Today’s ‘fit was the perfect way to usher in the autumn season. Since I’m not quite ready for boot season yet and I’m an all-year-round sweater weather kinda girl, I opted for this light throw-and-go dress.
CoCo Note: Throw and go dresses are awesome because they require no ironing, no buttoning, no zipping. I mean, hello!
Something about the green color and the print of this particular dress scream “FALL" to me. It is a floral print, but the black outlines and white interior of the flowers and leaves seem to make the dress even more season-appropriate. I love the loose long sleeves, wide neckline and pleated skirt— really 70’s inspired.
(This is my unbothered look)
To offset the girly-ness of the dress, I threw on a black boyfriend blazer. I love this trend so much! To pull in even more menswear inspiration or to go for a more androgynous look, use a boyfriend blazer that was actually made for a boy. This one belonged to my brother many many moons ago but is way too small now (thanks lil bro!). The sleeves are more like 3/4 length, but I never wear my jacket sleeves down anyway so it’s perfect! I let the longer sleeves of the dress peek out just a little too. For a weekend-friendly look, pair this with a denim jacket. Or if you’re more of a bad ass chick, go for that studded leather jacket! (Below I added a studded leather jacket to toughen up this feminine dress.)
For shoes, since it’s pretty early in the season, I kept it to flats. I went back & forth between black pointy-toed flats and a snakeskin pointy-toed flat, both from Old Navy.
CoCo Note: I seriously love Old Navy’s flats. Not only are they comfortable, but when they have their $10 sale…….girl. They can make your feet a tad bit funky though, be forewarned.
I ended up going with the snakeskin ones. I figured I’d throw a little more print into this outfit since the colors weren’t too bright. I also added a black rope belt with a gold chain detail to break up the repetitive pattern of the dress. Placing the belt right above the pleats adds more of a waist to the outfit (especially under that boxy blazer), adds texture and shows off the details of the dress…that draped top and pleated skirt.
For jewelry, I kept it simple again. My watch (of course), studs, and a few rings. I topped this look off with a black satchel with gold details.
And a scarf, of course!
You could totally rock a clutch and some booties with this look, especially later in the season when it gets a little cooler. I’m a NYC working gal, so most days that’s just not my life, but if it works for you, get it shawty!