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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How to Wear Color This Fall

A couple of weeks ago we talked stepping outside of the fall fashion comfort zone of black, tan and navy, but we still didn’t stray far from neutral territory. There’s something that just feels so right, and if we’re being truly honest with ourselves, so easy about sticking to a basic fall uniform. So, when I made a recent pop-in to my local Nordstrom Rack, I was rather surprised to find myself bypassing all the black. It just felt a little bit been there, done that! Shockingly, everything I was drawn to had color! Real, legit, full-on color!

I started by grabbing this ah-mazing Akris top. I immediately gravitated to the chic jewel-toned color-blocking. I also love that it had long sleeves that nip at the wrists. It’s a great transitional piece for before sweater weather sets in. I also think it’s incredibly versatile because you could rock this top with so many things. It would look great paired with dark jeans and heels for a dinner date on the town, but you could also take it to the office with a pair of trousers, or even use it to make a standard old business suit really pop!

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As I continued my hunt through the racks my next find was this ah-mazing pair of cobalt blue trousers. I cannot stress enough how worthwhile an investment an amazing pair of pants will be. I unearthed these beauties by St. John and I will be hanging onto them for a very, very long time. That’s the thing about an amazing, well-tailored pair of pants: They last forever, they don’t lose their shape and they boost all of the right assets if you know what I’m sayin’! I also think this blue can be its own version of a neutral, while also helping me stand out from the all-black everything crowd.

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The final step is to throw in a few classic accessories (that I would argue you should always have on hand!). My favorites are a flannel pump, a statement necklace and a fab fall coat. Once combined, you’ve got a great look to rotate into your regular fall schedule. I for one am excited to hit the town in this outfit.

What do you think? Are you a fan of color for Fall??

original photography for Apartment 34 by Aubrie Pick // wardrobe styling by Erin Hiemstra

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Five Things to Try This Fall!


Even though we’ve all been lamenting the end the summer, I’m actually really excited to be seeing my favorite signs of fall begin to appear. Crisper mornings, falling leaves and the arrival of that beautiful golden hour where the late-afternoon light just does ah-mazing things. Le sigh. It’s all getting me in the mood to pull out the cozier pieces in my wardrobe and do some serious nesting! Since everyone’s so big on making bucket lists these days, I decided to make a list of a few things I’d love to try this season. Of course the first place I started was with another of my favorite things: food!

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I’m a BIG brunch fan – it’s pretty much the best meal of the week. You can combine any and everything you love – sweet, savory, coffee, even cocktails – really anything goes with bunch. But I don’t love the hour+ brunch lines that seem to plague every decent brunch place in San Francisco. I’m just not patient enough anymore people! So I thought, why not try to replicate some of the best brunch treats at home. It’s really not so hard – plus you can stay in your super cozy lounge-around wear all day! ​

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So I’ve decided I’m going to dedicate my Fall Saturday mornings to kitchen experiments until I discover…the ultimate pancake recipe! It is pretty much the best brunch food after all. You can make ‘em super sweet, you can make ‘em savory {bacon & a fried egg on top anyone??}. You can go really indulgent or super healthy. The options with a pancake might actually be endless!

This would also be a super fun alternative to a night out with your girls. Rather than hit the bars, why not invite your besties over, no makeup {or shoes!} required, to spend a leisurely morning just playing around in the kitchen – mimosas included, of course. Taste-testing the fruits of your labor would be oh so fun!

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Of course, you may not want to rock your cozy flannel with your PJ-pants the entire season. If you’d rather bundle up and head into the great outdoors, I’ve put together a few more things for a fab Fall Must-Try list!

FIVE FUN FALL ACTIVITIES

1. Find the perfect pancake recipe. This option, this option and tweaking this option are tippy top on my taste-test list.

2. Go apple picking. A fun way to get out in the fresh fall air, and rock your favorite puffer vest, apple picking is one of the best ways to enjoy the spoils of fall produce!

3. Have a classic movie marathon. It’s starting to get dark earlier. Why not enjoy an evening in snuggled up with a classic movie {or two or three!} Casablanca, Roman Holiday and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner are on my list.

4. See the fall colors in wine country. This one is a little specific to those of us lucky enough to live near a winery, but there’s no better place to enjoy the firestorm of beautiful fall hues than driving through miles and miles of vineyards!

5. Take a class that pushes you outside of your comfort zone. It could be something like a new workout {I’ve been considering trying SoulCycle!} or maybe something that really tests your artistic side like flower arranging or even improv!

Now is the time to really indulge in some just-because-you-can activities because the craziness of the holiday season will be here before you know it! 
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original photography for apartment 34 by aubrie pick // kitchen location kindly lent by my trick pony

 

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