April Style Sudoku: Outfits 11–14

This is it! I wrapped up my April style sudoku last weekend. The final four outfits are below, and you can catch all of my daily outfit stories in my “Style Sudoku” highlight on Instagram. I’ll be sharing a full recap post on Wednesday! :)


OUTFIT 11 • Wednesday, April 17th

April Style Sudoku: Outfit 11 — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I wore my burgundy hat to work again and once again got compliments on it. Aren’t compliments on your outfit the BEST?! It makes me feel so good. Even though I did get compliments, this was one of my least favorite outfits. As much as I love contrasting elements in outfits, this one didn’t really “go” well to me: the dark-colored hat and flats feel more fall/winter, and the sweater and jeans feel more spring/ summer. If I had given myself more time to put together this sudoku I may have switched out some of the items, but there’s usually one or two outfits that aren’t my favorite out of the bunch in the end anyway.

Weather: High of 63°F (17°C), no precipitation

OUTFIT DETAILS

Everlane sweater / exact (limited sizes) or similar
Everlane jeans / exact (limited sizes) or similar by Banana Republic
Charlotte Olympia flats c/o Shopbop / exact from SSENSE (last seen here)
Leith hat / old; similar from Macy’s
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact


OUTFIT 12 • Thursday, April 18th

April Style Sudoku: Outfit 12 — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I didn’t actually plan out the outfits very well and ended up wearing items back to back in the last few days of my sudoku. Oops! I don’t think anyone noticed, haha. (If they did, no one said anything to me.)

Since my workplace is pretty casual, I feel extra professional every time I wear a blazer, so I saved all those outfits for work days. This was another one with the harsh contrast between the navy blazer and white denim. I tried playing around with tucking the shirt since it is a little bit long, but I couldn’t get it to lay quite right so I let it do its thing. This day was the first day all year that it hit 70 degrees, so I was a little warm in this outfit after work!

Weather: High of 73°F (23°C), no precipitation

OUTFIT DETAILS

J.Crew blazer / old; similar from Nordstrom Rack
Elizabeth & Clarke
shirt / exact
Everlane jeans / exact (limited sizes) or similar by Banana Republic
Earth flats c/o / old; similar by Frye (last seen here)
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact


OUTFIT 13 • Friday, April 19th

April Style Sudoku: Outfit 13 — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Thursday hit 70°, so naturally, Friday hit 80°! Korri and I took work off, mostly so we could watch the gymnastics national championship; the first meet was in the middle of the day and I didn’t feel like going to work for two hours, coming home, then going back for three more hours…and when Korri decided to take the day off, I did too! I was a little bit productive: I swapped my winter tires out first thing in the morning! After the first semifinal, we went out to lunch downtown and sat outside. It was just about too warm to sit outside and Korri got sunburned on his arms. But man, 80° felt glorious!

I wore this outfit to every activity, even for our patio lunch. I did feel warm, but I wasn’t too warm, and the shirt and hat kept me shaded so I didn’t get sunburned. I’m not a huge fan of the shirt and boyfriend jean combination but do appreciate how well the stripes go with the denim.

Weather: High of 82°F (28°C), slightly breezy, no precipitation

OUTFIT DETAILS

Elizabeth & Clarke shirt / exact
Everlane jeans / exact (limited sizes) or similar
Madewell boots / old; similar
Leith hat / old; similar from Macy’s
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact


OUTFIT 14 • Saturday, April 20th

April Style Sudoku: Outfit 14 — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I saved my final Hunter boot outfit for last, fully expecting that it wasn’t going to rain, because that would be my luck. Ha! In truth, I didn’t wear this outfit with the Hunter boots because it wasn’t raining when I was out running errands (and by that I mean going to the grocery store). A nice thunderstorm rolled through town in the late afternoon and I had my boots with me just in case, but I didn’t end up walking around outside in the rain. I wore this outfit with my brown flats instead. I’m very happy that it did end up raining because it looks like I planned my outfits out pretty well! ;)

Weather: High of 68°F (20°C), thunderstorm in the late afternoon but otherwise dry

OUTFIT DETAILS

J.Crew blazer / exact
Gap tee / old; similar
Madewell
jeans / old; similar
Hunter boots / exact
Smartwool socks / exact style from Backcountry
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact

April Style Sudoku: Outfits 6–10

I’m closing in on the last few days of my style sudoku! Last Friday, I shared my first five outfits, and now I’m back with outfits 6-10. As always, you can keep up in real time by checking out my Instagram stories (and I will eventually save them all to a Style Sudoku highlight; still deciding if I want to make a new one for each season or combine them all into one highlight—thoughts?).


