Style Recipe: Rustic Prep Girl Chic

I am loving this combination lately. It’s very Alexa Chung. And it’s a whole lot of Zara and Madewell (sorry, it’s just on my radar a lot lately). From sequined wallets-big-as-clutches to supple leather backpacks (let’s bring the backpack back, y’all), to tweed shorts with black tights…topped off with olive hued jackets, a jaunty fedora, and striped shirt. Well, it just screams new take on old classics to me. Everything has a twist. {The backpack, but it’s leather; the clutch, but it’s sequined; the black tights but with tweed shorts…the list goes on}

fedoraleather backpacksequinned wallet (sold out online) • canvas & leather totestriped shirttweed shortssequin cable knit scarfquilted jacket

Can you see yourself wearing any or some of these pieces? Honestly I could wear them all…but I’d stick to one bag at a time (and I’ve already purchased the canvas Madewell bag and LOVE IT!).

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  1. 10.13.2011 / 12:02 am

    I can totally see myself wearing this outfit. Maybe with trousers to work and then change to shorts and add the hat for an evening with the extended family. I can even run behind V without worrying about my outfit 🙂 Nice one.

  2. 10.13.2011 / 12:51 am

    My husband just bought me that clutch yesterday in store because it was sold out online and I have been DYING for it! I cannot wait to use it! It’s looks even better in person 🙂

  3. 10.13.2011 / 6:23 am

    Great ensemble. I’m eyeing the sequined clutch, quilted jacket, and tweed shorts.

  4. 10.13.2011 / 7:04 am

    This is a recipe for success! Especially as a busy mom, adding some glam to my weekday look is key. And these are simple pieces that work well together. Adding to my style file. Thanks!

  5. 10.13.2011 / 8:06 am

    I really love this look, so perfect for autumn. I am definitely going to invest in some tweet shorts, would look awesome with tights as you say. Lovely colour selection.
    I saw that sequined wallet in Zara recently and stopped to ogle it about 4 times… so pretty! xxx

  6. 10.13.2011 / 8:12 am

    OOOHHH MY I love that Zara jacket!!

  7. 10.13.2011 / 8:26 am

    Love this! Especially the jacket and tote. 🙂

  8. 10.13.2011 / 8:46 am

    I love the clutch! I think it is a must have!

  9. 10.13.2011 / 9:57 am

    OMG I want everything! Especially the zara sequined wallet!

  10. 10.13.2011 / 10:03 am

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  11. Susan
    10.13.2011 / 11:12 am

    The tote is my favorite – love this!

  12. 10.13.2011 / 11:29 am

    I am in love with the color palette here! I think my last outfit post was this exact palette! Seriously some of my favorite fall neutrals in such a relaxed but chic style! Amazing job pulling these together, major inspiration! Thanks again Kristina! xoxo

  13. Stacy
    10.13.2011 / 1:07 pm

    Love, classic and casual… and I’ve bookmarked the Madewell website and liked it on Facebook.

  14. 10.13.2011 / 1:10 pm

    Seriously in love with that backpack. But oh, the price! (sad face)

  15. Elizabeth
    10.13.2011 / 2:11 pm

    I love the clutch and the jacket! The clutch is a MUST have!

  16. I’d like to try the tweed shorts and black tights but just wonder if I am too old to pull that off. Also, shockingly..you show no shoes..not quite sure what shoes to wear with the short look! ?
    Also, as an aside. Is the plugin you use for your social icons on the left called Sharebar? Did you have to code in the +1 button? I am using sharebar but it doesn’t have a choice to dummy in a +1–I haven’t had a chance to figure out how to code one in..so many people have the +1 it makes me wonder if I just grabbed the wrong sharebar? Thanks.
    The Chief Blonde

  17. 10.13.2011 / 2:26 pm

    I was checking out that Zara clutch on their site yesterday. I just love sequins so much. I also really love the jacket; It’s very Burberry like.

  18. 10.13.2011 / 2:27 pm

    I really like everything, the sweather, scarf, the Zara jacket and the tote. What I am really liking in the blue blazer, with that chucky man watch, it so classic looking. I got my eye on that watch.

  19. 10.13.2011 / 2:32 pm

    I’m loving it all; especially the fedora (so classic) and sequined wallet. I also am eyeing that blue blazer! I have a navy one, but that blue with the unique cuffs = hott.
    Great post =)

  20. 10.13.2011 / 3:08 pm

    Love the entire outfit. I do wish we had a Madewell in Houston! The scarf…is now on my MUST have list.

  21. 10.13.2011 / 4:45 pm

    loving @PrttyShnySprkly amazing rustic color palette in this post! check it out {http://t.co/fNeMSwsU}

  22. 10.13.2011 / 5:26 pm

    I was in Zara at the weekend and I couldn’t believe how many amazing pieces they have in at the moment. I’m just loving all the metallics for A/W. I think a little trip there after payday is definitely in order.
    This look isn’t really me – reminds me a lot of rich people in the countryside – but that sequinned clutch DEFINITELY is. 🙂

  23. 10.13.2011 / 6:13 pm

    Lusting over that Zara wallet! Although being British I also have love for that olive green jacket – reminds me of a Barbour 🙂

  24. 10.13.2011 / 7:48 pm

    I love this post! I already own tweed shorts that I wear with tights, and lots of olive tops, but I love the sequined wallet and that great leather backpack. It looks so soft!

  25. 10.13.2011 / 8:40 pm

    I love all of your picks but the back pack won my heart! i need it in my life ASAP 🙂
    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

  26. 10.13.2011 / 8:44 pm

    I love everything, I need the whole look!! And the backpack – YES! Let’s bring it back!xoxo
    Lia

  27. 10.15.2011 / 1:36 am

    Love rustic sparkles! Now have that Zara gold clutch and it makes me SO happy. When not in use… on my bookshelf! 🙂

  28. 10.15.2011 / 4:15 am

    These are all items I’d use – totally cute look! I really want those grey shorts 🙂 Nice to meet you! I’m a fashion blogger too, just getting back into it after a long break.

  29. 10.17.2011 / 8:26 pm

    This is such a great style collage! I can definitely see myself wearing most of these pieces, I also definitely lean towards rustic colours in the fall – lately, I’m wearing a lot of dark red/garnet/burgundy, brown, plum and navy.- Laura S

  30. 10.19.2011 / 7:44 pm

    Eeek! Could not love your compilation anymore! Love Madewell everything for Fall and need to hop over to a Zara ASAP, though I’m sure to have lost out on the sequined wallet. It’s been a crazy, busy summer and now I’m trying to catch-up on blog reading. I’ve been a a bad BDIB – but I’ll try to get better. 🙂

  31. 11.13.2011 / 11:07 pm

    […] P.S. – the last photo we shot on purpose to mimic the well-circulated one that was featured on Zara’s website (and which I also featured). […]

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