On Wednesday we talked about how to pull together a fun go-to outfit with skinny jeans for a night on the town. If you missed the post or need a refresher, click HERE
Picking up where we left off, let’s say the event you are going to is a bit more casual. For example, a casual GNO, date night at the movies or a laid back game night fireside with friends. Perhaps on Thanksgiving it’s all about comfort and the attire is casual. In these situations wearing the skinny jean | drapey blouse | bootie | statement necklace | arm candy party may leave you overdressed.
For todays look you can wear the same accessories and bottom as your date night/GNO skinny jean outfit, just switch out your blouse for a sweater or poncho. For casual events I switch out my bootie for a tall boot. I prefer a stacked heel boot as I feel more dressed up; a low heel works as well.
Since skinny jeans are still on the top of most everyone’s list for jean of choice we will work with those again today. You can easily swap out the bottom of these looks for a dressy flare jean, straight leg jean or ponte pant. My jean of choice is a coated skinny black jean as I think it takes an everyday denim/sweater combo look up a notch. Black or dark jeans with a tall black boot create a very slim line on the bottom half, who doesn’t want that?
- On Top. I like a tunic sweater or poncho. I think we can agree that we all have more fun when we are comfortable and can move with ease, both options provide comfort and warmth.
- Shoes. I picked tall boots. I love the look of tall boots and a cozy sweater. Moto boots and booties work as well.
- Layering piece. Adjust to the climate you are visiting or live in. Under a tunic or poncho wear a tank top, 3/4 sleeve, long sleeve layer piece or a turtleneck.
- Accessories. I love long pendants. A scarf looks fab as well. A large watch is fun with a leather wrap bracelet or bangles piled on.
- Handbag. For this look you can bring your big bag. Your favorite, you pick!
Cozy sweaters with tall boots
Images via Pinterest
In the images above, the darker the bottom = more dressed up. Pick what is right for you and the occasion.
A few coated skinny jean options
Once only available with a $200+ price tag, coated jeans can now be had in a wide range of prices.
Above are just a few from the many options now available. For the complete set and links, click HERE for the Polyvore set.
My favorite is the Paige Verdugo ultra skinny coated jean HERE
Joe’s and Hudson fit great as well.
These are new from Kut from the Kloth HERE | $89.00
Click HERE for all coated denim at Nordstrom
THESE from Lauren Conrad are not coated but are a great value on sale for $29.99 | Kohls
Whatever you do; do not put your coated jeans in the dryer. I ruined a very nice pair by doing so. See care label for instructions on how to care for your denim.
My plan was to only include tunic sweaters and ponchos for today but while having coffee with friends yesterday in my Top Shop blanket wrap (far left), my girlfriends asked if I would share the links for these new up-and-comers so here you go! You can thank my coffee girls for these.
You really need to play with these like you would a scarf.
Some ideas on how to wear these poncho/wraps are:
Fold/flip the front over like the photo below.
Pin it in the front, belt it, throw it over one shoulder.
Play with it and get the look right for you.
Here is how the Top Shop store displayed their blanket wrap in Soho on my last visit to NYC
Let’s pull it all together!
For the gal who loves gray and silver.
I love how this fur scarf adds a chic touch to this simple cashmere sweater outfit
In lieu of a necklace consider trying out a fur scarf! This one is a great price at $29.00 HERE
Leopard cuff is on only $30.00 HERE
one of my favorite tunic sweaters HERE in 6 colors | on sale for $88.80
For the full set click HERE
Love the pattern and texture of this sweater by Kensie HERE.
The tassel on this Kendra Scott necklace is a great compliment to the sweater.
Necklace on sale HERE for $64.00-$72.00
For links to the full set above click HERE
I love plaid for the holidays!
This scarf is a big bang for the buck at $30.0 HERE
For the full set above click HERE
How fun is this plaid poncho over a simple turtleneck?
A great price at $38.00 HERE
for the full set below, click HERE
I put together this great set for you all; nothing in this set is over $100!
Long Cardigan | Halogen | Nordstrom HERE | on sale for $47.40, in 4 colors
Coated denim | Lauren Conrad | Kohls HERE | on sale for $34.99, reviews say they run small may want to try on in store.
Easy, right? You’ll look and feel fabulous! Get your own go-to combo going and you may even have time to touch up the makeup and chat with the little ones before heading out the door relaxed and ready for some fun!
Be sure to check back Wednesday for part three of this four part series, Let’s Go Out! We’ll be talking how to put it all together with one of my favorite trends, full skirts!
Some great sales going on now!
Bloomingdales Friends and Family is on now thru 11/16, use promo code ‘holiday’ HERE
Anthropologie is offering 25% off all dresses and jewelry for a limited time, some fabulous dresses for daytime and holiday.
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