Long sleeve cardigan / Grandpa shirt / Holiday top / MOTHER flower skinny jeans / Ash suede booties / ModCloth Travel All / Boho style jewelry / Feather jewelry / Monsoon stone ring / Silver bracelet bangle / Houndstooth infinity scarf / Rag bone wool hat / Snap buckle belt / Ray-Ban mirror aviator sunglasses
I love fall for many reasons. Halloween, leaves on the ground, mom’s corn soufflé, the view from my kitchen, my birthday and of course the opportunity to bundle up. Although it’s still warm here in my hood, I visited Lake Arrowhead last month and jumped at the chance to bring out knits, scarves and hats. Sadly by noon it was pretty warm again but I was still able to embrace my inner mountain woman and indulge in all things Navajo, silver and rustic. When ModCloth, an interactive shopping site specializing in indie clothing, accessories and decor, asked me to pick three of my favorite fall layering pieces I used my trip to the pines as inspiration. With soooooo many options available it was really easy and really fun. The key to my layering success is a good tank top or camisole to start. I like this flowy option in black because it can add a layer of warmth without being too stiff underneath this polka dot blouse. This gets front tucked into my jeans with a belt and can be dressed up or down depending on accessories. Finally this graphic cardigan goes on to cozy up and pull the whole look together. I used to be a one patterned per outfit kind of gal, but lately I’ve been experimenting with combos. I usually keep to the same palette and pair a simple pattern with a bold one like the one on this cardigan. What I love most about shopping with ModCloth is the variety. There are just as many basics as unique pieces available and the Style Gallery shows lots of different ways to wear them. Warning-if you’re anything like me, you’ll go down the rabbit hole on this one. If you have somewhere to be at a certain time, set an alarm! Hope this inspires you as ModCloth inspired me. For more ideas to come, follow C&B on Polyvore and for more great sweaters for fall, make sure to check out the rest of ModCloth’s cozy cute options.