OUTFIT 6 • Friday, April 12th

April Style Sudoku: Outfit 6 — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I broke out the white denim for a beautiful Friday in the office, and it was my first time wearing my new cotton-linen sweater from Everlane! When I first received it, I wasn’t sure that I liked the size I got, but now that I’ve worn it out I’m happy with it. (A good thing since this color sold out of most sizes pretty quickly…) I love, love the color scheme: army green, sand, bone, and brown. It’s perfect for spring!

Weather: High of 59°F (15°C), no precipitation during the day

OUTFIT DETAILS

Madewell jacket / old; similar
Everlane sweater / exact (limited sizes) or similar
Everlane jeans / exact (limited sizes) or similar by Banana Republic
Earth flats c/o / old; similar by Frye (last seen here)
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact


OUTFIT 7 • Saturday, April 13th

April Style Sudoku: Outfit 7 — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Woo, the weekend! Today marked the first day of the farmer’s market downtown, and it was also Record Store Day, so we spent the early afternoon perusing both the market and the record store! I indulged in my favorite mini donuts at the market and ended up picking up two new records at the record store (but the special release I wanted was gone by the time we got there, boo). It was an absolutely beautiful day; I was almost too warm wearing this sweater! Sadly, my pinkie toes were sad and blistered after walking around in these shoes for a couple of hours.

Weather: High of 63°F (17°C), rain showers in the late evening

OUTFIT DETAILS

Everlane sweater / exact style
Everlane jeans / exact (limited sizes) or similar
Charlotte Olympia flats c/o Shopbop / exact from SSENSE (last seen here)
Leith hat / old; similar from Macy’s
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact


OUTFIT 8 • Sunday, April 14th

April Style Sudoku: Outfit 8 — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

We started our Sunday morning with brunch at one of our favorite restaurants downtown. Since the rain had mostly passed, I decided to not wear my final rain boot outfit. Instead I went with this cozy ensemble. I love the tonal contrast between the sweater blazer and sweater, and I felt super put together for brunch. We ended up going to a softball game afterwards. I brought a jacket along with me to keep warm but I also wish I had a blanket! It ended up being decently nice out with high clouds in the sky. I did, however, almost ruin my shoes in the wet, muddy grass, so maybe the rain boots would have been a better idea! ;)

Weather: High of 53°F (12°C), rainy in the early morning and evening

OUTFIT DETAILS

J.Crew blazer / exact
Everlane sweater / exact (limited sizes) or similar
Madewell jeans / old; similar
Earth flats c/o / old; similar by Frye (last seen here)
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact


OUTFIT 9 • Monday, April 15th

April Style Sudoku: Outfit 9 — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Back at work...wah-wah. I had a meeting to attend for my boss so I decided to wear one of the outfits with my navy blazer. This outfit featured monochrome navy with the contrasting cognac ankle boots. I think it’s a little too heavy on the navy/dark denim for me but I love the gold buttons on the blazer. I did find it annoying that the sleeves of my tee kept riding up under my blazer sleeves during the day. I don’t remember having that issue with the other striped shirt but will pay closer attention next time.

Weather: High of 55°F (13°C), rainy in the early morning and then dry during the day

OUTFIT DETAILS

J.Crew blazer / old; similar from Nordstrom Rack
Gap
tee / old; similar
Madewell
jeans / old; similar
Madewell boots / old; similar
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact


OUTFIT 10 • Tuesday, April 16th

April Style Sudoku: Outfit 10 — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Tuesday felt like Wednesday if that gives you any indication about how I’m feeling about the week, haha! Like basically every other day, I spent the day at my desk. This outfit feels like more of a weekend outfit, but it still worked fine for work. This outfit is my favorite so far—it feels the most “me” and is one I plan to repeat in the future. I absolutely love how the sweater is slightly cropped because it works perfectly with my high-waisted jeans and pants! And the color scheme is full of neutrals I love.

Weather: 58°F (14°C), no precipitation

OUTFIT DETAILS

Madewell jacket / old; similar
Everlane sweater / exact (limited sizes) or similar
Madewell
jeans / similar
Madewell boots / old; similar
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact

April Style Sudoku: Outfits 1–5

Whew, the first five days of my April style sudoku flew by! As I did with my January style sudoku, I’m grouping the outfits into three different posts. Below you’ll find all the details on what I wore on each day, the weather for that day, and my thoughts on each outfit and how well it worked for me.


