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Nothing to Wear Series: Foolproof Fall Outfit #1

Recently, Angie over at did a brilliant post outlining 10 casual outfit formulas for Mom on the go. Angie is a professional stylist with an exceedingly keen eye for style, so I highly suggest you check out her advice! Since I'm always looking for easy yet stylish outfits that I can just toss on in a hurry, I decided to try and recreate Angie's outfit ideas for myself (and for you) using affordable items from around the web. Here are 3 ways to implement Angie's Flop Proof Outfit Formula #1:

Jeans + embellished / graphic T + new look cardigan + ballet flats

Paris Blues at ShopStyle

Tee by Urban Outfitters; Cardigan by Forever 21; Denim by Paris Blues; Flats by Madden-Girl; Satchel by Alloy

Charlotte Russe at ShopStyle

Bag by Liz Claiborne; Flare Denim by Christopher Blue; Tee by Charlotte Russe; Cardigan by Ann Taylor Loft; Flats by Tommy Hilfiger

BC Footwear at ShopStyle

Bag by Forever 21; Bootcut Denim by Old Navy; Tee by Gap; Cardigan at Kohl's; Flats by BC Footwear

(Click any image for details on the items shown.)

What do you think?

I love the youlookfab blog, although its skews for an older demo. I like your ideas and would love to see more posts in this fashion!
#1 05girl on 2009-10-15 13:19 (Reply)
I agree! I love Angie's YLF site. I also love how you took the formula and made it look young and hip!
#2 Maddy (Homepage) on 2009-10-15 13:26 (Reply)
Thanks for your gracious words, Dianna! I’m blushing behind my computer.

I love how you’ve implemented flop proof Autumn outfit formula #1. My detailed post for formula #1 is due tomorrow and I’ll be sure to link to your post here as an extra source of fabulous information. One post down, nine left to go
#3 angie (Homepage) on 2009-10-15 16:51 (Reply)
I found your website yesterday and I'm loving it! I was trying to find some ideas on how to wear ankle boots and that's how I came across your site.

And today I was just looking at the YLF site at that exact post on the 10 casual outfits for Moms on the go. Your ideas on how to implement them are great! Thanks so much for all the great ideas and tips. I am becoming a big fan and will check your blog daily.
#4 anne on 2009-10-15 21:37 (Reply)
I LOVE this post and the fact that it will be a series! Yippie!
#5 rachel on 2009-10-16 08:49 (Reply)
Thanks for the feedback, ladies. I will keep this series going next week for sure!
#5.1 The Budget Babe on 2009-10-16 16:21 (Reply)
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