Well the wait is over!
Look #3 = All the way to the right (rocket science)
I have to say of all the looks, Look #3 best embodies my Couture Cheapskate fashion equation:
But I will tell you, a staple of my everyday wardrobe is a basic knit. One of my favorites is from Old Navy. I love their long-sleeve waffle knit tees. Literally I wear them non-stop. Of course you can never have too many black tees in a CC wardrobe!
Here is Old Navy's most recent version:
Waffle-Knit Tee in Black Jack
$14.50 at Old Navy To Buy
The second thing I love about this outfit is the shoes. I stayed true to the InStyle look by choosing the Fall version of the sandal/clog hybrid in black. Truth be told, this shoe is so much more stunning in the other colors and combos than the black suede pictured.
Nine West Aroundtown
Also available in a beautiful teal suede and teal/grey snake combo
The rest of the outfit is quite simple. Pull together your best accessories to bring interest to an otherwise basic outfit. This look combines two necklaces: a chunky gold chain and larger pendant. A modern handbag with a neutral Missoni-esque pattern adds a polished final touch.
3337 by Street Level
$68 at Piperlime To Buy
We all know an outfit is not complete without a pair of sunglasses. This pair from Marc by Marc Jacobs has been on my wish list for a while because I love the modern oversized cateyes and subtle striped detail.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Striped Oversized Cateye
$98 at Piperlime To Buy
One of the things that I find interesting about fashion is how quickly the styles change. For example, just this Spring it was all about the boyfriend jean. Now while trying to recreate the look, I could not find any suitable options and had to substitute a pair to coordinate with the shoes.
Items included in set: Old Navy Waffle-Knit Tee $15, Old Navy Wool-Blend Peacoat $45, GAP cropped skinny jeans $35, Converse black shoes, Nine West Aroundtown $99, Street Level 3337 Satchel Bag $68, Tinley Road Art Deco Necklace $29, Betsey Johnson Stackable Rings $38, Tinley Road Hexagon Earrings $14, Tinley Road Chunky Chain $18, Marc by Marc Jacobs Oversized Cateye Sunglasses $98
Look #3 is an example of why a $60 peacoat is a worthwhile investment for your wardrobe. Its structure adds polish and the fun color adds interest to the basics already in your wardrobe. A smart purchase because it is not only functional but a pop piece that pulls your ensemble together.