OUTFIT 1 • Sunday, April 7th

April Style Sudoku: Outfit 1 — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

We flew back from Portland early on Sunday, and later in the day we had dinner plans since my mom and step dad were in town for the weekend. I didn’t have my full sudoku put together so I spent a good portion of the afternoon trying to figure it out and most of it was kind of just thrown together. I wore this outfit knowing that I would at least include these four items just in case I needed to change anything.

Luckily the showers had mostly passed by the time we set out for dinner so I didn’t need rain boots. I actually almost felt too warm with my jacket and cashmere sweater; it felt so nice outside! This was the first day the air actually felt warm. Spring is here! :)

Weather: High of 64°F (18°C), showers in the morning but dry in the afternoon/evening

OUTFIT DETAILS

Madewell jacket / old; similar
Everlane sweater / exact style
Everlane jeans / exact (limited sizes) or similar
Earth flats c/o / old; similar by Frye (last seen here)
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact


OUTFIT 2 • Monday, April 8th

April Style Sudoku: Outfit 2 — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

The rain returned, so I broke out the first of three outfits featuring my Hunter boots. I included the same boots in my winter sudoku. Really hoping I won’t need them in the summer, too, ha! It was another warm day, though most of my day was spent indoors working. The shirt felt a little fussy under the sweater blazer; I couldn’t get the sleeve cuffs to lay quite right over the blazer sleeves. I definitely prefer wearing the shirt sleeves at full length with no cuffs. The “unstainable” fabric is a little too slippery to hold folds in place (which is nice, because it resists wrinkling!).

Weather: High of 66°F (19°C), rain showers

OUTFIT DETAILS

J.Crew blazer / exact
Elizabeth & Clarke
shirt / exact
Madewell jeans / similar
Hunter boots / exact
Smartwool socks / exact style from Backcountry
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact


OUTFIT 3 • Tuesday, April 9th

April Style Sudoku: Outfit 3 — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

We had a 90% chance of rain, so I opted to wear my second of three outfits with my rain boots…and it turned out that it didn’t rain all that much, so that was pretty much a waste, unfortunately. This weekend and next week could be rainy again. Oops! It’s tough to know what the forecast will be two weeks in advance. I also probably shouldn’t have worn an outfit with the hat since it was windy later in the day! Double whammy, haha. I will say that I got compliments on my hat at work, and it was then that I realized that I don’t think I’ve actually worn any of my floppy hats to work. I’m not opposed to wearing hats indoors but floppy hats feel sillier than regular baseball caps so I hadn’t done it until now!

Weather: High of 55°F (13°C), rain showers in the morning, breezy in the afternoon

OUTFIT DETAILS

Everlane sweater / exact style
Madewell jeans / old; similar
Hunter
boots / exact
Leith hat / old; similar from Macy’s
Smartwool socks / exact style from Backcountry
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact


OUTFIT 4 • Wednesday, April 10th

April Style Sudoku: Outfit 4 — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Wednesday looked to be mostly dry so I took a chance and wore my kitty flats! I love juxtaposing them against my boyfriend jeans. I liked the contrast of the navy striped tee against the light camel sweater blazer, but I’m not a huge fan of the sweater blazer–boyfriend jean combination. I think I would like pairing a regular blazer with boyfriend jeans more than the more loose-fitting sweater blazer. It still was a nice, comfortable outfit for a day at my desk.

Weather: High of 55°F (13°C), some light showers, breezy

OUTFIT DETAILS

J.Crew blazer / exact
Gap
tee / old; similar
Everlane jeans / exact (limited sizes) or similar
Charlotte Olympia flats c/o Shopbop / exact from SSENSE (last seen here)
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact


OUTFIT 5 • Thursday, April 11th

April Style Sudoku: Outfit 5 — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I opted to go with another shoe option besides my Hunter boots since I really didn’t think it would be that rainy, and much to my chagrin, it rained more on Thursday than it did on Tuesday. Sigh. Gotta love spring weather! I wore my navy blazer for the first time in way too long. I really do like having it for when I need to look more professional at work, but that doesn’t happen often if at all so I just haven’t worn it. It’s also snugger on my shoulders than I remember it being. I wish J.Crew still made this exact blazer—gold buttons and all! It’s such a classic. I left the shirt untucked during the day but now that I’m looking at the photos, I wish I would have tried front tucking or half tucking it. It’s a little long under the blazer.

Weather: High of 53°F (12°C), showers in the morning

OUTFIT DETAILS

J.Crew blazer / old; similar from Nordstrom Rack
Elizabeth & Clarke
shirt / exact
Madewell jeans / similar
Madewell boots / old; similar
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact