One Outfit | Three Ways

Happy Friday!! I hope you’ve had a great week! Ours was the usual…work, school, laundry, talent show practice, running late for most everything, crap-whats-for-dinner…you know the drill! Mr. SP and I are taking a little break from the routine, and sneaking away early tomorrow for the long weekend. It’s been in the 70s here all week, and the forecast where we’re going is single digits!!! Looks like I won’t be packing light! Can you guess where? I’m sure I’ll post some snaps on Instagram, so follow me there if you want.

For today’s dose of Friday Fashion, I’m sharing another basic outfit styled three ways. This time of year, it’s hard to deny the ease of a sweater and jeans, and many times, I’m reaching for the same exact sweater and jeans! But with a few layer and accessory swaps, no one is the wiser!

Hi Sugarplum | One Outfit : Three Ways

This post could also fall under the Rule of Three, since in each outfit, I’ve layered on two, three, and even four items, not only to make it more stylish, but to create different looks. Let’s start with the base outfit…jeans and a sweater. Totally cute on it’s own, but we don’t leave things alone around here!

Hi Sugarplum | One Outfit : Three Ways

{ONE}




The first look is straight from my ‘Transition to Fall’ formula…add a scarf and boots, with a shot of fun jewelry.

Hi Sugarplum | One Outfit : Three Ways
Scarf | Crossbody (smaller version here & here) | Boots | Sunglasses
SweaterJeans 
I accidentally left this bag at the park, and when I came back it was gone! #sob #myownfault Since I carry it constantly, I reluctantly went online to order another. The bad news is it’s sold out. The good news is there’s a new, slightly smaller size, and I love it even more! #silverlining It’s still big enough for a wallet, phone, lipstick and sunglasses…basically the perfect cross body size!
Hi Sugarplum | One Outfit : Three Ways
Hi Sugarplum | One Outfit : Three Ways

Fit Tip: This is a lovely sweater, with just enough cashmere to make it feel luxury, but not so much that it’s pricey. In fact, it’s on sale for under $50, and available in tons of colors! I love the v-neck version, too. I sized up for a more relaxed fit and room to layer, but my usual size fit perfectly, as well. 


Hi Sugarplum | One Outfit : Three Ways
Scarf | Crossbody (smaller version here & here) | Boots | Sunglasses

{TWO}

For a second look, I double-layered with a gingham shirt and quilted vest. Just imagine the possibilities with a solid sweater like this…chambray shirt and plaid vest, white shirt and utility vest, and if you’re daring, try a plaid shirt and striped vest! (The idea of that one just gave me a giddy shiver!)

Hi Sugarplum | One Outfit : Three Ways

Pairing similar hues really allows the striped bag to shine, and of course a little leopard…because I think every outfit is cuter with a shot of leopard.

Fit Tip: These jeans are so soft and comfy, they feel almost like leggings…except you don’t have to cover your lady bits. The higher waist means no accidental crack-shots either! #grownuppants

Hi Sugarplum | One Outfit : Three Ways
Hi Sugarplum | One Outfit : Three Ways
Hi Sugarplum | One Outfit : Three Ways

Style Tip: My bag is the Savannah Tote, and it’s chock-full of pockets with a zipper close. You can customize your pattern, color and monogram style…and they have the cutest Spring collection of new patterns to choose from!

Hi Sugarplum | One Outfit : Three Ways
{THREE}
The final look has similar layers with a plaid shirt and blazer, but dressed up for work or date night with heels and pearls.

Hi Sugarplum | One Outfit : Three Ways

Style Tip: When layering, make sure each piece is peeking out somewhere. Except if one of your layers is thermal underwear…we don’t need to see that. Well, unless it’s cute thermals!

Hi Sugarplum | One Outfit : Three Ways
Similar Navy Blazer | Plaid Shirt (similar) | Pearls | Sunglasses
Bag (similar) | Sweater | Jeans 
Hi Sugarplum | One Outfit : Three Ways
Similar Navy Blazer | Plaid Shirt (similar) | Pearls | Sunglasses

Hi Sugarplum | One Outfit : Three Ways

Hi Sugarplum | One Outfit : Three Ways

What’s your favorite way to style jeans and a sweater? I hope this post inspired some new combinations for the standby outfit. Oh, and remember the fun pom-pom clutch from this week’s {Date Night Style} post? Many of you missed out on getting it, so they’ve extended the code! Use code HSPCLUTCH for 20% off one of my favorite accessories. Happy Valentines weekend, lovebugs!

P.S. Thank you so so much for all the love on our Craft Closet makeover! And to answer many of you….yes, I do sit and drool stare at it. All. The. Time!!! 🙂


{Weekend sales worth checking out}

Nordstrom // Winter Clearance starts now!
Anthropologie // Extra 40% off sale with code EXTRA40
J.Crew Factory // Up to 60% off everything
GAP // Up to 40% off with code PRESDAY
Old Navy // 15% off everything, no code needed
J.Crew // Extra 40% off sale with code SHOPSALE
Pottery Barn // Friends & Family event, 20% off everything with code FRIENDS
Loft // 40% off Wear Now styles, & extra 50% off sale

*Photos by the darling Mary Summers*

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26 Comments

  1. Giddy shiver and crack shots! That woke me up this morning (that, and some strong coffee)! I can't decide which look I like best. Have fun this weekend!!

