Autumn is sort-of slowly tumbling in here in Chicago. The mornings are cool and breezy, while our afternoons are still on the warm side. I knew I was going to be in trouble when I spotted this fleece moto jacket at Gap a month ago. Yes, you sure did read that right. Fleece. Moto. Jacket. I thought to myself:
1) Where will I NOT wear a fleece moto jacket (nowhere. I’ll wear this bad boy to everything all throughout fall)
2) Will I ever take it off? (Unlikely)
September 1 hit and I busted out this jacket…and have yet to not wear it on my morning walks to work. I love that it’s also structured enough to be worn at work as a “blazer.”
Okay, you get that I love it. I’ll move on to the rest of this outfit. I found this great tribal dress at Marshall’s for $5 on clearance. Wha? Yes. I added my ever faithful leggings and turquoise shoes and started my autumn party off right.
I love an asymmetrical hemline, as you guys know. Here I am looking for leaves to fall so I can jump in them. Sadly, it’s a bit too soon in the season for that.
Dress: Marshall’s ($5 marked down from approx $30)
Jacket: Gap ($40 marked down from $70)
Leggings: Old Navy ($10)
Shoes (flats): Dolce Vita ($20 marked down from $100)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) I’ve been loving Marshall’s lately! I still have yet to figure out their clearance system, but it seems like this is a good time of year to look for their sales and clearances, as it’s a change of season. As you can see, this dress could easily transition from a summer dress to a fall/winter dress, solely by adding layers. You don’t have to shy away from the last of the end of season sales just because there are seemingly “summer” clothes on sale. Post Labor Day, it seems as though the sales will be slowing down a bit soon. If you’re still looking for transition pieces, now is a good time to check out the tail end of the sales!
2) Sweatshirts have taken on a life of their own lately. There are a lot of “dressy” sweatshirts hitting the racks these days and I am loving it. Most of the dressy sweatshirts still won’t be appropriate for my workplace, but the fleece moto jacket from Gap is definitely work appropriate. You can make fleece/sweatshirt work appropriate by looking for pieces that are very structured. For me, this is a dream realized! Seriously, someone will likely need to have an intervention with me about that jacket/blazer…
Gap has so many great pieces for fall, including this jacket. You can check them out here:
Also, here’s a good article about other types of dressy sweatshirts:
Readers, how are you preparing for fall fashion? Any pieces that you are loving? What are people’s thoughts on sweatshirts at work?
TGIF, readers! Thanks for stopping by!