Chilly days don’t mean you have to compromise your style. Some days I’m simply fed up with wearing oversized jackets to shield off the cold. A thinner coat can be worn if properly layered for the weather. Cable knit sweaters, meant for staying warm, are great layering pieces and break up the standard button-down shirt and tie look. Cream is a color that looks clean, classy, and professional and creates a neutral palette that allows you to use what I like to call a "pop of pattern," like a scarf, as your accent piece.To instantly dress up your look, choose a scarf made from silk and throw on a pair of leather gloves. The blazer cut of this jacket pulls the entire look together and looks great worn both inside and outside. Instead of letting winter win, keep finding inventive ways to show off your style while eliminating some of the bulk from your wardrobe.
Pants are one of my favorite items to experiment with in the fall and can make your entire outfit pop. These subtle black and blue plaid dress pants are perfect for swapping out your go-to khakis or chinos and adding in a statement piece to your look. I paired the pants with a bright gingham woven and a dark black cardigan to contrast against the white and blue checkered squares up top, but match nicely with the pants down below. The solid cardigan ties all the colors and patterns of the entire outfit together, which is an important factor in making sure you look remains clean rather than chaotic. Cardigans are also a perfect way in the fall to stay warm in an item that adds to your outfit without putting on a heavy coat just yet!