Right now, one of the hottest pieces this season is the leopard coat. You can’t scroll through Instagram, Pinterest, or a fashion site without seeing a look that includes a leopard coat. When I snagged this coat a few years ago at a local thrift shop, I couldn’t help but want to pair it with EVERYTHING. I threw this coat over a chambray top and a pair of dark wash denim, and let the coat bring the look up several notches. I slid on some backless mules, for a little menswear flair and kept it moving!
It may be a cold winter, but I’m heating it up with my style.
Coat: Progress Resale
Top: Rails LA
Mules: Design Lab by Lord & Taylor
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
Lace has always been a staple feminine piece, that has the ability to add sex appeal to almost any look. Lace is appearing everywhere right now, as fashion is pulling details and trend inspiration from the 80’s, where lace was a serious staple in everyone’s wardrobe. I slipped this bodysuit on underneath a pair of high waist vintage jeans and topped it off with a double breasted blazer.
I’m so into this blazer and the crisp, tailored vibe it added to my look. The gold buttons gave it a sense of class and modernity, and the cinched in waist just accentuated my figure and complemented the feminine aspect of the lace bodysuit. I threw on a velvet choker and leopard booties to play up that 80’s vibe.
Feelin’ like a boss chick straight from the 80’s.
Choker: Forever 21
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
The floral trend is everywhere right now, and a trend that was thought for Spring, is now a Fall staple. I got my hands on this killer embroidered moto jacket by BlankNYC and I can’t get enough of it. It really caught my eye because of a hand painted leather jacket by Gucci. I love how feminine the floral detail is and how masculine the structure of the moto jacket is. I’m not even sure if these flowers are roses, or just a random flower, but it’s the perfect statement piece for Fall. I’m really into pieces that require minimum styling, and can just speak on their own. For a little more drama, I paired my jacket with booties, a velvet choker, a vintage style tee and a pair of distressed, raw hem grey denim for an edgy, rocker chic look.
It’s always fun to let your clothing tell the story for you.
Booties: Alexander Wang
Choker: Forever 21
On Sunday, I headed out to brunch with a few of my friends at Il Bastardo in NYC. Seriously one of the best brunches I’ve ever been to. They have music, an awesome crowd and if you get the pre-fix brunch, they give you a whole bottle of your choice of drink. Lit? Lit.
Being that I was going to a brunch that was more of a club atmosphere, I wanted to wear something a little casual, but elevated. In order to pump up my look, I pulled out these over the knee peep toe boots to give my look a little more drama.
A little sex appeal never hurt anyone, so I paired a black bodycon zippered detail dress with the boots, but threw on an oversized camouflage jacket to keep it casual. I loved this look because it was super easy to wear, but so fashion forward.
Who says you can’t have it all?
Jacket: Unique Thrift
Dress: Aqua by Bloomingdale’s
Choker: Forever 21