Fall staples + how to get hats to stay on your head

black grey brown fall outfit FS

J.Brand jeans in “vanity” sz 24, Bobeau drape cardigan sz XSP
BP booties (older style), Talbots tee (similar one I love), Hinge wool hat (similar)

I sometimes hear pairing brown with black (also navy with black) as a “don’t” and can’t imagine why! I think the two work together harmoniously, which inspired this outfit comprised of four of my favorite neutrals.

How to get hats to stay on your head bobby pins

This outfit prompted me to also share a little tip I’ve been using to keep hats secure on your head! After having one too many gusts of wind leave me chasing after a hat, I came up with these super easy hairpin loops made of thin elastic. Simple sew two (one near each ear) pieces of elastic by hand into the interior of a hat band, and use them as loops to secure bobby pins to. If needs be, seal the cut edges of the elastic with clear nail polish to prevent fraying. I am slowly in the process of adding these to all my hats, especially the lightweight ones from summer!

black jeans grey sweater fall outfit

Black skinny jeans are high up on my fall/winter staples list, as they’re so flattering especially with booties. This J.Brand pair is an old favorite of mine…. It’s a high-waisted style that fully covers my lower belly, which some may be averse to but in my older age I love how it holds everything in and flattens that area. The material of these in “vanity” is a substantial-weight denim (please note that I’ve found materials to be quite varied based on the color code, even within the same style from the same brand). Color is a regular black, not as jet black as these photos depict.

black jeans grey sweater fall outfit2

black jeans grey sweater fall outfit1

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