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It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with fall. It’s also no secret that I’m obsessed with this vest from J.Crew. Roughly 90% of my posts feature this beauty and I’m not going to stop wearing it anytime soon (and no, that statistic might not be accurate). Part of my love for fall comes from my love for easy and casual fall dressing. For some reason it’s just that much easier to get dressed when the leaves turn. I love a good comfy look and fall just means that you can pack on the layers!
I’m the kind of person that frequently struggles to re-wear outfits. Part of me thinks because I worked in retail for so long, but maybe I just have a shopping problem that forces me to continuously want new things. Who knows. But all the layering that comes with fall fashion makes it so fun to mix and pieces I already own.
Take this outfit for example. I found this really, really amazing light sweater from Old Navy earlier in the season. It has an amazing oversized fit and it is crazy comfortable. Then when I was unpacking my flannels for the season I found this great basic buffalo check. I bought it a few years back at J.Crew and loved wearing it with everything from skirts to jeans to blazers because it was just such a good classic fall piece!
So naturally I paired them together and topped the look with a basic black puffer vest. Because of all the swing in the sweater, the vest helps to add a little shape to the overall look. Then I made it super casual and New England fall friendly with some denim, Bean boots and a simple baseball hat. However you could easily tuck the top layers into a classic black wool skirt for a more elevated #ootd. Okay, so maybe don’t try to tuck a puffer vest into a skirt. But you know what I mean.
I went with my classic J.Crew vest size, XS, for the black vest and it fits perfectly. My flannel is a size 2 and my pretty green long sleeve is a small.
The long sleeve has a very generous fit and you could probably size down, but I like the added length and swing that my true size provides. It’s not, by any means, a think sweater. Think of it more as a heavy weight t-shirt.
Bean boot sizing is weird and I purchased a kids size 3. I’m typically a 5.5 in women’s shoes, but LL Bean doesn’t carry that size so I did what I had to do. Their customer service is awesome if you need sizing help!
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