Today, I thought I’d share some of my Instagram outfits here on the blog, with new styling notes added. So let’s jump in!
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Styling Notes: I’ve been layering brown tones all winter and I don’t think I’m stopping any time soon. To me, dressing tone-on-tone is like making a statement out of normal, non-statement items, which means I never feel like it’s “too much.”
Vintage coat from Shop Stressed | similar on sale | similar
Sweater by Aritzia (on sale)
Boots by ByFar | similar | similar under $50
Styling Notes: I wasn’t too sure about this color with my skin, but once I popped a white turtleneck underneath for a little contrast near my face, I loved it! This sweatshirt has been through so many washings — it’s one of my most-worn items this winter. In fact, I’m wearing it right now as I type this. :)
Earrings by Eny Lee Parker (conscious)
White Turtleneck (old) | similar under $50 (conscious)
Sweatshirt gifted by Everlane (conscious)
Styling Notes: When I don’t have the time or energy to create an Outfit with a capital O, I wear this. All black, plus a shock of white boots. Done! The layering tee I’m wearing here is one of my unsung wardrobe heros. So soft, so stretchy. I have four and wear one every single day underneath whatever I’m wearing.
Puffer coat (old) | similar (conscious)
Layering Tee by Nordstrom Rack (under $20)
Boots by Vagabond | similar under $40
Bag by Baggu (conscious)
Styling Notes: This has been the winter of accessories for me. I’ve traditionally been a non-accessory girl, but that’s quickly changing. A cute hair scrunchie tie, a few bold stacking rings — it’s amazing how just a couple of accessories can liven up a familiar look.
Scrunchie by Urban Outfitters (under $10)
Rings by Everli (conscious)
Styling notes: Ever since I wore this lace turtleneck underneath a slip dress for fancy holiday events, I’ve been trying out new ways to style it with an everyday, casual vibe. It’s been surprisingly versatile, and I especially love the extra texture it brings to an outfit.
Lace turtleneck by Free People (on sale)
Sweater by Aritzia (on sale)
Styling Notes: This is currently my favorite outfit. I love the way it looks (those repeating tones, yum) but I especially love how WARM and COMFORTABLE it is. Nothing in this outfit is difficult to deal with. Nothing needs constant adjustment. I don’t have to think about spills, like I do when I wear white. And I can eat allllll the pasta and bread in these jeans and not need to pop a button. It’s the best of form + function.
Teddy Coat by Aritzia (on sale) | similar under $80
Boots by ByFar | similar under $80 | similar under $40
Bag by Baggu (conscious)
Styling Notes: This is a similar take on the all-black-white-boots outfit above, but this time it’s all-brown-white-boots. I LOVE how fresh my Elizabeth Suzann Clydes feel when paired with these edgy boots.
Sweater (old) | similar under $30
Pants gifted by Elizabeth Suzann (conscious) | similar under $25
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And there you have it!
Now I want to hear from you! Do you think you might try one of these neutral outfit ideas for yourself? Which one is inspiring you the most?
Would you mind sharing what size Artizia coat you’re wearing in your favorite outfit pic? Thanks!
Hi Heather! I got an XS. I would usually get a S, but the coat is so fluffy that I sized down one. :)
Hi, would you share what size you got in the Everlane sweatshirt?
Hi Andrea! I got a size M :)
I’m inspired by your tone on tone. I wear mostly blk/grey/taupe, but I do have some browns that I pair with black. Maybe I can pair them together successfully as you have? Worth a try! Thanks for the inspiration❤
Your colors are so warm and homey and I love the new IG style! It feels playful yet intentional and I really like that a lot. In terms of making the ‘gram a more positive place – I constantly edit who I’m following; you can’t be afraid to unfollow accounts that just don’t bring you joy anymore – you don’t want something upsetting or uninteresting to you in your feed or else it doesn’t make it a fun space to be in. The mute feature is a good option for this too! I have also been trying to practice your technique you once shared of slowing down the scroll, and actually taking a several seconds to pause over each image. Definitely hard at first but makes the space feel more intentional (and makes it easer to leave it on a more positive note). Thanks for posting! Always look forward to them (:
Most important thing for me to keep IG positive is to heavily curate who I am following, to say it with an overused phrase… if it doesn’t spark joy, unfollow!
Marie Therese says
I love how you styled the Everlane fleece sweater! xx
It’s so easy at times to fall in the comparison trap with Instagram but it’s also such a source of inspiration for me, your account being one of them! It’s all about perception and just like you said, taking control of our experience. Happy Weekend :)
you have inspired me for tone on tone this season also. we have similar coloring, so loving the suggestions! i have a closet full of black,gray,white…… i like instagram, but keep it small for family only, otherwise, lots of unwanted stuff sneaks on…. So LOVE it when you come straight to my in-box!! thanks so much…and keep it coming! signed, old-fashioned-email-girl ;)
YAY for old fashioned email! :) :)
It’s great that you shared these here, because otherwise I think I only saw one in my Instagram feed. And while it’s somewhat-true that there aren’t any rules to Instagram, certain content does get pushed to the top more than others while other content is bound to be hidden for seemingly no reason. So I definitely understand why people try to develop their content to appeal to the algorithm!
