When we first moved to New York, we (yes, Joe and I both) faced a huge wardrobe crisis. Living in SF where it stays pretty temperate year round, the climate was ripe for layering, and layering we did — basically daily. You don’t have to be a meteorologist to figure out that layers don’t really work during a New York summer, and correspondingly, I think I wore the same two maxi skirts and shorts for almost 2 months straight. No bueno.
I love cooler weather not only because I hate sweating in my clothes (like, hate with a passion), but also because of the wardrobe options it brings. Now that so much of my wardrobe is back in play, I’ve been pulling out my favorite jackets, blazers and scarves to mix and match with other basics. I’ve mentioned it before, but it’s kind of amazing how a well-tailored jacket can dress up any look instantly. Ditto for a great pair of pants (I am seriously loving these — I saw them live at the Target fashion show, and I was blown away…you really can’t believe they’re Target!).
Today, in the spirit of celebrating how well-tailored looks lend themselves to autumn, I’ve dreamed up three different looks all based around one fantastic jacket from Target (and it’s a helluva steal, too). I love classic-yet-edgy pieces like this — they’re so versatile and can be paired with so many pieces, yet the tailored fit always manages to pull your look together. What tailored pieces do you find indispensable in your wardrobe? For me, it’s jackets and blazers, for SURE. Second place would be stretchy skinny pants (not jeans) — they always look so polished, yet no one realizes how comfy they actually are!
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