Destashify/// November Haul

I’m back with another little haul from Destashify! I am working with this brilliant store as an ambassador and every month will be sharing you my haul and makes using second hand fabric purchased from this site. For today’s post, I was kindly gifted $50 to buy what I wanted and I can’t wait to show you what I got.

But first, let me remind you of last month’s post. I haven’t sewn up that pattern yet (but if I can squeeze it in, I do think it would be a great dress for around the holidays!) but I have made something out of the beautiful wool suiting I picked up.

Another pair of Bisque Trousers, this time in the wide leg. I love this pattern and after making it up for my fall capsule, I couldn’t get a wide leg version in this fabric out of my head. I have a little bit left over that I might be able to eek some kind of vest out of, which I think would be amazing for spring!

I made the straight size 8 again, no adjustments, and this fabric sewed up beautifully. Now that I’ve got the pattern down, I can sew these up really quickly.

For this month’s haul I picked up three (very different!) fabrics.

First this knit that I was hoping would match a scrap of tie dye knit I have. I’m thinking of putting the two pieces together and making some kind of cozy sweatshirt, either for me or my daughter.

I loved the colors of this cotton and will make some kind of top out of it. I don’t know if I ‘need’ another Patina Blouse, but it would look beautiful sewn up as that!

And finally, a little wild card! A fun leopard print sweater knit. I thought this would be fun in a vogue pattern I’ve had forever that I could wear with jeans or with my knit pencil skirt. Probably going to make this one first, stay tuned!

Check out Destashify for fabric and if you’re going to be clearing out and organizing your stash in the coming months, keep them in mind for selling your fabric. If you’d rather just donate it and not worry about making commission or don’t want to ship it yourself, Carey has a very easy way to do that to! Then you will know your fabric will live on with someone who appreciates it and not just end up in the landfill.

I hope if you’re in the states you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! If you’re shopping today, remember secondhand shops and small businesses!

Fall Capsule///The Tops

Today I’m wrapping up my fall capsule with the three tops that I made! Check out my topper and bottoms and I’ll be back in a few weeks with a full fall round up of my makes and how much wear I’ve been getting out of them.

I am pretty thrilled with all three of these, two are patterns I’ve made and loved before and one is brand new and I’ve already cut out another one to make. So I think that speaks to how I feel on it!

For help with sizing or knowing what adjustments I’m talking about, I am 5’9″ and my measurements are 32, 29, 36. For anyone new to sewing please know sizing is very different from ready to wear and varies widely from pattern company to pattern company. It’s always helpful when sewists share this info and any alterations they make so that others who want to sew the same patterns can use that knowledge with their own makes! I’m always happy to answer any questions or help point you in the right direction if you’re having fit issues with any patterns I’ve made.

Top Number One: Striped Sweater

I bought this fabric thinking I would make a fitted tshirt. In my head I saw something with a scoop neck or even a square neck line. However, when it came in the mail I just loved how cozy it was. It’s soft but not too thick so I thought it would make a fantastic sweater and I played around with a few ideas but ultimately landed on a tried and true pattern for me, the toaster sweater.

I made the version with the boat neckline and I love it. LOVE it. It’s the perfect pattern for this fabric and I think will get worn on a weekly basis over here. It’s essentially a t-shirt but with a little bit more style that I think will also look very cute styled up in the spring.

Pattern: The Toaster Sweater #2 by Sew House Seven sewn up in the size small

Fabric: This Ponte Roma Double Stretch from Minerva. I cannot say enough good things about the quality of this fabric. It’s just gorgeous and sews and washes so well.

Other Thoughts: I have made this pattern, both versions, multiple times. It is my go to sweater pattern and I’m really happy I went with it again on this one. The fit is just boxy enough and it looks so different sewed up in various fabrics.

Top Number Two: A Beyond Basic Knit

Jennifer from the Everyday Style School always talks about ‘beyond basics’ tops. These are easy to wear, comfy pieces that have some detail to elevate them a bit and take them beyond basic. I had this beautiful fabric left over from t-shirt month and wanted to make something comfortable but with a twist.

I chose to make the Adrienne Blouse as I have two of them and wear them constantly. It’s like wearing a t-shirt but with a prettier neckline and these gorgeous sleeves! Such a simple make, would highly recommend for a beginner that wants something more than a t-shirt but maybe doesn’t feel confident enough for something that takes a lot of fit. Also can’t go wrong with a top like this if you have to be on a lot of zoom calls and want to look put together but still feel comfortable.

