As we in D.C. are finally experiencing the perfect temperatures outside, everywhere I turn, layers seem to be the common trend in terms of day-to-day casual wear. Appropriately so, as the morning walks to class are commonly colder and the afternoon ones notably warmer, it is hard to dress wisely without defaulting to layers.
I spotted this Fashionista in Kogan fusing the perfect combination of pieces that are completely weather appropriate. It is bittersweet as she is paying homage to the last of summer air with with her choice of shoes, rocking lace up gladiator sandals. In addition, she is wearing dark denim skinny jeans, a simple white tee, and a blue-gray jacket. She completes the look with a square tan colored scarf, which she has tied in the shape of a triangle to add style and keep her warm as well. To me, this is the quintessential look of fall and I am usually wearing some variation of it from September to November. As this Fashionista has done, I usually start with a pair of skinnies, I swear by J. Brand for their comfort and look of sophistication. For the tee, nothing beats a simple white one such as this from American Apparel. As for the jacket, try some version of a basic cargo one in a neutral color, like black, white, brown or navy. I love this one from Forever 21. As for the scarf, try any major retail stores' accessories department for one. My favorite are from Urban Outfitters and Reiss.
Hint: As it is bound to get colder soon, substitute the sandals for a quality pair of boots. Try ones by Frye or hunt for the perfect pair at a major shoe retailer, such as DSW. They have great deals and always have pairs in multiple sizes. Now is the perfect time to get boots, as they are usually on sale this time of year, right before the peak purchase time once winter hits. Take it up a notch further and splurge on a pair that go over the knee, one of the biggest trends of the season. I am obsessed with these by Pour la Victoire.