Adorable, Effortless Tops to Enhance Your Fall Wardrobe
September 27, 2016
While I love that my fall wardrobe is filled with plaid button ups and long sleeved striped tees, I’ve found myself craving, a *bit* more diversity this year.
I’ve said it before, but when I’m trying to break out of my closet staples one of the first places I check is ModCloth. They have SO MANY really unique and adorable tops, skirts, shoes, and accessories with great prints or special details. Items at my other go-to stores hardly ever compare with how unique and fun the pieces at ModCloth are!
ModCloth asked me to collaborate to style some pieces for fall, and after looking at this season’s inventory I was like ABSOLUTELY! It was a no-brainer because I’m genuinely in love with many of the pieces they have available right now. (See them HERE.)
To add variety to my closet from all my button ups and striped tees, I started by browsing ModCloth for tops that were effortless to wear but weren’t plain. Today I’m showing a few of them styled with jeans and booties because when I think of “effortless” pieces it means, “I’m in a rush, so I’m going to throw on jeans and I need a top that looks cute on its own.” However, these tops could be mixed and matched with other pieces on days I’m able to put more thought into my outfit.
This solid top has the mix and match versatility of a plain top, but the really cute pom pom trim across the front and down the sleeves makes it far from boring. That detail makes it much cuter than if I had worn a super plain navy long sleeve tee and elevates the whole outfit. The top will work tucked into a pencil skirt or with black or grey slacks for work too!
For this fall casual look, I added this cream windowpane blanket scarf with fringe detail. (Find it HERE.) I reallyyyy like this cream colored accessory to contrast the darker colors I tend to wear in the fall and winter. It makes the whole outfit so cute!
How I Tied the Scarf (quick version): I get asked often how I tie scarves, so here it is. I fold the scarf in a triangle and put it in front of me with the middle point down. Then I just cross the ends behind my neck and pull them to the front, underneath the triangular point. From there it’s just a matter of tucking the ends underneath (or tying them underneath) and fluffing and bunching out the part near the neck.
A lot of the boots I’ve shown here lately are on the more expensive side, but here is an option under $50! The zippers on both sides gives them some character, and they are fairly easy to walk in. I could foresee them doing the creasing thing I’ve talked about before, but that tends to happen with boots in this price range. Cute option under $50 though! Usually I’m 8.5/9 and got these in 9. Find them HERE.
I’ve shown this outfit recently but wanted to come back to it to highlight the cute feather print top! It is incredibly easy to wear because it’s so loose and flowy. I feel that I can move around in it to run a lot of errands or keep up with my toddler. Like, I wore it for a morning at the children’s museum with her. But it’s totally appropriate and cute for lunch with a friend.
This is the perfect “easy” top to pair with jeans, but it could also be tucked into a skirt for casual or work wear, depending on the skirt. It’s a little long for me, as most tops are (I have a short torso), so I tucked in the front as a temporary solution until I get it hemmed. This is 100% rayon, and I’ve had material like this shrink upon washing, but this one didn’t shrink in a noticeable way for me from hand washing and air drying.
A very similar top to this but in maroon and with a floral print is HERE.
Both this top and the one in the last outfit are on the higher end of my comfortable price range for tops, but I recognize that you are paying for the uniqueness of the designs, details, or prints. Like I said, my other go-to stores don’t carry anything like either of these tops!
Shop for the Look: Top: c/o ModCloth (exact–wearing Medium) Jeans: Nordstrom (similar) Boots: Target (exact) Bag: c/o Lily Jade (exact)
I only own a few sweaters, but all of them are shaped the same: standard crewnecks. This is an adorable departure from my typical sweaters with a gathered front and crochet design! It’s on the thinner side for sweaters, which I personally appreciate someone in a warmer climate. For those needing more warmth, I haven’t tried it yet but I could imagine it layered over a white button up.
I honestly love all 3 of these tops, but this one might be my favorite. I think it’s because I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did, and I was pleasantly surprised! I like it a lot for fall, but it’ll also be a great option for December holidays.
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