Pattern: The Adrienne Blouse by Friday Pattern Company in a size medium. I made no adjustments to this but if I do make another one I may add a couple of inches to the length and possible the sleeves.

Fabric: A gorgeous Fired Amber Cupro Jersey from Surge Fabrics. This color is so rich and I love it paired with this blue skirt.

Other Thoughts: With only three pattern pieces and really easy construction, I can whip up this top in under an hour. Would love to play around with it lengthened as a dress sometime, maybe in a thicker sweater knit?

Top Number Three: Beautiful Button up

I had other plans for this lovely fabric but then Friday Pattern Company released their Patina Blouse. At first I was like, ok it’s cute but I never wear button ups. But then it kept popping up on my Instagram feed and I just fell in love with that collar and those sleeves. So I caved and bought it and am so happy I did.

The details of this blouse are just beautiful and I have dreams of knitting a sweater vest to layer over top! I really enjoyed making this one, shirt making is something I like taking my time with and the pay off is always so great. When I tried on my first sleeve I believe I made everyone in my family admire how gorgeous it was, especially as I did a few port de bras!

This is my dressiest make of the bunch but I think it will look just as great with jeans as it does with trousers or a skirt. I have another one cut out and ready to sew up after the holiday and I’m sure I will make a short sleeve version come summer.

Pattern: The Patina Blouse by Friday Pattern Company in a size small. I added 3 inches to the length of the sleeves (hurray for finished pattern measurements and looking before I cut out!) and they are the perfect length for me.

Fabric: Lady McElroy Viscose Challis from Minerva. This fabric is a dream!!! And comes in so many colors. Absolutely worth dealing with the slinkiness of it for such a beautiful blouse.

Other Thoughts: I’m so happy I changed my plans for this one and tried something new with that collar and neckline. This blouse feels like me and again it will work in multiple seasons. A basic ivory shirt, but with some special details.

I’m really glad to be finished with this capsule but mostly because now it means I can wear everything I made. I’m genuinely happy with all of these pieces and am glad I tried some new patterns and shapes that felt inspiring to me.

I’ll be slowing down for December, still a weekly post here but not so many makes. I have been very inspired by fashion lately and have been putting together a Make 9 for the new year that I think you’re going to love! I’d love to focus on some show stopper pieces in the coming year now that I’ve sewn myself some great everyday clothes. What are you itching to make in the coming season?

Fall Capsule///The Bottoms

Thank you for all the love and encouraging comments on my Heather Blazer. I really appreciate it and will be adding the button and some kind of pocket detail because I think it’s worth finishing and wearing. I just needed a bit of distance from it, but now I see a lot of potential.

Now I’m here to share the bottoms that I made for my fall capsule! I ended up with a skirt and two pairs of pants and I’m so happy with all of them. Next week I’ll share the tops and a bit of a round up of all the makes and how they work together. Then I’m ready to move on from this project, as it seems like I’ve been talking fall capsule forever now!, but I have enjoyed wearing everything I’ve shared so far.

For help with sizing or knowing what adjustments I’m talking about, I am 5’9″ and my measurements are 32, 29, 36. For anyone new to sewing please know sizing is very different from ready to wear and varies widely from pattern company to pattern company. It’s always helpful when sewists share this info and any alterations they make so that others who want to sew the same patterns can use that knowledge with their own makes! I’m always happy to answer any questions or help point you in the right direction if you’re having fit issues with any patterns I’ve made.

Bottom Number One: Black knit skirt

I do not own a black skirt of any kind right now and I thought this version would be very cute. I sewed it up in a ponte and I know it’s hard to photograph black so I left off the tights I would normally be wearing with it in hopes you can see the lines a little bit better. This was a really simple make and something I can wear year round. Love the faux wrap detail and think this pattern would look great in a lot of different fabrics. I like my skirt paired with boots and tights and a sweater but I think sneaker would look cute too.

Pattern: Simplicity 9237 cut out in a size 14 but then taken in after I decided to omit the zipper (pure laziness but it also wasn’t necessary in the ponte I used!) Next time I could probably make a 12 just fine

Fabric: Classic Ponte Knit in Black from Stylemaker Fabrics. They carry loads of colors and this fabric is high quality and I know will hold up well.

