Trendy or timeless?

Chenille sweater, burgundy pants, brown tall boots — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Fall outfit with pink chenille sweater — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Monochrome fall outfit with chenille sweater and burgundy pants — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
H&M chenille sweater and burgundy pants — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Fall casual outfit with chenille sweater and brown riding boots — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Alright, guys: let’s talk about the items I’m wearing in this outfit. I wore this to see Bohemian Rhapsody in the theater (highly recommend!) and to Thanksgiving dinner. I love that it’s simple and comfortable and very “me”—a little more adventurous by being monochromatic—but I often read about how colored denim and tall boots are out of style (or going out of style, at least). Plus, chenille isn’t exactly timeless; my step mom reminded me how they wore it often in the ‘80s, and after being “out” for quite a while, it’s circled back around like most trends do.

I put a lot of thought into what I wear…probably more than the average person thanks to having this blog. Even though I’m more aware of trends and how people might perceive me, I still wear some items that may be seen as “dated”…and it’s mostly just because they don’t feel dated to me. I’ll be honest: I think tall, riding-style boots are classics. The styles and details may change from year to year, but people still wear tall boots. Then again, I live in Idaho (and I used to live in Utah for a short while), so I’m not exactly near a fashion capital. What’s in style here is probably a few years behind most major metropolitans. Heck, I wore my faux fur coat out and got many looks and comments. Faux fur is not seen a whole lot around here. (I blend in when I wear my North Face puffer coat!)

A pink chenille sweater and burgundy pants are definitely more on the trendy side, but burgundy pants will probably stick around for longer. I’ve had my burgundy pants for a few years now and I still see others wearing similar colors (and I still love wearing them). Burgundy and olive pants/jeans are fun to wear in the fall and winter in lieu of blue denim, which can start to feel stale after a while. Bright colors are definitely out for now, though. Not gonna lie, I kind of hope they don’t come back…LOL. Give me muted colors that could pass as neutrals any day. ;)

I would love to know: Where are you on the tall boot debate? Are they in—or out? What about burgundy pants? Do you think they are trendy or timeless?


H&M sweater / exact style (limited sizes) (last seen here)
Madewell pants / old; similar by Abercrombie & Fitch
Cole Haan boots / old; similar or similar by Bandolino
Kate Spade necklace / exact
Le Specs sunglasses / exact style
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in rosé / exact