Hi Krystal! I’m so glad you said that! I hear you about the algorithm. It can be frustrating, and for a little while I felt like it wasn’t a “successful” post unless it got a lot of engagement. But then I realized I get SO MUCH JOY from shooting, styling, directing, editing, storyboarding, and alllll of the rest of the creative process. Why would I let ONE part of the creative process (sharing) dictate the entire value of that post? It’s changed my whole outlook. <3 <3
I’ve really been enjoying your Instagram posts and stories lately, and this might partly explain why. It’s clear that you’re finding joy and creativity and community in the space–you’re just enjoying it! I’ve been making Instagram a more thoughtful and positive space for me by doing a cull of my feed and unfollowing–not from a place of negativity, but just trying to be more conscious of what accounts bring positive feelings to my day. Some accounts I’ve followed for awhile no longer speak to me, but instead of holding on to them and letting negative feelings develop and linger, I’m just telling them, “thank you and good-bye.”
I love these thoughts Jessica! You’ve worded them so well — I especially loved what you said about releasing accounts you’ve followed for a long time instead of allowing any negativity to develop there. So, so good. Thank you so much for sharing. :)
Andrea H says
These photos are GORGEOUS! I love when the everyday is documented in a beautiful way. And I love your perspective on sort of reclaiming your perspective/approach to Instagram to make it work for you. So smart. Cheers from Portland!
Thank you dear Andrea! That’s where my heart is these days, and I’m just going with it! :)
What are your feelings on all black, but the blacks don’t “match” (are various depths of black color, or an item has faded)?
I like your favorite outfit as well! But all of your outfits are so inspiring. I normally don’t mimic someone else’s outfit or style, but I just might try some of these!
And yes, I love instagram! It has always been my favorite, and I hope to keep that love as I continue learning about the platform.
A Woman Of A Certain Age says
Love your vintage camel coat!
Fortune Dushey says
Love the sweatshirt and white turtleneck combo!
Also love the lace turtleneck! Very cool!
Instagram is definitely my number #1 for social media. I find great inspiration from fashion and beauty to life style and home decor.
Sarah Winton says
This month I’ve been unfollowing any account that gives me the “I’m not good enough” or “I need to improve” feels. Works wonders! I’ve loved Instagram for so long now and I really want to keep it a positive space!
These photos are so warm and pretty and make me feel cozy. Thanks for posting this! It really made my day.
Christine Wilkerson says
My favorite thing about instagram on a personal level is being to look back on my memories in one convenient place. It’s like my own digital scrapbook. I’ll occasionally plug my design services, but I prefer to keep those on my stories because when I look back through my feed I just love seeing mine and my husband’s day to day adventures around the house or on vacations. There’s been countless times I’ve even used Instagram to refer to when we actually went and did sometime because it’s chronological and so easy to access. I know there’s a lot of businesses that get wrapped up in the algorithm, the numbers, the reach etc., but I’m so glad you’re getting back to it’s roots and enjoying it for it’s other side, a space to cultivate and look back on creation and experiences. <3 All the best from the Midwest!
Christine, I love that! My husband and I use Instagram to figure out exactly when we did things too! It’s so helpful when you’re trying to recall past experiences. :) And yes, I totally hear ya — I feel like it’s industry standard to complain about the algorithm, likes, etc. But I’ve recently realized that it’s out of my control, so why spend energy worrying about it? It’s way more fun to just create. :)
Nicole Dianne Paolone-Webb says
I love that you are indicating which of the items you own are conscious, I believe you’ve spoken about this before on the blog but I was wondering if you could refresh me as to how you find that information out? I’m trying to be a better buyer and I’d love to know if things I’m purchasing are conscious or not (without buying your whole wardrobe, which don’t get me wrong I could do since you have such amazing style :P )
Hi Nicole! A quick search on the company’s about page is usually enough to give me the information I need. No company is perfect, but I appreciate when a company is trying to do better. :)
I’m a huge fan of all things minimalism so I’m super excited to have found your blog ( shoutout to Anna at The Anna Edit for that ! ) – it’s definitely my new go-to for styling inspiration ! I love neutral tones in fashion but I’m always a bit wary of which ones to go for because I’m soooo pale – do you have any tips or advice for which neutrals I could go for without looking washed out ? Such a good idea to break it up nude tones with a white turtleneck though – definitely going to be trying that one out !
hope you’re having a lovely week !
nati x | http://www.natimacchiato.com
Why do you wear so much Aritzia clothing? From their website it seems like lip service to sustainability but nothing real that they are doing on the ethical fashion front . If you are working with them, please disclose that rather than covert advertisements.
Hi Aliza! Fair question! :) I’m wearing lots of their clothes because I truly love them — they are one of my favorite brands, especially in the winter. So just to be clear, I was not paid to post the Aritzia clothes you see here. Just for future reference, if I was, you would see a banner at the top of the post stating “This post is sponsored by X”. I also did not receive the Aritzia clothes as a gift. Again, for future reference, if I did receive them as a gift, you would see “Sweater gifted by Aritzia” in the item links. I try to make it as clear as possible so you don’t have to wonder, but let me know if I can do anything else to make it more clear or to help gain your trust. :)
Hi Caroline! Just wondering if you could tell me if you chose your usual size in the Aritzia Mourier sweater? My usual size has sold out so I’m quietly hoping sizing up or down is an option ;) It’s just getting cold enough for cosy jumpers here in New Zealand x Alice
Hi Alice! I sized up for a slouchier look and I love it! :)