Acne Studios shearling coat I’ve been lusting over, but for more reasons than one, that designer piece is over my head (right now).
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…the time of year when you can’t leave the house without a coat. But wearing a coat doesn’t mean you have to cover up a killer look underneath, you can create a look around the outerwear. I snagged this leather and faux fur coat on on an impromptu stop at the thrift shop; and it caught my attention the minute I saw the green hue and the fur peeking out of the rack. It really reminded me of this
The green hue is unique, but plays into the trendy, minimalist vibe. The faux fur gives the coat more depth and edge. I paired the coat with a lace up sweater to add a cozy vibe to the look and a pair of thigh high leather boots to play up the edginess of the coat.
Who says a coat has to cover your look? Make it your look.
Coat: Unique Thrift Shop
Denim: J Brand
Bombers are EVERYWHERE right now, and they’ve become a staple in everyone’s wardrobe. I’ll admit that I have about five in wardrobe, that I’ve collected over the past two years. I love how versatile they can be and how they can dress down an entire look. I paired this olive bomber with a white tunic top, cropped denim and heeled booties for a easy, downtown feel. I like the easy and effortlessness of the look, perfect for brunch or lunch with the girls.
How bomb is this new wardrobe staple?
Bomber: Charlotte Russe
Top: New York & Company
Denim: J Brand
Booties: Public Desire
The minute Autumn rolls around, we’re already dead set on falling leaves, pumpkin, apple picking and the much coveted pumpkin spice EVERYTHING. However, this fall is all about the floral trend. Yeah, florals for fall. The trick to pulling off the fall floral trend is to choose florals with a dark background, or break out your spring florals and pair them with fall pieces, such as an oxblood colored bootie, or a velvet skirt.
This blouse is the perfect marriage of the floral trend for spring and fall, because of the gunmetal background, crepe material and delicate design of the florals. I’m also obsessed with the v-neck and the center pleat. I added a wide brim hat, a shearling trimmed leather backpack and suede booties to play up the fall vibe. What a cool fall look for a night on the town – or pumpkin picking.
Florals for Fall? Groundbreaking.
Backpack: Rag & Bone
Hat: Urban Outfitters
Booties: Nine West
If you haven’t caught on by now, I love jackets. I almost always abide by the three piece rule – it’s a necessity. So when I came across this metallic jacket during a visit to a local thrift shop, I needed it to come home with me. I actually purchased it about a year ago and I’m ashamed to say that I wore it once and kept in my closet, swearing that I would pair it with something else again soon (yeah right).
But, behold the metallic trend, which is gaining momentum among bloggers, such as, Mimosas in Manhattan
, high-end designers such as Ann Demeulemeester
, and my closet (win). This trend can be paired with just about anything, but works really well with simpler pieces, being that it’s a statement on it’s own. I threw on a screen tee, pleated mini skirt, booties and topped off the look with the jacket. I would swap the skirt for a pair of cropped skinnies for an even more casual look.
Sometimes, the next big thing is already in your closet.
Mini Skirt: BCBGeneration
There’s nothing better than a cozy sweater when those chilly fall days start coming around, and it’s even better when it makes a statement. I’m totally obsessed with the ruffle detail on the arms – ruffles a such a big trend right now, and every designer from Gucci, to Proenza Schouler are adding ruffles to tops, skirts and even shoes. I’m so into the volume and femininty that ruffles give to a look. Since the sweater was pretty neutral except for the detail on the sleeves, I paired it with nude pumps and red trousers to kick up the vibe of the look. I’m really into the way this look makes a statement but doesn’t go over the top.
It’s always fun to kick your look up a little bit.
Trousers: Vince Camuto
With the 90’s so on trend, flannels are everywhere, but how does one get out of that overdone denim, flannel and boots Pinterest-inspo Fall outfit? Watch N learn.
I love all things fur, legit or faux. It can add a different texture, color and whole vibe to your look. Take our flannel, denim and boots look. Top it off with a faux fur jacket, preferably an unexpected color or pattern, chop the knee high boots down to an ankle bootie and add a chunky heel or a wedge. Toss the blue denim, add a grey or faded black jean.
Enter the edgy, city slick look.
Faux Fur Jacket: Forever 21
Purse: Vintage Coach
Flannel: Lauren Ralph Lauren
I’ve always been obsessed with the 70’s. I even somewhat envy my parents for being in their twenties during that period. It’s just something about the vibe of the 70’s – the clothing, the mindset, the celebrities that came out of that era – all of it is fascinating to me.
But the seventies really never ended, it’s arguably the most influential decade when it comes to fashion, it’s always on trend, whether it be a kimono, fringe, wide leg pants or the ever-present fall/winter shearling coats and jackets. I could go on all day.
It’s no surprise that I’m head on diving into the 70’s trend, I love it and any chance I can I can rock it, I do. I’ve actually been dying trying to find a pair of wide leg denim that covered my shoes or 90% of my shoes. Being that I’m only 5’5, this wasn’t an easy task. I finally found this killer pair by Paige (one of my favorite denim brands) in this cool retro blue color, at Bloomingdale’s. They make me feel like a legit 70’s babe.
Hello Studio 54.
Denim: Paige Denim – Bloomingdale’s Exclusive
Pussy Bow Blouse: Thrifted
Striped Jacket: H&M