Today I am excited to introduce you to the newest series to hit Oak + Oats and it is going to be big. In fact, it already is so much bigger than just my blog, there are three of us and room for many more.
TRISTYLE & CO:
TriStyle & CO is a collaboration between Samantha of Elah Tree, Megs of Rivers & Roads, and me (Elizabeth of Oak + Oats!) our goal is to encourage, awaken, and celebrate the inherent beauty in each one of us as we live in community. Community is a beautiful buzz word and we LOVE the idea of it but even more than loving the idea, we love bringing it! TriStyle & CO is just that, a place for community and belonging.
As girls I am almost 100% positive that all of us have wandered to Pinterest on at least one occasion looking to be inspired by outfit photos (don’t even pretend that you have never pinned an outfit post..) Sometimes that is an encouraging experience (“I have that vest and now I know how I can wear it!”) and sometimes that is discouraging (“I wish I looked like that, had that coat, dressed like that…”). We want to move away from that second option and into confidence and grace! No one wears the same shirt the same and that is okay, in fact – it is beautiful! We want to encourage your differences, quirks, sizes, styles, smiles, and serious faces.
So get this, remember when you were prom dress shopping in high school and didn’t want to show up with the same dress as anyone else? This is not like that, it is the opposite and way more mature #Twinkies! This where we all want to show up in the same thing and see the different ways we style it & look in it! Sounds like way more fun, huh?!
For the month of October we are styling this She Is Strong original shirt from She Is Clothing. See how each one of us style it and then show us how you style it! From now until October 10th you can use the code: TRISTYLE for $5 off the purchase of your own She Is Strong shirt (or any other one that you fancy) Once you get your shirt in the mail show us how you style it on your blog, instagram, or twitter! Make sure to use the hashtag #TryStyleCo so that we can see your wonderful creations. The last Tuesday of every month (October 28th) we will be sharing our favorite posts, tweets, and instagrams with everyone!
For October’s TriStyle & CO post featuring the She Is Strong shirt, I went with the boyfriend jeans & ankle boots look. I am super into ankle boots these days because I think they are lovey and classy. I also was afraid of them until this fall so I think that adds in my excitement! I bought these lovely wedges from Toms (which has a wonderful mission statement that I am proud to support) and paired them with these old American Eagle boyfriend jeans. I am a huge fan of pairing a fitted graphic tee with looser bottoms. This is the perfect Colorado fall combination because it is cooling down but it is not cold – after these pictures were taken, we ran errands, went to the zoo, eat out, and worked on some home projects. A fun and easy outfit for normal weekend events.
MEGS: For the very first TriStyle & Co. featuring the She Is Strong shirt, I went with the cozy autumn look. Cute and cozy is my go-to style, and this is my favorite type of outfit for cool autumn days. In Tennessee, we are all about the layers since our afternoons can sometimes get warmer, but our mornings and evenings are quite cool in the fall. I bought this buffalo plaid shirt from GAP (in the men’s department) because the women’s shirt was a thin, stiffer cotton, and I really wanted a heavy, thick flannel. I paired it with my favorite skinny jeans from GAP and my comfy Minnetonka Moccs. I’d totally wear this out to run errands, grab coffee with friend or go for a stroll around downtown!
SAMANTHA: I had to much fun styling this top. It goes with so many things and I tried it on with tons of items in my closet. There were clothes all over my bed, that is a good thing, because that means there are lots of options. I landed on pairing this top with a high waisted plaid skirt and chucks. It hasn’t yet cooled down in SoCal so this outfit is perfect for our still warmer temps. I kept wanting to skip around during out entire shoot. Happy dance! I loved how comfortable this outfit was too, it was perfect for running around on Saturdays.