I’m so excited about the bright color trends this fall. Autumn is usually such a dreary town when it comes to color. So, the popularity of vivacious hues like lush meadow, aurora red, and spicy mustard is giving me (and my wardrobe) so much life. Take my Anthropologie Boucle Moto Jacket in mustard (shop it here), for example, it adds joy (and edge) to anything I pair it with.
Jacket (similar) | Tunic (c/o) | Leggings | Boots (c/o) | Bag (on sale, similar) | Necklace
I wish-listed the mustard jacket the moment I saw it in the Fall Anthro catalog. The color caught my attention, but the luxe texture, jazzy silhouette, and edgy zippers ultimately won me over.
The Anthro jacket appears to have sold out online after the recent Anthro Day offering a 20% discount on full price items. You may still find it in-stores though. *Update: the jacket is back online (see it here).
By the way, I considered a few other options before deciding on the Anthropologie Boucle Moto Jacket (see them all in the widget below). The Steve Madden Faux Suede Moto Jacket in mustard was a top contender. I liked it because of its overall look and affordable price point. My local Nordstrom stores didn’t it have it, though, and I wanted to see the color in person.
I got my jacket just in time to greet chilly fall weather last weekend. I wore today’s featured look to Sunday brunch. The laid-back outfit is anchored by a white layering tunic and black leggings. The mustard jacket and tall boots add all the flavor.
Location: Jefferson Ave, St. Louis
As I imagined, I’ve been taking advantage of the street art that came out of Paint Louis 2016. Today’s casual Friday style, anchored by my Zara green chinos, was inspired by another favorite mural along the St. Louis flood wall. This particular piece caught my eye because of its combination of colors and mosaic pattern.
Denim jacket | Tube top | Green pants | Pumps (new style)
Choker (similar | sale option) | Ear Climbers
I’ve been reaching for my denim jacket a lot lately because it’s lightweight and goes with everything. And, no surprise, I love all things denim. Furthermore, the denim played to the beautiful blue hues in the mural.
I also drew inspiration for the rest of the look from the wall. The black along the cracked pattern gave me stripes while the hint of green prompted me to reach for those green pants. Furthermore, my older J.Crew Elsie pumps made with a colorful woven fabric echoed the effect of the mosaic pattern of the wall.
Remember this other look inspired by the street art?
Street art inspires street style. I’m currently in outfit planning mode because I’m attending the St. Louis leg of Beyonce’s Formation tour this Saturday. This will be my first time seeing the Queen Bey in concert. So, naturally, I’m trying to decide what to wear. I have a few looks planned that draw inspiration from Beyonce videos. Today’s street style look, though, was inspired by street art right here in the Lou.
Yesterday, I shared my new favorite artsy murals along the St. Louis Flood Wall. If you haven’t seen them, do check out my Paint Louis 2016 post. These works of art that change every year during the Paint Louis event have been inspiring my style and blog posts for years.
What I’m Wearing:
Tube top | Gingham Shirt | Denim Culottes | Choker (similar) | Earrings (on sale) | Ankle Boots
Lip: Mac “Rebel” lipstick and Mac “Currant” lip pencil
The artsy backdrop in today’s post is undoubtedly my favorite design from this year’s Paint Louis event. When I saw the completed wall, I knew immediately that I wanted to photograph this look in front of it.
I knew I wanted neutral hues that didn’t compete with the striking colors in the mural. I also knew that I wanted a pop of color in a rich wine or burgundy hue to create a harmonious connection with the wall. And, these affordable Halogen ankle boots were that perfect pop of color. For 4 inch booties, they’re surprisingly comfortable too. They’re also true to size. I’m wearing them in my usual size 8.
We might be inching closer to fall, but St. Louis is still hot like hell. So, the finished look is channeling both summer and fall style.
Location: St. Louis Graffiti Wall | Mural by serum108
There are 54 days until spring. I’m counting down. What I’m not doing, though, is waiting until spring to incorporate the season’s vivid colors into my wardrobe. It feels so right to wear cheery colors like mauve and fuchsia on gloomy winter days.
Cardigan Top—℅ Venus
Leggings—Tahari | similar
Hat—eBay | same seller
Earrings—Kendra Scott (new for Spring 2016)
Rings—Kendra Scott, Kendra Scott
Watch—Movado | Skagen option
Lip—Mac “Heroine” lipstick, Mac “Heroine” lip pencil
My colorful look is anchored by a 2-in-1 cardigan top that combines a crisp white top with a mauve cardigan. It’s feels as comfortable as pajamas. For size reference, I’m wearing a size small.
To play up the colors in the look, I added a brightly patterned infinity scarf that blends fuchsia and blue and a striking fuchsia beanie.
Basic black leggings tucked into a pair of ankle boots complete the look. The boots are a taller pair of ankle boots from Naturalizer. I was concerned at first that ankle boots with a taller shaft height would shorten my legs, but that hasn’t been the case with this pair. See how they look with tights in Embracing Winter with Color.