Nude Cami with White Pants and Denim Jacket

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If you follow me on Instagram (or read my blog), it’s definitely no secret that my go-to outfit formula is blue jeans + white top + XYZ shoe and done. ✔️And as we head into fall, I tend to keep this formula but with one minor twist added into the outfit rotation. I’ll sometimes swap the blue jeans for white or black denim to make layering with a denim jacket a breeze. 😎Is this a mind blowing outfit? No. Does it make you look and feel chic as hell? Definitely.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for a good Canadian Tuxedo (i.e. denim on denim look) but there’s something so chic about a denim jacket paired with white pants and something innately “cool” about a denim jacket worn with black jeans. Visual in this post! It’s truly one of those “I have nothing to wear” formulas that works…and if it ain’t broke…

Nude Cami with White Pants and Denim Jacket | www.girlmeetsgold.com
Nude Cami with White Pants and Denim Jacket | www.girlmeetsgold.com
Nude Cami with White Pants and Denim Jacket | www.girlmeetsgold.com
Nude Cami with White Pants and Denim Jacket | www.girlmeetsgold.com

For this summer-to-fall look, I chose white pants, pairing my favorite Everlane straight leg pants with this And Other Stories nude cami and then threw a denim jacket into the mix as an easy layer. I love how the pants and pointed toe Cole Haan flats elevate the outfit just slightly but you could just as easily try skinny jeans and white sneakers for something ultra-casual. Coming from someone who’s typically a ‘skinny jeans only’ type of person, these pants have become my absolute favorite flattering straight leg style. They still have plenty of structure and I love the ultra-high rise and subtle flare. I found these run a little big. I’m normally a size 25 or 0 in denim and had to go with the 00 in these.

Nude Cami with White Pants and Denim Jacket | www.girlmeetsgold.com
Nude Cami with White Pants and Denim Jacket | www.girlmeetsgold.com
Nude Cami with White Pants and Denim Jacket | www.girlmeetsgold.com

And a tiny tip for making any out feel more chic than casual on the casual-chic spectrum—or even from heading into sloppy territory? Your neckline! It would be so easy to reach for your favorite relaxed tee here but…! Instead of the lived-in, v-neck style you always reach for, try one with a crewneck or square neck. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good relaxed, comfy tee but anything that droops or gapes or just hangs there can so easily read as sloppy. If you opt for styles with a bit more shape (whether it’s in fabric or neck line or both) there’s an added element of structure that I promise will make you feel just as comfortable—and ten times chicer. 👏🏼

For reference, I’m wearing a US 2 in this nude camisole and it runs true to size.

What’s your go-to outfit formula as we head into fall? Do you have one?

As always, thank you so much for reading!

x Tyler

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And Other Stories Top c/o | Everlane Pants | Topshop Denim Jacket (old) linked similar | Cole Haan Flats | Ulla Johnson Bag | Ray-Ban Sunglasses

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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Sherpa Teddy Coat for Fall and Winter

Shop the Look Below.  Anthropologie Sweater Tee  | Madewell Jacket  HERE  and  HERE  | Levi’s Jeans  HERE ,  HERE  and HERE |  Shopbop Flats  |  See By Chloe Bag  |  Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Shop the Look Below. Anthropologie Sweater Tee | Madewell Jacket HERE and HERE | Levi’s Jeans HERE, HERE and HERE | Shopbop Flats | See By Chloe Bag | Ray-Ban Sunglasses

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I fully believe everyone needs a teddy coat in their collection. They’re definitely a trendy style for the season but it’s also a style you’ll want to pull out each season when the weather changes. Since I snagged a couple low-end styles to test the trend last year, this year I decided to splurge a little on something a bit more high-quality and classic. Enter this perfect Madewell Sherpa Jacket

I absolutely love the silhouette of this one. It’s not overly oversized or too slouchy like some I’ve seen and actually has a bit of structure which, to me, helps it feel a bit more classic. I also love the golden brown tone that adds a rich fall hue to any outfit combination. It’s super soft and the inside is lined with silky fabric. This is truly something I’ve been reaching for morning and night to take the dogs out or just run outside. I even throw it on for extra warmth at my very casual office. It’s just a great casual layer for fall and winter and something you can reach for daily. 

I can see this teddy coat looking cute with any color denim (like black for an edgy look) and even a cute and comfy skirt + over the knee boot combo this season. For sizing reference, I’m generally an xs or small and went with the size small.

As always, thank you so much for reading!

x Tyler

Photos by Jessica Kay Photography

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Tan Faux Suede Jacket and Dark Green Blouse

Shop the Look Below.  H&M Blouse  |  Levi’s Jeans  | Jacket old - similar  HERE  |  Shopbop Flats  |  Rebecca Minkoff Bag  |  Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Shop the Look Below. H&M Blouse | Levi’s Jeans | Jacket old - similar HERE | Shopbop Flats | Rebecca Minkoff Bag | Ray-Ban Sunglasses

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It’s finally feeling like fall (actually winter) here in the Bay Area and I’ve been pulling out all my favorite outerwear. I adore this color for the season and a faux suede moto style is such a chic and easy basic both for dressing up and down. I bought this specific one a couple years ago from Shopbop and, unfortunately, this exact one is sold out but I found some nearly identical styles at a great price point like this one from H&M. 

I wore it with this pretty dark green blouse and my Levi’s wedgie jeans, which are a chic base for any look. I slipped into python flats but you could add booties for colder weather, as well. If you’re looking for a good outerwear option to take you through the season, I highly recommend something faux suede and in this color—it goes with everything! I linked several faux suede styles at multiple price points below. 

