Weekend Outfit Formula for Fall

October 28, 2018

Do you find yourself dressing with an outfit formula sometimes?  I notice that lots of times my favorite looks have the same basic … well, math.

weekend outfit formula

My favorite fall outfit formula right now is: cool jeans + funky booties + lightweight sweater + moto jacket + tote bag + some fun accessories = a chic weekend look!

When the weather cools off more, I’ll be pulling out big, cozy, oversized sweaters, but for now this look works just right.

Let’s go through the equation … (my math friend teachers are laughing at me right now, I know!)


Every gal needs some really cool and flattering denim in her wardrobe.  I splurged on these Frame jeans at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this summer and I’ve been loving them ever since.  I’m also all about these NYDJs for Chico’s contouring jeans.  And for many years when I was on a stricter budget, I lived in Old Navy curvy jeans, a great choice for the price.


The booties have to be stylish and funky, but also comfortable. You know I don’t do anything unless it’s comfortable!  These stretch booties from Jeffery Campbell are just right and my other favorite comfortable booties are from Jambu. (Use code DAWNLUCY18 for 20% off at Jambu.com).


If you’re a regular reader, you’re probably sick of hearing me talk about this moto jacket, so I’ll just keep this short: fab moto for a fab price!


In California right now, the sweaters still need to be pretty lightweight.  I’m wearing a great basic black ribbed scoop neck sweater that I got a couple of seasons ago at Macy’s.  


I love funky cool little bags, buuuut the real truth is that I really love carrying all my stuff!   So when it actually comes time to go out and about for the day, I grab a big tote every time. This plaid one from Dress Barn is really inexpensive and right on trend.  I also have my eye on this practical, versatile, and high-quality leather tote.


Any outfit really comes to life with accessories.  In this look, the spotlight is on this Alexander McQueen skull and star scarf. I had been wanting a AQ scarf for years and finally decided to treat myself.  I feel cool and special every time I wear it!

I added fun pink sunnies and star earrings, both from my Amsterdam trip. (Yay, I finally learned how to buy “souvenirs” that I actually wear!)

fall outfit for women over 40

outfit formula for fall 2018

fashion can be fun and easy


What do you think of my style math?  Do you have an outfit formula that you’re loving right now?  Share with us in the comments!

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Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply Mica October 28, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    I love outfit formulas, especially when the resulting outfit looks as great as this! An Alexander McQueen skull scarf and a leather jacket is a cold weather staple! You look awesome 🙂

    Hope that you had a lovely weekend 🙂 Saturday was a little busy for me but Sunday was much more relaxing 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Reply Fonda @Savvy Southern Chic October 28, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Love your outfit! Great mix of classics and trends.

  • Reply Yvonne October 28, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    Loving those boots!

    Have a great week xoxo Yvonne

  • Reply Nancy October 29, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Fantastic boots!

  • Reply Maria | passion fruit, paws and peonies October 30, 2018 at 9:07 am

    No formula what so ever haha! You look fabulous, love the tote! xx Maria

  • Reply Heidi October 30, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Hi Dawn! You look fabulous, as always. Guess you must be good at math! I pretty much follow the same formula, just didn’t know it was a formula! Now that the weather has cooled off I never leave the house without a jacket and scarf, and they are always my favorite pieces to add a bit of pizazz to my outfit!
    Happy Halloween!
    Xo Heidi

  • Reply Ada October 30, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    The outfit formula you mentioned is one of my ‘current seasonal uniforms’ too. All of your accessories are perfect but I just love the booties and matching tote bag in those classic and now-trending Glen Plaids. Also, I love your skull scarf and the fun edgy booties! Well done, Dawn Lucy!

    Come link your latest posts and skirt outfits with the new monthly Skirt Linkup, live today and every last Tuesday of each month! Thanks. =)) And as always a new Thursday Moda goes LIVE each Thursday!


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