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!
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.
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.
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!
Photography: Sissy CCB