It’s been really fun dreaming up fantasy outfits lately, but it’s just as fun to put together outfits in real life. This is an outfit I wore last week at NY Gift. The sweatshirt dress and leggings made the outfit super comfy to wear, but the style of the dress (plus the boots and jewelry) actually made for a classically chic outfit. Total win.
I love a good ball skirt, and I’d love to make it my mission to find a place for one in my every day life. (Seeing as I spent most of the weekend in my sweats, I’m not sure that will happen soon.) I think the key is to keep it simple and use pieces that dress the skirt down. Like a chambray shirt and a fun scarf. Bonus points if you can master the half-tuck with the shirt.
Since yesterday I was dreaming of Paris, today I’ll just hop the train over to London. Where of course, it’s grayer and rainier. But I still love it.
It’s freezing and snowy here and I’m dreaming of spring. And since I’m dreaming, let’s make it spring in Paris. I can just imagine wearing this outfit, strolling through the Tuileries on my way to the Louvre. (Or perhaps the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, since I’m a sucker for any museum that displays both fashion and chairs!)
There’s something about this outfit that makes me yearn for my grad school days, spending the weekend in the library, researching my thesis. (Which, for the record, I really loved doing.) It would also work for a lazy Saturday morning, strolling a museum. (Which I’m also a fan of!)
It’s my last day in New York for the gift fair, and by the end of a show, I’m always looking for outfits that look great but are super comfy. I think this fits the bill. Plus, Cole Haan boots always make show-tired feet feel better. Always.
This look is for when you want people to confuse you for a celebrity in an airport. Don’t forget to add unwashed hair, a mildly annoyed expression, the latest smartphone, and an entourage for maximum effect.
Or, you could just wear this to your favorite bar on Saturday night.
If there was one item I’d like to have more of in my closet, it would be the ball skirt. There’s something about wearing a long skirt that makes me feel so classy and elegant. Now to find a place to wear this skirt…
If my bestie Tara had to identify her style persona, it would probably be something like hip professor. This outfit is inspired by that idea and perfect for grabbing a drink after class. Feel free to add your own elbow patches and chalk smudges. (And of course, some signature glasses, like Tara.)
If you’ve spent any time on Pinterest, you’ve probably come across the above image of Hey Natalie Jean at the Alt Summit white party in 2012.
I was there two years ago, and remember being blow away by how simple and amazing that outfit was. And since, two years later, that look still gets a lot of love on Pinterest, I thought I’d show you how to put it together for yourself. Naturally, I swapped the leopard scarf (not really my style) for one of my own.
And no worries if the Louboutin’s aren’t in your budget. (They aren’t in mind either!) Any great shoe will work with this outfit!