Basics To Spice Up Your Fall Wardrobe



Top: Express (sold out) similare here and here / Trench Coat : Banana Republic (sold out online) similar here  / pants : Loft (old) similare here/ bag : Prada similar here / bracelet : Kendra Scott / shoes : BCBG (old) similar here

Trench Coat – a structured and good quality trench coat is really an important outfit staple for fall. I had my days when I bought a cheap trench coat, I washed them once or twice. On the next use it doesn’t look right anymore. When it comes to outerwear it’s quality over quantity and since you will be spending $$, pick ones that goes with almost anything  in your wardrobe. In my case, I picked out this trench coat from Banana Republic, it is lightweight and also padded inside to keep you warm. What I love most about it, is the fit. I rarely find coats that fit good or maybe I’m just not good in finding coats but I totally got lucky in this one. Unfortunately, it is sold out online but you could probably buy this in store. I found mine in store.

Silk top – it is definitely not cold weather friendly but it is so classy. For me, silk tops cami is here to stay forever. There is something about it that is so elegant, classic and sexy at the same time. Another way to style them in this cold weather is to put a shirt underneath your silk cami just like the ones here  . I think that is really cute, it reminds me of the 90’s.

Dressy jogger pants – not your usual basics but can add a little spice rather than your usual jeans or trousers. I bought mine last year at Loft in xxs petites. Most joggers runs big, just the way it’s designed. So, if you are Small get an X-Small that way it will snug a bit on your legs and looks dressy.

High heels with straps – I love heels with straps especially when the straps is nude in color. Nude shoes gives an illusion of length.

Crossbody bag – hands free bag is the way to go for me, plus they are smaller compared to other designs.




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  • Reply Camille

    I love this look, so stylish and cute. Thank you for sharing 🙂

    Camille xo

    October 18, 2016 at 3:29 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      Thank you so much Camille

      October 26, 2016 at 12:31 am
  • Reply Elizabeth - CrazyBusyHappyLife

    Love those heels! I can see them going with so many different outfits.

    October 18, 2016 at 5:18 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      Thank you so much!

      October 26, 2016 at 12:31 am
  • Reply Kristen Kavan

    I am loving the jogger pants!! So cute! And the t-strap heels are to die for. you look great!

    October 18, 2016 at 6:59 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      Thank you Kristen!

      October 26, 2016 at 12:32 am
  • Reply Betsy

    I really love that trench. I’ve been trying to find one for a few years but they always look a tad bit odd on me. Really love the entire outfit.

    October 19, 2016 at 12:19 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      Ya me too, I always have a hard time looking for coats because Im so short lol and I’m glad i found this one. Thank you for the sweet comment Betsy.

      October 21, 2016 at 1:14 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment Betsy.

      October 21, 2016 at 1:25 pm
  • Reply Amber Myers

    I love the trench coat!

    I basically just wear jeans and t-shirts. I’m not really into fashion and such, but I do like changing up my coats!

    October 20, 2016 at 12:43 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      I love jeans and t-shirt too …its the best. Thank you for the wonderful comment

      October 21, 2016 at 1:13 pm
  • Reply Liz Mays

    I love the strappy shoes, and I love that trench. You look super sharp and put together.

    October 20, 2016 at 12:56 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      Thank you Liz, that means a lot 🙂

      October 21, 2016 at 1:01 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment Liz

      October 21, 2016 at 1:11 pm
  • Reply Azlin Bloor

    I love the whole ensemble! Those dressy jogger pants have so many possibilities, and I love your shoes too!

    October 20, 2016 at 2:24 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      Thank you so much Lin for your sweet comment!

      October 21, 2016 at 1:01 pm
  • Reply Tara Pittman

    I love the way the coat and silk shirt look together. This would be perfect for our warm winters

    October 20, 2016 at 4:52 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      That’s’s getting colder here in Michigan day by day. Thank you for the wonderful comment Tara

      October 21, 2016 at 12:52 pm
  • Reply Memories of the Pacific - Cristina

    Really cute outfit! I love how well the trench and the silk top go together.

    October 20, 2016 at 6:25 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      Thank you so much Chritina 🙂

      October 21, 2016 at 12:48 pm
  • Reply Adaleta Avdic

    Absolutely loving this entire look + the advice is fantastic. I’ve been falling up my wardrobe so easily! xx Adaleta Avdic

    October 20, 2016 at 8:02 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      Thank you Ada. I appreciate your comment gorgeous

      October 21, 2016 at 12:42 pm
  • Reply Cindy

    The trench coat is such a classic! I don’t know that it will ever go out of style. Great tip to buy quality outerware too.

    October 20, 2016 at 8:20 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      Thank you so much Cindy!

      October 21, 2016 at 12:35 pm
  • Reply Melanie Smith

    I love your outfit! Seriously, that combination of colors is perfect.

    October 20, 2016 at 10:33 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      Thank you Melanie, that means a lot 🙂 I just pinned your Chai Latte Frosting and I can’t wait to make them!

      October 21, 2016 at 12:33 pm
  • Reply Nora Minassian

    Love the whole look and what a great color story! You look super chic.

