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Six Pieces, Ten Outfits: A Cost-Saving Wardrobe Where Less Is More

Save time and money with these on-sale mix-and-match styles.

By Madeleine Kim

The holiday season is fast approaching, and chances are, your to-do list just keeps getting longer. Between booking travel, tying up loose ends at the office, and getting a head start on gift shopping, you’re left with little time to think about what to wear each day. And yet, you still want to look and feel your best. What to do?

At times like these, less is more. If you can home in on a small selection of versatile, mix-and-match pieces, you’ll save yourself time and mental energy getting dressed—without sacrificing style or comfort. Even better? Build your less-is-more wardrobe with styles that are on sale to lower your cost per wear and get even more for your money. Read on to see how it’s done.

The Pieces

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  1. The Arbus Sweater ($205 $345): Slightly cropped and boxy, highly cozy. The Arbus sweater has been a favorite among M.M. customers and employees for years, thanks to its just-right cut and wear-with-anything versatility.
  2. The Hockley Jeans ($120 $225): Jeans—but better. The Hockley jeans have the texture and crisp structure of denim, but they’re way stretchier. Plus, a classic, straight-leg silhouette never goes out of style. (Find more ways to style the Hockley jeans here.)
  3. The Chloe Dress ($135 $265): Much like leather pants, this vegan-leather LBD is far more versatile than you might suspect—and more comfortable.
  4. The Emalis Jacket ($130 $265): The Emalis is one of those jackets that instantly makes any outfit chic. The safari-inspired silhouette is simultaneously polished and sporty, and it looks great with pants and dresses alike.
  5. The Axam Turtleneck ($63.75 $85 when you bundle and save): A true must-have wardrobe staple, made from super-soft pima cotton. Subtle ribbing gives the Axam a polished look, and its slim fit makes it ideal for layering. (Find more ways to style the Axam turtleneck here.)
  6. The Demi Jumpsuit ($175 $345): With a jumpsuit, you get the one-and-done ease of a dress, but the mobility of pants. I especially love the Demi for its easy-to-layer neckline, wide legs, and suit-like gingham print.

The Outfits

Outfits 1 & 2

It doesn’t get easier than a cotton turtleneck and jeans—especially if those jeans are super stretchy. Wear the Axam turtleneck and Hockley jeans with fun (but comfortable) shoes for a fuss-free weekday look. Looking to step things up? Add the belted Emalis jacket, made from the same Better Than Denim as the pants.

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Outfits 3 & 4

Layer the Chloe dress over the Axam turtleneck for an outfit that gets its cool factor by playing with contrasts: black and white; conservative and edgy; comfy and crisp. For a more luxe look, trade the Axam for the Arbus sweater, layered on top of the dress. The elegant texture of the cashmere plays beautifully with the smoothness of vegan leather.

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Outfits 5 & 6

The same turtleneck-layering principles apply to sleeveless jumpsuits like the Demi. Try it over the Axam for a playful and unexpected fall look, or layer on the Arbus sweater to create the appearance of wide-leg pants.

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Outfits 7 & 8

For extra warmth (and style points) try layering a fitted turtleneck like the Axam underneath a boxier style like the Arbus. You can cuff the Arbus at the sleeves and neck to let the pop of white show through, and tuck the Axam into your Hockley jeans to streamline the look. Alternatively, get your layering fix by topping the Arbus sweater with the Emalis jacket, which you can style with or without the belt.

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Outfits 9 & 10

For special events, dinners out, or any time you want to make an impression, go for the simple yet impactful Chloe dress with your favorite fall boots. Want some extra coverage? Add your trusty Emalis jacket, which brings the look from special-occasion to Power Casual.

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Written By

Madeleine Kim

Madeleine Kim is the Senior Brand Manager at M.M.LaFleur, where she started out as a stylist. She loves developing styling-focused content and creating newsletters that bring the M.M. community together.

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