3 Cute (& Sustainable) Fall Outfit Ideas from ABLE


I’ve been flirting with sustainable fashion brand ABLE, for quite some time. I “tried on” one of their bags in a boutique a couple of years ago. I bought a pair of earrings. Borrowed Scotti’s denim jacket. Picked up a t-shirt and wore it a ton (even dressed it up with a big skirt for the holidays).

But I’ve never tried on enough to really get a good sense of the brand. In fact, other than Scotti’s denim jacket, I’ve never even tried on their jeans!

Eco-friendlier, sustainable fashion is something we take pretty seriously, so my lack of first-hand knowledge of ABLE’s inventory felt like a glaring oversight. So, I finally put in a big order, and did my thing.

3 Cute Fall Outfit Ideas With Boyfriend Jeans From ABLE

While not everything was a win, I did find some pieces that are not only sustainably made, but, more importantly, feel like forever pieces. Chic and cool, with a timeless (not trendy) vibe.

Each outfit features three of the same building blocks: mules, boyfriend jeans, and this cool, slouchy bag.

My Top Three Pieces From Sustainable Brand ABLE

jeans | mules | bag

ABLE’s Tracy Mule in pony haircalf is what I *wanted* those Jenni Kayne mules to be. The upper is soft, and the footbed is both flexible, and very, very squishy, making one seriously comfortable mule. The mules are made in Brazil, and ABLE ensures that living wages are paid in the final stages of production. Also, they’re only $88 which seems…impossible.

ABLE’s Florencia Shoulder Bag in ‘whiskey’ is a stunningly gorgeous, timeless bag. It’s a slouchy bucket bag, and looks really luxe in person.

ABLE’s Whitney Boyfriend Jeans are super soft, comfortable, and on-trend without being trendy. These are really unique. I sized up one size.

Outfit Idea One: Boyfriend Jeans + Graphic Tee + Mules

tee (s) | jeans (27) | mules | bag

This is how I’ve been wearing ABLE’s boyfriend jeans the most: with an easy tee and cute shoes. The jeans are impossibly soft and loose, so they’re comfortable to wear even in the dramatically swinging temps of fall. Also…the CUFFS.

tee (s) | jeans (27) | mules | bag

Outfit Idea 2: Boyfriend Jeans + Cropped Cardigan + Mules

cardigan (s) | jeans (27) | mules | bag

This shaker-knit cardigan is made from 100% organic cotton, and I LOVE it. The shape is just a bit cropped, so it half-tucks well (without looking sloppy) and I prefer wearing it like a shirt. It also slips off the shoulder perfectly.

Also check out the knot detail on the bag, and the seriously gorgeous color. Whoa.

cardigan (s) | jeans (27) | mules | bag

Outfit Idea Three: Boyfriend Jeans + Denim Jacket + Mules

denim jacket (s) | tank (s) | jeans (27) | mules | bag

I know, I know. I’ve been wearing denim-on-denim a lot. But Scotti was 1000% right about ABLE’s cropped denim jacket: it’s super soft, comfortable, and wins in the category where most other denim jackets fail: swingy tanks, dresses or high-rise jeans. Because of the cropped shape, this denim jacket will likely work with the outfits that your old denim jacket failed. Scotti’s old post shows the versatility of this jacket beautifully.

denim jacket (s) | tank (s) | jeans (27) | bag

Also, let’s talk about this bag one more time. I decided to keep the darker color, but it was pretty close. This is the ‘fawn’ color, and I do love the casual-luxe vibe. One couldn’t go wrong with either.

tank (s) | jeans (27) | bag

And here’s one little peek at the cute tank top. It’s on sale, and made from a silk-cotton blend. It says ‘dry clean only’ but I’ll be handwashing mine in cold, and hanging to dry. I actually like how this top looks untucked, which is pretty rare.

tank (s) | jeans (27) | bag

Shop My Favorite Pieces from ABLE

Did I miss any of your ABLE favorites? I’d love to hear about other sustainable pieces you guys are loving–especially ones that could be considered ‘forever pieces’. Spill!




  1. PLEASE if you’re going to talk about sustainability give some thought to animal welfare. Pony hair? How’s that different than fur? Please don’t believe it is a by-product of the meat industry (which doesn’t really make it any better but some people oddly find -false- comfort in that). There is nothing sexy, fashionable and especially not sustainable about wearing a murdered animals skin on your feet. It’s just. Not. Cute. Please, can’t we do better? Animals shouldn’t have to suffer for our fashion. Not in this day and age.

  2. Hi Shana, I am smitten by Ables Marlowe rib knit skirts in black and camel. They describe them as form-fitting and extremely flattering which aren’t two phrases I ever put together for my wardrobe items. However I am going to trust Able and have pre ordered the black. For one it’s a sweater I can actually wear in SWFLs winter (no wool or cashmere), it’s price point of $95 fits for a risky purchase, and I sooooo badly want their description to be true.

  3. I love these jeans and I adore cuffs… but I feel like these might be too short after cuffing them on my 5’7″ self. May look into them for the wide legs alone.

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