Sweater: Wayf off shoulder xs (3 colors). Wear with nippies or any strapless.
Skirt: Theory wool cashmere skirt 00 – same skirt but 1″ shorter
Tall Boots: Steve Madden 5.5 (my review; similar with more stock)
Jeans in IG video: Levi jeans, hems cut
Ankle boots in IG video: Blondo Sadie boots 5.5
Bags in IG video: Madewell navy bag (my review) c/o, Songmont cream bag c/o
Thank you to Nordstrom for partnering on this post. Navy and brown tones are quickly becoming my favorite color combo of the season. I used to gravitate more toward camel brown, but am learning that cooler-toned taupe browns or deeper chocolate browns are more flattering against my skin tone and provide a little contrast. This Wayf sweater in “mocha” is a recent find, and I wanted to show it styled two ways below with some existing pieces in my closet.
A Few Other Nordstrom Finds:
- Wit & Wisdom chunky cardigan – so cute and cozy. XS is a loose fit on me.
- Gentle Souls ankle bootie (on sale) – At the top of my fall wishlist are very low-heeled, sock-style booties that I can tuck under slim & straight jeans and comfortably walk long distances in around the city. Ideally I’d like a rounded square toe, like these Aquatalia Larra booties which are high quality and waterproof, however they run a little narrow (I’d size up to a 6). The Aquatalias are still a top contender for me, but I ordered these Gentle Soul ones to try and compare!
- Theory crepe dress (price match to $155) – this looks awful in the model photos, but is actually beautiful, elegantly minimalistic and petite-friendly in person. I saw this in store, loved it in both classic colors, and ordered size 00 online. It’s priced much lower at Theory.com but final sale, so I prefer to buy at Nordstrom and successfully requested a price match online.
- Floret Studios velvet dress – an elegant holiday option. XS was too big for me around the shoulders, chest and arms, but would be sexy and flattering on someone who can fill it out better. The length is petite-friendly, though the sleeves are regular length.
When trying on this sweater, I immediately noticed and appreciated the thin elastic band inside the shoulder circumference. It makes it fit a little more securely and keeps the shoulders from sliding around too much. The knit is medium weight, and the length is actually on the shorter side so I don’t have to tuck in several inches of length. If you’re a little taller than me, you can wear this sweater untucked.
I’d wear this sweater with straight or wide leg jeans (would also be gorgeous with wide leg trousers) – since the sweater is fitted, I would go non-fitted on the bottom to balance it out. These waterproof Blondo Sadie boots were an old purchase from many years ago and still going strong. My only complaint is the zipper was originally stiff on mine, but a little wax rubbed on the metal part helped.
Paired with this Theory mini instead, it results in a luxe textural combo of ribbed knit + smooth wool cashmere from the skirt. Theory was my first love 10+ years ago when I first started blogging, and I’ve found myself going back to the brand this year for high quality minimalist pieces. The linked Theory skirt is the current version of mine with the same material composition and same color name, but the new listed length is 15.5″ while mine measures 16.5.”
For colder weather you can add a pair of brown tights with this outfit, or go black tights with black booties. I get questions on whether it’s ok to mix black with navy, and personally do it often!