One of the things I love about my new printed leggings is that they take a somewhat safe and simple outfit and give it an unexpected pop. The top, bag, shoes, and necklace scream uptown brunch to me, but the leggings add an unexpected pop that shows you’re just a little different. (In a good way.)
If I had to settle on a fashion uniform, it would be leggings, a shirtdress, and a cardigan. The combinations are practically endless (especially now that I have such a stash of fun leggings) and it’s comfier (and typically a little nicer) than jeans.
I’m not a big Valentine’s Day person, so the only nod to the date I’ll make is with this date night outfit. What I do really love is the mix of a dressy outfit (and a fabulous patterned cardigan) with a neutral, more casual flat sandal. It feels chic without being overdone or overdressed.
As winter drags on, it can be really easy to get stuck in a rut of black and grey. And while I LOVE black and grey, a pop of color, especially in the form of a cozy coat, can really do the trick when it comes to surviving the last days of winter.
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!)