How to Rock the Jogger Pant Trend

You’ve probably heard the saying you must suffer for fashion. And it’s true, there are some fashion trends that force women to contort, squeeze and afflict self-torture {4-inch heels, I’m sorry but you’re no longer my friend!}. But I’m here to attest that you do not have to sacrifice comfort for style all the time. Thankfully, there are some fabulous ways to create a cool look that are also as comfortable as you can get! This season, I’m all about the jogger pant!

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Sure, we all have sweats in our closet, but I must make this clear – the jogger is far from the pair you break out on a lazy Sunday {and I’m a firm believer that you don’t take those babies out in public, ok!}. In contrast, the jogger is meant to be seen! You see, they cut a little slimmer through the hips and leg, with a nice large cuff at the ankle. Aka very flattering! You get all the comfort of your old cozy sweats while avoiding looking frumpy.

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The jogger is also a deceptively versatile little pant. Sure, you could wear ‘em to the gym {or at least wear a gym-inspired outfit, even if you never actually hit the treadmill- ha!} But I really prefer elevating my fave joggers a bit.

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Thankfully, achieving a face-the-world-worthy outfit is as simple as can be. Throwing a textured oversized sweater over my joggers and adding a hot shoe {like some awesome wedge booties!} make the look ready for just about anything.

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While I might feel like I’m still in my PJs {woohoo!}, I’d wear this outfit to enjoy a cappuccino and the Sunday Times at my favorite local coffee shop, or when I’m heading out to dinner and a movie! Go one step further and swap in a strappy sandal and suddenly you’re really ready to hit the town. In sweats.

But that can be our little secret!

original photography for apartment 34 by Aubrie Pick

 

 

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The New Neutral: Fall’s Major Pastel Moment

Don’t you think Fall fashion trends can feel a tad predictable? It’s the time of year for neutrals, loads of black and if you want to make a foray into color; jewel tones. Emerald, cobalt, ruby and deep fuchsia – they all hit the street running just as the weather begins to change. But pastels? No. They get their heyday around the same time the Easter bunny does and only in very small, yet sweet, doses. That’s why we’re excited to see the light and airy palette smack dab in the middle of fall’s typical color story. We give you: the new neutral.

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From pale pink coats to light blue clutches and soft peach blazers, pastels are having their moment errr, out of the sun? Grey skies create the ideal calming backdrop for this new neutral. While everyone else is doused in black, dare to go on the more bare side, colorfully speaking. This pink coat, this buff colored bag and these sneakers are the perfect place to start!

GET YOUR SHOP ON

 

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How To Transition Your Closet for Fall

It’s that time of year- time to send shorts to the back of the closet and air out fall pieces. We officially got the memo this past week when the rain started and we had to dig out the booties and light jacket from the backseat of our car. While San Francisco may still have a few Indian Summer days ahead of us, it’s time to transition our wardrobe from summer to fall because truthfully, we are SO ready for trench coats and sweaters!

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Purges and building out a classic wardrobe are key to making your transitions between seasons seamless. The great thing about having quality pieces is that the same cotton blend striped tee that you were all summer long with shorts is still your go to casual top – because let’s be honest, it looks ah-mazing on you- it’s just now layered under a lightweight sweater or jacket!

But we all know it isn’t easy to find pieces that really makes us feel good. It’s ok though, because good things take time. Here are some tips we follow when shopping for transitional and timeless pieces:

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7 Wardrobe Rules to Follow: 

1.) Quality over Quantity. We can’t stress enough how much you’ll benefit from a scaled down closet. Be honest, you only wear a handful of favorites right now, anyway! Donate the other 2/3rds of your wardrobe that you haven’t worn in the last six months and start off with a fresh fall start. Seriously, you’ll thank us.

2.) Fit Matters. Actually, that should read, fit is everything. No matter how amazing a piece is, if it doesn’t fit, it will never make you feel good. That said, also remember to keep your tailor in mind. The extra $20 bucks could make a piece look like it was made JUST for you.

3.) The Devil is in the Details. Cool hem lines or intricate stitching can quickly take a basic from boring to bold. You don’t have to dress like Liberace to make a statement- it’s the elevated details that really make a piece.

4.) One Word: Wait. You don’t have to buy something just because you dragged your husband out to the mall and “wasted” 5 hours of your life sifting through racks of clothes. Sometimes it can take weeks, months, seasons even, to find that perfect piece! Be picky and patient!

5.) Try Two Trends. This will force you to really think about your overall style aesthetic goals and the trends you want to try each season. Plus, it will stop you from throwing away loads of money on fashion’s best selling “of the moment” must-have that’ll you’ll never wear come next spring.

6.) When in Doubt, Stay Neutral. Grey, black, tan, white, stripes, navy. These are always good color choices! A good rule of thumb to follow: an item should “go” with at least five other pieces already in your wardrobe.

7.) Buy What You LUV. If you don’t like it, you’ll never feel 100% in comfortable wearing it. So if you don’t love it, or feel like you have to convince yourself you’ll wear it, leave it!

Here are some pieces you should definitely have in your closet if you don’t already!

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Get Your Shop On:

> MIH Jeans Striped Top
> Brass Twin Cuff 
> Short Tan Trench Coat
> Gap Destructed Straight Skimmer Jeans
> Clare V. Leopard Sadrine Bag 
> J.Crew Rory Ankle Boots

While we harp on buying basics, we’re not above trying a few trends. But these are usually the pieces in the closet that transition OUT season after season. So, our rule of thumb with trends is to stay as neutral as possible- in every sense of the word.

Take summer’s uber popular culotte. Try it in a classic navy rather than the trendy leather variety and you have a gorgeous piece to pari with a sweater. That goes for all shorts- you can still wear them with a trench and chunky knit until temps really drop. Think about layering light summer sweaters with a chambray shirt and the cutout booties you wore with your favorite dress in August still look great with a pair of cuffed jeans and a scarf!

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Get Your Shop On:

> French Connection Knit Jumper 
> Illesteva Leonard Sunglasses 
> Sicily Print Scarf
> Acne Studios Culottes 
> Madewell Cities Pouch 
> Pia Bootie 

Overall, transitioning your wardrobe for the new season is all about layers. A lot of the pieces can still work through the coming months, especially if you’ve been building your closet on basics. Now it’s time to dust off the sweaters and pound those boots to the pavement – yay! Who’s ready??

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