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Straight Leg Jeans On My Agenda

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I reach for denim more days than not, so I like to keep my looks both current and classic. Denim styles change slowly, but they do change enough that I slide certain styles to the back of the rod to reach for more modern options.

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EILEEN FISHER ORGANIC COTTON AND SILK CARDIGAN  /  WHITE SHIRT  / PAIGE STRAIGHT LEG  JEANS  /  MUNRO LOAFERS  /  KATE SPADE SHOULDER BAG  /  CABLE HOOP EARRINGS

Skinny jeans that look like leggings are on their way out, and wider options are moving in. A slim straight leg is always flattering and a great look for fall. I tend to prefer darker washes in the fall and always have a great black pair in my wardrobe.

EILEEN FISHER ORGANIC COTTON AND SILK CARDIGAN  /  WHITE SHIRT  / PAIGE STRAIGHT LEG  JEANS MUNRO LOAFERS  /  KATE SPADE SHOULDER BAG  /  CABLE HOOP EARRINGS

These Paige High-Waist Slim Fit jeans have a straight leg and are very stretchy. They come in sizes 23-34. I went up to a 29 because I know Paige jeans will stretch, but they don’t bag out.

EILEEN FISHER ORGANIC COTTON AND SILK CARDIGAN  /  WHITE SHIRT  / PAIGE STRAIGHT LEG  JEANS  /  MUNRO LOAFERS  /  KATE SPADE SHOULDER BAG  /  CABLE HOOP EARRINGS

I’m wearing a classic white poplin shirt by the Nordstrom brand. It’s a great crisp cotton blend that stretches. To be honest, my sunscreen wreaks havoc on the inside collar of my white shirts, so I never like to pay too much for them, yet I want them to be nice quality and well-made. The Nordstrom brand fits that bill for me. They make timeless classics that are easy on the budget.

EILEEN FISHER ORGANIC COTTON AND SILK CARDIGAN  /  WHITE SHIRT  / PAIGE STRAIGHT LEG  JEANS  /  MUNRO LOAFERS  /  KATE SPADE SHOULDER BAG  /  CABLE HOOP EARRINGS

I’m sort of over the moon for this Eileen Fisher organic cotton and silk cardigan. The Rye color is hard to describe. It’s a cool, ashy taupe that seems to coordinate with tons of colors.  The knit is soft, drapey, and lightweight enough to feel substantial but not heavy. It’ll be a year-round cardigan for me. It comes in sizes XXS (0)-XL (14). I sized down to an XS because her things run large. Here are some other Rye-colored pieces.

PAIGE JEANS NORDSTROM
EILEEN FISHER ORGANIC COTTON AND SILK CARDIGAN  /  WHITE SHIRT  / PAIGE STRAIGHT LEG  JEANS  /  MUNRO LOAFERS  /  KATE SPADE SHOULDER BAG  /  CABLE HOOP EARRINGS

This Kate Spade bag is the perfect size for me. I love its clean lines and streamlined shape in color-blocking neutrals. It has a detachable crossbody strap that’s adjustable and a wider shoulder strap that really stays put. When a bag has two shoulder straps I always find one keeps slipping off, which is annoying and I hate garments or accessories that need constant fussing. The shorter strap is also the perfect length to hold in my hand without the bag touching the ground.

CARDIGAN / STRAIGHT JEANS / SHOULDER BAG / MUNRO LOAFERS / CABLE BRACELET

This bag holds a lot but is still compact, and the leather is nice and soft. Plus, they were smart enough to make the bottom black and flat, so it will stand up and not show dirt! I also loved this bag in the same colors, but it was overwhelming for my height.

CARDIGAN / STRAIGHT JEANS / SHOULDER BAG / MUNRO LOAFERS / CABLE BRACELET

Another great straight-leg option for fall is these NYDJ Marilyn jeans. They come in four blue washes, and I’m wearing the Quinn. They come in regular, petite, and tall, sizes 00-18. I’m wearing the 6 petite, and they’re plenty long with an inseam of 29 1/2″. I’ve been buying and wearing NYDJ for years and know them to be a reliable fit at a great price.

I’m wearing them with this softest little cardigan that I now have in several colors. It’s a blend of recycled fibers and just 2% cashmere but feels like it’s all cashmere! It comes in five colors this year, sizes XXS-XL. I’m wearing a medium.

CARDIGAN / STRAIGHT JEANS / SHOULDER BAG / MUNRO LOAFERS / CABLE HOOPS EARRINGS  /  CABLE BRACELET

Last and certainly not least are my super comfy loafers. Munro is one of the brands I count on for comfort in timeless styles. They are an investment, and one I’m happy to make because I wear them for many years. Chunky loafers are a big trend. I consider my feet large for my height and don’t want to make them look even larger than they are but want to get the look. These are perfect. They have an extra light molded sole, breathable lining, and a removable contoured footbed, so they’re not heavy. They also come in three colors, in sizes 5-13, 4A, 2A, B, D, and EE.

You all know that Nordstrom is my favorite department store. Their incredible selection and great customer service with free shipping and returns make shopping so easy. Joining the Nordy club here is free and allows you to earn points towards notes you can use to shop plus you get free basic alterations. They also offer BOPUS, ROTUS (reserve online, try on in-store), and curbside pickup.

Are you updating your denim game this fall?

Thanks for reading, and be sure to wear what makes you feel confident.

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