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Sweater Weather

Every fall I get really excited to start pulling my sweaters and coats out of the closet—to me, there’s no better season than fall in New York. But in the two chilly-ish weeks we’ve had I’ve already noticed a trend in how I’m dressing: I wear jeans and a sweater literally every day.

Yes, this is easy, and cozy, and pretty much thoughtless which speeds my mornings up, but I find it to be also kind of boring. I feel like I finally hit my stride with my style this summer and now that I have to dive back into the depths of my closet for everything that I had stored away and forgot about for a few months, I’m feeling a bit flat on the style-front. Our edits have me excited to shop again, but as they say, old-habits die hard and I need some help snapping out of my casual funk.

What do you do to mix up your fall style?


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  • Benedicte October, 24 2016, 3:17 / Reply

    I bought a vinyl skirt.

  • Good question!haha Honestly, I spend 10 minutes every morning on Pinterest to check “fall style” etc and It works (sometimes)! :)

  • Good idea! I definitely need to do this (and a little inspired fall shopping!) x

  • Danielle October, 24 2016, 7:15 / Reply

    As type A as it sounds, I look at the week’s weather forecast and plan my outfits for the week on Sunday! That way I can mix it up without having to wrack my sleepy brain for interesting and varied outfits every morning.

  • Monochromatic. I introduced a burgundy wine colour to my closet this year and it looks cool with navy or gray. Scarves. Leopard print shoes. Hats. I can’t wear jeans to work so trying to find new outfits without them. Striped tops under sleeveless tunic sweaters.

  • Maybe you could try to bring your summer wardrobe into fall by wearing a turtleneck/longsleeve and tights underneath? That’s what I do!
    I also just bought a calf-length flower dress which feels more fall-ish than a summery mini dress…
    Also, to mix up your uniform you might not have to give up the much loved template of your style itself but replace the parts, e.g. pants instead of jeans and a cashmere jumper instead of a sweater. To keep the coolness wear pants+sweater, jeans+jumper.
    I hope this helps and suits your ideas of style.
    Cheers from Berlin!

  • Thanks for the tips Mavi! I’m on the hunt for some great trousers–hopefully I’ll find some new ones soon! x

  • Ahhh I do the same…cause sweaters are the best. But then I throw on some big earrings and bright lipstick, in hopes to look chic.

  • Mrs C M Dyson October, 25 2016, 6:25 / Reply

    I know what you mean about being bored with jeans. I am trying to hunt down a grey suede midi to wear with my knits and boots. I have hit a bit of a style dead end with my girlfriend jeans too. They look wrong with socks and its getting cold here. They look ridiculous with knee high boots. Even ankle boots look wrong with them – flashing a bit of ankle when the rest of me is wrapped up.

  • I was just in the same position as you till I figured that BELTS is my answer! It adds just the right balance to my boring outfits http://www.fashionparadoxes.com/2016/10/24/do-you-wear-belts/ , and yes, as Rue said, Pinterest brings anything you want to life again!

  • Unfortunately, living in Vancouver, Fall style means a whole lot of rain-wear! In fact, it makes me long to live elsewhere, seeing photos online of women in shoes they aren’t concerned about soaking, and lush, UNHOODED coats (always wool).
    I love seeing these edits and styles, but I’ve always wondered if the Garance Dore team would have any thoughts on dressing for Rain? (In Vancouver, it’s Rain capital R–serious business!) And not just an amazing outfit plus an umbrella. My style too, seems stagnant, but when I’m rushing for the bus in a downpour, wearing anything other than black leather boots and my raincoat seems impossible.

  • Same problem here! Just ordered a printed midi dress. How about the idea of keeping it simple with sweater and jeans but add color with jacket and scarf, works for me since I wear black a lot, and jackets and coats are great ways to add texture and color, and just keep the scarf on during the day. I thought about getting sweaters in different colors and mix it up with a shirt underneath, but sometimes that look gets boring too! Help!

    Actually love the picture in this post. The color of the sweater and the earrings are great!

  • I mean the necklace, in the picture. :P

  • Sincèrement, mes habits d’automne ou hiver ne sont pas les plus excitants. Cependant, vu les temps plus frilleux dans ces saisons, je mise sur un manteau. Je me suis acheté un camel coat long chez H&M très beau ainsi qu’un « fauxshearling» manteau. Je trouve que ça change ta tenue lorsqu’on a un beau manteau, puisque c’est ce qu’on montre durant les périodes froides ainsi que des belles bottines/bottes.

  • I am confortable with wearing the same thing over again, as a kind of distinctive uniform. Is that what style is about ;)

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