Disclosure: Kohls has provided a gift card to help facilitate the Kohl’s Fall Fashion Weekly Challenge. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions stated are those of Jennifer of The Suburban Mom, unless stated otherwise.
Over the last four weeks, I have had a great time shopping and challenging myself to expand my wardrobe within specific fashion trends. I ended up with some great pieces that seamlessly mix and match with items already in my closet, which to me is the sign of successful shopping. Not only are the items I picked up spot on with today’s hottest trends, but they totally work for me as a work at home mom.
The final Kohl’s fashion challenge was my favorite because there are so many great ways to wear black and white.
Week #4: Black & White Hot: There is no gray area when it comes to staying on trend this fall; it’s as easy as black and white. Make a mod statement by wearing black and white color-blocked, in graphic prints, or accented with a pop of color (we recommend the season’s trending colors – red or cobalt).
While I talked about looking for a black and white color block dress to complete this mission, when I saw this black and white color block sweater from Dana Buchanan I could not pass it up. Light weight with three-quarter dolman sleeves, it is kind of perfect for Florida’s mild temps. In fact, I bought the outfit on Tuesday and woke up Wednesday morning to a cold snap that dipped temps into the 50s for the first time this season. It was a serendipitous day to break out my new outfit.
In the first week’s New Classics challenge I discovered these Lauren Conrad black pants. Even though I featured them in this series already, I couldn’t resist showing off a different way to wear them. It’s hard to get a good picture showing detail on a pair of black pants. They look like leggings in the picture, but what I like about these pants is that they are pants with four pockets, belt loops and a zipper. They have a skinny, stretch fit (that is so comfy) but they are better than spandex leggings – and more versatile.
They are also a true black, that shouldn’t fade easily, which means you won’t be able to tell that I wear them all of the time — like I already do.
Because this week’s challenge mentioned the idea of adding a color pop, when I a rainbow of bright scarves by Apt 9 at Kohl’s I couldn’t resist adding one to the look. Officially, I choose to include this cobalt blue one, but unofficially I bought one in red too. The scarves were only $11.99 each! Plus I had $10 Kohl’s Cash to spend with a 20% off coupon… So the second scarf was a treat to me for less than $2.
In past challenges I haven’t been able to squeeze a new pair of shoes into my $100 budget, but I got lucky this time and manage to sneak in a pair of boots. (And I am so excited that I actually got to wear them this week because it was cool!) What I like most about these slouch boots by Candies is that they are flat. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good-looking heel, but I spend most of my days with small children at home or in the classroom. I need to be nice to my feet. So these boots are cute, stylish and flat — a combo that is harder to find than it sounds.
YES, I stayed in budget – you can score my entire look for less than $100! (Shoes included!)
- Shirt $30.00
- Pants $30.80
- Boots $49.99
- Scarf $11.99
- Less a 20% off coupon (24.56)
Total = $98.22
I had a 20% off coupon for in-store shopping, but if you are shopping online you can use the coupon code Apple20 to save 20% plus get free shipping (no min) if you have a Kohl’s charge. If you don’t have a Kohl’s charge use the code Gobble15 to save 15% and free shipping over $50.
This challenge suited me well, and I adore the pieces I found for it. Worn together or worn separately, the pieces that make up this outfit will see a lot of wear time.
Hi, I am Jen. No, not the same Jennifer you normally hear from, I am Jen from The Suburban Mom, and for the next month I will be bringing you fashion tips and trends and show how you can incorporate them into your fall wardrobe with styles from Kohl’s.