We’ll be talking my fall uniform in a second, but first…
Happy Wednesday friends!
if you need me I’ll just be over here doing some breathing exercises because Bug’s schoolwork has me feeling very anxious. 😭
I mean, I’ll be FINE, but also trying to do distance learning with a kindergartner while also trying to figure out a whole new set of technology platforms, while also managing 3 year old twins and a 1 year old just feels like a lot.
I know things will get easier as the weeks go on, and I’m kind of banking on that because I’ve felt pretty overwhelmed with it all lately. I know there’s LOTS of you in the same place as I am so hugs to you. Send one back to me too okay?
I wanted to share one version of my fall uniform with you guys. Now my fall uniform is admittedly a very loose uniform as I don’t like to hem myself in to one way of dressing, and I don’t always reach for this formula, but…
This year that combo is leaning heavily on chunky/sock boots and chore coats, but it doesn’t change much from year to year.
It took me a long time to realize that this was a combo I was constantly reaching for, but once I did it made shopping for new additions to my closet so much easier.
Back in my capsule days, I used to feel so guilty about purchasing more than one of the same thing. I.e. if I had one cream sweater then I couldn’t allow myself to buy another… even if all I wanted to wear was cream sweaters. Which meant I felt pretty uninspired in my dressing, and my clothing wore out super fast because I was wearing that one cream sweater constantly.
I know not everyone will see what the problem is there ha! Some people would be super happy loving and re-wearing that one cream sweater, but I’m hardwired to want just a bit more versatility in my wardrobe because dressing really is an art form to me.
Now I have a variety of the same types of things so when I get dressed I can just reach for some version of this uniform while letting the way the individual pieces come together be the artistic outlet that I love.
Does that make sense?
I think most people have some sort of outfit formula, but it may not be super obvious. But once you figure out what yours is it makes dressing/shopping a lot easier.
SO. Let’s take a look at how I utilized my fall uniform in three different ways:
Fall Uniform 1
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This jacket is oversized so size down. I’m wearing an XS.
For info on the boots and sweater you can see my review here.
I love this earthy combo of warm browns, and forest green paired with beige and deep blue. I also love the juxtaposition of the oversized chore coat and chunky boots with the slim fit of the denim and sweater. The bag is the perfect finishing touch with a retro yet modern vibe. I really love this iteration of my fall uniform.
Fall Uniform 2
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Denim jacket runs slightly oversized.
I’m wearing an XS with lots of room underneath for sweaters, but take your normal size if you like a bit of extra room.
You can find information on these boots here.
I’m wearing a small in the sweater.
I love this version of a Canadian tuxedo paired with the grey and black. It’s such a pretty cool toned palette for fall. You really can’t go wrong with a denim jacket, but for the last few years I’ve found myself pretty exclusively drawn to the chore jacket version. And if you’re a bit shy about pulling off a full on denim look, I’d suggest mixing washes like I did here. It gives a similar effect while being a bit less of a look.
Fall Uniform 3
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Sweater review here.
Chore coat review here.
Boot review here.
This is a such a go to combo for me, and such a classic look! If you’re not totally sold on the idea of a chore coat this might be the one for you. It’s length really does make it a bit more wearable. I love the cream color paired with the vibrant blue of the dark wash, and the bright camel of the boots and purse. It’s the perfect way to make neutrals interesting in my opinion.
Well that’s all I’ve got for you guys today! Do you have a fall uniform? Or a year round uniform? Let me know in the comments below!
Until next time,