Aaron and I are back in Texas after a fun weekend visiting my sister and brother in law in Seattle. I got to live out all my fantasy fall dreams and wear sweaters all weekend!
It was excellent.
Now it’s back to Texas and our 80 degree fall days. So … time to layer without layering. Hence this outfit.
The ol’ tie-it-around-the-waist trick is one of my best “layering” tricks for when it’s warm outside, but I still want to wear a flannel shirt and give off a fall vibe. I’ve got it in a blue and black palette here, but you could make it even more fall-ish with a different color palette — like maybe a merlot + navy plaid shirt and blue jeans? Sounds good to me.
However, the weather forecast tells me that it won’t be long now until the cool weather hits — looks like it should be next week!
Perfect timing, because I got to practice my layering game in Seattle, and now I have some easy layering formulas in my bag of tricks. Sharing them in a few days!
Speaking of bags of tricks, happy Halloween!
Even though I’m not usually into Halloween, the four of us donned our costumes on Saturday night and went out, ready to get (mildly) crazy. We gave it a valiant effort, but ended up back at home in PJs way earlier than I care to admit. :)
Instead, we opted for glorious sleep and a morning spent wondering around coffee shops and cute little stores in Seattle. I don’t know about you, but these days, I get way more excited about going out in the morning than I do at night. :)
Whatever you’re up to tonight, I hope you have a blast!
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01 | Tank by Hinge (Fit note: Runs small, I sized up to a M)
02 | Plaid shirt (old by Madewell) | similar in blue | similar in merlot + navy
03 | Black jeans (old by Joe’s Jeans) | similar (made responsibly)
04 | Ankle booties gifted by Fortress of Inca (made responsibly) (Fit note: I took my usual size 7 and they fit just right — although if you want to wear them with socks, you might want to size up a half size.)
05 | Necklace in Yellow Raw Diamond by Julia Szendrei (handmade in USA)
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While it won’t be in the 80s tomorrow in Chicago, it will be unseasonably warm in the 70s and I’m thinking a white crewneck tee with an unlined indigo safari jacket. Glad you had a fun trip, Caroline and pretty much celebrated that way you want.
Marie Therese says
Love this in-between outfit.Looking forward to your sweater looks once those cooler temps roll in :)
Seattleite here – and wishing I could wear outfits like this during fall! Excited to see what tips you have coming up for colder weather layering. Happy Halloween!
I do the exact same thing ~ put on a tank and wrap a shirt around my waist. It’s the perfect cold to hot to cold outfit ;-)
Andrea Handojo says
Here in Cali the weather has been bipolar! It’s cold one day and hot another. I love rocking flannels during the fall season. So many ways to layer with them :)
Brenda Wasylucha says
Simple but so pretty! Love this look.
Fall is my favorite season, but living in Florida I have to work around the 80 degree “fall” weather. I love this look and it is always my go-to on the weekends! Also, I am all for going out in the morning/early afternoon and staying in at night these days! :)
I’ve searched high and low for locally made and/or ethical/sustainable flannel. The Americanologist blog has a great round-up but many are just mens. (That’s okay – men need clothing too). Outside that, Patagonia is the next best thing and a little more my (outdoorsy) style. Also United by Blue. And since flannel never really goes out of style – in fact vintage can be even better if you can find it – thrifted is easy to find. I’m steering clear of the conventional retailers on this one as there are so many other options and plenty of thrifted flannel to go around. :)
This is the perfect post for fall! It is extremely cold in the morning when I go to school and by the time school is over. I am sweating because it’s so hot I feel like I am living in the desert.