The Softest Grey Free People Sweater

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UPDATE with Black Friday Sale Info:

Free People Sweater - 30% off HERE, 30% off + additional 25% off with code SCORE HERE

Levi’s 501 Jeans - 40% with code INDIGO

Rebecca Minkoff Bag - Currently on sale + an additional 25% off with code THX 25

Slingback Flats - Part of the Buy More, Save More sale; up to 25% off at Shopbop

I found one of the softest sweaters of the season and it’s this Free People Break Away pullover. I think having a classic grey sweater in your collection is a must—there’s just something effortless about them—but this sweater does also come in a few more fall-ready tones like mustard, olive and a dark, pinky burgundy color that would be great for holiday festivities.

I’ve worn this sweater with my go-to Levi’s 501 jeans shown here, tucked into skirts paired with boots and tossed on over my faux leather Spanx. It’s a really great, versatile piece and I love the mock neck. It does run a little oversized (as most Free People pieces do), but I think it just lends to the lived-in, effortless, cozy look. It also tucks well but looks great left undone, as well.

Whenever I need a quick outfit for on-the-go days, I reach for an outfit combination like this one but now that it’s finally cooling down, I’ll be swapping my flats out for booties!

FYI, this sweater is currently 30% off at select retailers! Check the first two links below. I’m wearing an xs.

As always, thank you for reading!

x Tyler

Photos by Jessica Kay Photography

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The Comfiest Plaid Blazer You Need

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Finally found the blazer to make you want to live in blazers. 🙌🏼This Max Studio houndstooth plaid jacket (also in stock HERE) is, in my opinion, a must-have in your wardrobe. It’s the epitome of fall and winter and I’m quickly noticing it makes any outfit look (and feel) instantly elevated. I’ve worn it for daytime, workdays and date night, over sweater tees (like the one here from Anthropologie that’s so good), layered over satin lace camisoles and paired with an olive mini skirt—as seen in my Apple Hill post. It just works anywhere and everywhere. And if you swap out your usual cardigan for this blazer, I swear you will feel so GOOD.

In the past, I’ve thought of blazers as stuffy and stiff, too structured or just not right for my lifestyle. But I was wrong and I have no shame admitting it. I love how this one is more of a slouchy boyfriend style that’s still the perfect amount of fitted and flattering. It’s also a rayon/nylon blend with spandex, which adds the perfect amount of stretch to keep it comfortable. I’ve worn this on car rides and in the movie theater and felt just as comfortable in it as I would have been in a cozy cardigan. That I can promise.

I feel like I’m going way over-the-top hyping this blazer but I just can’t tell you enough how much I love it. And I know you will, too. It’s not stuffy. It’s just really wearable and effortless. For sizing reference, I’m in between xs and small and went with the small, which fits perfectly.

I paired it with black distressed jeans for a more casual vibe here and slipped into these python slingback flats for a little pattern play. Tip when mixing patterns. Stay in the same tones (like the black tones here) and you can’t go wrong.

As always, thank you so much for reading!

x Tyler

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Photos by Jessica Kay Photography

Summer to Fall Shoes to Buy Now

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STACKED HEEL: 1. Madewell Mule | 2. Jeffrey Campbell Mule | 3. Huma Blanco Mule | 4. Soludos Mule | 5. Joie Mule | FLAT: 6. Madewell Loafer Mule | 7. Jeffrey Campbell Woven Mule | 8. Splendid Mule | 9. Via Spiga Loafer | 10. Schutz Woven Mule | 11. Sam Edelman Loafer | SNEAKER: 12. Frye Sneaker | 13. Frye Gold Sneaker | 14. Vince Slip-On Sneaker

While summer means sandals and open-toed styles and fall & winter are synonymous with boots and booties, navigating your footwear between these seasons can be quite confusing. Those days and months from September through November (or in California and other warm-weather climates, sometimes even September through January) leave us torn between styles. 

For when you’re not quite ready for full-on boot season, yet your sandals don’t quite work—or feel appropriate—try these 3 footwear trends to help you walk through the summer to fall transition with ease. 

1. Stacked Heel Mule Booties

When you’re itching for boot season yet the idea of cramming your feet into boots and booties during sweltering heat makes you (well, sweat), enter the mule bootie. ✔️AKA the perfect fall-ready footwear to keep you cool. I love a backless bootie for both day and night and a stacked, low heel is my personal recommendation for everyday wear. I also think a mule bootie is great because there's no height on your ankle to mess with or worry about "to tuck or not to tuck." You can pair them with jeans in any length or style from ankle to regular to full and skinny, boyfriend or bootcut.

Try mule booties with shorts or skirts and sweaters for transitional wear, your favorite jeans topped with a tee and blazer to feel instantly put together or summer to fall dresses for something that feels effortless, easy and appropriate. This is a great way to give your summer wardrobe a fall spin and get the most wear out of your closet.

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2. Fall Flats

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If you're looking for the easiest way to swap out your summer sandals, try a slide! Whether you call them mules, slides or backless loafers, this is the perfect footwear trend to help you transition from summer to fall. The low or no-heel and backless feature means continual, cool, comfort and no break-in period or socks required. I adore a flat mule paired with my go-to jeans for something that feels effortless, chic and classic in an instant—and keeps you on your feet all day long. 

A loafer is another closet must-have and I think investing in a pair that will last (think leather and cushioned soles) is a smart decision. Whether you want something buttery soft or with a bit more structure, a loafer is classic and timeless and will make your jeans or work pants look instantly chic. They also look great with dresses and tights. 

Need a style that does double duty (both slide and loafer)? Try this Sam Edelman loafer which features a fold-down heel. ✔️✔️

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3. Fall Sneakers

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When fall rolls around and you need a weekend-ready shoe, a sneaker is essential. Slip-on or lace-up sneakers have become my go-to paired with leggings, joggers and jeans and give off a cool, athleisure vibe. The great thing is they can take you from morning dog walks to drop-offs to errands—even happy hour. 

Try them with a simple t-shirt dress and a denim jacket/cardigan combo, with a denim skirt and sweater or with comfy jogger pants and your favorite tee. 

For the most bang for your buck, look for all-white, black or another fall-ready neutral hue like camel or tan. My personal preference is something that "matches" your skin tone, which helps keep a seamless, sleek look through the leg line. 

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All of these styles are perfect for those in-between days and will easily take you from summer to fall. And the bonus? They're perfect for the winter-to-spring, spring-to-summer transition, too!

What's your favorite summer to fall footwear trend? 

As always, thank you for reading!

xx Tyler