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One of my favorite things about fall style is the ability — and necessity — to layer up. I love how throwing on a jacket can completely change an outfit you’ve already worn, giving a fresh look to your go-to staples.

In the winter, my energy levels are low and my desire to throw together a cohesive outfit is usually overshadowed by whichever giant sweater is already draped over my dresser. But a look back at these pictures taken in October gave me a boost of sartorial inspiration: bling out your casual crew neck sweater with a statement necklace; step into a boot with a little bit of a heel; choose a pop of color instead of your go-to blacks and grays.

Winter doesn’t have to take all the fun and glam out of fashion! Plus, wearing an extra layer on a chilly day can’t hurt. Let this fall throwback inspire you, and shop the look below!


Faux Leather Jacket: Steve Madden via Avalon Exchange Lakewood (love this one!) | Sweater: an oldie via Nordstrom (similar here, on sale!) | Jeans: Express via Avalon Exchange Lakewood (similar here) | Booties: Dolce Vita (love these) | Necklace: Francesca’s | Purse: vintage Coach (Avalon Exchange in Lakewood and Coventry often has vintage Coach purses come in, so check them out!)

Photos by Michael Ciuni