Here’s an easy ensemble for Autumn that you can probably pull out of your closet. If you add dressy footwear and bag to the mix, it’s a handy smart casual look (especially when the jeans are dark and not ripped.) Wearing casual footwear and bag creates a more relaxed vibe.
I’ve been wearing this ensemble quite a lot with my old and new blazers because the weather is perfect for it right now. Here’s an example of a combination that I wore earlier this week with the exact items from my wardrobe. I like to pattern mix so I like the floral blazer with the chartreuse scarf, but it’s an acquired taste. Wearing pearls with a scarf is my thing.
Choose any colour palette across solids and patterns. The combinations are endless, and here are a few to get you started. I’ve chosen traditional Fall colours since they’re having their fashion moment this season. I threw in some black and grey, and a touch of bright for those who are energized by non-neutrals (like me!). Feel free to mix and match the combinations as you please.
Here are the components.
Jeans: Choose any silhouette and colour of jeans that tickle your fancy.
Layering Top: Choose a layering top that works with the colour theme and is comfortable to wear under a blazer. For some that might mean a sleeveless top. For others it’s a tee, shirt or blouse. For me it’s a blouse, or fine gauge pullover with a fluid or tailored fit. Necklines are high and sleeves vary from short to long. I wear mine over the jeans without showcasing a belt because I have lots going on up top.
Blazer: Choose a tailored or gently fluid blazer in a solid, pattern, neutral or non-neutral. Layer it over the top.
Scarf: Choose a scarf that works with the palette. Keep the look tonal, neutral, or pattern mix. Wrap the scarf muffler style.
Footwear: Choose dressy or casual footwear depending on the dress code that you want to achieve. Booties, taller boots, loafers, oxfords, pumps, and sneakers are fab.
Accessories: Add a bag that works with the palette. It can pop or blend into the outfit. Keep it dressy for an office look. Add jewellery, watch, headgear and eyewear as desired.