San Francisco Style Blogger Amber Richele Of The Cocoa Butter Diaries Shares Her Interpretation Of The Fall Suit To Celebrate The First Official Day Of Fall

Suit Yourself

San Francisco style blogger Amber Richele of The Cocoa Butter Diaries shares her interpretation of the fall suit to celebrate the first official day of fall
San Francisco style blogger Amber Richele of The Cocoa Butter Diaries shares her interpretation of the fall suit to celebrate the first official day of fall
San Francisco style blogger Amber Richele of The Cocoa Butter Diaries shares her interpretation of the fall suit to celebrate the first official day of fall

Suit Yourself

Happy Monday AND first day of Fall Cocoa Butter Crewe! I hope you had a lovely weekend (I know I sure did)! If you follow me on Instagram you saw exactly what I mean. I went to a flagship store opening in the Haight-Ashbury Friday evening and then had my nieces second birthday party on Saturday. Only she could get me to wear Minnie Mouse ears to a party. I was supposed to go to a blogger brunch on Sunday but I decided to spend another day with my bestie and her beautiful family. It was just what I needed. I spent the last official day of summer in the pool and eating the best chorizo I’ve ever had. Sometimes you gotta rest and recharge!

San Francisco style blogger Amber Richele of The Cocoa Butter Diaries shares her interpretation of the fall suit to celebrate the first official day of fall

Now that fall has arrived, I can FINALLY start posting more about fall fashion. I talked about which trends would be popping a few posts back but I hadn’t gotten my fall wardrobe together yet. One of the trends that I mentioned would be huge was suiting. Statement suits with interesting details such as cutouts, paper bag waist trousers, oversized blazers, Bermuda shorts, and rich tones would be on the table. I chose to do a little bit of an unconventional take on the suit myself.

San Francisco style blogger Amber Richele of The Cocoa Butter Diaries shares her interpretation of the fall suit to celebrate the first official day of fall

A suit is defined in the dictionary as, “an ensemble of two or more usually matching outer garments such as a jacket, vest, and trousers.” I purchased these Sea New York plaid wool trousers last year on sale but I had missed out on the coat. Last week, I was perusing Rent The Runway in search of fall pieces to borrow for some of the events I had coming up when I saw the coat that matched my pants. It was fashion fate and I added it to my cart IMMEDIATELY. I would create a suit with an oversized coat instead of an oversized blazer! Although I love a good blazer (y’all know I do), oversized ones aren’t really my thing. I have a short torso and unless I belt it they look really boxy on me. And belting it every time really limits my styling options. The great thing about having this oversized coat is that I can wear it on its own as a statement coat with a monochromatic navy business casual look (sheath dress or separates). I could also dress it down with medium wash denim, white button down, and a lightweight sweater. I know that I could get more miles out of a coat than an oversized blazer so it’s a win-win for me.

San Francisco style blogger Amber Richele of The Cocoa Butter Diaries shares her interpretation of the fall suit to celebrate the first official day of fall

When I was styling this look I decided to wear a simple navy turtleneck with it. The funny thing is that out of all of the turtlenecks that Mama CCB and I have collectively, navy blue is the one color that neither one of us had. Go figure! But I knew just where to look. I had to go into H&M to return a sweater (I bought the wrong one the day before) and I knew that they’d have what I was looking for in their basics section. Sure enough they did and it’s perfect! To complete the look I grabbed my Céline belt bag in light taupe and my Dior sling backs for a little contrast. I’m pretty proud of how my suit turned out. Do you think you’ll give the suit trend a try?? Let’s discuss in the comments!

xoxo, CCB 

Photography: Sissy CCB 

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