Fall Vibes with Catherines

Autumn is officially here, and the sudden drop of temperatures that accompanied the calendar changing of the seasons means it is also officially layering season.  I partnered with Catherines to style some fall looks, and was immediately drawn to this ankle jeans and sweater combo.

The open weave on this black cardigan makes it perfect for fall days that are crisp but not cold, and was just the thing for taking a little hike through Fort Tryon Park – I didn’t get too hot even when the sun was beaming down.

Of course I had to stop to smell the flowers in the sunny Heather Garden

I paired the sweater with Catherines’ new skinny ankle jean for a cute casual look.  I’m really liking the fit of this new skinny style – it is markedly different from some of the wider ankle skinny jean options I’ve tried from Catherines before.  This style is very fitted at the bottom of the leg, which meant there was zero riding up or shifting while I walked (which in turn means these are going to be great for wearing tucked into tall boots as the season progresses!).  They also come in petite sizes, which is great for my 5’4″ frame.  I got this pair in a 16WP, and they come in sizes up to a 34w (which is one of the things I really appreciate about Catherines).

After the very inclusive size range, one of my other favorite things about Catherines is their wide width shoe selection.  I am loving these stud accent booties, and they took me through our hike with zero toe pinching (*1000 praise hand emojis*).   Ankle boots are such a fall staple for me, and this vegan leather pair will be getting a lot of wear this season.

I purposefully kept the look monochrome with a striped tank because I was feeling a black and white look, but this Suprema tank top comes in a variety of colors too.  If you’re not a fan of stripes, you could do this same outfit with a rich wine hued tank (one of this season’s color trends).  I personally love a partial tuck, but this longer-line tank top works untucked as well.

It feels like there are hidden scenic overlooks around every turn in Fort Tryon Park

Oh, and did I mention that this sweater has pockets?  I can think of few garments that wouldn’t be improved by the addition of pockets, so this is always a feature for me.

By the end of the hike, I was feeling all the autumnal vibes and was fully ready for some hot apple cider and fresh baked doughnuts.  Unfortunately none were available nearby, so I know where I’ll be wearing this look next – to an orchard!

Outfit Details:

open weave sweater / striped tank / skinny jeans / stud detail ankle boots

This post is sponsored by Catherines.  All thoughts and opinions my own, as always!


Manhattanite, body positive fashion blogger, & Associate Fashion Editor at Plus Model Magazine