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
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
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
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you’ll know that I dress for my mood and I have an unhealthy obsession with denim. (Everyone has their vices – don’t judge!) This day, I was in a chill kind of mood and went for a jeans and tee look. Band tees and tour merch are on every celeb right now, and really are a new classic in every wardrobe. However, instead of a legendary rock band, I donned a tee from the legendary hip hop duo – Outkast. Pairing the band tee with a pair of on-trend patchwork denim, gave this look major chill vibes. I added a vintage denim vest, and created a choker look out of a bandana, grabbed my bag and experimentally threw on fur slides, which worked so well with the look.
Can one ever wear enough denim?
Tee: Urban Outfitters
Denim: Free People
Purse Scarf: DKNY
Bandana: Unique Thrift
As you know, or have gathered by now, denim is my jam. I love how versatile it can be in terms of fit, wash, and the option of dressing it up or keeping it super casual. I’ve been wanting to add utilitarian denim jumpsuit to my wardrobe, but I could never find the right fit, style or price point. When I saw this jumpsuit, I pounced and ordered it right away – even though it was only available online, but the style and price were exactly what I wanted, so I took a risk in terms of fit. I wasn’t in love with it when I unwrapped it, but after a few mirror pics and pairing it with pieces in my closet, I fell in love. I loved the oversized fit and the comfort level was at 100.
I’ve worn it a million times and paired with everything from my Adidas sneakers to my Alexander Wang boots. This time, I went for a Spring friendly look, adding wedge sandals, a printed scarf and belt bag. This look is perfect for that girl on the go, and translate into a killer night out look, (just swap the belt bag for a clutch).
It’s all about that denim, baby.
Denim Jumpsuit: Target
Belt Bag: Hobo International (Mom’s closet)
On my off days I like to get out of the house, throw on a cool, easy outfit just like any other girl. I pair different and unexpected pieces together that allow me to stand out but also not look like I’m doing the absolute most. I loved this sheer gingham trench when I saw it last Spring because it was just so cool, fun and perfect for the season. So as I headed to the mall, (yet again) I paired the trench with a navy bodysuit and mauve pants to give a little tone and a little classic. I thought sneakers and a structured tote would be the perfect punctuation for this look and I really loved how it all worked together.
Ready to be out and about.
Bodysuit: Free People
Pants; Unique Thrift
Purse: Rebecca Minkoff
Photography: Jasmine of Broke But High Maintenance