Hello Fall

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Hello Fall, it’s nice to see you again. As someone who mostly grew up on the West Coast, I still get excited about the definitive shift into autumn. Even though I’ve been out of school for a few years now, fall still feels like a fresh start. For me, one of the best parts of going back to school was picking my first day of school outfit. Of course, you wanted to look great on the first day of school and make a great first impression. I remember wanting to look trendy, but not like I tried too hard, and to still feel comfortable.

One trend that I’ve seen popping up frequently are longline sweaters and coats. I love the cyclical nature of fashion- I remember when these where really popular back in middle school. The duster sweaters in middle school were more ‘grandma chic.’ The current options are sleeker and more modern, which I like.

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I wanted to try out this trend, so I picked up a simple knit version from Asos. I went with one of my favorite colors to wear (black) that way I know it will fit in well with other pieces in my closet. I’m stepping out of my comfort zone a bit with this longer silhouette, but wearing it in black made me feel more confident about my look. Also, when the trend dies down, I feel like it’s something I’ll still want to wear because it’s not too wild.

I was in an experimental mood when I was putting together this outfit, so I decided to tuck up my dress and wear it as a top. This Old Navy dress is one of my favorite purchases from the summer and I’ve gotten a ton of wear out of it. I’m pleased that I’ve found another way to continue to wear it into fall. I finished off the outfit with my trusty Chelsea boots. Altogether, I really like this look and if I were going back to school this fall, this could have been my first day of school outfit!

What do you think of these longline pieces? Would you wear them?

Outfit Details: Vila long line cardi c/o Asos (shop more longline clothing here), Old Navy patterned cocoon v-neck dress, American Eagle black hi-rise jeggings, Topshop chelsea boots, Fossil Erin Satchel, Forever 21 necklace | Lips- NARS Audacious Lipstick in Charlotte | photos- my friend Ben

  • Katherine

    Thats a great idea to use a dress as a top! I think the long cardigans are great! I have a couple in my wardrobe and they were staple pieces for fall and winter!

    • Thanks Kat! This particular dress has a nice drape, so I thought it might work well as a top too :)

  • You would not believe how badly I had to have a duster in middle school! I remember my perfect one I finally got, black rib knit, with a belt and a hood… Present day options have improved significantly. Love the one you chose!

    Chic on the Cheap

    • I can imagine because I was the same way! I remember when it was THE trend. I wish I was at home so I could see if there are any pictures of me wearing one in middle school. Thanks Lydia! :)

  • That’s such a good use for a summer dress! I have so many dresses that are too thin for fall… I’ll have to see if any of the silhouettes will work.

    • Thank you! I’m pleased that I can continued to wear this dress even as the weather cools down :)

  • Love this look and I totally forgot about how popular dusters were back then. I got rid of all of the ones I had. Maybe I should have held on to them.

    • Thank you! I’m pretty sure I got rid of all my old dusters too. I don’t think they were nearly as chic as the ones that are available now!