Monthly Archives: October 2020
What I Wore in October
I’m really sad to be saying goodbye to my perfect weather month. It was such a good one, and we had so many evenings spent relaxing outside on our patio. My fall outfits this month were a direct reflection of the mix of cool and warm weather including some sweaters and some tank tops. Now that we are heading into a cooler month, I’m predicting you will see more layered fall outfits in the next roundup.
denim jacket | black tank top | leopard print pants | brown mules | c/o necklace | earrings
striped blouse | light wash jeans | loafers | layered necklace | bracelet
black tunic | faux leather leggings | white slides | silver necklace
graphic tee | distressed jeans | brown mules | tan purse | earrings
ivory eyelet blouse | blue jeans | brown mules | c/o necklace
blue short sleeve top | similar gray jeans | white slides | necklace
fleece pullover | dark blue jeans | flats
black thermal henley top | gray leggings
long sleeve gray tee | black lace bralette | black leggings | coffee mug
blue tank top | black leggings | necklace | phone case
gray star print sweater | ivory lace bralette | black leggings | necklace
dark gray tank top | c/o gray camo leggings
Looking for more fall outfit ideas? Check out what I wore last month here!
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How To Wear Bright Colors in the Fall
Today is a big day for the blog. Six years ago, I hit publish on my first blog post and started on the most amazing adventure. Y’all it does not feel like it has been 6 years at all. I’ve enjoyed putting together all the fabulous fashion and beauty posts over the years. I can’t wait to continue to grow and evolve Lady in Violet, and I thank you for stopping by every week to see what’s going on over here. I’ve been brainstorming and working on some exciting new posts, goals, and ideas for the future of the blog. I can’t wait to see what adventures the next six years hold!
Now let’s get to the topic we all love to discuss – fashion! When fall hits, I know I start grabbing for my darker and jewel toned colors. Just because we are in the heart of fall does not mean you can’t still style those bright summer colors. I’m sharing five different ways to style a bright color in the fall season. I styled all of these with my bright blue sweater, but these would work for all of your summer brights.
HOW TO WEAR BRIGHT COLORS IN FALL
WITH DARK BLUE JEANS & BOOTIES
Dark blue jeans are my go to must have jean for fall. It works well with all the colors. It provides the dark contrast needed for bright colors to ease them into fall.
blue sweater | jeans | booties | layered necklace
WITH BLACK JEANS & BROWN BOOTS
Another staple providing great contrast to bright colors is a pair of black jeans. Brown leather boots are another great pairing to help compliment the bright color.
blue sweater | black jeans | similar boots | layered necklace
WITH WHITE JEANS & TAN BOOTS
Just because it’s fall doesn’t mean you can’t pull out those white jeans. White pants are the perfect way to make those bright colors really pop. For shoes, look for a light colored boot or bootie to simulate a winter white type look.
sweater | white jeans | similar boots | layered necklace
WITH A PLAID SKIRT
Plaid skirts are perfect for pairing with bright colors. You can find a dark or neutral plaid like this black and white skirt to add contrast or opt for a plaid skirt that also has your bright color in the plaid. When doing a color match, I prefer the matching color to be a minor color in the plaid print.
sweater | similar skirt |similar booties | necklace
WITH GRAY JEANS & BLACK BOOTS
Gray jeans are a fun neutral color jean to have in your denim arsenal. The cool color of this sweater and cool tone of the gray work to compliment each other perfectly.
sweater | similar gray jeans | suede boots | necklace
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Seven Ways to Style a Swing Dress for Fall
Hello Hello! It’s been a busy few days over on the home front. Over the weekend, we drove out to my mom’s to pick up our temporary kitchen table. We haven’t really found the one yet, and my sister offered to let us borrow the one she didn’t need anymore. I’m really excited one to finally have a kitchen table, but also that the pressure to find the perfect table is relaxed a little. Since we now have something, we can spend a little more time searching for the perfect one.
I also ordered a small table for our entry way. I really wanted a navy table for the space which turned out is really hard to find. A few months ago, I found the perfect one at Target but it was sold out. I’ve been stalking it since and it came back in stock this week!! Every time we cross an item off the list, I feel like our place is transforming even more into our perfect little home. I will have to do a home post soon to share some of what we’ve done and purchased.
