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10 Rules for Effortless, Everyday Style

In this series, I share some simple tips for leveling up your daily looks.

Blazer (sized down) / tee (TTS, use Natalie15 for 15% off) / jeans (TTS) / similar flats from the same brand / similar tote from the same brand / sunglasses

There are so many fun outfit options to play around with during the fall season, but there’s one easy fall uniform that stands out as a timeless favorite (at least for me personally!): blazer, tee, straight leg jeans, and chic flats. It’s a minimalist, chic, effortless, and most importantly, super comfortable. 

The Blazer: Your Fall Wardrobe Staple
Blazers are a versatile layer that have long been a symbol of sophistication and style. They never fail to make me feel confident and powerful, and I love the way they can elevate a basic tee and jeans. Try a slightly oversized and boxy fit for a modern look.

The Tee: A Comfortable Complement
Pair your blazer with a simple, high-quality cotton tee. The key here is comfort and understated elegance. A plain white or black tee is perfect, but you can also experiment with stripes to add a hint of personality and pattern to your outfit. 

Straight Leg Jeans: Timeless and Versatile
Straight leg jeans are the unsung heroes of any wardrobe, and offer the perfect balance between comfort and style. The clean lines and classic cut of straight leg jeans make them a great choice for fall. 

Slingback Flats: A Touch of Femininity
To complete the look, slip into a chic pair of flats — slingbacks, loafers, mules, oxfords, or even sneakers. 

The Magic of Minimalism
What makes this fall uniform truly special is its minimalist approach. By focusing on a few well-chosen pieces, you can create an outfit that is both effortlessly chic and incredibly comfortable. The beauty of minimalism lies in its ability to showcase your personal style without overwhelming the senses. It’s the art of doing more with less, allowing you to shine through in your unique way.

Accessorize and Layer
While the blazer, tee, straight leg jeans, and slingback flats form the core of this fall uniform, don’t forget to add your personal touch through accessories and layering. Layered necklaces, a classic belt, or an interesting bag go a long way. As the weather gets cooler, consider adding a lightweight cashmere or wool sweater under your blazer for extra warmth and style.

Need more examples? Look no further…

Distressed denim adds a more casual vibe.

Not into cropped straight leg jeans? Try a full length pant with a slightly wide leg fit.

Add texture and pattern to simple looks with accessories.

Dress it up (and keep your ankles warm) with a pointed toe boot.

Minimalist Fall Outfit Formula

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  1. Liz says:

    Love this. I’ll be adding a blazer soon. These classic pieces are so good. Some of the new fall fashions out there for 2023 are just not for me. But this works on many levels. Thanks.

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