I'm an all-jeans, all-the-time person. I wear them with everything, and I wear them everywhere: on dates, to dinner, to meetings...everywhere. Major wardrobe ruts certainly make getting dressed easy, and I love my jeans, but still:
Sometimes you want to switch it up.
Tailored trousers (especially cropped to ankle length) are everywhere this fall, and such a fun way to feel just a touch more pulled-together, even on the weekend.
The first way I styled these pants: with a silky blouse, leg-lengthening pumps, and the best leather jacket ever. (If you're looking to invest in a leather jacket this fall, look for one with cool details like those studs, fringe, or an asymmetrical collar - basically anything that makes it a little different and a little special.)
I love navy and chartreuse; it's a kind of unexpected combination that just really works. Add a scarf that incorporates all the different hues in your outfit to pull the whole look together, and keep your accessories simple - a bangle is really all you need with a look this statement-making.
Last but not least, my favorite of these three looks: a feminine shell with a pretty bird print and a leather jacket that toughens it up just enough.
All items pictured from T.J.Maxx (part of our fall style series; check out the T.J.Maxx Tumblr for more).