt -- excellent idea.  You could also layer over a cami, and open the bottom button and one more top button.  I think the new skinnies are great!

  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago

    Double posted!  Must be time to go to bed!

  • MsLuna replied 6 years ago

    Wow Amy!!!! You look amazing, particularly in #1! Those are an excellent cut for pants and I love the beetle booties with it! You wore the plaid shirt well! I echo Joy's thoughts that both shirts will be good fall workhorses. How high of a rise are the bootcuts? I personally think you wear bootcuts very well!

  • amiable replied 6 years ago

    Katie - the bootcut jeans rise above my belly button, just shy of my rib cage. (This is my slimmest point, but in my mind, feels way too high for the top-to-bottoms division, despite the fact that high-rise jeans are trendy) But I love everything else about these jeans (color, cut, fit everywhere else) - so I just cope with the high waist by untucking whatever I wear with them :)

  • Aida replied 6 years ago

    Both nice looks Amy! The split at the hem in #1 happens to me all the time too, but in my case due to my hips; it doesn't bother me if the rest of the shirt doesn't look like it's pulling, and honestly it's hard for me to get away from it without having a hugely oversized shirt (which I like sometimes, but certainly not always). I like Joy's ideas for the pants there, and another would be to pair a high-low top or a cropped top with it. Outfit #2 looks cute, and I agree that cognac accents would also be fab with it. So would some burgundy :)

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