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Casual fall outfit idea with warm colors. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Playing a bit of catch-up today…I had to take a quick trip out of town for some personal business, and was mostly offline the last couple of days. But I did pack and have a chance to wear that striped tee shown above, and really love it! So much so that I may order a backup… 😉

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I used the striped tee as a starting point for two casual fall outfits, one warm and one cool. I love mixing stripes and animal prints in an outfit, so have done that with both here. The tee is available up to size 3X.

Casual fall outfit idea with cool colors. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

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Is there a favorite piece in your wardrobe that you often use as a starting point for outfits?

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21 Comments

  1. Kelly
    September 7, 2019 / 5:09 am

    I love striped tees with boyfriend jeans or raw hemmed kick flares. I’ve had to stop myself from buying any more stripes because I have so many in my closet! They’re perfect with flat sandals or white sneakers. In the fall it’s fun to add a jean or utility jacket or a cardigan (another thing I can’t have too many of). Add a pretty, casual necklace and a couple bracelets and I have my uniform! I love that jcrew sweater jacket – seeing it everywhere. It’s nice that some of your colors are popular this Fall. Spring colors can be the hardest to find!

  2. Rose
    September 7, 2019 / 5:41 am

    Would have loved seeing a picture of you styling that tee. How did it run on you being it wasn’t available in petites? I am a winter (cool) and I’m not sure I could wear that second option that has the olive stripe. Olive is probably one of my worse colors to wear.

    • Cheryl
      September 7, 2019 / 6:25 am

      Yes, would love to know what size you chose and how it looks on a petite! Help us out, please.

      • Susan B
        Author
        September 7, 2019 / 6:56 am

        I tool a size Small. Hits at the bottom of my hip.

    • Susan B
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 6:56 am

      I purchased the size Small and it’s a good fit. Not snug, not oversized. I’ll be including in an outfit post next week, so stay tuned! 😉

  3. No Fear of Fashion
    September 7, 2019 / 6:14 am

    I accidentally combined leopard boots with a striped T-shirt. Indeed it was very good. Just never thought of it as something to remember. So thanks. the
    Greetje

  4. September 7, 2019 / 7:43 am

    Your eye for color is so good! I am cool-toned, I never wear green, that one you show is one of the few I’d actually consider.

  5. Robyn
    September 7, 2019 / 8:06 am

    I saw those chunkier black patten loafers on many women in Paris last October. Loved them so much I am happy to see them accessible and affordable here.

  6. Jan Whichard
    September 7, 2019 / 9:17 am

    Love these but I have a question. I have saved your color quadrant for fun (the photos from Red Leopard) and I’m a little quizzical about why that EF mustard color fits into your spring colors?
    Also, I admire all of you who can wear horizontal stripes and not look wide. I’m now an 8-10 with a 39” bust and I don’t know to feel comfy in those glorious stripes.

    • Susan B
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 9:21 am

      Hi Jan, I haven’t seen that particular EF jacket in person yet, but it might be close to a color in my Spring palette called “Cinnamon” (not the reddish orange we think of, but a more mustard-y color). Or it might be in a Fall palette. When I create a “warm” outfit collage for the blog, it may or may not be strictly Spring. It’s more to use as a starting point and adjust for your own palette and preferences.

      Regarding horizontal stripes, wearing an open topper will break up the horizontal emphasis. With narrower stripes it can actually create an elongating “ladder” effect. 😉

      • Jan Whichard
        September 7, 2019 / 10:38 pm

        Oh!! Thanks…I tried it today and came home with stripes! I went to the EF store in Walnut Creek and saw the mustard color although they didn’t have to jacket and it is really muddled. Probably not clear enough for you. Thanks so much…I look forward to your daily blog and appreciate how much work it is!

      • Kay
        September 8, 2019 / 10:47 am

        I have a quilted EF jacket in mustard, and the color skews green, like a khaki. Nothing like the picture.

    • Mildred Borresen
      September 7, 2019 / 6:14 pm

      Noone is thinking “gosh, she looks wide” they’re thinking “She looks FAB! Wish I could put a look together like that!”

      • Jan Whichard
        September 7, 2019 / 10:40 pm

        Read my post again. I did not even think Susan looked wide. I was admiring her!

  7. Kathy
    September 7, 2019 / 10:08 am

    Thanks so much for offering a warm and cool option, love seeing the differences between the two.

    Also, wanted to thank you for taking us along on this new color/style journey of yours. Please continue sharing your thought process and experiences.

  8. Donna
    September 7, 2019 / 10:55 am

    I am SO loving your new colors and outfit inspirations. Both of these outfits today are very fun, and the shoe/shirt/jewelry combos give me some great ideas to riff off of! Thanks for sharing your journey and the new ideas!

  9. Carol
    September 7, 2019 / 3:05 pm

    That cool palette is right up my alley! May have to take a toddle over to the Century City mall and check out the jacket…

  10. Eva
    September 7, 2019 / 8:45 pm

    Horizontal stipes is a problem for women of a larger girth; hence I wear vertical stipes, if I can find them. Vertical stipes do the same for me that horizontal does for you. Either of those outfits would fit right in on a vertical stripe. I had found a sweater blazer the other day & didn’t buy it & now here is another in more colors. Yipee! Thanks so much for doing all the work you do for us. I know I appreciate your blog!!

  11. Catherine
    September 8, 2019 / 3:22 am

    Interesting! I’m an autumn and would also wear those colours together. In fact I would wear the whole outfit, and my CP is different to yours. I’m a Natural Classic. Interesting to see where we overlap!

  12. LeeAnn
    September 16, 2019 / 2:18 pm

    I have SO many striped shirts already but dropped by Madewell today to check these out. I thought the reddish one would be burgundy but it’s actually more of a deep rust. The other is, to me, olive mixed with quite a bit of grey. Rust is not typically one of my colors, but I liked how it looked on me, and the fabric is nice and soft. Yet another budget winner from Sue! Thank you!

    • Susan Blakey
      Author
      September 16, 2019 / 2:41 pm

      Glad you like it!

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