As I sit and write this, it’s actually cold and rainy outside, and it finally feels like fall is here! A few days ago when I shot this look, it wasn’t quite as cold, but it was overcast and cool enough to wear a little sweater. I styled this outfit because I wanted to show how easily you can transition a spring trend into fall. Gingham was probably the standout spring print. Florals and stripes are always big for spring, but this past season gingham was the fun, fresh wildcard. It’s incredibly versatile however, because black and white prints have classic, seasonless appeal. These particular pants are not heavy enough for a cold winter day, but they definitely work for a cool-ish fall day. I could have layered a lightweight coat or jacket for additional warm, and opted for booties instead of sandals, but again it wasn’t quite that cool. I just got really excited to wear a sweater 🙂 Alsoooooo, I’m wearing Lime Crime’s velvetine in cashmere on the lips. It’s honestly one of my favorite colors for fall/winter!
SHOP THE LOOK
Sweater: Banana Republic (similar here & here) / Pants: LOFT (exact here & similar here) / Sandals: Sam Edelman (similar here & here) / Sunglasses: Quay X Shay (sold out, similar here) / Earrings: BaubleBar (similar here) / Necklace: BaubleBar (similar here) / Bracelet: JewelMint (similar here) / Handbag: Ted Baker (similar here)
Photography by Jessica Kircher
I’ve kind of loved Rachel Zoe’s line ever since it launched back in 2011. The clothes are fab, and the shoes are even better. They’re kind of pricey but not crazy high-end designer pricey…as in I could definitely afford a pair if I bought them on sale. Since I’ve been MIA for a while, I thought it would be nice to offer a more in-depth Tuesday Shoeday today, and pair some of my current fave Rachel Zoe styles with on-trend spring outfits. Without further ado….
My hands-down favorite style is the Seneca mule. I’m a huge fan of heels, and this chunky style is more walkable than a traditional stiletto. I love the sculptural feel and the metallic finish. Wear with a trendy gingham print top (or dress) like this adorable peplum blouse from Zara. This look could fly for day or night.
If you’re not into heels, or you’re just looking for a more casual outfit, check out the Burke slip-on. Equal parts chic and sporty, I love the woven leather texture. This shoe would look great with a simple chambray shirtdress, like the one pictured (from Madewell). Accessorize with a colorful tote and some trendy round frame sunnies and you’re good to go!
For a definite night-out ensemble, look to the sleek and sexy Skyla mule (also available in nude). This shoe is the perfect combo of retro and modern, and would look smashing paired with an on-trend suede crop top. The top pictured is super affordable via Oasis. Wear with a flouncy skater skirt and a few key accessories for a hot night on the town.
The best part is, all of these styles are available via Piperlime, and right now they’re running a major sale with the discount code “chicsale”, so check it out and take advantage!! Also, let me know if you like this more comprehensive format for Tuesday Shoeday, and I’ll be sure to do more in the future.