    Posted 2.12.16 Reply
  2. The second look with the pink gingham is adorable! We are in the middle of talent show fun here too! Must be that time of year. Have a fun weekend away!

    Posted 2.12.16 Reply
  3. MelissaG wrote:

    As usual, love your outfits! Have a great weekend. But I'm confused…long weekend? What am I missing?

    Posted 2.12.16 Reply
    • Monday is Presidents Day! Our schools are closed…are you guys not?

      Posted 2.12.16 Reply
    • MelissaG wrote:

      Oh yes, the schools are closed. But we aren't off work! You mentioned you and the hubby, so I thought maybe there was something I missed. Girl, I'm in healthcare. I don't always get Christmas off!., Presidents Day is for sure not recognized!!

      Posted 2.12.16 Reply
  4. Love the way you slip in those basics, crack-shot indeed. Heaven forbid. Great 3 looks and all quite different.

    Posted 2.12.16 Reply
  5. Patricia wrote:

    Hot pink and leopard print … who knew? Aside from Cassie. Pinned some of these looks to try with what's in my closet.

    Posted 2.12.16 Reply
  6. Julia wrote:

    I love all the bright pink! Those leopard heels always look fantastic too. They took our President's Day break away and are giving us Wednesday off instead because the pope is coming to the Mexican City just across the border from us. So no long weekend. Sad face.

    Posted 2.12.16 Reply
  7. Brooke W. wrote:

    Oh, I recognize the Dude, Sweet sign! A friend of ours owns Breckenridge Distillery, and they partnered up with Dude, Sweet to make a chocolate liqueur…it's so good on ice cream!

    Posted 2.12.16 Reply
  8. Simply LKJ wrote:

    Love all the looks, but love the vest and pink gingham the best. Happy Valentine's Day!

    Posted 2.12.16 Reply
  9. These outfits are on point! One of my fav style posts (okay, I love them all…hows a girl to choose?!). I gotta say though, sweet Maude all mighty I'd be sweatin' with all those layers!
    P.S. Splash of Leopard print with everything. Amen. #allthetimelepardprint

    Posted 2.12.16 Reply
  10. Katy wrote:

    Those pics took me back to childhood! We would go to downtown Plano as children and play at the "train park" just down the road from where you're at in these. And I've always loved that art deco building!

    Posted 2.12.16 Reply
  11. Kesha wrote:

    Cassie, I love these posts….thanks for doing them!! I would love for you to do a post sometime of your closet. With all these wonderful clothing items you have, I'd love to catch a peek into the wonderful world of Cassie's closet. 🙂 Since it seems like you're able to purchase clothes regularly to do posts like this, do you regularly purge clothes, or are you building staples? Thanks so much!

    Posted 2.12.16 Reply
  12. enjoy your weekend!

    Posted 2.12.16 Reply
  13. I purchased this sweater in blue…seeing it here makes me think I need pink too! I totally have described it the same…so cozy without being too hot and here in Texas that is so important!! I love my W&W jeans too. Sucks about your bag! Thanks for all the inspiration as always!

    Posted 2.12.16 Reply
  14. All 3 outfits are awesome…but my favorite is that last one with the plaid shit and blazer! DARLING!!!!

    Posted 2.12.16 Reply
  15. Okay…I'm smitten with the color of that sweater…and all three outfits are perfect!

    Posted 2.12.16 Reply
  16. You're outfits are always on point I don't think I've ever disliked an outfit!

    Posted 2.12.16 Reply
  17. anne anzil wrote:

    Super cute outfits! I love the pink sweater! I have to know if you had anything in that crossbody bag or was it empty? What a bummer! Have a fun trip!

    Posted 2.13.16 Reply
    • Ugh…that bag! 🙁 I'm 99% sure it was empty, since I brought it with me to the park to shoot for this outfit…it wasn't my purse for the day. Still #wahhhhhh

      Posted 2.19.16 Reply
  18. Oh my gosh, you are so clever. I would never imagine those leopard heels with that outfit but it so works! The blazer is adorable. Thank you for putting together such great looks and giving permission to re-wear favorites over and over!

    Posted 2.13.16 Reply
  19. Can you share the brand of the blazer in the pics?

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
    • It's quite old…from J.Crew Factory. I see it pop back every few seasons, so hopefully will again! I just love the popped collar!! xo

      Posted 3.14.16 Reply
  20. Sandy wrote:

    I know this is an older post, but I LOVE the color of that sweater. It appears very bright pink, almost fuchsia in the pics. Online they still have it, but the closest color appears to be the red barberry. That's not it, is it? I want this color!! You look great and have amazing style & creativity!! Thanks for inspiring us. 🙂 Happy weekend!

