When the weather is still pretty toasty but all you want is fall clothes, you have to play with light layers, rich colors, and luxe details. This look combined a little bit of all of that, making me feel October-appropriate but not uncomfortably hot. One of my favorite ways to achieve this balance is a longline vest – they are breezy, chic, classic, and add polish to pretty much any outfit. Not to mention they give me major “mom from The Parent Trap” vibes (ugh RIP); a look I’m constantly trying to covet. See how I styled this timeless piece below!
So now that we’ve got the “light layers” part covered in my early fall outfit recipe, let’s move on to the rich colors. I love how this black MINKPINK dress is scattered with leaves and flowers in pretty autumn hues – it’s the perfect transitional piece for fall (not to mention made for this vest). For another warm pop of color, I opted for berry lips and deep brownish-purple nails.
Last but not least, you guessed it, the luxe details. I’m always a fan of gold in these situations (shocker), so I did it up with lots of gold accessories. I love the subtle touch of gold on my envelope clutch, and these round cat-eye shades from Quay Australia offered just the right amount of shiny sass. My Daniel Wellington always offers a luxurious touch, as did these bangles and soft leather peep-toe booties from Dolce Vita. Since I felt like the neckline of the dress needed a little something, I went with this dainty starburst lariat necklace (not the candy, unforch) that was – wait for it – LESS THAN $5. Nope, I didn’t forget a zero, it’s really $4.90. And because I can never resist fingers full of rings, I put on a few midis and a stack of delicate Gorjana rings from Rocksbox that are currently on repeat. Don’t forget to use code chloexoxo for a free month of similar jewelz getting sent to your door ❤
Needless to say, I see a lot of longline vest days in my future. It just kind of makes me feel like Carmen Sandiego on vacation, which is always a good thing IMO. When chillier days arrive, longline vests also transition seamlessly when paired with your favorite fall staples, like distressed skinnies and a turtleneck.
What do y’all wear on these humid fall days? Comment below so I can steal your ideas, hehe.
Dress: MINKPINK c/o Stylexchange | Longline Vest c/o Stylexchange | Booties: Dolce Vita c/o Stylexchange | Sunnies: Quay Australia c/o Stylexchange | Clutch: Forever 21 (similar) | Watch: Daniel Wellington | Lariat Necklace: Forever 21 | Bracelets c/o Stylexchange | Rings: H&M & Gorjana c/o Rocksbox | Lips: NYX Simply Vamp Lip Cream (Temptress) + Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm (Unapologetic) | Nails: Essie (In The Lobby)
Photos by Smith Photos + Ink