As of late, my fall style has really been easy peasy! I credit that to my (firm) decision to maximize my wardrobe to its fullest potential. The fact that I remembered I had this black cardigan in my closet has opened up my fall style options even more. Cardigans are the perfect wardrobe addition to help maximize any wardrobe. With this look I decided to add sneakers instead of heels; I was going for a dress down look without being too casual or too dressy.
Once I made the decision to add my comfy Pumas to this look, everything else effortlessly came together. The hoop earrings and thrifted clutch were a must and the sunnies, well…I kind of think they make me look pretty cool, right? 😉 Truth be told, I wore this outfit for a casual dinner the same day I wore this outfit with heels (and different jewelry). In my mind, it’s the perfect mix of comfort and cute. Swapping out heels for sneakers and adding the cardigan gives the outfit the right amount of casual without looking sloppy because let’s be honest, sometimes adding sneakers with dresses or skirts can be tricky.
This outfit can also fit into the sporty fall trend. Granted, I’m not wearing a stylish jersey or track pants, but I am wearing sneakers with a more dressy ensemble. That counts! 🙂 It’s funny – you never know the potential of an outfit until you start trying different style options. That said, I’ve already come up with several ways to re-style this skirt, cardigan and “LOVE” shirt with other pieces in my wardrobe. Let the fall style maximizing continue!
So tell me, which look is your favorite? How have you been with restyling and maximizing your fall wardrobe? Let me know!
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The heels are killa! I love the contrast of black and white. I also love the Pumas you’re rocking in the other pic! Great looks.
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Thank you! I love a good black and white look. 😉
I love that striped tee on you 🙂 Rachel xo
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You rocked both looks Whitney! I can’t believe how good you made ” the puma look” look! Not everyone can pull it off :-). This is a great post all together! Being a new blogger I’m getting tempted by all the new trends but I quickly realized that I should shop my closet first whenever I want to do a new outfit post. Thanks for this post 🙂
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I’m so glad you enjoyed the post. Thank you, Edwige. And yes, shop that closet! 😉
Glenda @ So What to Twenty says
I like how you dressed it down with the sneakers. The first look = sexy. The second look = playful.
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Thanks, Glenda! I agree with you; sexy and playful. 🙂
I love your sneakers with this look!
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Antionette Blake says
I wouldn’t normally say the outfit with sneakers, but it works and you look great. Hope you are having a great weekend.
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I know right?! I was unsure if myself, but glad the sneakers worked out!
I love both ways! You can never go wrong with classic black and white!
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Love how you styled this same outfit, each way. That striped top is great. Always a pleasure stopping by Whitney. =)
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🙂 Thanks, Ada! XO!
Red Tag Chic Los Angeles says
Both are adorable!!!
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Aw, thank you!
Ayana Pitterson says
Great outfits. I am not a sneaker gal, but you make me want to get a pair of pumas for sure. That sweater cardigan — LOVE IT. Thank you for linking up with the Thrift Sisters.
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Lol, thanks girl! I love a good pair of sneakers. I don’t wear them as much as I’d like tho.
Style & Poise says
Now you have me wanting a pair of puma’s. Those are SUPER cute!!!