Other Thoughts: Very simple to make and a simple design, but I think with an interesting detail. And a black knit pencil skirt is something every wardrobe needs. I liked the shaping on this pattern, there are darts in the back, and think it could be easily dressed up for holiday parties. Really happy with this basic make!

Bottom Number Two: Black Pants in a New (to me) Shape

Before this make I did not own a single pair of black pants. Any I had in the past were worn out, too small, and had been cleared out. So I knew I wanted some but I wanted to play around and try a new to me shape, something to make them a little less basic. This pattern has a cult following on instagram, check out the hashtag here, and people make these again and again singing their praises. I wondered how voluminous they would feel and am happy to report that I love this shape. I think the proportions are just perfect and have been wearing them nonstop.

Pattern: Bob Woven Pant by Style Arc Patterns. I made the size 12 but will size down to a 10 next time as the waist is a little roomy. Super simple sew and I love the pockets and the line of the legs.

Fabric: I chose a poly cotton blend from Joann that I had a coupon for. It’s not my most favorite fabric, but it was inexpensive and I was branching out here and didn’t want to use something special for a shape I wasn’t sure about. These would look great in linen, tencel twill, and I think you could even use some kind of sweat shirting for a fun take on a sweat suit.

Other Thoughts: These are so incredibly comfortable and I think could be styled very casual or much more work wear. I am all aboard the elastic pants train and these are at the top of my favorites list. I will absolutely be making more in the future and fully understand the hype now. If you’ve been on the fence about these balloon shaped legs, I have to say that I think Style Arc nailed it and they are just balloony enough.

Bottom Number Three: Plaid Pants

I wanted a pair of plaid pants and this is another pattern I’ve been seeing non stop on Instagram! I thought the pleats and the pockets mixed with the elastic waist band (I’m telling ya, fully on board) are a fun way to play with a classic silhouette. I love that there are straight leg and wide leg versions and those shorts will absolutely be happening in the summer. Again I think the proportions are just right and the darts in the back prevent the diaper butt look that a lot of elastic waist pants can give you. I’m sorry mine are so wrinkled in the pics, but it’s only because I’ve been wearing them non stop!

Pattern: The Bisque Trousers by Vivan Shao Chen in a straight size 8.

Fabric This cotton plaid shirting from Minerva. I love that it is a subtle, classic plaid and it was pretty affordable. Trying out a new pattern from a new to me designer meant I wasn’t too sure about investing in much more than this. So a very wearable muslin and I think would be great with some kind of jacket- or even a vest?

Thoughts: I love these. Love. And had no issues with fit but only because so many people have been sharing their fit experiences with this one. Those with a very different waist and hip measurement need to do a little research here because the darts in these pants make for great shaping but also can make it hard to wriggle on over hips. I was so happy I read about this because I was able to choose my size (which is actually between quite a few sizes!) based on what would work with my hips but still be fitted at the waist. A few people have added a side zip to make this work along with other alterations. Check out Jasika’s post for a very thorough description of her fitting process. Jessica has an in-depth look at fitting in her story highlights as well. I would also recommend searching the hashtag as well as the designer’s page for more info! I think this shows why I share so much of what I make and why I try to get better at explaining. Having these resources handy makes it so much easier for others and also helps me reflect on what I can do better next time!

So there are the three bottoms I made for this capsule and I love all of them! I am almost finished with the tops and can’t wait to show you and just start wearing them all together. Have a great weekend and I hope you get some sewing in!

Fall Handiwork///Plans and Projects

Recently I have found myself falling in love with knitting. I picked it up earlier this year and finished one hat, but then never got motivated to finish anything else. Near the end of September I was feeling a bit stressed out by life and not up for sewing and reached for my knitting needles.

I find knitting to be really soothing. The click of the needles, the squishiness of the project as it grows in your lap. The slow and steady progress you can make sitting on the couch with your family, watching football or movies or the world series.

I did manage to complete one side of the Venice Tee from We Are Knitters and it’s a big learning success for me. I have no idea if I want to attempt to finish the other half sometime, but I did learn the basics of knitting and it got me excited to branch out and try other patterns.

I made Harper the Aviatrix Hat by Loopy Mango out of some bulky navy yarn she picked out months ago from Joann. This pattern knit up in a day and is so cute on her! It also introduced me to circular needles and this is a huge game changer for me. I find these to be so much easier to manage and knitting in the round makes a lot of sense to me, especially with a project like a hat!