    Posted 10.7.16 Reply
    • Thanks so much, Sandy! The sweater is definitely more pink than red, so doesn't look like they have it in stock right now. I'd guess they'll add more colors as the season progresses. It's a gorgeous sweater tho, with so many great colors! xo

      Posted 10.10.16 Reply

One Outfit | Three Ways

If you saw Friday’s Sugarplum Style post, then you know leggings have played a huge part of my life wardrobe lately. I think it’s the combination of cold days, and the desire to be extremely comfortable, that keeps me reaching for them several times a week. Not to mention, the forgiving waistband. We won’t speak of my holiday-induced need for elastic.

Since one outfit in particular…this turtleneck tunic and these favorite leggings…have been on repeat, I thought I’d share the different ways I’ve worn the combination in the past week. With just a few accessory swaps, I’ve managed to stay in the same basic uniform, and no one is the wiser. To my face, anyway.

Hi Sugarplum | 1 outfit 3 Ways

{ONE}
This post could also fall under the Rule of Three, since in each outfit, I’ve layered on two to three items, not only to make it more stylish, but to create different looks. This first one includes my go-to Fall/Winter accessory…a scarf. Then I threw in a second pattern with a leopard cuff.

Hi Sugarplum | 1 Outfit 3 Ways
Hi Sugarplum | 1 Outfit 3 Ways

These warm neutrals of black, camel and cognac are my favorite color palette right now…maybe it has to do with the cold, gray days.

Fit Tip: These leggings are super opaque, so no skin, lumps, or bumps are showing through. They fit true-to-size, and I’ve washed and dried them several times with no problems. My mom is equally smitten with them, as well.

Hi Sugarplum | 1 Outfit 3 Ways
Hi Sugarplum | 1 Outfit 3 Ways

Fit Tip: When it comes to leggings, I’m in the ‘Cover All Your Lady Bits’ Camp…both in the front and back! So I always pair them with a longer top or tunic, or layer a long tank underneath. #aintnobodywantstoseeyoladybits 


Speaking of, here’s a cheesy joke for you…What do you call a camel with three humps? Pregnant! #seewhatIdidthere #asyouwere

Hi Sugarplum | 1 outfit 3 Ways

{TWO}

For a second look, I dressed the outfit up with a black moto jacket and wedge boots, and took my leggings on the town. These black boots (on sale!) would be cute with it, too.

Hi Sugarplum | 1 Outfit 3 Ways
Hi Sugarplum | 1 Outfit 3 Ways

I kept the jewelry classic, with a little bling, for Date Night. I gifted myself these studs for an early Valentine gift…I thought I was worth the $4 splurge! Here’s a similar pair for $12.

Hi Sugarplum | 1 Outfit 3 Ways
Hi Sugarplum | 1 Outfit 3 Ways
Hi Sugarplum | 1 Outfit 3 Ways

{THREE}

The final look is similar to the first, but I swapped the scarf for jewels, and kept the bottom-half streamlined with black boots.

Fit Tip: It’s not necessary for your coat or jacket to be longer than your top…but I’d keep it within 4-to-6-inches of each other. 

Hi Sugarplum | 1 Outfit 3 Ways
Hi Sugarplum | 1 Outfit 3 Ways

I love that you can wear this coat with collar up or down to create a different look. I’m so obsessed, I’ve already ordered it in black, and I’m exercising major restraint to not order a third. But really, $28???

Fit Tip: The coat runs small, so size up one or two. 

Hi Sugarplum | 1 Outfit 3 Ways

Hi Sugarplum | 1 Outfit 3 Ways
Hi Sugarplum | 1 Outfit 3 Ways

Until I can comfortably return to jeans (and probably long after), I’ll continue styling my favorite leggings with tunics (just found this cute one!) and a revolving door of accessories. Which was your favorite look? Where do you stand when it comes to leggings and lady bits?

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*This post was created in collaboration with Nordstrom, but all clothes, ideas and camel jokes are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors.*

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  1. Unknown wrote:

    I'm one of those ones who had to size up two sizes in the camel coat- crazy!! But it's super cute and such a great deal!

    Posted 1.19.16 Reply
    • I did too! One size would have worked, but I like the added room of another size. 🙂 Glad it worked for you!! xo

      Posted 1.19.16 Reply
  2. pruttybird wrote:

    Love all your outfits! I just recently received my leggings and I'm not sure I can wear them. I feel like I'm wearing tights and that I don't really have pants on. I don't know if it's because I'm just so used to the thickness of jeans or what. Maybe I need to wear them around the house before I take the look outside?

    Posted 1.19.16 Reply
    • It does take a little getting used to…like you're wearing PJs in public. But if you pair with a tunic, I promise you're good to go! Soon enough, you won't want to wear anything else! xo

      Posted 1.19.16 Reply
  3. Love all the outfits! And why oh why have I never bought that coat? Today might be the day.

    Posted 1.19.16 Reply
  4. Christina wrote:

    All of your outfits are cute! I love my hue leggings that I got before Christmas but haven't worn they out of the house yet. My tops cover the bits but arm lifting could cause it to rise do I'm just not sure what's appropriate. On another hand I feel like if tops got longer then it