This is one of my favorite looks for fall because it incorporates so many trends while remaining understated. A look made up of wardrobe builders.
I found this black wool blazer in the Poleci showroom and had to have it (this line is experiencing a resurgence and it looks beautiful for fall). I love the length, the thin skinny sleeves and the architectural detail on the front lips of this coat. Remember, details are what makes a garment look expensive.
For a less expensive but well made garment, I suggest the Cascade blazer by Madewell. It is only $148 (unheard of for a blazer) and the drapey shawl collar and open placket give the front of this look interest.
Because smart layering enhances any look, I layered this blazer with my favorite cream IRO chiffon top (on SALE!). The draping at the neck contrasts the flat texture of the blazer and the way it hangs below the hemline of the top layer adds interest and makes the look more unique.
On bottom, I threw on a pair of olive shorts from four years ago at Urban Outfitters. I would suggest this pair by Vince (on SALE!) because you can wear them with a slouchy grey tank for now and hit on the military trend while it is still hot.
If you want to get this look for your transitional wardrobe, ditch the tights and wear with flat or platform gladiators. For the cooler months, layer with sheer tights and flat moto boots.
Lastly, you will need to add a print somewhere into this look, since so far we have been working with solids. Since this look has been on SALE/ inexpensive thus far, you can afford to invest in a high end bag. I suggest the Christian Louboutin Marianna bag. The print on pony hair is divine and the interior is lined in red!
This look goes from the office to the mall to the bar without a hitch.