After completing the hat I wanted to keep going but wasn’t quite confident enough to knit for myself, so another project for Harper in the Holiday Slipover Jr by Petite Knits. This is a sweater vest, there is also an adult version!, and I used Loopy Mango’s Dream Tweed yarn mixed with Bio Balance GOT both purchased from Fancy Tiger Crafts. This was a very fun one to knit and while it is far from perfect, I’m really happy with how it turned out. Again, lots to learn and the best way for me is simply by doing.

Now I have cast on this adorable Oslo Hat Christmas Edition for Sam, another Petite Knits pattern. I’m using this yarn by Brooklyn Tweed and much smaller needles that are proving challenging to me, but in a good way. I hope to have this one finished by the end of the month so he can wear it all of Christmas season!

I also bought the Knit Collage fall knit along kit for the Shake Your Groove Thing Poncho. I am going to cast on and start this this weekend and am excited to work with these beautiful yarns. The texture and colors are really inspiring to me! I picked the poncho because it was the most beginner friendly and I’m hoping that working with a knit a long will get me my first finished garment for myself by the end of the year.

I’m also been working on an embroidery piece that I plan to give to a friend for Christmas. I think I can get this one completed over the next few days and then take the time to figure out what exactly I want to turn it into!

And finally, I joined the Cozy Blue Stitch Club and will be receiving an embroidery kit each month to play along with. The Cozy Blue has some beautiful kits (great gifts!) but these are actually patterns she is trying out before making full kits so you can experiment with your stitches and just practice. They are inexpensive and I am looking forward to always having a little hoop in my purse to pull out and work on when I’m out and about.

I hope to have seasonal handicraft updates and to continue my knitting practice. I would love to hear what you have on your needles right now and if you too are sinking in to the comfort of knitting this time of year. If you want to follow me on Ravelry I’m over there as Whit Makes!

Fall Capsule/// The Topper

I have my first make for my fall capsule today and it’s the topper. I have wanted an oversize blazer for awhile now and was really excited to sew this up. I found a great classic suiting fabric and knew it would look great as the Heather Blazer from Friday Pattern Company.

That is where my excitement ended… Sadly this make was one I did not enjoy making, at all! I cut it out and then proceeded to have a crazy stressful couple of weeks and just did not have the mental capacity to make a complicated, lined blazer. I should have just set it aside and worked on some easier projects. That was my first mistake.

Then I made the absolute rookie mistake of just cutting into my fabric and not making a muslin and checking the fit. I think in my head I thought, “oversize blazer! It will be fine!” Reader, it was not fine. I had fitting issues in the sleeves and biceps and then after addressing those I finished the blazer and it looked beautiful. Except the sleeves were way too short. Comically short. So I unpicked and now have makeshift finishes on the sleeves. Not great.

I almost just quit but I was so close and it was so close to being good. So I finished it up and now I think it’s just too big. I wanted oversize but I think it’s leaning towards silly and not chic.

So what are my learning successes? (we don’t have failures over here anymore. I love Jasika Nicole’s take on this!) I learned- toile it out!!! And know that sleeves usually need lengthening. If I make this again I will size down and lengthen the sleeves and make a broad shoulder adjustment. Then I think the fit would be spot on.

I think this is a good pattern and the instructions are great with a lot of supplement links to videos and things. I just think I wasn’t in the right frame of mind for a long term complicated project and have ended up with a garment that is just meh for me when I really wanted to love it.

I am going to hang this one up in the closet and try to wear it and style it up in a few ways. I don’t think it’s a total loss!

The Details:

This is the Heather Blazer from Friday Pattern Company made up in a Glen Plaid Wool Suiting from StyleMaker Fabrics.

This pattern goes from an XS to 7X (32″ bust to 60″ bust) and I made a straight size medium. I made no adjustments but then had to change the hem on the sleeves so they were long enough.

While I thought the instructions and drafting were good I will say I disagree that this could be a beginner pattern. I think it’s pretty complicated and could cause a lot of frustration.

My Destashify Haul

I love working with secondhand fabric, it’s a great way to make your sewing sustainable, find more affordable options, and prevent fabric from ending up in the landfills. I struggle however, to find fabric myself. I know some people have a lot of luck at thrift stores and estate sales, but that’s not always something I can spend time doing. My most favorite vintage fabric finds have been found online and I hope in the new year to make finding secondhand fabric more of a priority.

