GALLERY: Outfits of the Week

By Clare Kocher


Fall in the Midwest is my favorite time to bring out my most unique and favorite clothing from my wardrobe. With chilly mornings, hot afternoons and cooler evenings, a wide array of options are available to mix and match for various styles of daily wear. Here are my outfits from this past week:


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Last Saturday for Block it was surprisingly 85 degrees, so I decided to make the most of the bizarre weather with a more summery outfit. I wore my black bandeau top from Forever 21 with some high-waisted “mom jeans” from American Eagle. To make the look more cohesive, I put on a black belt and wore my black and white Adidas sneakers.


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Sunday was a more relaxing day for me, and substantially cooler. Out to lunch with friends, I wore my carrot jeans and a large fuzzy sweater from Urban Outfitters, with socks and Birkenstocks to complete the autumnal look. For fun, I added one of my longer necklaces to compliment the sweater.


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Monday evening with my friends, I decided to wear a more bold outfit with the overall color scheme being black. I went with a black pencil skirt from Forever 21, black bralette from Tobi, black choker from American Eagle and a black mesh floral shirt from Urban Outfitters. Against the dark background, the floral mesh shirt stood out as the statement piece.


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Tuesday I brought out my carrot jeans from Urban Outfitters again, this time contrasting the loose fit with a tighter turtleneck from American Eagle. I wore my tie-dyed headband and a longer moonstone necklace to decorate the rather plain top.


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Wednesday I decided to keep it simple with a flowy peach dress from Free People and a pair of gray sandals. To spice up the look, I added a few silver and turquoise rings, as well as my tie-dye headband again.


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On Thursday it was warmer again, so I wore my new high-waisted black ripped jeans from American Eagle. I went with a darker tube top to match the black jeans and finished the look with a shorter necklace.


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Friday I went to Chicago, where it was predictably much cooler. For a more urban look I put on my Adidas sneakers, American Eagle mom jeans, and a longer sweatshirt/hoodie that I got from Free People. I also decided to wear my new floral print fanny pack from Urban Outfitters to give the look a unique twist.




All images were photographed by the author.

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