    October 20, 2016 at 10:37 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      Thank you Nora! You are simply the best

      October 21, 2016 at 12:27 pm
  • Reply chei

    I love your style and shoes! You look so lovely. Thanks for sharing.

    October 21, 2016 at 4:37 am
    • Reply April Kus

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment Chei!

      October 21, 2016 at 1:28 pm
  • Reply Anosa

    I love how simple and yet stylish this look is. A trench coat is definitely a staple piece especially this season

    October 21, 2016 at 4:52 am
    • Reply April Kus

      Thank you for the wonderful comment Anosa

      October 21, 2016 at 1:27 pm
  • Reply Dana Vento

    Wow I really love the coat and the shoes. That style was looks awesome.

    October 21, 2016 at 1:49 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      Thank you so much Dana

      October 26, 2016 at 12:23 am
  • Reply Jay

    Love this so much! The top is so versatile and the shoes are killer!

    October 21, 2016 at 1:52 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      Thank you so much!

      October 26, 2016 at 12:23 am
  • Reply Lee Anne

    I agree with all of this! Especially the trench, it’s always a good idea for Fall. Great post!

    Lee Anne

    October 21, 2016 at 2:39 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      Thank you gorgeous

      October 26, 2016 at 12:22 am
  • Reply Caryn/The Mid Life Guru

    Thanks for doing my homework for me with what’s new for fall. Off to go shopping…

    October 21, 2016 at 2:40 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      You are welcome. Thank you for stopping by Caryn

      October 26, 2016 at 12:22 am
  • Reply Krystel @ Planning The Magic

    Your outift is awesome, I am loving the joggers and blouse together. I’ve wanted a pair for awhile so thanks for sharing!

    October 21, 2016 at 5:19 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      You are welcome Krystel. Go for it. I’m sure you will rock it.

      October 26, 2016 at 12:21 am
  • Reply Ivana J

    Silk tops and dresses are my top picks for fall, they can be combined on so many ways xoxo

    October 21, 2016 at 6:16 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      I know right, it’s always a win when we can style it many ways. Thanks for stopping by Ivana

      October 26, 2016 at 12:15 am
  • Reply Crystal Marie

    Gorgeous. This outfit looks great on you and I love LOVE the cami! @interstatestyle

    October 21, 2016 at 6:23 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      Thank you so much Crystal!

      October 26, 2016 at 12:14 am
  • Reply amer

    What a beautiful ensemble. Those pointy strappy shoes are very elegant. You look great.

    October 21, 2016 at 7:17 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      Thank you so much! I appreciate it 🙂

      October 26, 2016 at 12:13 am
  • Reply Angelle Marix

    I am loving the classic trench paired with the joggers!! You look beautiful babe!!


    October 22, 2016 at 1:30 am
    • Reply April Kus

      Thank you Angelle . You are sweet, you made my day girl

      October 26, 2016 at 12:09 am
  • Reply Tiffany

    What a great list! I love joggers especially- cute, comfy, and stylish!

    October 22, 2016 at 2:36 am
    • Reply April Kus

      Yes, joggers is my new favorite. I’m glad they made dressy versions of it. Thank you for stopping by Tiffany!

      October 26, 2016 at 12:00 am
  • Reply Ashlea

    I am absolutely loving that jacket.You are definitely working that outfit. Keep up the great style.

    October 22, 2016 at 3:38 am
    • Reply April Kus

      Thank you so much for the wonderful comment Ashlea. I appreciate your time in reading and commenting 🙂

      October 25, 2016 at 11:59 pm
  • Reply Ruthie

    Love the entire outfit! The lace blouse is amazing and I need that coat!

    October 22, 2016 at 7:53 pm
  • Reply Amanda Kruse

    Love this entire outfit! You could wear this out or even to work.

    Amanda ||

    October 24, 2016 at 2:30 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      thank you so much Amanda!

      October 25, 2016 at 11:53 pm
  • Reply Ann Bacciaglia

    This is a fantastic outfit for fall. I need to get a trench coat like that.

    October 25, 2016 at 1:38 am
    • Reply April Kus

      Thank you so much Ann.

      October 25, 2016 at 11:44 pm
  • Reply Ada

    Hi April, I am Ada. I have stopped by before. I love your stylish blog, pretty Lady. What a polished look with those pants. The trench coat and camisole are classy and beautiful. Great mix of neutrals, here, too.

    I run a style linkup on Thursdays so I Welcome you to stop by and join my current brand-new linkup, pretty lady. Thanks, Ada. =)

    October 27, 2016 at 2:42 pm
  • Reply Nicole Glover

    Your shoes are adorable! I used to where straps a lot before the kiddos 🙂 Very simple, but classy outfit. Thanks for sharing!

    November 2, 2016 at 2:24 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      Thank you Nicole. This is one of my favorite shoes

      November 2, 2016 at 10:43 pm
  • Reply Izabela

    Perfect styling. You can never go wrong with basics. Trench coat is the most classic item a woman could own.

    November 2, 2016 at 9:17 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      True, i totally agree. Thanks for stopping by

      November 2, 2016 at 10:44 pm
  • Reply Natasha

    Whoa! You look so chic! The trousers really make the outfit 🙂

    November 3, 2016 at 12:06 am
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