I am sitting here typing this completely giddy with excitement! My autumn lookbook for 2016 is finally out and it’s a… MUSIC VIDEO! Yep, a music video. I wanted to do something really cool and different rather than just a typical lookbook. I was taking photos with Haileigh a few weeks ago and doing my usual crazy dance in between shots, and she suggested we do a full on lip sync music video lookbook. If you know me, I am the queen of lip syncing, and I was so down with that.
I think there’s something that goes like, every four years your style changes. Or something like that. And I feel like this year my style has really changed. I used to dress totally nutso. Like really out of the box. Then when I graduated high school I felt like I should reign it in because I was an “adult” now. But now that I’m an official adult at 23, I want to infuse more playfulness back into my style. I love these looks so much because they can be simple on their own, but when paired together they have a more carefree vibe to them.
This look is probably the most mature and professional. I found it at a local shop here called OKO, which is actually run by these two awesome girls that I grew up with. They have such fun and unique styles and I love everything in their store. I am a huge lover of chambray and swing dresses, so this was the perfect piece for me. My favorite styling tip for autumn and winter is layering, and I feel like this dress is great for layering. I paired it with my FAVE Target tights, I literally live in these all season, and these adorable Topshop boots. Together, I feel like this look would be great for a day at work that turns into a night out for drinks with close friends.
When Abbie, who co-owns OKO, realized that I love me some ruffles, she actually climbed up to their storage space and pulled this sweater out for me. It is so out there, which I just love, but it also has a really soft material that lays nicely and I think brings a more casual element to the look. I had to bring out some denim with this skirt from Gap. I have a feeling that 70’s style is coming back into fashion, and this skirt is definitely a contender. I wore my favorite Frye ballet flats just to keep things chill. I love this look and am already dying for the days when it’s cold enough to wear this sweater everywhere.
Endless Rose Fringe Sweater (sold out online, but still at OKO and you can call them and they will ship!) // Principle Denim Innovators Jeans (from OKO) sold out, similar here //The Shine Project Necklace // Topshop Boots
Again, this sweater is also from OKO and is so.much.fun. I am obsessed with fringe anything and I love the monochromatic look of this. The black and white design is very “herringbone” like, but it’s not too perfect where it looks preppy at all. These Principle jeans are also from OKO and I have been living in them all month. They have a lot of give to them which makes them comfy without stretching out too much in between washes. The rips also make me look much cooler than I actually am. While both are sold out online, as of now they are still available at OKO and if you call, they can ship to you. I finished this look off with the same Topshop boots that I already know will be on repeat throughout the winter. I was looking for a boot that had a really flat heel and something that I could wear with a casual outfit but also be dressy enough to wear on nights out. The shiny sheen gives the boots a fancier look, while the short heel dress it down. I also love where it falls on my ankle as it doesn’t make my legs look too chicken-like. Win-win for me!
Finally, the last outfit and the quintessential fall pumpkin patch get-up. I saw this pinafore dress in Target right at the beginning of September and it wasn’t in my size so I skipped on getting it. Every time I would go for the next few weeks it would still be sitting there, just one left. I loved it so much that I decided to take a risk on the smaller size, and thankfully it fit perfectly. I am just in love with the beautiful pattern and the corduroy feel. I got the long sleeve shirt from BP. at Nordstroms and it is the perfect layering top. It has ribbed detailing which makes it very “winter” friendly, but it’s thin enough to not be too hot under a coat. I got the tights from Modcloth last year, but thankfully they still have them and in many other colors too. Of course, this look wouldn’t be perfect without some 90’s throwback with my Converse high tops and a choker.
I hope you guys loved these looks and enjoy the video! I am obsessed with how it turned out and I feel like music video lookbooks are my new thing. What do you think? Am I cool enough for it?