Alright now that all the exciting home news is out of the way, let’s talk fashion! I love a swing dress. The flowy style make them so comfy and perfect for days spent more at home. You can also easily transform them into multiple styles with a few style swaps. This burgundy swing dress is also a sweater dress so it adds a little bit of warmth. I also love that it came with a matching slip, since I find most sweater dresses need something underneath.
SEVEN WAYS TO STYLE A SWING DRESS FOR FALL
Simple, easy, and perfect for warm fall days.
swing dress |booties | c/o necklace | bracelet | earrings
WITH A DENIM JACKET AND OVER THE KNEE BOOTS
A denim jacket is a staple in my closet for fall and spring. It’s the perfect layering piece for a causal outfit. With the shorter length of this dress, my OTK boots were the perfect pairing.
dress | similar jacket |similar boots | similar necklace | earrings | bracelet
WITH A BLAZER AND HEELS
Work day ready with the quick addition of a fitted blazer and snakeskin heels. Since this dress is crewneck and one solid color, I also added a long necklace to add a little something to the overall look.
sweater dress | similar blazer | heels | necklace | earrings
WITH A LEATHER JACKET & TALL BOOTS
For a dressy but still kinda casual look, a leather jacket and boots are perfect. This outfit would be perfect for Thanksgiving dinner!
dress | c/o leather jacket | black boots | similar necklace | earrings
WITH A CARDIGAN & BOOTIES
I think swing dresses are so comfy, so adding a long and cozy cardigan is just what this casual outfit needs. Opt for a contrasting color option.
dress | similar cardigan | booties | similar necklace
WITH A CROPPED SWEATER & BOOTS
Turn your dress into a skirt by layering a cropped chunky sweater over it. It’s the quickest way to completely change the look of your dress.
dress | similar sweater | similar boots | similar necklace | earrings
WITH A SWEATER VEST & BOOTIES
Another warm weather and work friendly look. A sweater vest or even a more structured long vest paired with peep toe dress booties.
dress | similar sweater vest | peep toe booties | similar necklace | earrings
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Six Ways to Wear a Military Jacket
I’ve tried on so many military style jackets over the years, but I never pulled the trigger on any of them. I was worried I wouldn’t wear it enough. So when I found this gorgeous lace trimmed one, I sat down and made a list of all the ways I could wear it. Below are just six of the ways that I thought of all perfect for the fall season from date night, casual fall outfits, and holiday dinners. I styled it with heels and boots and booties, with plaids and solid neutrals and pops of color. Whether you’ve been thinking of picking up on of these or already have on hanging in your closet, I hope you found some new outfit ideas!
SIX WAYS TO WEAR A MILITARY JACKET
WITH PLAID AND BOOTS
This is probably my favorite of the six. I chose a plaid that was complimentary to the jacket color, all being darker fall colors.
jacket | similar plaid | black jeans | similar boots | layered necklace
WITH A CAMI AND HEELS
An easy way to create a dressy casual look add simple solid cami and heels. I chose to my floral print heels to add pop of color and print to the look. This outfit would be perfect for date night, dinner with friends, or casual Friday at the ofice.
military jacket |similar cami | jeans | purple heels
WITH A POP OF COLOR AND BOOTIES
I pulled a few different colors to pair with this jacket, but this dark dusty rose is my top choice. I love how the two earth tones work together. Other colors I tried – yellow and purple.
jacket | tank top | distressed jeans | booties | similar necklace
WITH A FITTED TANK TOP AND HEELS
One of the popular ways to style this jacket is with a fitted tank top and jeans. I added a pop of print with my snakeskin heels.
jacket | white tank top | black jeans | snakeskin heels | similar necklace
WITH A FITTED DRESS AND BOOTS
Date night ready! This jacket is the perfect light layer with my fitted dress. The feminine lace details on the jacket really add to the overall look too.
jacket | black dress | black boots | similar necklace
WITH A SWING DRESS AND BOOTIES
The structured shape of the jacket and the flowy swing of the dress work really well together. You know what they say opposites attract!
jacket | sweater dress | booties | similar necklace
Which look is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!
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