My version of, On Wednesdays We Wear Pink is: In Fall, I Wear Blazers. I don’t wear a lot of pink, and am a pretty conservative dresser most of the time. Blazers instantly complete an outfit, hide a frumpy blouse, serve as an easy removable layer and go with everything from skirts to skinny jeans. I own several, including a smoky blush velvet, but my trusted favorite is an earth toned hounds-tooth pattern with elbow patches that I’ve had at least twelve years. It channels Sherlock Holmes and is very Fall.
My favorite Fall/Halloween single article of clothing? Black tights. I may occasionally don a skirt during summer, but give me a pair of opaque tights and booties in Autumn and I’m ready to take on the world. (Until I get home and slip into comfy pants).
Unless a “dress up” situation of blazer/tights combo is called for, I can be found in my much worn and comfy plaid flannels I posted last year, with denim or leggings and Chuck Taylor sneaks. That’s my Fall fashion reality, not too exciting. This is what my kooky fashion dream would look like:
I’ve had many versions of this Rad to the Bone A-Line Dress from Mod Cloth pinned on my style Pinterest page forever. I’d pair with an orange cardi and opaque tights, of course, and feel pretty freakin’ festive, or silly. Fortunately, I can get away with a lot at the library, librarians are expected to be retro, though I would probably better pull it off as a children’s librarian. The Hell Bunny Happy Skull-idays Cardigan caught my eye this year. How playful and kitschy can you get?
Currently obsessing over enamel pins and fall-ish styles are not exempt. All pins below from Lit Emporium:
There you have it. I may wish for all the Gothic accessories, but you’d be more likely to find me in Cleveland Indians or OSU Buckeyes gear this time of year. Though I can’t help thinking I could go full on Sherlock and rock a hounds-tooth cape.
For real fashionista finds, check out these posts:
Amanda at Thrifty Polished
Angela at Angela Kay
Jay at The Candle Enthusiast
Julie at The Redolent Mermaid
Michelle at Melting With Michelle
Sandra at Finger Candy