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In a recent Instagram poll, I asked what trends/pieces you wanted me to style for upcoming looks. You all gave some GREAT answers, and I've been trying to combine them to create unique looks you haven't seen before!

One of Fall's 2020s trends is the shacket (shirt + jacket), a long button up shirt made of a thick material that can be worn as an overcoat. To be honest, when I first heard about the trend, I was impressed how they rebranded oversized flannel, haha. When it comes to styling, shackets fill a unique void when putting together looks for transitional weather -- but you don't need to pay $90 for something that exists in your local thrift store. Same look for 1/10th the price.

I'm not willing to pay the price tag seen at Zara and H&M, etc, therefore, I've been on the lookout for secondhand options. While shopping at Carry on Shop, I picked up this Ralph Lauren, black buffalo plaid flannel shacket. In the Men's section. For $18. I've had such good luck scoring secondhand pieces (that are on-trend and affordable) at Carry on Shop. You can see how I styled my other finds from the shop: vintage sequin jacket and white sequined blouse.

Other suggestions from followers included: sweaters, summer clothes for Fall/Winter, monochromatic looks. I took these to suggestions to heart and challenged myself to get creative. The end product: I paired my cropped olive sweater with my vintage, Bill Blass shorts from Hunting Ground in Baltimore (tailored by Bushelers of Baltimore).

I had to set the look off with an extra pop of color and texture: snakeskin boots. I featured these Sam Edelman boots in a previous post: 5 Investment Pieces Worth Every $. Snakeskin may seem like a strange choice here, but I implore you to take a closer look at the pattern and color of the boots. They contain flecks of white and black, complementing the black & white in the shacket while adding visual interest and texture.

For accessories, I selected my vintage black + chestnut Gucci clutch and pearl hoops. Both coordinated with colors that already existed in the look, but the pearl hoops adding a touch of feminine flair to the structured look.

Three trends and two layers make this look is perfect for transitional weather. Whether your temperatures are cooling down or heating up, the jacket is a layer that can be added or removed. The look stands on its own without the shacket but in my opinion, the jacket makes the look. Either way, the boots will keep your legs covered and always make a statement.

This look fits my personal style to a T, but what do you think? Are you for or against mixing patterns, colors, and textures in a look? If you feel inspired, comment on this post, share on Pinterest, send to a friend, and/or recreate it with your own personal flair. Don't forget to tag me!

For more style inspiration, check out my previous looks under the STYLE tab and follow me on Pinterest! Keep up with my everyday looks by following me on Instagram.

Until next time,



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