Ooooh get ready. Every single outfit you’re about to see has some serious pattern to it. And playful proportions and shapes. Even some color! Though, don’t get too excited — it’s just the typical rust/terra cotta color you’ve seen from me before. But it’s saturated nonetheless! :)
Usually I lean on the casual side of holiday outfits, but this year I want to dress a little more special, while still keeping things relaxed and cozy.
As you’re reading, stay on the lookout for a few elements:
- Statement sleeves in the first outfit
- The sheer amount of plaid in the second
- Color and pattern in the third
Let’s jump right in!
Nothing like a loose, short dress. This is my favorite kind of outfit to wear for a dinner out — it gives me plenty of room to eat without any constriction at the waist, but the shorter length of the dress adds a feeling of femininity and sensuality.
Technically, this dress has a lot going on between the statement sleeves and pattern, but the subdued color palette and scale of the print makes it feel more “me”.
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I like playing with pattern, color, and shape, but I usually don’t prefer playing with all of them in one outfit. But for some reason this one works! And while it’s a little outside of my normal style, I feel surprisingly at home in it.
The color palette of this plaid jumpsuit is just muted just enough and feels deliciously fall-ish.
And the fit. It’s adjustable thanks to the tie in the back, which means this is another outfit that doesn’t constrict the waist/stomach area.
Put it all together and it’s quickly becoming one of my top picks for a Thanksgiving day outfit.
I styled it up a bit with a pair of neutral slide heels, and to me it’s a perfect outfit for when you want to wear something special without feeling overdressed. I opted to go jewelry-free on this one, but I could see some pretty gold hoop earrings looking nice with it.
Tee by Madewell (old) | similar
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Since I rarely get to play with a “third piece” in the heat of Texas summers, it’s a treat when things cool off and I get to style pants, a top, and that wonderful third piece (a jacket, vest, statement accessory, or other item that pulls an outfit together).
The long duster jacket is my new wardrobe crush. Yes, it makes for a cool look, but it also makes me feel comforted and safe, almost like wearing a blanket.
I particularly appreciate the way the bold rust jacket pulls out the rust tones in this floral top (which feels like it could be from Doen, but is a much more budget friendly option).
I styled this outfit up again with heeled slide sandals, but it could also look lovely with heeled, black sock booties.
And finally, I’ve got a whole post about comfortable jeans coming your way next week, but in the mean time, let me just say that these black, high rise jeans tick my boxes: straight leg, super high rise, plus a bit of stretch for comfort.
Linen jacket by Seaside Tones (conscious)
Shoes by Nordstrom Rack (old) | similar
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And there you have it!
So tell me, are you in the mood to try a little pattern this fall? Do you usually like to dress more casual for fall holidays like Thanksgiving, or do you enjoy dressing up a bit?
And hey, since I’ve got a post all about jeans coming next week, feel free to ask any denim questions below and I’ll do my best to answer them in that post.