It’s officially September, and I’m already pulling out my lightweight sweaters and floral scarves from storage. How about you? Are you just as eager as I am to get into full-fall-gear? Don’t get me wrong, I’m a full-blown beach babe, but there’s something so delightfully cozy about fall. I always try to find easy ways to dress up every outfit while embracing new trendy colors for the fall.
Banana Republic is one of my favorite stores that also has a large petite section online. When they asked me to share a few pieces from their fall collection with you, I jumped at the opportunity.
Simple details and layers can really make any look stand out. This fall, reds and purples are two hot colors for the season, and this sweater is the perfect hue! Here are a few tips to easily dress up your fall basics.
1. Find Sweaters with Simple Details: This Banana Republic purple sweater has some great detailing on the whole blouse. The neckline is scalloped and the body is ribbed, which gives a more tailored and fitted look.
2. Drape a Scarf Over Your Shoulders: Instead of wrapping a blanket scarf around your neck, drape a thin or silk scarf over your shoulders.
3. Wear a Pair of Black or Dark Wash Jeans: A pair of black or dark denim pants has a dressey look even if they are distressed. I find light colored jeans to be a lot more casual than dark colored ones.
4. Find Sweaters with Rich Looking Fabric: This doesn’t mean you need a cashmere sweater! Wearing sweaters with simple detailing and soft fabric adds to that high-end look.
Be sure to check back next week, because I’ll be sharing two other looks along with a few more tips on how to dress up casual pieces in your wardrobe.