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LIY Team Try-On // Express

October 16, 2019


Erin Schrader

The ladies on the LIY Team have been LOVING the new arrivals at Express lately. From work wear to a girls night out, Express seems to have it all- at prices we can get behind. We figured if we’re loving a few looks, you might be interested in ’em too! The Team went on a virtual shopping spree and snagged a few of their faves to share with Y-O-U. So here you have it, folks. 7 gals, 7 recent Express favorites.

Erin’s PonchoStriped Fringe Poncho [one size] // Circle Hem Tunic Sweater [TTS, wearing in XS] // Dressy Booties [TTS]

Put a poncho in front of me and I’m sold. I can’t stop, won’t stop wearing these guys right now– seriously, see 10+ more of my favorites here. This one is soft, cozy, and feels like being wrapped in a blanket all day long. Sign me up, Scotty! I paired it with this tunic sweater which works great as a layering piece, but is also cute enough to work on its own. It wouldn’t be a head to toe look without a good pair of classic black booties [a closet must-have IMO]. These booties checked all the boxed and fit true to size!

Erin’s Circle Hem Sweater + Perfect Black Ankle LeggingsCircle Hem Sweater [TTS, wearing small] // High Waisted Denim Perfect Black Ankle Leggings [TTS, wearing 4 short] // Dressy Booties [TTS]

I know what you’re thinking. This sweater looks familiar. Well, you would be correct because I loved this one so much that I bought it in a small hand full of colors [shown above in the solid color]. I’m a sucker for stripes and paired this cozy dream with high waisted black ankle leggings. Let me be the first to say they don’t call ’em perfect for nothing. Introducing your new favorite cute, comfy, put-together fall ‘fit.

Becca’s Puff Sleeve Top  + Plaid Ankle Pants Crew Neck Puff Sleeve Blouse [size up if in between, wearing XS] // Plaid Ankle Pants [TTS, wearing in 2 petite] // Sole Society Edie Smoking Flat [TTS]

This top gave me all the heart eyes as soon as I put it on! It’s got a pretty little puff sleeve and a subtle balloon sleeve detail. Trendy and chic, while also keeping it super profesh and definitely wear-to-work approved! // I have been hunting for the perfect pair of plaid pants all season long! After trying out 4-5 different pairs, I have finally found the perfect fall plaid pants! They are structured, but comfortable; straight leg, but not too loose; and cropped at the perfect length! These are great for the office, but also for date night!

Steph’s Button Front Popover + Columnist PantButton Front Blouson Sleeve Chelsea Popover [TTS, wearing medium] // Express Mid Rise Barely Boot Columnist Pant [TTS, wearing 10 short] // Sam Edelman Hazel [TTS]

This shirt was out of my comfort zone for a lot of reasons, but I’m so glad I stepped out and tried something new! I’m surprised to find that I really like this different for me color [my moto – all black all the time]! With 9 colors to choose from, you’re bound to find one to fit your style! Now let’s talk about those sleeves. I feel that they look way larger on the site than they do in person! As you can see they do puff out some, but that’s why I chose this shirt! I was looking for a spin on the traditional button up, and I got it! That combined with the not-too-deep V, I am sold! // I see you work pants! I see your ability to hide the dimples on my cheeks while still being stretchy and flexible. I see your comfortable waistband and perfect high rise to hide my love handles. I see you with all the heart eyes! I can TOTALLY understand why these were Erin’s go to office pants when working in a traditional office! Quick, someone invite me to your next meeting so I have an excuse to wear them!

Hannah’s Dolman Sleeve Sweater + Perfect Curves JeansDolman Sleeve Sweater [TTS, wearing XS] // High Waisted Denim Perfect Curves Jeans [size down if in between, wearing 2 short] // Sam Edelman Hazel [TTS]

Cute black sweater with a slight twist! I love that the neckline is wide but not so much that it shows my bra straps! The length is a little different, if you are taller I wouldn’t recommend this sweater! I am wearing a regular size XS and I’m 5’2”. I do love the band at the bottom of the sweater and overall fit though! // The jeans that hug every curve of your body without making you unbutton them after sitting down or eating too much! These jeans have great stretch, fit like a glove and so dang good! If you are curvier these jeans are perfection!

Claire’s Wrap Front Tunic + Raw Hem Ankle LeggingsWrap Front Tunic Sweater [Size down if in between, wearing medium] // Mid Rise Denim Perfect Raw Hem Ankle Leggings [TTS, wearing 8 regular] // BP. Lace Trim Satin Camisole Top [TTS, wearing medium] // Steve Madden Jillian Bootie [TTS]

I’m a sucker for a good wrap top and this one fit the bill. It’s lightweight and comfortable- my only two requirements when shopping, really. Dress it up or dress it down, the world is your oyster here folks. Bonus: Nursing Mamas, this would be a GREAT option with easy access to the girls. // Can we talk about my new favorite jeans? Give me ALL the raw hem details this season. I’m loving the cropped length that works perfectly paired with booties for fall. Did I mention the stretch? They don’t call ’em leggings for nothing. [ps. they do have a working button and pockets, with all the comfort of a pair of leggings.]

Cassidy’s Plaid Circle Hem Sweater + High Waisted Ripped JeansPlaid Circle Hem Sweater [TTS, wearing XS] // High Waisted Ripped Jeans [TTS, wearing 2 in Medium Wash] // Similar Waterproof Boots [TTS]

Everything about this top screams fall to me! Love the camel color and the plaid! I also love how flattering the hems are on the sides! The circle hem makes it easy to dress up or down. // Loved the fit and feel of these jeans but was a little disappointed with the wash! Online they definitely look darker but as you can see they fall on the side of a lighter wash denim!

Lauren’s Thermal Circle Hem Tunic Sweater + Mid Rise Medium Wash Jean Leggings Thermal Circle Hem Tunic Sweater [TTS, wearing in medium Soft Alabaster] // Mid Rise Medium Wash Jean Leggings [TTS, wearing 8 regular in Medium Wash 19] // Black Leggings [TTS, wearing medium] // Lucky Brand Booties [TTS] // Universal Thread Riding Boots [TTS]

I love a top that can be worn with both jeans and leggings, and this one checks that box! It’s a thermal, waffle style material, with a great circle hem! Plus it’s lightweight enough that it could be layered! // I’m typically an all dark all the time when it comes to my jeans, but I wanted to try a lighter wash and I fell in love with these! They’re perfect for all top colors [how hard is it to find jeans for navy tops, am I right?], and seem to have a magic way of sucking things in! There’s not much stretch to them, so order your true size!

Lauren’s Lace V-Neck Banded Top + Mid Rise Medium Wash Jean LeggingsLace V-Neck Banded Top [TTS, wearing in medium Ivory] // Mid Rise Medium Wash Jean Leggings [TTS, wearing 8 regular in Medium Wash 19] // Lucky Brand Booties [TTS]

Whenever date night rolls around, all of a sudden I have nothing to wear. Weird how that works. I thought the lace in this top was so pretty, and it’s long sleeve, which is perfect for the upcoming months! I could layer it with a moto jacket, or leave it as is! It does have an elastic band at the bottom, which is a bit out of my comfort zone, but it’s growing on me! True to size, wearing medium! // I’m typically an all dark all the time when it comes to my jeans, but I wanted to try a lighter wash and I fell in love with these! They’re perfect for all top colors [how hard is it to find jeans for navy tops, am I right?], and seem to have a magic way of sucking things in! There’s not much stretch to them, so order your true size!

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