I’m heading to Houston with Dago today to hang out with his mom and our besties who just moved to the city. We’re going to a punk show, a Houston Dynamo game, and brunch. I’m super excited to get out of Austin for a couple of days, and to hopefully leave my stress behind. For the car ride, I want to wear something that makes me feel really cute, but is ultimately comfortable whether I’m outside in the heat or in the freezing air conditioning. After seeing Kayley‘s adorable pre-fall outfit the other day, I’ve been dying to copy it. Here’s my take on the look.
// wish i were wearing
long cozy sweater // The long sweater is an item I’ve struggled to include in my closet. In Texas, if it’s cold enough for a long sweater, I usually need a coat, which doesn’t look so cute over a long sweater. There’s only about two weeks a year when I can warrant wearing a sweater like this, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting one. I love the mixed colors of the knit in this sweater to make it as transitional as possible between a light late-summer look and a snuggly autumn outfit.
breezy printed sundress // How precious is this little dress? I might have shied away from a dress this girly during the summer months, but it’s exactly the amount of feminine I look for in a fall or winter outfit with more slouchy or masculine styling. I can wear it with bare legs for the next few months, layered with a comfy sweater like the one above, or slip on tights and a boyfriend blazer when the temperatures eventually drop.
ruched ankle bootie // I think these are the boots I’m going to buy this fall. What do you think? I really want a pair with a slightly higher boot shaft so that I can wear my dark jeans, which are on the short side, without showing off my bare ankles. I think I’m digging the color of these, plus I love the short heel and the lack of zipper.
sweet crossbody bag // Y’all know I’m a sucker for a cute crossbody bag, and the color of this one is so perfect! There are some colors that are easier to pair with any old outfit than others, and I think this may be one of the easier shades. I’m also really digging the square shape of this bag because it’s a little bit deeper without being a heavier bag.
In a couple of months, I’d repeat this outfit with patterned tights and a deliciously fuzzy knit scarf.
What are you wearing (or wishing to wear!) today?