military style utility jacket
When twinning is winning–we both love this utility jacket update for fall!

Sometimes it’s hard to know what you’ll be reaching for when it comes to next season’s outfits. This fall in particular, we’ve both been surprised by how much we’re loving certain additions to our closets. These pieces weren’t planned but have become such unexpected favorites that we’ve wondered, how in the world did we think we could survive this fall without them lol! ๐Ÿ™‚

1. camo joggers

Recently, Krista & I were at an Evereve store event and I saw our friend Dawn of @partytildawn styling these joggers. They were so cute on her that on a whim I tried them on, and the rest is history! I didn’t realize what a fun addition they would be–they’re casual with an edge, a more polished look than sweats for that quick run from house to errands, and they’re amazingly versatile! The dark camo looks great casual or dressed up with heels!

2. blue & white striped shirt

Last year at this same time, I was just returning from the most amazing trip to Paris & Italy. One of the items I kept seeing the incredibly fashionable European women wearing, was a classic blue & white button-down shirt. Since then, I’d been on hunt for a similar top, which turned out to be more difficult than I thought! It had to have the right oversized look, and have that effortless vibe of a French girl. It couldn’t be too tailored or too fitted! I finally found this one at a great price, and it’s been a great transition piece for summer to fall dressing. Now that temps are cooling, I’m loving it layered under a cropped cardigan or my utility jacket.

3. leopard mules

casual tee with jeans and leopard mules

This outfit combines three of my fall favorites into one! The main attraction are these leopard mules. Leopard is such a versatile print, and the gold chain detail adds so much style. Mules are the perfect transition shoe from summer to fall and from winter to spring. It’s fun to add them to our early fall outfits before the rains come! My tee has been a definite “love,” as well. It’s far from boring with the little floppy pocket and stylish stitching. This plum color is perfect for fall!

4. lightweight plaid coat

plaid coat with winter white jeans and tan mules

Forever the transition dilemma–how to be warm without succumbing to a winter coat before you have to! I never realized how nice it would be to have a longer lightweight plaid coat that wasn’t wool! Fabrics like wool or down puffy coats seem too wintry right now, but I still need a layer that keeps me warm. This plaid is the right tone for fall and gives a more polished look than a denim jacket or a casual rain coat. I love how it can dress up a casual outfit or even add unexpected style to leggings, hoodie, and sneakers!

5. black oversized sunglasses

I absolutely love these Amazon sunglasses! They’re only $14.95! They look so cool with my dress, or they also look amazing with casual outfits like my favorite denim jumpsuit!!

6. tie-dye sweatshirt

tie dye sweatshirt and white jeans

The tie-dye trend exploded during quarantine and every time I spotted a tie-dye sweatshirt I loved, it was already sold out! They were flying off the shelves! After patiently searching all spring and summer, I’d basically given up finding one I liked in stock. I was searching for a tie-dye design that wasn’t too crazy and was in colors that I liked and would complement outfits I like to wear. When I saw this one, I instantly knew it was mission complete! I love the unique tie-dye ombre and the subtle boat-neck style that allows for a fun OTS look!

7. black floral top

dark floral top with side stripe pants

Dark florals are perfect for fall! I love this ditsy floral pattern with a black background. This outfit creates so much visual interest with the smaller floral print mixed with the larger side stripe on my chinos. I’m reaching for this top over and over with all my fall jackets – denim, moto, blazers, cardigans, etc.! It’s the perfect fall layer!

8. tan heeled mules

black top with black jeans and tan heeled mules

Probably the biggest surprise of what I didn’t know I needed, was these tan mules! I literally found these under a rack of clothes at a store closeout for I kid you not, only 88 cents!! It was that aw-what-the-heck moment that paid off big time because ever since I brought them home, they’ve been the perfect shoe to pair with almost every fall outfit I’ve put on. They were the inspiration for this entire blog post lol!

9. Agolde denim

pink blazer with agolde jeans and white boots

When I tried these @agolde jeans on @evereveofficial , I wasn’t sure about bringing them home. They’re a bit expensive, and they have a pretty high waist. My figure is very straight up and down, so high-waisted jeans aren’t always comfortable or flattering on me. Well, I was very wrong! This denim just keeps getting softer and more comfortable as I wear them. The chewed hem is so cool, and I think they are very flattering! I’m so glad I took a chance on these jeans!

10. dark floral cami

Like Krista’s black floral top above, I’ve been surprised at how much I’ve been wearing this little floral cami lately. It was a last-minute purchase at the Nordstrom sale and has been just the pop of color I’ve been wanting to wear with my darker fall transition outfits. So glad I grabbed it!

11. updated utility jacket

lightweight utility jacket for fall

Yes, we have a lot of jackets lol! However, who knew this was the missing link in our jacket wardrobe! We have both been eyeing this super cool army green jacket with stars for months. Instead of arm wrestling for it, we both agreed we would treat ourselves and both get it for our three year bloggerversary present! We can justify any purchase! We love the unique style and length of this jacket. It’s on repeat, for sure!

We hope that our fall favorites inspire you to take some fashion risks. Sometimes you don’t know how much a shoe, jacket, jean or even a pair of sunglasses can inspire so many cool outfits. You just need to take a chance! Have fun styling your fun fall outfits!!

xoxo Julie & Krista

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