It’s finally one of my favorite seasons of the year (who doesn’t love all of the red and orange falling leaves, toasted marshmallows, and rich hot chocolate).
But as most of you also know, the last three months of the year are also the busiest for me, since I work in a corporate marketing industry at a company that specializes digital retail, which means the holiday season is nothing short of hectic and crazy!
During this time of year, I’m usually juggling super long hours at work (10 – 12 hours shifts, 5 days a week), my nightly blogging ventures, and some semblance of a social life. Needless to say, I’m usually running from one place to another, and on the weekends, I’ve been leaning more towards an easy and causal street style look (especially since I’m in office-wear most of the week).
Read on to see my easy formula to creating a street style look that’s both trendy yet cozy!
1. Crop Tops Aren’t Just for the Summer
Although it’s fall, LA isn’t necessarily too cold for crop tops just yet! To make these types of ensembles more weather-appropriate, I’ve been gravitating towards knit crop tops or cropped sweaters, since they still sport that street-style-chic vibe, while also being functional.
2. If It’s Really Chilly, Add a Bomber (or Denim / Leather Jacket)
For those of you that live in places with more extreme weather conditions, the key to wearing a crop top is being mindful of outerwear! While a jacket or coat will definitely keep you warm, nothing adds that perfect touch of edgy street style cool than a bomber jacket!
I’ve been loving this black one in particular because the lace-up details across the back gives it the perfect edgy look! As always, attention to detail is what sets a regular outfit apart from an elevated one, don’t you think?
If bombers aren’t really your thing, or it’s already super chilly where you live, you can always opt for a denim or leather jacket as well, since these two autumn wardrobe staples add major points to a street style look!
3. This Season’s Hottest Denim – Distressed Boyfriend Jeans
If there’s one thing that I’ve been loving about the denim trends this year, it’s definitely the distressed wash, although the boyfriend fit comes in a close second! Though I love my super skinny jeans and how they make me look like I actually have curves, I can’t deny that boyfriend jeans are just so cozy yet chic to wear! I love the looser fit, and the distressed detailing just adds the perfect rugged, street style touch to just about any outfit.
4. Don’t Forget the Perfect White Kicks
And of course, no outfit is ever complete without shoes, and I haven’t been able to get enough of these super cute white kicks from Adidas! Not only are they super comfortable to wear, I love how the small flower details add just the right touch of femininity back to this street style look, making it subtly girlish without being too over-the-top!
Forever 21 Criss-Cross Back Bomber in Black
Adidas Stan Smith in Cloud White / Cloud White / Gold Metallic
What’re some of your favorite off-duty looks? Let me know in the comments because I always love hearing from all of you!