Welcome to October and another week of Monday’s Sassy Fashionista Fall Preview.
Because I’m about to spend a little time cleaning up my fall garden this morning, this week’s focus is on wearing simple sweats and a cool black baseball hat.
With an L.A. logo to be exact.
It’s a city I used to visit yearly to see my twin sister, who passed away suddenly this past year.
I bought the hat to wear as another tribute to the moments we spent together in L.A., including our last birthday celebration pre-Covid, where we shared an $11 slice of coconut cake on the patio at The Ivy, complete with a fireworks-style candle.
Our sweet birthday lunch was such fun, and I was looking forward to making it an annual event.
It wasn’t meant to be.
Instead, I’ll now cherish several other sacred-sisterhood memories.
Besides the baseball cap, today I’ve chosen a couple of simple sweatshirts to feature.
Truth is, I’ve never been much of a sweat’s girl.
Until Covid hit and most of us found ourselves with nowhere to go, I usually dressed up a bit more.
I’ve been a freelancer for a while now, and I’m one of those people that actually feels better and more productive when I dress more professionally.
With a little fashion-creative sass.
Even while working away in my home office.
But during the ugly pandemic, comfy suddenly became a little too easy.
When I do wear sweats, I want something with a bit of a cool factor and less of a recycled sweatshirt look.
That’s not my best look.
I found the L.A. oversized bargain with letters in burgundy online at HM, where I also scored a beige one with the words Paris Atelier on it.
Both tops are soft and affordable and make their own fav-city statement.
HM is good with things like trendy sweats, and they had several when I got this one.
If that’s the kind of affordable leisure fashion you like, check them out.
While I paired mine with a pricier pair of wider-legged Anthro sweatpants here, I will most likely wear it with skinny jeans or leggings to balance off the fullness, especially since I’m a little on the shorter side.
The second sweatshirt I’ve shown here is a simple, inexpensive, and very soft T. J. Maxx find.
I like the hood, a bit of cool street factor, and the fact I can tuck it in if I want to.
Something I will definitely do that with this one.
Simple sweats, especially those with style that don’t break the fashion bank, are a great fall addition.
Who doesn’t want that when the tolerable fall chill suddenly turns icy?
Have you discovered any cool, comfy, and affordable new sweats for your fall/winter wardrobe?
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As always, the fashion rant and the photos with this post are my own.