So imagine my delight when Carey from the shop Destashify reached out to me and asked if she could gift me something from her store that I could talk about here. I loved the experience so much that I’ve said yes to being a brand ambassador and will be sharing monthly posts here about the store!

Destashify is like the Poshmark or Thredup of sewing and knitting. You can list items from your stash that you no longer need and sell them to other makers that will treat them well! You make a commission from your listings and can also just shop the website like you would any other store. The more people that list, the more great fabric to choose from!

I used my gift card to pick up an adorable pattern and this wonderful wool suiting. The dress has a square neckline and beautiful sleeves, I think with tights and boots I could make it wearable for winter! The fabric is calling out to me to be trousers. Maybe wide leg, maybe I could eek out a matching vest? I’m thrilled with the quality of my purchases as well as how easy it was to shop.

Check out Destashify and tell me what you think. Ask me any questions and I will work to address them next month. I hope in the new year to list my own fabric and share that experience with you as well!

Fall Capsule///Plans

I shared what I thrifted and bought for my fall capsule, now let’s dig into what I’m going to be making! I’m writing this much earlier than posting so that throughout the coming weeks I can share my pieces as I make them. I’m excited about my plans and they accidentally turned into a module- 1 topper, 2 bottoms, 3 tops- so I’ll share them in those groups in the coming weeks. You’ll notice a lot more neutrals and some basic pieces that are missing from my closet in this little collection. I’m looking forward to trying out some new patterns and silhouettes this season!

Topper: Heather Blazer by Friday Pattern Company

I have been looking forward to sewing this pattern since it came out. I’m going to lean into the menswear look as this is an oversized blazer, and use this classic wool suiting I picked up from Stylemaker Fabrics. I like that there are blacks and browns in it and I think will look great thrown on over jeans on cool days.

Bottoms: Bob Pants,Simplicity 9237, possible plaid trousers

For the bottoms of my module I’m looking at two black basics, the Bob pants by Style Arc and S9237. The pants will be in a poly cotton blend I picked up from Joann and I like that they are a basic black trouser but in an interesting shape. I think it will be fun to play around with this silhouette. The skirt is a black ponte from Stylemaker and again it’s more of a basic but in an interesting shape. I loved my anniversary dress and this skirt is that same faux wrap style.

I bought this cotton plaid from Minerva and I’m not quite sure what style I want to go with. I love the menswear look mixed with athleisure wear- think elastic waists/joggers- and have a few patterns in mind that might work.

Tops: Newport, B6855, Adrienne Blouse

And finally, tops! Again, a couple of basics that I really need. I want an ivory top, I picked B6855 for a cute blouse and have a viscose challis from Minerva in ivory. I think this will be easy to wear on it’s own, layer up, and style more casual or dressy depending on what I need. I bought this lovely striped ponte roma from Minerva as well and want to make a classic shirt. I think the lines of the Newport top from Itch to Stitch are really nice and will give me the look I’m going for. I bought this cupro jersey from Surge Fabrics for my tshirt month but it ended up needing something more than a tshirt. I tentatively have it ready to be an Adrienne Blouse from Friday Pattern Company but am open to changing it up if I want to.

Those are my big fall sewing plans! I hope to have something to share with you next week. What’s on your cutting table? Any patterns out there that you’re really loving?

October Meal Plan

At the beginning of this month I sat down and pulled out all the recipes for stews, roasts, breads, soups, all the cozy meals I could find. We went to a neighbor’s orchard and picked a ton of apples thinking I would be baking yummy cakes and pies all month long.

Well, the universe had other plans for me and my entire oven broke early in the month. No stovetop, no oven, nothing. After discovering the part to fix the oven would be around $1000 and with plans to renovate our kitchen and invest in a range next year, we decided to just buy a basic oven to get us through what is hopefully a little less than a year. It will be delivered today and I am looking forward to having a fully functioning kitchen again!

I have to say that I not only made do these past few weeks, I made a lot of great food! I put my slow cooker and instant pot to big use and was thankful for my electric skillet. I thought I would share my favorite resources and recipes in case you ever find yourself without an oven or just want an easy meal to cook up this fall!

The cookbook I used the most was SkinnyTaste’s One and Done. I want to say that I really loathe the name of her blog and I actually hate sharing it, but her recipes are so great. They are flavorful and she has a lot of vegetarian options. This book has sections that focus on the instant pot, slow cooker, grill, dutch oven, one sheet meals, and the air fryer.

