A simple fall outfit in ivory & camel

Often the simplest outfits are the ones I like best. Here, I’ve remixed some old favorites in my wardrobe for a tonal fall outfit in ivory and camel.

Susan B. wears a tonal fall outfit in ivory & camel, carries a Loewe straw bag.

I’ve been putting together some going-out outfits for our upcoming road trip. At times, I find myself overthinking, and when I do, I wind up with something that feels fussy and “not me.” Lately I’ve been drawn to tonal looks, so decided to lean into that here. I really like the relaxed-but-polished vibe.

The pants, top, and long sweater jacket, and necklaces are all pieces I’ve had in my wardrobe for several seasons. The shoes, ring, and bag are more recent additions. (Shoes seen previously here, bag here.) With an all-neutral look like this, I like to mix materials and textures to add visual interest.

When I’m wearing a longer top or top layer, I find that adding a shoe with a slight heel or a platform helps create some visual weight toward the bottom, and makes the outfit look more balanced. Covering more of the foot (as with an ankle boot) can also achieve the same effect. Experiment with proportions to see what feels right for you.

The shoes I’m wearing in this tonal fall outfit are currently marked down!

Susan B. wears a tonal outfit with a long J.Crew camel sweater jacket over an ivory column of color with Vince mules.

Do you like to wear tonal outfits? What’s your favorite combination?

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  1. Oh my gosh, the ivory and camel with your hair is stunning! What a beautiful outfit. Wish they had better colors for cooler palates for that jacket. Love the tasteful jewelry you put together as well. I can see a slightly longer pant and boot as soon as the weather gets a bit cooler. Great job!

    1. Thanks very much, Denise. I hope they add more colors as we get into fall. Last year (or the year before?) there was a beautiful pine green.

    1. Thanks, Kathy! Yes, they are comfortable for walking, though probably not for hours on end (no heel over 1″ is for me, anymore).

  2. Love this outfit and your hair is just stunning! I think I will recreate this in black and gray for my winter palette. I have the sweater coat in black. I may also try burgundy and gray though it won’t be as neutral, with burgundy boyfriend cardi and clogs, gray top and faded black jeans. Shana tovah!

  3. Really great outfit and you look wonderful in it! Are the Vince shoes TTS? The sweater is wonderful and I’m noticing the sharp lapels but I’ll bet it’s still not structured enough for me. I keep trying to imagine Tilda Swinton in the item I’m thinking of purchasing!

    1. Thanks, Sally! The shoes do run TTS *for Vince*. (I’m usually a 7.5 in closed shoes, take a 7 in Vince.)

      1. Thank you so much Susan! I just ordered a pair from Nordy’s. Fingers crossed! Wish I could come to LA for your fete with Red Leopard! My friend was also wanting to come and have her colors done…..maybe another time. Have a great time and a wonderful turn-out!

  4. You’re back!! This is the best outfit for you, classy. casual. The colors are so perfect for your coloring. Keep inspiring us.

  5. Susan – you look lovely in the outfit! May I ask what size the JCrew sweater jacket is that you are wearing? Thank you.

  6. Lovely outfit, very chic, very French. And your jewellery is so good.
    PS the Loewe bag too.

  7. HI Susan,
    I love this warm tonal look! I would wear this for sure! And have in some similiar combos! The sweater jacket is my favorite. Did you get the regular length in it, or a petite? Since I am tall, does J Crew make them in tall or just regular? Lovely look!
    jess xx

  8. Love the look of this outfit (I am also a Manina-analyzed golden spring) and decided to try to put together a similar look from my closet with a camel colored shorter sweater blazer from Talbots. My husband liked it but something felt off to me. Don’t know whether the shorter jacket just didn’t cut it or perhaps I didn’t like the head to toe column of ivory on myself. I will keep trying to see if I can find a combo that works. On another topic, I ordered your mint green scarf from Black (beautiful!) but I’m not sure how to style it. Any tips?

        1. It should coordinate well with other Spring colors. I love it with bright navy, camel, cream, tan, bright blue, aqua, seafoam.

  9. 3 out of the 3 outfits have jeans. I don’t wear jeans. Can’t you come up with effortless style without wearing jeans? Your colors are great, for you but these are not colors I can wear.