Nothing But Neutral

Jessica Sturdy wearing a white and cream monochromatic outfit after Labor Day. Jessica is styling a Goat Fashion cashmere sweater, white denim mini skirt from Vineyard Vines, a round embossed handbag by Brahmin, and Inez heels.

I’ll get into more of what I packed for South America soon, but my suitcase contains nothing but neutrals. (Hey, they’re the easiest to mix and match!) But even if you’re not living out of a single suitcase, a monochromatic outfit of creamy neutrals always looks chic. Especially after Labor Day!

Fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy styling a white denim skirt for fall.

I got this white denim skirt earlier this summer and I have to admit… It was my first time wearing a denim skirt since high school and I’m still not sure how I feel about it! Ha, kidding. I’m into it now, but it did take me a little while to come back around.

Chicago blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a Goat Fashion cashmere sweater and a white circle handbag.

I paired the bright white skirt with a few different neutral hues… A cream-colored sweater, an embossed circle bag that pulls the two together, and round sunglasses to match. To finish it off, I put on a pair of nude leather pumps that are probably the most comfortable I’ve ever worn… More on that below!

Bows & Sequins styling a cashmere sweater with a white denim skirt for a cute fall outfit.

Inez is a new-to-me footwear brand that puts function first! The shoes are classic and beautiful, but actually made with wearability in mind… What a novel concept, haha!

I was super impressed with the ordering process from start to finish… They’ll send you two different sizes to test out (click “Add a backup pair for free!”), and a return label to send back the pair that doesn’t fit within two weeks. (I ended up keeping the 9 I ordered as a backup instead of the 8.5 I assumed would fit, so I was glad to have had the backup pair from the get-go!) The shoes are handmade in Spain, so you know the quality is there, too! I’ll be wearing these nude leather pumps for years to come. They’re not cheap by any means, but they’re very reasonably priced for a pair of well-made leather pumps, especially when they’re crafted with comfort in mind!

Chicago fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing the Inez Alta heels in Almond Napa Leather.

Get the Look…

Goat Fashion Cashmere Sweaterย (similar here)
Vineyard Vines White Denim Skirt (sold out; similar here, here, & here)
Inez Alta Pumps in Walnut Leather c/o
Brahmin Lane Bag
Target Round Sunglasses
NARS Lipstick in Roseland

Bows & Sequins wearing a Goat Fashion sweater, Vineyard Vines denim skirt, Brahmin handbag, and Inez comfortable heels.

PS: As I’m sure you’ve noticed since I got this bag in March (I think it’s been in 90% of outfit posts since then…), I’m absolutely *obsessed* with this little round bag. It’s the Brahmin “Lane” bag and it’s available in so many different textures, colors, patterns, etc. It has a removable crossbody strap (that’s adjustable!) and it surprisingly fits a lot inside. My giant mophie, my iPhone 8 Plus, my wallet, keys, and lipstick, and a small sunglass sleeve all fit inside. And there’s an outside pocket, too! It’s great for weekend, going out, dinner dates, etc. The round shape is super chic and on-trend, too!

Chicago fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy styling a white denim skirt with nude heels and a circle handbag.

Chicago blogger Bows & Sequins styling a denim skirt for fall.

Bows & Sequins wearing a Goat Fashion sweater, Vineyard Vines white denim skirt, nude pumps, and a round handbag.

Chicago fashion blogger Bows & Sequins styling a white denim skirt for a cute fall outfit.

Chicago fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a Goat Fashion sweater, Vineyard Vines skirt, Brahmin round handbag, and Inez heels that are very comfortable!

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  1. 9.13.18

    Great look – love the sweater!!

    Rebecca |

  2. 9.13.18
    Briana said:

    I have to have your little round bag! And I love the cream on white!


  3. 9.13.18
    jessica said:

    I just want to say… I love this outfit, and this is what i miss from fashion blogging! There’s something so fresh about this outfit that i would not have thought of, but love the idea of the paired neutrals and the white denim skirt. So many bloggers are just pushing the same looks/brands, but i love how you actually put this together, which is the art that is disappearing. You go girl! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 9.13.18
    Liv said:

    Love the neutral color palette!


  5. 10.5.18

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