I found Half Baked Harvest’s blog earlier this year and have had a lot of success with her recipes. Sometimes they seem like a lot of work, but they are always flavorful and family approved. I have simplified a few of hers with good results in the past. Here’s a link to all her Instant Pot and Slowcooker recipes. I also love how easy it is to save recipes on her site!

From the New York Times, I love this method of cooking ribs in the Instant Pot (like I’m never going to make them any other way!)

Chris spent all day Saturday smoking a brisket. We tried once before and the results were meh, but this week I’m happy to report we have a delicious brisket to eat on until our new oven arrives! Then I hope to have lots of apple desserts to share with you! And when all else failed, we just lit a fire in the chiminea and made s’mores. Hope you enjoy the picture I got of Sam getting his first real s’more!

Fall in the Mountains

This fall in Colorado has been so beautiful. My phone is full of pictures trying to capture it, but I just don’t think there’s any way. We’ve been going to a lot of art festivals and so many paintings are of aspen in the fall- so many!- and we were all wondering what the market is like for nature paintings in Colorado. But after these past few weeks, I totally get it. If I could paint I would probably spend my whole life trying to capture the gold peeking through all the evergreens.

It snowed for the first time this season on Tuesday (and expecting some more this afternoon and evening!) and the snow on the mountains with the golden trees and bright blue skies was almost too much to take in. I hope these pictures bring a little Colorado fall to wherever you are right now!

Make It, Buy It, Wear It/// Sweater Vests

I always say that the most sustainable closet is full of clothes you actually wear. One way to get the most out of your clothes is to look at current trends and see if there’s any you like and could bring in to mix with pieces you already own. I thought today I’d look at the sweater vest trend and see if we can find ways to make it, buy it, and then figure out how to wear it! Let’s dive in!First some inspiration. Sweater vests are always a thing in the fall, they are practical and warm and can fit into most wardrobes. Here are four of my favorite inspiration pictures for this look.

I love the look of just wearing the sweater vest as a top casually with a more loose fit jeans. I like that there are a lot of different styles and textures to play with and how depending on the fabric, could definitely be layered over something but looks great on it’s own. And I love the playing around with the oversized trend as well as the nod to varsity looking sweaters.

I went looking online at some favorite stores to see how they were interpreting the trend and found these at Anthropologie

These at Shopbop

Honestly, sweater vests are one of the easiest things to thrift too. Since they are around every fall, you’re going to find them second hand in all kinds of styles. I am going to link to my Thredup search of sweater vests and you can add in filters to find one you like!

Ok but let’s say you want to make your own. I found a few sewing and knitting patterns to share and all of them can definitely give you the look of the pictures above!

The Pierce Vest, Tee and Dress from Ensemble Patterns looks to be a pretty great pattern with a lot of options. I love that you could play with that variety vest trend but that there are also cropped versions. Again, could wear alone or layered up as it gets colder.

McCalls 8240 has the neckline of a few of my inspiration pics, so while technically a pullover I think it could give you the same look, and Simplicity 9374 has some vest and cardigan styles that work well with this trend.

Now if you are someone who knits, there are seriously hundreds of sweater vest options! I’ve tried to narrow it down to some favorites and designers that I know to be good. But if you don’t see what you’re looking for, I guarantee the pattern is out there somewhere!

For kits, I like We Are Knitters and Wool and the Gang to get all the supplies you need at once. Here are some of their pattern options.

I just bought the junior version of the Holiday Slipover by Petite Knits and think the adult version is beautiful!

And My Favorite Things has Vest No. 1 and Vest No. 2 which are both lovely and worth checking out.

And finally! You’ve made, thrifted, bought your sweater vest and are ready to wear it. How are you going to style it up? Here are four looks that I came up with using my two (recently thrifted!) sweater vests and clothes from my fall capsule.

As a top paired with a fun midi skirt and white sneakers

Layered over an oversized white shirt. I put on my leggings and chunky boots with this one but I’ve seen it paired like this with shorts too.

Put it over a fun blouse. I leaned into the 70s vibe with this pussy bow blouse and my high waisted jeans.

For the last look, I just embraced the 90s of it all and put the vest over a white baby doll tee and wore them with my mom jeans.

I had a lot of fun looking at this trend and seeing how I could make it work for me. Playing dress up is fun and can get us to look at our old clothes in new ways. Are you wearing sweater vests this fall? Would love to know how you’re styling it up and which of my looks or inspiration photos are your favorite!

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