I hope you’re all staying warm this season and thank you so much 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

Vici Striped Sweater Dress and OTK Boots

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My first sweater dress of the season is this sweet striped number from Vici. I don’t normally gravitate towards color but the warm tones of this Jamboree Sweater Dress scream fall and I love the feminine yet cool vibe it takes on with the black mixed in. For reference, I’m 5’6” and this dress does run a little short, so I’d recommend sizing up if you’re tall. If you’re petite, this is gold. I’ve also been wearing it over leggings or tucked into jeans, which would be cute for the holidays.

I wore it as a dress with these Linden Faux Suede Boots, which are a steal at just $44. I love how Vici has tons of great fall staples that don’t break the bank and it gives you the opportunity to quickly add a new style to your wardrobe for the season.

I am obsessed with their bags and always grab their backpacks because they’re perfect for travel, work and everyday life. This Brette Backpack is convertible and I love the natural tone—it goes with everything. And it’s just $48. 🙌🏼

You could also wear this dress over faux leather leggings like my Spanx from this post and add black over-the-knee boots and a faux leather moto jacket for an edgy vibe.

As always, thank you for reading and have a wonderful week!

x Tyler

Edgy Athleisure | How to Wear Jogger Pants

Shop the Look Below.  Splendid Top  c/o |  Blanknyc Jacket  |  Splendid Pants  c/o |  Frye Sneakers  |  Henri Bendel Bag  c/o (old, linking similar below) |  Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Shop the Look Below. Splendid Top c/o | Blanknyc Jacket | Splendid Pants c/o | Frye Sneakers | Henri Bendel Bag c/o (old, linking similar below) | Ray-Ban Sunglasses

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Jogger pants: the pants you live in every. single. day. Don’t we? They’re the first thing you put on when you change out of your work (or school) clothes, toss them on in the morning to take the dogs out, make breakfast, get the mail etc. and, perhaps best of all, you spend your precious lazy Sunday in them—when you get one. If you’re still reading, then thank you because I’m glad I’m not alone on this. And if you’re not nodding your head, then maybe you need some jogger pants in your life. 😂🙈

I really can’t seem to have enough of this style because they truly get so much wear for me. I’m wearing the Splendid Essentials Field Jogger here. A lot of mine have seen better days and I probably shouldn’t be wearing in public, but it’s always nice to have a quality pair on-hand that will comfortably take you from the couch to a day of errands or even dinner. The key lies in making the look…intentional. Like you know you’re basically in pajamas but you still look good. If I throw mine on with a relaxed (read oversized) tee or sweatshirt, I tend to feel frumpy. And that’s definitely not the goal. So here, I added a fitted thermal top (also by Splendid and so. dang. soft) and layered with a faux leather jacket for a bit of edge but you could also do a denim jacket or military/anorak.

Slip on a pair of sneakers so you can actually wear this for a day on your feet and you’ll be looking cool, casual, effortless and, arguable most importantly,—comfortable!

As always, thank you so much for reading!

xx Tyler

Photos by Jessica Kay Photography

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Spanx Faux Leather Leggings and Sneakers

Shop the Look Below.  Nordstrom Rack Sweater  | Spanx Leggings  HERE  and  HERE  |  Nike Sneakers  last seen in stock and on sale  HERE  |  Madewell Jacket  |  Rebecca Minkoff Bag  |  Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Shop the Look Below. Nordstrom Rack Sweater | Spanx Leggings HERE and HERE | Nike Sneakers last seen in stock and on sale HERE | Madewell Jacket | Rebecca Minkoff Bag | Ray-Ban Sunglasses

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*Sneaker Update as of 12/16/18—last seen in stock and on sale HERE.

I am now fully convinced every woman needs a pair of Spanx in her wardrobe. 💯Faux leather Spanx? 10 times cooler. This is my first pair and I can’t believe it’s taken me so long! I think we all know Spanx are meant to hold things in and, of course, they do just that. But I also love how they’re crazy comfortable and don’t flatten out your, um, other side—ok, your butt—and they’re even center-seam free which means no camel toe. 🙌🏼

Even if you’re not looking for tummy control and all that other fun stuff, a high-quality pair of faux leather/liquid/coated leggings is such a great wardrobe staple. Swap them out for your everyday leggings and they make any outfit look instantly cooler, elevated and edgy. But if edgy style isn’t quite your thing, they still look sleek and chic dressed up with pretty sweaters or blouses and heels this season or you can dress them down with sneakers, as I did here.

You can basically recreate this outfit a thousand times over. I went with a go-to white sweater (this one comes in a few colors and is on sale for $19.97) with this Madewell Surplus jacket tied around the waist, but any color sweater with a denim jacket or chambray shirt works just as well. Since these leggings are so flattering, you can even wear them with shorter tops.

For sizing reference, I’m normally a 25/26 in denim and I’m wearing the size small. I’m also 5’6” and they still have plenty of length but don’t look bad scrunched up a bit at the ankle. They do also come in PETITE! These will look great tucked into boots and booties, too!

I’ve gotten so many messages saying you guys snagged these Nike sneakers and I’m so glad to hear you’re loving them, too!! They’re still on sale for $60.97 and I can’t recommend them enough. They truly go with everything. These are true to Nike sizing!

As always, thank you so much for reading!

xx Tyler

Photos by Jessica Kay Photography

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