Ahh the cooler weather finally seems to really be hitting LA!
While it can be pretty chilly in the early morning and late evenings, California afternoons can be more bipolar; some days, it’ll still be cool and breezy at around two o’clock, while on other days, it’s like summer all over again before it’s even lunchtime!
On days like this, it’s so hard to dress appropriately, so I always turn to one of my favorite outfit formulas for an effortlessly chic yet cozy ensemble that’s perfect for just about any weather conditions!
1. Neutral Color Palettes
I know deeper jewel tones may be a fall wardrobe must-have, but I find that neutrals are one of the best color palettes for cooler days. Not only do they go with just about everything, the softer colors almost instantly create a cozier look that’s still super chic! While I wanted to play up the cozy factors of this outfit, I also couldn’t resist this white lace camisole. While the lace is feminine and put-together, a loose-fitting silhouette really helps to play up the cozy and casual vibe.
2. Skinny Jeans
Skinny jeans are a must for just about everyone, and I can definitely see why! I love how they elongate the legs for such a streamlined look. Whether you want to go for a dark, acid, or light wash, skinny jeans can be paired with any top for an instantly chic ensemble that’s stylish yet cozy! I opted for a lighter wash to match with the white lace camisole and soft cream cardigan that I’m wearing.
3. Ankle Booties
By now, I’m pretty sure all of your ankle boots have already gotten their fair share of wear this season, and it’s definitely not time to put them away just yet! The ankle length of the boots help to showcase one of the thinnest parts of your legs, which instantly help to elevate the whole ensemble for an effortless look! I chose a pair of ankle boots in a neutral taupe shade in order to fit in with the cozy color palette of this outfit!
4. Long Cardigan
My number one tip – if you’re only going to pick one neutral piece, definitely opt for a long cardigan in a softer color. There’s just something about the cozy material and soft shade that makes for a cozy outfit that’s still super chic! Plus, the longer length adds more bohemian chic vibes to the overall ensemble for an effortless and cozy look!
And of course, last but not least, is a hat! Hats are one of the best accessories for a casual and cozy day, since they can help to hide messy hair for an effortless yet completely chic look! I love this wide-brimmed black suede one, since it fits fall perfectly! Plus, it’s such a stark contrast from the neutral color palette of the rest of my outfit, giving the ensemble a focus point.
Forever 21 Fuzzy Knit Cardigan in Beige
Abercrombie & Fitch Lace Camisole in White
Abercrombie & Fitch Low-Rise Jean Legging in Light Wash
Forever 21 Floppy Wool Hat in Black
Blondo Villa Waterproof Suede Booties in Mushroom
Kate Spade Charlotte Street Alek Crossbody Bag in Lavender
What is your go-to outfit formulas for an effortlessly chic yet cozy ensemble? Let me know in the comments because I always love hearing from all of you!
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