Classy Fall Outfit Idea

banana-republic-classy-fall-outfit-idea-orange-bow-skirt-navy-off-the-shoulder-sweater-nude-bow-clutchI have so many items in my closet that only be worn with one or two outfits. There are only so many ways to style a sequin dress, and glitter pumps aren’t really appropriate for 99% of my daily activities. Unfortunately, these impractical statement pieces are what I’m normally drawn to. If there is a fluffy skirt, sparkly tiara, or fluorescent pink lipstick in the building, my ballerina senses will detect it instantly. This year, I’ve been making a concentrated effort to control my girly instincts and take a more practical approach to shopping.

Today’s outfit is the perfect example of how I’m balancing my penchant for feminine fashion items and my desire to build a functional fall wardrobe. I’m embracing basic pieces in classic silhouettes; however, the look is still filled with fun colors, girly bows, and lots of sparkle!

banana-republic-orange-bow-skirt-navy-off-the-shoulder-sweater-nude-bow-clutch-5291banana-republic-classy-fall-outfit-idea-orange-skirt-navy-sweater-nude-bow-clutch-5316 banana-republic-orange-bow-skirt-navy-off-the-shoulder-sweater-nude-bow-clutch-5310This navy off-the-shoulder sweater is one the staple pieces in my fall wardrobe. I’ve always loved off-the-shoulder tops, and the cut of this sweater shows just the right amount of your shoulders and collarbones. This lightweight sweater is soft and stretchy, and it looks great with everything from jeans and riding boots to a pencil skirt and a blazer. I originally thought that I’d want to pair with my new grey skinny jeans, but as soon as I saw this bright orange skirt, I knew that it would be a match made in heaven.

I’m a Pepperdine alumni, and I just couldn’t resist this sophisticated version of my alma mater’s signature colors. If you’re less daring when it comes to color combinations, I’ve also enjoyed wearing this skirt with my cream off-the-shoulder sweater. Both options are cute fall outfit ideas. P.S. All of the pieces I just mentioned are 40% off this weekend at Banana Republic!

banana-republic-orange-bow-skirt-navy-off-the-shoulder-sweater-nude-bow-clutch-5313-5baublebar-gold-celestial-drops-earrings-5339 banana-republic-orange-bow-skirt-navy-off-the-shoulder-sweater-nude-bow-clutch-5284banana-republic-orange-skirt-tied-with-bow-5319banana-republic-orange-bow-skirt-navy-off-the-shoulder-sweater-nude-bow-clutch-5301-4As I mentioned earlier, putting together a classy fall outfit doesn’t mean saying goodbye to whimsical accessories. I love the playful bow on my Banana Republic Basketweave Skirt, and the gold Celestial Drop earrings from Baublebar add the perfect amount of sparkle. In fact, they look good with every outfit, and I think they’re a fabulous Christmas gift idea for any woman in your life. They’re fantastic quality for the price, and I’ve been able to wear them for hours without discomfort. 

banana-republic-orange-bow-skirt-navy-off-the-shoulder-sweater-nude-bow-clutch-5285-3 banana-republic-classy-fall-outfit-idea-orange-skirt-navy-sweater-nude-bow-clutch-5314banana-republic-orange-bow-skirt-navy-off-the-shoulder-sweater-nude-bow-clutch-5292-2 banana-republic-jasmine-heeled-sandals-nude-bow-heels-5342 banana-republic-orange-bow-skirt-navy-off-the-shoulder-sweater-nude-bow-clutch-5300One bow per outfit might be a good enough for a normal person, but I went with three for today’s look. In my opinion, there’s no such thing as too many bows! In addition to the bow detail on my skirt, I also love the delicate bows on my Banana Republic Jasmine Heeled Sandals in Biscotti. They looked great with my summer outfits, but this nude shade also looks fabulous paired with a fall color palette. While I love them in nude, I’m tempted to buy a second pair in navy since they’re currently on sale.

And then there’s my Banana Republic Bow Clutch. I have been searching high and low for a classy fall clutch, and I couldn’t be more pleased with this chic nude clutch. It’s fabulously designed, features high-quality materials, and holds just enough for a night on the town. I love this clutch so much that I also picked up the matching bow card case in a light ballet pink. All three of these items are 40% off this weekend with free shipping over $50, so I’d definitely pick one up for the holidays!

banana-republic-orange-bow-skirt-navy-off-the-shoulder-sweater-nude-bow-clutch-5293Outfit Details: Banana Republic Basketweave Skirt c/o (currently on sale + runs true to size) | Banana Republic Off-The-Shoulder Sweater c/o (currently 40% off + runs true to size) | Banana Republic Bow Clutch in Natural c/o (currently 40% off + also available in red and metallic silver) | Banana Republic Jasmine Heeled Sandals in Biscotti c/o (currently 40% off + fits true to size, also available in purple, charcoal, and navy) | Baublebar Gold Celestial Drops Earrings | bareMinerals Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in XOX (I got this lipstick in the bareMinerals Gen Nude Your Kiss is On My List Mini Radiant Lipstick Collection, and it’s THE BEST.) | OPI It’s Pink PM Nail Polish 

If you’re looking for classic fall pieces, I’d definitely check out the sale at Banana Republic this weekend. You can get 40% off all regular-priced items, and you’ll get free shipping on all $50+ orders. Plus, there’s tons of great items on sale – including my orange skirt


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