Cable Knit Jumper, Ralph Lauren [similar] // Oxford, Ralph Lauren // Jeans, American Eagle // Pearls, Lauren Ralph Lauren // Stag Crossbody, Monsoon/Accessorize [similar] // Boots, Lauren Ralph Lauren [similar]
Growing up, I spent every August in a New England beach town. I remember the first year I visited in the fall, when the temperature had dropped significantly, the wind had picked up, and the summer crowds were long gone. It was incredibly quiet and chilly, a different world from the harbor town I had grown up with, but so beautiful and peaceful. Now I make a point to take beach walks throughout the fall and winter, to savor the lack of crowds and brisk, but still salty, breeze.
Oxford, Ralph Lauren // Jeans, Forever 21 // Boots, Lauren Ralph Lauren [similar] // Sunglasses, vintage // Petal to the Metal Pouchette, Marc by Marc Jacobs [similar] // Cape Knot Hitch, Kiel James Patrick // Elephants Cuff, BaubleBar
Jeans + boots + oxford shirts have quickly become my fall go-to uniform, but does that really surprise anyone…?
Oxford, Ralph Lauren // Shorts, Forever 21 // Pearls, vintage // Cape Knot Hitch, KJP // Purse, Vera Bradley [similar] // Slip Ons, Polo Ralph Lauren
If I could wear this type of outfit all year long, I would be content. Long sleeve shirt, soft shorts, comfy shoes… it’s the best thing about late summer (because despite the overload of pumpkin-flavored coffee and treats, fall does not officially start until this Saturday!).
A couple weeks ago, I saw a girl wearing the cutest outfit on the subway. I was planning on making one of my roommates recreate and model it for me, but yesterday Demetra coincidentally came home wearing just the sort of outfit I was picturing!
It’s a cute twist on a plain summer dress– add an oxford. It also makes your outfit versatile… it’s getting super hot and muggy out in Boston, even in the early hours on my way to work, but my office also just installed new ACs making it freezing in here! Tying a light-weight oxford over your sundress alleviates the chill. It also will make spaghetti strap or halter-styles more work appropriate!
You probably have the basics in your closet already, a plain or printed dress and an old oxford (steal a guy or boyfriend’s if you don’t!).
Dress up the outfit even more with heeled wedges and a long necklace. Demetra’s watch also adds quite a bit of sparkle.
To imitate this look, check out this Polyvore, featuring an American Eagle cotton dress (who doesn’t have one of those lying around?) in navy, a Ralph Lauren oxford shirt, Steve Madden wedges, and J Crew and Kate Spade jewelry. Click the image for item details.