Oh, the ebbs and flows of fashion. Denim skirts are back in fashion. And the midi denim skirt is the queen of the denim heap this season. So wearable and so cool. Although it’s well below the knee, there is nothing modest about this skirt. The exaggerated slit makes this skirt cool. This one here is an old one, but I’ve linked below to some current favorites.
The great thing about a midi-length denim skirt is that you can dress it up for the office (and probably get away with wearing denim even on a day that is not casual Friday). For transitional weather, wear it with an oversized sweater and for the summer, pair it with a slouchy t-shirt.
I’ve always been and black, white and grey kind of girl (woman?). But I have to admit that blush has slowly gotten under my skin. If I had unlimited disposable income, I would be rolling in blush clothing right now. But as it stands, I’ve allowed myself to get just a few blush pieces and not get carried away. And this blush sweater is one of my favorite pieces that I’ve added to my closet this year. It’s cashmere and so soft. And the color is divine.
I’m not sure what it is about blush that I find so irresistible. It’s probably because it’s quite a neutral color really. It’s not a crazy pink. It’s subtle and even sophisticated.
I have to admit, though, that blush can be difficult to work into my existing wardrobe. It’s great to pair with white (for spring and summer) and with grey. But I have a lot of black, and it doesn’t pair well with black. But I stumbled upon a great style hack. When pairing blush with black, I layer on brown accessories to soften the contrast. And adding a touch of white (such as a shirt peeking through) helps to create a visual separation between the black and the blush.
I’m always looking for new ways to layer for winter. One of my new favorite style hacks is to layer on two jackets. Here I’ve taken two coats, from two different seasons, and paired them for a casual winter style. Underneath, I’m wearing a cotton army green jacket, and I’ve topped it off with a wool army green coat. It’s a more stylish version of the three-seasons-in-one jackets popular with the outdoorsy types.
To complete the casual, laid back look, I’m wearing double-gore suede booties. They are super easy on a lazy day and weekend, because they just pull on, and there are no laces to get in the way. And I’ve completed the outfit with rolled-up boyfriend jeans.
I’ve had my eye on getting a pair of pink sneakers since the spring. I saw a stylist pair a black suite jacket and baggy black pants with a pair of pale pink sneakers. I was hooked, but getting a pair proved to be difficult. No store I checked online had a pair, or at least not in the color I wanted (wanted this particular blush-pink shade), or they didn’t have them in my size, or they were out of my price range (I found a pair for $400!).
But things have improved since then. Now almost every online retailer sells pink sneakers. I was able to find the pair I’m wearing at Zara. What I particularly like about this pair, is that the sole is the same color as the upper of the sneaker. And this soft shade of pink is exactly what I was looking for. It’s neutral enough to pair with most of the colors in my closet, such as greys, blacks and any shade of jeans.
My favorite pink sneakers out there right now:
Zara (this is the exact style I’m wearing, and also on sale!); a very similar pair from Guess; an all-over pink ones like mine, but with a platform sole from ASOS and another pair from ASOS (but without a platform) here; a cute pom-pom version from Sam Edelman; some soft blush options from Steve Madden and Marc Fisher; and this really cool Adidas pair that is selling out everywhere.
I live in the Northeast, so I spend half the year in the cold. So I have a few cold weather staples that help me get though winter. A warm hat is essential. During the winter I really don’t care what my hair looks like. Keeping warm is more important to me, so I need my warm hat. I also have a selection of parkas that I’ve collected over the years: two down ones and one lined with fur (the one in this post). And mastering the art of layering is also essential.
Here I’ve layered a t-shirt, with a checkered shirt, with a cashmere sweater, with a parka, and topped it off with a chunky hat.