We had such a nice little taste of autumn this weekend here in AZ. For the first time in ages, sweaters and layers were totally appropriate attire and you could sense a collective sigh of relief from everyone in the valley. Saturday my husband and I went out for some sushi and then spent the greater portion of the night sipping coffee and walking around Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter simply enjoying the perfect evening.
Since I knew our date would mainly take place outside, first at the restaurant’s patio and later doing a little window shopping, I wanted to wear something that has been hanging in my closet for a couple of months, taunting me as I grab for yet another shirt to get me through 100+ degree temps! I picked up this quirky owl sweater at Target at some point in August. I felt more than a little silly purchasing a sweater, of all things, when the thermometer still read 116, but I also knew if I waited until it was actually sweater weather it would be gone. (Case in point, it is no longer available in store or online.)
I realize an owl print sweater is not for everyone, but remember we are all about showing you little ways to start trying new, fun things with your wardrobe. What I like about this sweater is that it looks just as adorable with a skirt as it would be with a great pair of jeans or colored cords when the weather turns even cooler. A statement collar necklace adds a bit of sophistication, but a printed oxford’s collar sticking out would play up on the laid back feel of the sweater. Or how about trying it under a schoolboy blazer for those winter nights when layering is so important?
The key to this look is that it is fun, comfy, fall appropriate, and is a nice bridge between casual and dressy, which are all the elements of a great look as we (finally) transition into fall!
Style Notes: Target sweater (summer 2012; similar style) / Loft skirt (summer 2012; currently 40% off) / H&M collar (summer 2012) / Cole Haan shoes via Last Chance (summer 2012) / Marc by Marc Jacobs crossbody bag via Last Chance (fall 2012) / Kate Spade ring (fall 2011; similar style)