I was about to throw on my red Ferragamos when my sister informed me that I was veering far too patriotic for anything post Labor Day. True, I could have taken a different approach to styling the navy sweatshirt, but I felt like I'd been waiting all summer for the humidity to die down enough that I could finally wear it, and I wasn't about to bend on the white denim.

As much as I want the weather to bend to my sartorial whims, it's often a suffering I choose for myself, when I wear suede sandals in a downpour, cropped pants and flats with no socks while temps hover around freezing, or skinny jeans on a blazing hot summer day.

Fortunately when I arrived in the small town center of Niantic, CT I found that I coordinated just perfectly with their autumnal displays.

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The Rundown
New York Sweatshirt J.Crew
White Jeans Gap
Brown Loafers Ferragamo similar
Navy Bucket Bag Tommy Hilfiger similar
Gold Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Signet Ring Sashi
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx



  1. Sometimes you just have to go patriotic in Autumn! Ha ha. The sweatshirt looks so cozy! Would be perfect for jetting out on a boat in Summer (not that we ever do that, haha!)

  2. such a pretty outfit! I love the NY Sweater

  3. That sweater is too cute! I think deep red would actually be fine and not look too patriotic ;-)


  4. This is such a great look - and I bet the red shoes would have been pretty perfect with it as well.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  5. I love the navy and white together and this is a cute casual outfit! I think the red flats would have looked nice with this but the brown flats are great! I have a pair of red shoes and it's so hard I never seem to have the "right" outfit to wear them with, it's easier with neutral shoes, they get worn more!

    Hope that you have a lovely weekend ahead of you!

    Away From Blue

  6. I love how red looks with navy, but worry about looking too patriotic as well! Those neutral flats look perfect though!

  7. I won't lie - I totally understand the impulse to wear red shoes with this outfit. In France, you'd be teased for dressing like Francois le Francais, and yes, it does seem a bit patroitic after the Fourth of July (or Bastille Day, for that matter) but the colours just work so well together. Navy and white denim are a perfect sartorial combination, in my mind, and I love how this look turned out - red flats or no red flats ;)

  8. I like how you matched their displays lol It looks great. I like the combo of navy and white. Thanks for sharing!

  9. I so love these sweatshirts. I had to stop buying them from Jcrew I have like 4 now. Great early Fall outfit

  10. This is my ideal fall outfit: white jeans and a cute sweatshirt!

  11. Oh this outfit is perfect. I love the casual look but also perfect for walking around and fall.

  12. Loving the simplicity of this cozy outfit.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  13. I love how simple and classic this look is! Can never go wrong with navy and white!

    xo Laura Leigh

  14. Those brown loafers are super cute, and match with your outfit perfectly!

  15. Very pretty Lydia, these are great shots and the sweatshirt is so cool.