I do like a good outfit formula. And the best ones require little-to-no thought, can be easily tweaked, and will result in seemingly different outfits. But any time I’m dealing with changing silhouettes (skinny jeans vs. straight-leg jeans, for example), my outfit formulas need an update. Even if I start with something basic: jeans, sweater, boots, I often get tripped up in the execution: the boots don’t look right with the jeans, the sweater is off, etc.,
It’s the small details that can throw off my outfits.
An Easy Straight Leg Jeans Outfit Formula For Fall
So yeah — in order to get a successful outfit formula, I need to be more specific than ‘jeans and a sweater’. And since I’m wearing a ton of straight-leg jeans right now, I wanted to come up with an outfit formula specifically for those.
Fall Outfit Formula: Straight-Leg Jeans + Short, Tuckable Sweaters + High-Shaft Chelsea Boots (& A Cute Bag)
As we’ve started transitioning away from skinny jeans (although I’ll never give them up completely)…sweater hemlines have started to rise.
High-rise, straight leg jeans almost always require a full tuck; I’ve gotta show off my waist, in order to really love the look. So a shorter sweater — one just long enough to tuck — is one of my top picks for fall. It gives me the look I want, without the extra bulk (even if it is a bulky, cable-knit sweater).
If interested, all of the pieces I’m wearing are from the NSale, and are still fully stocked (except for the jeans). I linked up similar pairs (and featured several more straight-leg jeans below.)
Shop My Fall Outfit Formula
For fun, I tried to pull some pieces into possible outfits: sweater, jeans, boots, bag. Many of the pieces featured below are pieces I already own and love. This exercise was done, in part, so I could evaluate which pieces in my existing wardrobe would naturally fit into this outfit formula.
Shop (Slightly) More Affordable Fall Outfits
It’s tough to find truly affordable boots, but there are a few that caught my eye. Here are three more outfits, where most pieces are under $150 (and some even under $100).
Can you guys easily see the outfits I’m envisioning? Let me know if pulling entire outfits together like this is helpful. But it’s dangerous, too, because now I want alllll of it.
Down girl, DOWN.