How to Wear Pastels in the Fall

Good morning, and TGIF!!!!!

This aqua dolman top came in a Stitch Fix last spring, and I knew the second I pulled it out of the box that I’d love it and wear it often. The style is relaxed but flattering, and the material is super soft. It’s an awesome color for spring and summer, as it pairs well with white as well beige. I’ve worn it with both.

But it’s also fabulous paired with black or grey, which carries it right into fall. I threw on this outfit to run over to my daughter’s elementary school to volunteer at the book fair one mild fall day a few weeks ago, and I just I love it.

How to Wear Pastels in the Fall

I carried my black Moto Hobo. This bag is getting a ton of airtime this fall, and I am kind of surprised by that. I haven’t had a go-to black handbag in years because I generally prefer other neutrals or fun colors, but this bag is perfect in black, and I’m so glad I scored it on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale back in August.

SALE ALERT!!! The black Rebecca Minkoff Moto Hobo that I’m carrying here is ON SALE at Amazon.com for $248.10 PLUS you can get 20% off with the promo code 20VETERANS, bringing it down to $198.48!!!!! If you’ve been watching this, hoping for a sale, this is a pretty good deal. The original retail price is $325, and I paid $162.49 on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, so you could hold out, but I wanted to let you know. Thanks to reader Sandy for tipping me off!

Anyway, movingrightalong.

The Arabesque Necklace is from my Stella & Dot shop. I wanted something long with this top, but not a pendant. A pendant always seems to fall between the cracks, if you get my drift. *wink* I often wear a tank underneath to avoid that issue, but I didn’t want to fuss with that under this top. I like how this chain necklace lays nicely, and the aqua amazonite stones compliment the top.

How to Wear Pastels in the Fall

Yes, I know, I’ve been wearing these black jeans to death. I can’t help it! They seem to go with everything, plus they’re super flattering AND comfortable. What more can you ask for!?! These are the DL1961 Amanda skinnies that I scored on a HauteLook sale. They’re no longer available, but I linked to a few similar styles below. Because the Nordstrom Fall Clearance Sale is going on, there are several pairs of great black jeans on sale. WOOT!

How to Wear Pastels in the Fall

I actually wore sandals to the school because I had a fresh pedicure (priorities!) but I threw on my Felicia Flats for this picture. They definitely would have been my first choice had my toenails not been at stake. Haha! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. These flats are like wearing slippers. If they ever go on sale, I’m scooping up another pair in a different color.

How to Wear Pastels in the Fall

Outfit Details:

Top: Stitch Fix

Jeans: DL1961 Amanda (I paid $67 on HauteLook); the Joe’s Flawless is similar AND ON SALE at $126.63, down from $189, and the Vigoss Jagger is a great budget option at $37.20 on sale

Flats: Sam Edelman, $99

Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, $325 (ON SALE AT AMAZON for $198.48!!!)

Necklace: Stella & Dot, $89

Sunnies: Prada, $142.50

Bracelet: David Yurman, $550 (Christmas gift from my hubby)

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