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Autumn Lookbook - Revamping Wardrobe

It's safe to say that Autumn is my favourite season! There's just something about the colours, the crisp mornings, chilly air with a touch of wind that just makes everything so moody, but yet so fantastical, captivating and fascinating. Aside from the work of art created by nature, another extraordinary advantage of the season is the fashion sense. Layers, patterns, hats, sweaters, boots, coats - what more could a girl ask for? 

Around the end of summer this year, I decided to add a few new pieces to my wardrobe and to change things up a little, in order to incorporate new items that would best suit me and my personality. As much as I enjoy comfort and coziness, I also enjoy dressing up and going out of my comfort zone every now and again.


 

1. Pop of Red & Blue


The oversized sheer Red & Blue button up shirt was an amazing steal from a local thrift store on Lakeshore. It was the perfect addition to my wardrobe. I have a feeling that it will become a staple piece to add to almost any outfit. Even though the shirt did not have a brand tag on, the Red & Blue gives such a Tommy Hilfiger vibe and as a matter of fact, I've been asked if it is that question quite a number of times. 


Now, let's talk outfit!


The inspiration behind this outfit was more or less a pop of colour - Red & Blue. Wearing all black is my go-to as it matches with every other colour naturally. If you've visited my Instagram page @aanahsarah, you've probably noticed this Faux Leather Aviator Jacket! Another new piece to my wardrobe was this amazing Straight Leg Jeans from Levi's, which I snatched at Nordstrom on Sale! I thought it was time to explore something other than skinny jeans and these ones just fit the criteria I was looking for. 

"What is that criteria you ask?" 

Being 5'8, it's always tough and risky to find the perfect length of jeans. Not only do these jeans fit me perfectly around the waist, but they also have the perfect length all the way to my ankles with a perfectly well positioned rip on the right leg. I mean WOW! Not to mention, the detailing of the buttons instead of the zipper. 



I paired the perfect jeans with an old lace pattern T-shirt from ZARA, put on the Sheer Oversized shirt and the Aviator Jacket. Popped on my square heel boots from Nasty Gal and completed the outfit with my Ralph Lauren belt that I snatched on Sale at the premium outlet mall in Halton Hills. And there you have it - the perfect, easy and comfortable outfit for fall. Layering is that easy! 



2. Pop of Collar


Remember the Pop of Red & Blue dress shirt above? Well... here it is again! Given the sheer fabric of the shirt, it's the perfect type of material to wear as an under shirt. My new thing is to style a dress shirt underneath a sweater and popping the collar for a more "student" look. To complete the outfit, I paired everything with my straight leg jeans from Levi's and some ALDO boots. 




3. Leopard print


Remember I mentioned that I am trying to get out of my comfort zone? Well... leopard print is one of them. For as long as I can remember, leopard print was never a YES for me, I was always hesitant about the colour, the print, matching it with other items, etc. Another reason to avoid the leopard print was also because I never found any leopard print items that caught my eye. That is until I saw this stunning midi dress on the Sale rack at H&M. Quite honestly, I was shocked that it was in the Sale section in the first place since it was so perfectly on trend for Fall 2020. It felt so unrealistic that I made sure to double check if the dress did not have issues, but so far I have found none.



Styling leopard print!

Since it was a bit more late October, we were onto the crispier days and most fall leaves were on the ground. To stay elegant but cozy and warm, I opted to layer underneath the silk dress, a thin black turtle neck from ZARA - another versatile and staple to my closet. Since this turtle neck has wonderful buttoning, and detailing on the sleeves, I made sure to show them off by tucking them up slightly above my wrist, giving it a more elegant look. To complete the outfit, I threw on my Beige Wool Coat from ZARA, with some basic tights and my black combat boots.

Check out my previous blog post : 1 Item 5 Ways : Black Turtle Neck




4. Boyfriend/Dad's Shirt


The easiest and most inexpensive way to revamp a wardrobe is by borrowing clothes from your loved ones. Typically, I'm always looking for "girly" clothes, but lately I've been raiding my dad's closet for his dress shirts and getting that perfect over-sized look so easily, effortlessly and it doesn't cost anything. Convenient, right?



You’ve reached the end of this blog. For more outfit photos and inspiration, 
follow me on Instagram : @aanahsarah and on Pinterest : @popofgrey.

If you recreate any outfits, don’t forget to tag me, I would love to check them out.

Until then, live a little... 
A little lot ♥️


2 comments on "Autumn Lookbook - Revamping Wardrobe"
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    1. Thank you, that Royal Blue Sweater is a bold choice for me, but certainly a good one ;)

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