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…

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

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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

OUTFIT DETAILS

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

How to Wear a Striped Turtleneck

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You guys know I’ve been all about curated a capsule wardrobe lately: shopping less, buying with intention, wearing more of what I own. One of those wardrobe staples/must-haves is easily a striped knit top. With so many variations, I think it’s smart to have this style in a few silhouettes. One style favorite? The striped turtleneck.

If you want a quick way to look and feel Parisian chic, a striped turtleneck is your new best friend. It’s an effortless staple that not only keeps you bundled up in colder months but transitions beautifully into warmer weather. Think white denim, cropped denim and espadrilles…the options are endless.

Here I tucked mine into these ripped Levi’s jeans that are ultra flattering. A high rise style definitely helps make tucking a breeze and I love how clean and polished a full tuck looks. I slipped into these black Marc Fisher ankle boots but a pair of loafers in cognac or nude would really pull the look together into spring.

FYI, my exact top is a couple years old from Madewell but there are plenty of perfect dupes out there to recreate the look and I linked several below.

I topped the look with a felt hat but you can again take the look into warmer weather with a straw boater hat!

Here are a couple more looks you can create with the striped turtleneck:

How to Wear a Striped Turtleneck | www.girlmeetsgold.com
How to Wear a Striped Turtleneck | www.girlmeetsgold.com
How to Wear a Striped Turtleneck | www.girlmeetsgold.com
How to Wear a Striped Turtleneck | www.girlmeetsgold.com
How to Wear a Striped Turtleneck | www.girlmeetsgold.com
How to Wear a Striped Turtleneck | www.girlmeetsgold.com
How to Wear a Striped Turtleneck | www.girlmeetsgold.com
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How do you like to wear your stripes?

As always, thank you so much for reading!

x Tyler

Photos by Jessica Kay Photography

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Wardrobe Essentials from the Shopbop Buy More, Save More Sale

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If you’ve been following along on my blog for a while, you know I’m always a huge proponent of taking advantage of major sales to make some of my best investment purchases. I can’t tell you how many of my favorite wardrobe staples were bought during the Shopbop Big Event. And how many of them are items in my closet I still wear, still reach for over and over, year after year. I absolutely adore Shopbop because they truly have high quality brands that offer really timeless staples. Are a lot of their items extremely high priced? Yes. Would I spend $200 on a t-shirt. Never. But what I will do and have done year after year is utilize this Buy More, Save More sale. sale to stock my closet with essentials. From some of my trusted, go-to brands like Levi’s and Madewell to my See By Chloe bags, Vince flats and more, this is THE sale I’ve snagged so many of them in.

THE DETAILS

Buy More, Save More

Use code GOBIG19 for

15% off orders of $200+

20% off orders of $500+

25% off orders of $800+

Since I still am truly trying to shop less, I’m focusing on wardrobe essentials (with somewhat of a spring-forward twist). I would highly recommend you think of what’s lacking in your own closet and concentrate on those particular items but I personally love adding an everyday, versatile flat or loafer to replace the countless Target or lower-quality brands I have. And I can never say no to stockpiling denim. If you’ve been eyeing a designer bag, this is a great opportunity to snag one. I also shared a post featuring a ton of great spring and vacation buys! You can find it HERE.

Without further ado, here are my capsule wardrobe essentials from the Shopbop Big Event

Tops

Bottoms

Outerwear

Shoes

Bags

As always, thank you so much for reading and happy shopping!

x Tyler

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How to Wear a Belt Bag in a Chic Way

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Ask a lot of people their opinion on a fanny pack and their mind might immediately go to something neon and 80’s style or velcro and meant for travel only. But the truth is, today, fanny packs have really evolved into a chic and stylish accessory, more lovingly referred to as: the belt bag.

A belt bag is not only a unique statement piece that can turn heads but it’s also a practical style, allowing you to be hands-free. Great for travel and would be a wonderful accessory option for mom life. Think walks, trips to the zoo, bike rides and really just daily life. Keep in mind, you can still wear a belt bag slung over your head and shoulder.

This & Other Stories O-Ring belt bag is my first foray into the style but it’s something I chose with a lot of intention. I chose black because it’s timeless and can cover both day and night. I chose snakeskin embossed leather because it gives just enough edge to make an intentional statement. And the O-Ring because it adds the finishing touch. Basically, this belt bag has the perfect amount of detail so it doesn’t fall flat. And it really adds a chic flair in an instant.

A belt bag can really help pull a look together and can truly be the perfect finishing touch to elevate a basic outfit. Grab your everyday go-to combination (mine is always jeans and a tee) and try a full or half tuck. I have personally been loving and living in these H&M jersey tops (only $14.99) and they have a comfy, flattering fit that’s not at all messy. They tuck really well but also sort of hold you in. The black on black in this look gives a monochromatic touch that works well for both day and night but you could just as easily top with a brown suede jacket like this one or add an olive cargo jacket (like the one from this post) and sneakers to keep things extra casual.

As we head into spring and summer, belt bags can work incredibly well belted around t-shirt and flirty dresses to add a bit of shape. I personally can’t wait to wear mine with a little white dress but the options are truly endless.

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How to Wear a Belt Bag | www.girlmeetsgold.com
How to Wear a Belt Bag | www.girlmeetsgold.com
How to Wear a Belt Bag | www.girlmeetsgold.com
How to Wear a Belt Bag | www.girlmeetsgold.com
How to Wear a Belt Bag | www.girlmeetsgold.com
How to Wear a Belt Bag | www.girlmeetsgold.com
How to Wear a Belt Bag | www.girlmeetsgold.com

How would YOU wear a belt bag—would you?

As always, thank you for reading!

X Tyler

Photos by Jessica Kay Photography

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Trench Coat and Velvet Boots

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I shared these velvet booties in a poll on my Instagram Stories when they first arrived and about 25% of you said "nah, girl" but to the other 75% who gave me the thumbs up—thank you! I bought these on a whim during the holidays and totally forgot about them until they got here. While they might seem like a statement piece thanks to the velvet and sequins, I found they're really a lot more subtle than you might initially think. 

I wanted them to take on a sophisticated appeal so I paired them with classic staples like a sleek Topshop trench coat and my new favorite knit Topshop turtleneck (definitely size up in this one!). I don't tend to go for fitted silhouettes on top but I really love the chic and effortless look it gives paired with high waisted denim. These booties add the perfect bit of interest to an otherwise basic ensemble and I just love the luxe touch for everyday wear. I also can't wait to pair these with sweater dresses and even bring them into spring with fresh whites. 

For reference, I usually wear an 8 or 8.5 and sized UP to the 8.5 and these booties fit perfectly. 

Thanks for reading and enjoy your week!

x Tyler

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