Plaid Girlfriend Blazer. That’s what I’ve been on the hunt for this season, but until today I had not found the perfect one for me. Don’t get me wrong, there are tons of options out there but a lot that I liked were pushing close to the $200 price tag and I wasn’t really convinced of the quality to price ratio on many. So when I stumbled upon this one from GAP I was immediately drawn to it.
Transitional seasons make it difficult to know what type of outerwear you might need on a given day. This is why I’ve rounded up my picks for the best jackets for fall 2018. These are must-haves for my wardrobe when the temperatures are a bit more unpredictable and I need options to pick from to ensure I’m not too hot or cold.
Achieving an effortless style is something many of us aspire to but may not know where to start. Looking like you just randomly threw a few things on, while still looking put together is not as hard as it seems when you have the right tools in your closet. Below are five tips to help guide you.
Invest in quality, classic pieces
Quality pieces almost instantly make you look more put together. When you pair that with classic pieces you get something that won’t be out of style next season and lasts longer as well. Some of my favorite staple classics are a white button down, well-fitted jeans, a wool sweater, a black and patterned blazer, a cashmere scarf, and a pair of loafers.
Be picky when it comes to trends
As tempting as it might be to chase every fun trend, and effortless style means having a signature style. Trends are fleeting and if you want to start developing a personal style that looks effortless, avoiding trying every trend. Maybe you want to try out the leopard print trend, if so, instead of buying a pair of leopard print pants that might be off-trend come next year buy a leopard print scarf that is a more chic and longer-lasting option.
It’s no secret that I love a cozy fall sweater and this wool one from Aritzia is no different. This sweater has a perfect relaxed, cropped fit and is incredibly warm. I’ve recently talked about my newly found love of merino wool (see here) and the fact that it’s not itchy like traditional wool.
This week the temps really dropped in Seattle so when I spotted this burgundy wool coat at Uniqlo I knew I needed to add into my rotation this fall. This week the temps really dropped in Seattle making it the perfect time to pull out the warm coats. As much as I love my puffer down North Face jacket I also love a chic wool coat. I immediately was drawn to this one because of the color which I bought in wine or more commonly burgundy.